We have the good fortune of being born and and living in the New Golden Age of Comic Books. If you haven't realized this then you need to wake up to it! Never before (since the first Golden Age of comic books) have comic books been selling as much as now. And that's because of web comic books and the ability to download a comic book over the Internet. This plus the fantastic amount of comic book based motion pictures --many infused with super realistic special effects makes this era a dream come true for any fan of the people in tight clothing!
I created a new section to this website called the 'Comic Book Ages'. In it I provide some handy links and commentary on the various comic book ages that have passed such as the Silver Age and Bronze Ages. Look in the navigation section above to find it.
To emphasize the various ages of comic book artwork I chose this example of Jack Kirby's Captain America (see picture above). When Kirby first started drawing comic books he was doing so in a very realistic style, which he later discarded for his more famous and abstract one. But the foundation for that abstract art and what made it great was his knowledge of anatomy and realistic drawing ability. Always study reality before trying to alter it, cartoon it or abstract. Even Disney artist use mirrors to look at real emotions first in order to apply them to their cartoons. You should do the same. Reality is the basis for all 'styles'. Anyone skipping any kind of study of reality before they commit to ANY DESIGN is usually someone imitating someone who has studied reality and whom they consider to be of importance (because of it). Don't be a cookie-cutter artist. Be an original by developing your skills by studying life first had. Get into an art school and study the human figure with a live model and instructor. The world already has enough shit artists, why add to that count?
I'm Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer (TM) in the year 2000, same year I registered the domain www.zombieracer.com, and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games and smelly gym shoes on the Internet. So now it's just all over the damn place. Anyone using this trademark without proper authorization subjects themselves to possible legal action. -especially if you make any money off of it.