Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Crime recommendation: Scene of the Crime

In crime stories, the protagonist might make it alive at the end, he (she) sometimes win, maybe  gets the money, kills the villain, the love interest stays, or he doesn’t end up in jail. However, even if he escapes, the dark and corrupted world in which the story took place still exists, and that makes crime fiction depressing some times. Scene of the Crime is like that. 




Jack Herriman is a Private Investigator who is hired by Alex Jordan to find her sister. She was last seen with a hippie cult. Jack investigates, but an unexpected change of circumstances, forces him to go beyond his duty, only to find dark secrets and unforgivable crimes. 


The art of Michael Lark (inks by Sean Phillips) moves the story in a fantastic way and showcase the characters emotions. Creating a feeling that the creator would evolve more in other series like Criminal and the Fade Out. 


Title: Scene of the Crime 
Writer: Ed Brubaker 
Artist: Michael Lark  
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Crime recommendation: Caper


This maxi series tell the story of a Jewish family and crime through the decades. 


The first story “Market Street” is set in 1920’s San Francisco where the brothers Jacob and Izzy are muscle for the Jewish mafia. The older brothers is having an affair with a married woman, but everything gets complicated when she becomes a widow and the mob boss wants her for him.  



The second story “Hollywood Treatment” set in the 1970’s, it’s the story of Jacob granddaughter, Anastasia Weiss: lawyer of the stars. One day her neighbor and super movie star is brutally murder and the killer might be closer than anyone thinks.  


The third and last story “On Ice” is set in the 2000’s with Jacob Weiss and Calvin Coolidge as two messengers who receive a severed hand. Now a criminal gang and an evil company are trying to catch them. Because it’s set in the 2000’s this story is over the top with bazookas, girl’s in bikinis with machines guns and explosions.  

Title: Caper
Writer: Judd Winick 
Artists: Farel Dalrymple, John Severin y Tom Fowler 
For fans of: Road to perdition, Hollywood murder, Smokin’ aces. 

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Friday, May 17, 2013

The cover the never was

Once again, the cover the never was. I wanted to show Fausto and the city. I used this photo as a reference. 

In the end I didn’t like it, and I changed it for an illustration of Fausto far away in Chapultepec Ave. 



 

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Until the end




After two years and half of doing Detective Fausto, I had many satisfactions, like seeing my work get better and certain persons recognizing my work. But I also had frustration when it comes to the low traffic and very little feedback. I mean, I knew I wasn’t going to be an internet sensation, but when you see how many hits are from a fake traffic site in Russia, it’s a little bit demoralizing. 


Little by little I lost momentum to finish Fausto, I even consider left him dead and be done with it. But that wouldn’t be fair with those few people who actually read the webcomic.


This would be the first time I’ll start posting a story before it’s finish, all the other stories were drawn, inked, lettered, and program on the blog with at least a week in advance.


So here is my promise to you reader, I’ll finish Fausto. I don’t know if there’ll be delay, but I promise you I will finish.


 

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