This week, I interview legendary comic artist Jerry Ordway (http://ordstersrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/).
Not only is Jerry one of the best illustrator in the industry, he’s also a comic book educator. He joins me every year for Comic Book School panels at New York Comicon. Check out his blog, which features some fascinating sketches and thumbnails.
BUDDY SCALERA @ COMIC BOOK SCHOOL: What’s one thing every artist should include in their convention portfolio?
JERRY ORDWAY: In my opinion, it would be continuity pages. I see too many artists with pin-ups, and no actual storytelling.
COMIC BOOK SCHOOL: What’s one thing you saw last week that you’ll incorporate into your comic book storytelling?
JERRY ORDWAY: The Grand Budapest Hotel! I liked the way director Wes Anderson set up shots.
COMIC BOOK SCHOOL: What’s one comic book you’d recommend that people start reading?
JERRY ORDWAY: I’m liking the new She-Hulk series. Also, the new Doc Savage comic is really solid.
COMIC BOOK SCHOOL: What’s on your desk right now?
JERRY ORDWAY: A sketch for a Dark Horse Presents cover I am drawing.
COMIC BOOK SCHOOL: Creative tool(s) of choice:
JERRY ORDWAY: Hunt #102 crow quill pen tip (http://amzn.to/1lAWY1R), #3 Raphael 8404 brush (http://amzn.to/1forV5m), Pelikan drawing ink (http://amzn.to/1h0hnLN), aided and abetted by Pitt brush pens (http://amzn.to/1iY3tsb).
Buddy’s Note: This interview appeared originally in the Comic Book School Newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter.