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July 24, 2010 8:01 AM   Subscribe

Spacegirl Comic by Travis Charest (via concept ships)
posted by Artw (31 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
THE WOUNDED VESSEL PLUNGES THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE STRAIGHT INTO... AN ACTIVE VOLCANO ?!!!

yeah, I having one of those days
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:30 AM on July 24, 2010


Hot damn. That is some old-school serial goodness.
posted by cortex at 8:32 AM on July 24, 2010


And the concept ships link has a 'to be continued' in it... I'd like to see more as it's got a real old-school 2000AD vibe to it
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:33 AM on July 24, 2010


SCRAD! CORTEX READING MY MIND! reaches for blaster...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:33 AM on July 24, 2010


Travis Charest's art is unbelievably beautiful, but I never got into his (allegedly) monthly comics cuz so much time would pass between issues I would plum forget where the stories left off. But the lateness almost makes sense - art like this needs time to cook. I think this is a good format for him. And damn does he draw pretty.
posted by EatTheWeak at 9:06 AM on July 24, 2010


Neat. This guy can do the concept art for the Berserker and Bolo movies which I wish existed.
posted by fleacircus at 9:07 AM on July 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cool, the art is like Moebius and Al Williamson had a child.
posted by interrobang at 9:07 AM on July 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


With writing by Bill Watterson.
posted by SPrintF at 9:14 AM on July 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


Apart from having to click next 50 times, that was awesome! More! More! I want more!
posted by barnacles at 9:22 AM on July 24, 2010


holy fuck, that artwork.
posted by shmegegge at 9:39 AM on July 24, 2010


The blog is up to #64... not seeing an easy index. There is also a book of some kind.
posted by Artw at 9:40 AM on July 24, 2010


Nice! Kinda reminds me of Fear Agent.
posted by P.o.B. at 9:44 AM on July 24, 2010


Spacegirl Vol. 1

Spacegirl Vol. 2
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:58 AM on July 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


That was just so goddamn pretty.
posted by Neale at 10:19 AM on July 24, 2010


Holy scrad, this is cool. And then when the color strips pop up it's like bam!
posted by redsparkler at 10:40 AM on July 24, 2010


Art - yay! Clicky - boo! or what barnacles said.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 11:09 AM on July 24, 2010


Sweet!
posted by Thorzdad at 11:23 AM on July 24, 2010


Nice stuff.
Except for the scradding clicks...
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 12:00 PM on July 24, 2010


THIS THE AWESOMEST THING ON THE INTERNET!!! EVER!!!
posted by KingEdRa at 12:03 PM on July 24, 2010


fearfulsymmetry's picassa link above has a little more of the story, and is still quite clicky but less overwhelmingly google-adsy.
posted by Artw at 12:16 PM on July 24, 2010


I've liked Charest's art for quite a while, and it's really nice here, but that one-panel-at-a-time interface just drives me nuts.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:48 PM on July 24, 2010


SPrintF: "With writing by Bill Watterson."

That was exactly my first thought too. Spaceman Spiff!
posted by octothorpe at 12:51 PM on July 24, 2010


This is great.
posted by brundlefly at 1:06 PM on July 24, 2010


Scradzooks!
posted by homunculus at 1:54 PM on July 24, 2010


Thanks for the Picasa links, fearfulsymmetry-- I kicked back and watched it as a slideshow, click-free! Somewhere I must have some prog-rock to play in the background.

Those drawings are AMAZING, so old-school, each panel must have taken forever. And villains should say 'CURSES!!', scrad it.
posted by Erasmouse at 3:46 PM on July 24, 2010


each panel must have taken forever.

In April 2000, Charest moved to Paris to begin work on a graphic novel. It took more time than he expected -- during the 7 years he stayed there, he produced 30 pages.
posted by martinrebas at 4:42 PM on July 24, 2010


The scary thing is that despite the amount of detail that Charest puts into his work he still renders it all at the same size as what you see on the page as opposed to the regular practice of Needless to say, this would be one of the main reasons why the man takes such a long time to finish a given project, I'd expect.

I have a copy of SpaceGirl Volume 1 which I bought from him at WonderCon a couple of years ago. As nice as it looks onscreen, seeing the art on the printed page is fantastic.
posted by ooga_booga at 5:42 PM on July 24, 2010


Ack! Hit post accidentally. Anyway, Charest renders his art at the size that you see it, rather than the regular practice of drawing it at a larger scale than what it will be printed at.
posted by ooga_booga at 5:43 PM on July 24, 2010


Am I the only one who wants to see Spacegirl meet Axe Cop?
posted by lore at 6:02 PM on July 24, 2010


lore - on that subject, Axe Cop and Dr. McNinja are teaming up.
posted by ooga_booga at 6:57 PM on July 24, 2010


I love his Mobius-like style. Shame the jpegs are so small. I'd love to see this at twice the size.
posted by damn dirty ape at 8:26 PM on July 24, 2010


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