Here is a nice write up over at Comics Alliance about the weird and wonderful work of Charles Burns. Burns is one of my favorite creators in the comic book medium, and a singularly unique talent. Check out the article and then find a copy of Black Hole.
Of course, no one in the film stands out more than Gwynplaine, played by the famous actor Conrad Veidt, formerly the star of the The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Veidt portrayed Gwynplaine with a permanent distended grin that did not look so much like a deformity, as it did a violent madness, even in the scenes where he was simply being sad.
Being a comic book nerd, I guess I always assumed that it was common knowledge that the Joker was heavily visually inspired by The Man Who Laughs, but this is worth taking a look at if only to see just how creepy Conrad Veidt was in that movie.
In an effort to try to more regularly write stuff to fill in gaps between my comics, I thought I would do a quick review of a comic book I read this week that I thought was worth taking a closer look at. If you haven’t been reading Justin Jordon, Tradd Moore, and Felipe Sobreiro’s […][…]