Ask me no Qs, I'll give you no As
This is the week!
Our designer Sasha, the team, and I are busy putting the final touches on the hardcover and softcover versions of the [SYSTEMS] Sourcebook headed to subscribers later in the summer so things are very busy here at 3W3MHQ!
We will be closing up the opportunity to get your name in the book as a Founder, so if you’re at all on the fence now’s the time to decide.
Also more news on our new Vallars series coming soon with art by Jason Howard.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
The cogitatin’ never stops. We’ve started exploring some of the CONCEPTS behind our [SYSTEMS] beginning with some of our recent posts. Take a read when you have a second.
We had a lot of great responses to last week’s question about artists who you initially didn’t take to but whom you came to appreciate over the years.
Go take a look:
One name that did not come up, but who I definitely needed a few years to appreciate is original Justice League of America artist Mike Sekowsky.
His work to me seemed a much better fit for the Romance and Western comics where he had earned his stripes and not an action-packed, superhero comic with at least 7 main characters in every issue (plus a villain or five!). So when I found those early JLA issues as a kid they just did not resonate with me at all.
However, when I worked on the JLA as an assistant editor in my early days. I came to understand the storytelling challenges of having so many characters in a story and how you quickly end up over-populating every scene. I began to understand what thankless a job it could be to juggle all that choreography and staging.
When I look back at Sekowsky’s storytelling now, while it may not have the gut-punch impact or flat-out energy of Kirby or Buscema it seems masterful and effortless. So much happens in those old Gardner Fox stories that I’m not sure most artists in DC’s stable could have handled it with such grace and clarity. And importantly…STAY ON A MONTHLY SCHEDULE!
Sekowsky is definitely worth a second (or first!) look. Legend.
Need to cut it short this time out so I can get back to getting the Sourcebook out the door, but leave any questions below and I will get to them next week.
I should also have some information soon on the 3W3M team’s appearance at San Diego Comicon next month, news on the “13 Questions” …as well as some other 3W3M tidbits.
In the meantime, go read some comics outside!
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INT. THE INSTITUTE - MACHINE ROOM - DAY
He carries it CAREFULLY into the machine room.
He screws it into the conduit where the KHOR gets pushed into the MACHINE GOD. The KHOR blorps into the machinery.
Hi Stephen! Had a question for you and the rest of the team of 3W3M if they have the time to answer.
I’ve always found it interesting to see stuff like what your favorite musician’s favorite musician is. I’ve found over time that a band I like sometimes has members that listen to music that has a pretty different sound than they do, but they always mention how that artist influenced them.
In that vein, and in the spirit of 3Q3A, I wonder what your favorite novel, movie, and album is? Would also love to hear from the rest of the team if they can answer, as well as the other subscribers of 3W3M if they’d like. Always looking forward to have interesting conversations!
Oh, to be Khor blorping into a machine god...