Sunday, January 30, 2011

If Ted Kord comes back to life and gets a solo series, I want this guy drawing him

It's pretty rare when I find art so good that I'd actually print it out and hang it on my wall.  But this. is. gorgeous.

Everything works in this piece: the composition, the inking, the coloring, the perspective.  It all dovetails so nicely together, and I love to see this much skill applied so effortlessly to a piece of art.  It's the kind of piece that's done so well that the techniques become invisible and I can't even analyze it.  If I could understand a quarter of what's going on in this piece technique-wise, I'd be happy.

The icing on the cake?  It's a drawing of Ted Kord.

The artist is Miketron2000, the DeviantArt alias of Mike Norton.  The colors were provided by Keiran Oats.  Mr. Norton is currently doing the art for the new Young Justice series for DC, and his website is here.


Diabolu Frank said...

Mike Norton was a guy I really didn't like for a lot of years, but he's had a bit of a renaissance in recent years. Caleb used to rave about his work on the last Shazam series, and I like it too.

Eyz said...

Wow! It's beautiful!

Looks like the cover of a 1st issue if they had been brought back with Brightest Day!

ejne7 said...

Norton drew a fantastic dead!Ted in an issue of All-New Atom as well. Highly recommended.

IADW said...

Wow - that really captures the spirit of the character! I loved the bug ship. That was an awesome set of wheels err wings.

SallyP said...


This is lovely.

doxinthebox said...

Norton's art is beautiful! It helps that Mike is a guy who genuinely loves Ted Kord. He's stated it multiple times on various podcasts, interviews, etc. I agree, seeing Mike Norton on a Ted Kord Blue Beetle series would be a treat.