Mar 17, 2011

Escher in Comics: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #655

Welcome to another installment of Escher in Comics, in which we take a look at how some comics use MC Escher's artistic techniques! Click here for the archive!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #655 by Dan Slott and Marcos Martin came out a couple of weeks ago, and thus far it's been the best comic book of 2011. Artistically, it's filled with so many comics techniques and tricks that make people like me giddy to be a comics fan, which I'm sure to be covering in that feature over the next year.

One of those tricks places us in the wonderful Escher category. In a dream sequence, Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man, chases the long-lost love of his life, Gwen Stacy, across buildings and into a sea of people who have died on his watch (including the Scarlet Spider, making this the first time Marcos Martin has drawn Ben Reilly):

This image was taken from this review.

With the shifting centers of gravity, that two-page spread is clearly Escher-inspired, and since I already used Relativity in this post, I'll show you Convex and Concave instead.

I took this one from here.

Marcos Martin is an artistic genius.

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1 comment:

Norby Ela said...

wonderful article, man.

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