Posts from 8th October 2006

Oct 06

Lyfe Jennings – The Phoenix

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It’s not too often that the most intelligent albums are also the most full of feeling, but I think Lyfe Jennings’ The Phoenix is right up there in both qualities. It strikes me as one of the most interesting albums of the year, and I haven’t seen it get much attention so far (forgive me if I’m wrong – I read so little of the music press these days).


Toth rude to Rude

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I used to be a comic book editor, years ago. Telling artists where they are going wrong and why is a very hard thing to do. I also edited a critical magazine about comics, and my greatest regret about having to hand it on, when the comics themselves needed my full-time professional attention, was that I had agreement from my favourite comic artist ever, Alex Toth, to do a lengthy interview and cover.

That’s preamble to a link, to an Alex Toth critique of a Steve Rude art job. It’s devastating and very accurate, and effectively shows how much of a gap there is between someone easily in the top 10% of comic artists and someone at the very peak. I wish I’d been capable of such an incisive commentary on the artists I worked with.
I’ve no idea otherwise about that site, or what the D&D-style ID bits are for on the comments.