Wednesday, December 16, 2015


This is page one of a set of six pages of original art that I acquired directly from Mr. Navarro when we were both employed as staff storyboard artists on the short-lived “Stripperella” animated TV series for Nickelodeon (Pop Toons). I traded 6 pages of my own original artwork from issues of Catwoman and Batman for these pages which first saw print (I assume but am not sure) in Sonambulo v.1 #3, in a story called “Carnival of Souls”. They were reprinted as chapter 4 of the graphic novel in “Sonambulo in Sleep of the Just: The Collected Cases”.

Carnival of Souls” page 5. I first met Navarro when I was directing on “Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends”, a 48 episode animate TV series broadcast on the Bhobot Kids Network in 1999. He storyboarded on 2 episodes I for me. I had been aware of his comicbook work, having purchased one or 2 issues of Sonamulo at my regular comics hangout, “Golden Apple”.

This page is noticeable for its avoidance of line, and, paradoxically, the use of white lines to pick out details in the black shapes. The Lloyd (V For Vendetta) influence is obvious, but also Alex Toth for its spotting of blacks and Jack Kirby for its dynamism.

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