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 Post subject: Re: First impressions
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:35:21 am 
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That red guy interested me too...though I think we will all be seeing things for a while as we are expecting Easter eggs at every turn...


No, that character was pointedly different than the rest of humanity Pete was wading through. We will see him again, methinks.


I agree. I just meant we may be assigning some sort of meaning to things based on VH1 that aren't necessarily there.


The red guy seems to be a painting on the wall... but in such detail that there has to be some significance.


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I like it overall, good art and dialogue. But it's hard to go wild since the book is mostly plotline setup for the rest of the story arc.

I agree. But foreplay can be fun. :D

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:cloud9: I just wanted to say hello all! This is my first ever post, even though I have been reading this site for like 7 years! Anyway at the end of The Harbinger preview you can see he is just painted on the wall.. I think this just goes to show the effort of the artist to due detailed back grounds. Which is ironic since that is one of the complaints about X-O 1. I have to say that I am thrilled with it. And people love the QR variant which I have been showing off at work , home and of course 3 of my LCS.


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:cloud9: I just wanted to say hello all! This is my first ever post, even though I have been reading this site for like 7 years! Anyway at the end of The Harbinger preview you can see he is just painted on the wall.. I think this just goes to show the effort of the artist to due detailed back grounds. Which is ironic since that is one of the complaints about X-O 1. I have to say that I am thrilled with it. And people love the QR variant which I have been showing off at work , home and of course 3 of my LCS.

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I'm pretty sure the red guy was painted on the wall, kinda like Che Guevara graffiti.

At least, that's the way I read it.

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I'm pretty sure the red guy was painted on the wall, kinda like Che Guevara graffiti.

At least, that's the way I read it.


That is the way I read it as well, although it definitely stood out. Will be interesting to see if it has larger ramifications.

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 Post subject: Re: First impressions
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:35:19 pm 
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The red guy seems to be a painting on the wall... but in such detail that there has to be some significance.


Yeah, I wasn't sure what to make of that. You can see where the cracks in the wall break his image, but that's an awful detailed image to paint in a single color on a wall that otherwise has only unsophisticated graffiti tags. If that's what it is, it seems very odd and out of place.

I thought it was like some kind of 'ghost' or 'fiend' that was semi-transparent, thus enabling us to see the cracks. But you'll notice the bandolier is "painted" across the crack, so it's not very clear what the image is getting at...


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I think this just goes to show the effort of the artist to due detailed back grounds. Which is ironic since that is one of the complaints about X-O 1.


I would agree, there's more background detail in the Harbinger book. And I'm not sure I would typify my note about the X-O background as a complaint, per se; more an observation and a wish. I can appreciate different styles.

And I'll be happy to point out that the book makes a point of noting the open fields upon which the action takes place for the most part. Not much background to draw for a huge open plain...


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Cary Nord has never been detailed in his backgrounds. Not even in his critically-acclaimed work in Conan. It's not his style. he works best when the art looks a bit sketchy.


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Great to see all these new posters! My first impression: LOVED IT! Only complaint was I wanted more!!! 9/10 overall :clap:

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