The comic book, animation, illustration, pinup, mashup, fan art and design communities are generating amazing artwork of myriad styles and tastes, all of which ends up on the Internet and filtered into ComicsAlliance’s Best Art Ever (This Week). These images convey senses of mood and character — not to mention artistic skill — but comic books are specifically a medium of sequential narratives, and great sequential art has to be both beautiful (totally subjective!) and clear in its storytelling (not so subjective!). The words and the pictures need to work together to tell the story and create whatever tone, emotion and indeed world the story requires. The contributions of every person on a creative team, from the writer to the artist(s) to the letterers, are necessary to achieving a great page of sequential storytelling.
It is the special nature of comic books that we’re celebrating in this all-new recurring feature: Best Sequential Art Ever (This Week).
If you thought Mojo Jojo relinquishing his capacity for supervillainy in IDW's Powerpuff Girls #2 was a shocker, next weeks' Powerpuff Girls #3 by Troy Little and colorist Jeremy Colwell will continue to blow your mind. It turns out that nearly every villain Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup ever protected Townsville from has also turned over a new leaf and insist on honoring the once sole guardians of the city. IDW's provided us with an early look at the confounding events of the issue before it arrives on November 27, but we're still stumped as to Little's maniacal endgame for the PPGs.
Considering Troy Little kicked off IDW's new ThePowerpuff Girls comic book series with Mojo Jojo tooling around in the Power Loader from Aliens, this week's ThePowerpuff Girls #2 is hardly a hard-sell around these parts. It appears that the mad monkey is pulling a 180, though, as this month he'll be confounding fankind with the choice to inhale the mysterious "Antidote X." That's right, Mojo Jojo says he just wants to be Jojo again.
The City of Townsville was the setting of what is unquestionably, unequivocally one of the greatest superhero cartoons of all time, and this week, The Powerpuff Girls are back in an all-new ongoing series from IDW and writer/artist Troy Little!
I'm someone who had a PPG poster on his wall since sometime in the late '90s up until last year, so needless to say, I could not be more excited about the new title. If, however, you need a little more convincing that this is a train you want to be on, then perhaps you should consider that this is a comic where three superpowered kindergarteners battle it out with a talking monkey riding around in the Power Loader from Aliens. Check out a preview after the cut!
Troy Little and Nick Cross's Angora Napkin series has had a pretty triumphant past few years. Debuting in 2009, the comedic, sci-fi infused adventures of an all-woman rock band kicked off in a (Eisner Award-nominated) hardcover volume from IDW before coming to life in animation in a pilot on Canada's Teletoon network in 2010, launching as a webcomic in 2012 and now getting a second printed volume here in 2013. Anogra Napkin, Vol. 2: H
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