For around the last year I have been reviewing comics for www.beardrock.com It's been fun and I have discovered some genuinely great books.
One such book was 'Seasons' by hyper talented Mike Medaglia. A book that was put out through Avery Hill publishing ( www.averyhillpublishing.com ). I have reviewed a slew of Avery Hill's books and they continue to be head and shoulders above the competition with interesting books.
I absolutely loved Seasons. It captured moments of real poignancy and beauty. It does so with great lines, outstanding colour and a real poetry of language. Mike's work relishes the stillness of the sequential, captured moments of thought and feeling. Just incredible stuff. I was an instant fan.
Here is the link to what I thought. http://beardrock.com/eyebrow-art/comics/seasons
I have been following Mike's work since and have been enjoying his webcomic 'The Last Days of Nobodies.' over at his Tumblr page.
So it was a thrill to finally meet the guy at the recent Comica Fair at The British Library. He was great company and thoroughly impressed some pals of mine. I was overjoyed to hear that he appreciated the review and even happier when these beauties arrived through my letterbox. (I have included a shot of the finished product as well as the line art.)
These are the sort of moments that realise what a great hobby comics are. Real, genuine, hold it in your hands art. A thing of real beauty.
I am blown away by these pages. Superb!
You can find Mike over at his website www.mikemedaglia.com
Thanks for reading.