Thursday, August 18, 2011
DETECTIVE COMICS #1 by Dan Christensen
Dan Christensen was born in California, grew up in Arizona, then moved to France. Since then he has written and drawn several graphic novels and comic books, including Red Hands and Paranormal. He is currently working with Jamie S. Rich on a graphic novel for Oni Press, and is writing and drawing a noir fencing story for French publisher Scutella Editions.
Dan says of this piece: "Some of my favorite comic book covers of all time are the early Detective Comics covers of the 1930's and 40's, with the big title banners that take up nearly a third of the page. Although the banners reduced the space the cover artist could use, they had the advantage of catching the reader's eye, so that he (or she) immediately knew where their favorite monthly title was on the rack at the local drugstore or malt shop. I wanted my cover to have a definite retro feel to it, and didn't want to pass up a chance to draw the Crimson Avenger in the 1930's "old school" style. So there ya go."
The Crimson Avenger was created by Jim Chambers.