Thursday, July 31, 2008

Books I'd Kill to Draw: Zot


I know there's no way in the world I'd ever get the chance to draw Scott McCloud's Zot in print (being a creator owned project and all) but Scott McCloud has been a huge influence on me. Long before I had heard about Understanding comics I was learning loads from his wonderful storytelling in the pages of Zot.
I actually got the chance to meet McCloud back in 2000 and had him sign my dog-eared copy of of the first Zot trade Eclipse put out in 1990. I still smile every time I look at it:)

5 comments:

Dan C said...

I'm ashamed to say I was never a Zot reader back in the day, but this is a fantastic drawing. Every line is in the right place, the pose is dynamic yet subtle... very classy. Makes me want to read the book.

You really ought to e-mail this to Scott McCloud...

Dirty Man said...

Nice. I think I'd kill to draw any of McCloud's books, including the How to books.

Chris Samnee said...

Thanks Dan. You can pick up the whole collection off of his website I linked to. It's worth every penny.
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NO, Dirty Man!! They're perfect just the way they are! We don't need you Dirty-ing 'em up;)

alan said...

Agree about the elegance of line and pose here. It's got kind-of a cool Saturday Morning cartoon feel to it too

Chris Samnee said...

Thanks, Alan! Man, a Zot cartoon in McCloud's style would be sooo rad. Sigh.