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So, tough one last week, eh? Let’s see what this week has in store for you:
Going out on a limb: Romeo Tanghal?
I hope this comic is supposed to be a parody because that last panel is absolutely laughable in its horrendousness. Its practically rubbing my face in the steaming pile of dogshit that is GRITTY! GRIM! VIOLENT!
And where the hell is that chin strap shadow coming from?
Man, the 90’s were brutal. Couldn’t even begin number all the storytelling gaffes and illustration shortcuts here. No idea who could have given birth to such a steaming pile.
As is the story with many of the pages featured here, it’s an artist who would go on to hone a very personalized, popular style. I’m sure he’d look back at this page and shake his head in disgust as well. But hey, we all have to start somewhere.
Also, I really dig the dainty pinky point in panel 1 :p
The thing that really kills me is panel 1. The men at the table are APPARENTLY sitting directly in front of a brick wall, and the little iron fence behind “Mister Gelberto” reinforces this distance. Yet there is this nebulous lavender-colored shape behind them that seems to indicate an entire patio full of other diners and a waiter… who are somehow miraculously occupying the 2-3 feet between the main characters and the brick wall.
And man… Mister Gelberto must have been in some kind of horrible accident to have his left leg contorted into such a bizarre shape.
And those people in panel 4; why are they green? And why does the background keep changing from blue to red? And what’s with that bizarrely-cropped woman crammed into the corner of panel 1?
Andy, your whole post had me laughing so hard I am in tears. Awesome!
It’s a veritable gold mine of rookie mistakes, eh? But he eventually learned from his mistakes, and flash forward several years to where he finally found his own voice (and style).
Hmm… The hint suggests Scott Kollins.
Indeed it does.
Answer: Scott Kolins, inked by Sam Dela Rosa. This is from The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #26, Marvel Comics, 1992.
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