My SketchBook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=139784
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
Always will be Berserk.
Best manga art I've seen and a great story.
Adult content galore though.
^I read a few random issues of it and couldn't tell you what the hell they were about. Also I can tell the interior art was a lower priority than the cover. I really felt like a sucker for buying them. It seems like they tried to throw the plot over the audiences head, before anybody noticed the storytelling was bad. They banked on James Jeans amazing cover art and Neil Gaiman's name as creator.
Ooh, I see. Well I have to disagree a bit: it's true the interior art isn't particularly impressive, truthfully I'm not a fan myself, but when writers choose their artists, they don't always go for the person who comes off the most flashy: sometimes they choose people who let the story shine over artistic style. Hard to say if this is one of those times, but I'll allow them the benefit of the doubt.
As for the story, it's actually quite good. It's a story with ongoing arcs so it isn't meant to be a pick-up-and-read book in the least, other than a few inter-arc one shots. I especially like the first swath of the story ending in "War and Pieces" and am not crazy about it so much after that. I'd recommend picking up the first arc, "Legends in Exile" (issues 01-05) to get a sense for the pulse of the story.
Wow, so many great looking suggestions, thanks all!
Purgatory Kabuki, hands down
I kind of take it from a point of ignorance. I just go for the pictures.
Dave McKean is rather godlike.
And had to add Shaun Tan. Incredible book.
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