Doyle v Houdini
I’m pleased to finally reveal the project Matthew Battles and I have been working on for a long time, a comic exploration of the public spat between Arthur Conan Doyle and Houdini, up now at BarnesAndNoble.com.
This was a really fun project to do, not the least reason that Matthew is a terrific writer, and it was easy to shape images around his words. This was one of the first times I’ve been strictly the artist, instead of the artist-writer-auteur of a comic, and I really enjoyed it; it some ways, it allowed me to focus on the graphics more, witout worrying about the prose. I still love writing, but I may pursue this more. It’s also the first time I applied this vintage-collage style to comics, and I think it works well, Barnes And Noble’s apparent technical limitations notwithstanding (no Flash? Come on, guys.) I think it works well, and it’s also something I’ll exploring more. Max Ernst, eat your heart out. No, not literally, you weirdo.