Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Your Wednesday Sequence: Bernard Krigstein (part 1)
God, before I even did the first one of my sequence columns over at Robot 6 -- I mean like, the second I got the idea that I was gonna start doing them -- I knew I was going to have to dig deep into Bernard Krigstein. As far as revolutionary approaches to putting drawings together on a page go, he's pretty much it: an unparalleled genius who remains far ahead of the game. The only problem facing me was picking a single Krigstein sequence that stood out as a shining, emblematic example of his genius; a task which, unfortunately, I've failed at after attempting it for a solid 40 weeks running. Why do you think it's taken me so long to get around to him, after all? Anyway, there's a silver lining to it all: this week and next, I'll be spotlighting a shit-ton of Krigstein's best sequences, discussing what makes each of them so wonderful and unique. The hope is that everyone will come to the same conclusion I have: Krigstein was simply too good to be summed up with one example of his craft. So check out part one here, and get ready for plenty more.
PS: if you draw comics, this stuff is mandatory reading....