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Articles by Erik Larsen

Issue #53

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The many ways of telling a story. Erik examines plot style vs full scripts, the various different types of page layout and all that comes with storytelling.

Issue #52

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There are artists in this business (Lopez, Buscema, Castellini, Davis, Hitch, Silvestri) whose work boggles Erik's mind and he discusses a handful of them and what it is that makes these artists great. Plus, the definition of the term "jerk shot."

Issue #51

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This week, Erik talks art. Specifically, art from artists whose work is completely unpredictable. Artists like Leonardi, Kane, Kirby, Salmons, Wood and others. So, join Erik as he discusses a handful of artists whose work he truly admires.

Issue #50

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Modern comic fans have it good. In the past, access to back issues was scarce and even when you had access it was expensive. Today, it's a different story and Erik is amazed by the choices he has and makes a proclamation that's hard to disagree with.

Issue #49

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Folks, this week all we really should say is Erik's written up one doozy of a column. He talks about liars -- the liars he's worked, the liars he's worker for and the liars he's seen on the Internet. Trust us when we say this will be one very talked about column.

Issue #48

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"So, are the readers the real editors like Stan Lee always claimed?" Thus begins this week's ONE FAN'S OPINION by Erik Larsen. Is this the actual case? And what part do and can message board regulars play? It's the kind of column that's sure to make some happy and others, well, not so.

Issue #47

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A fan recently asked, "I'm a DC/Marvel Guy, but I wanted to try something new. What would be a good comic that I wouldn't be confuzzled by that comics history?" And that got Erik thinking. Come inside to find out what his response was.

Issue #46

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Not all comics can be good. Sure, we all strive for excellence, but even some comics made by legends in the industry can really stink up the place. Erik takes a look at a few stinkers from some of comics greatest and most legendary creators.

Issue #45

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With Comic-Con International in San Diego less than two weeks away, Erik Larsen checks in with some very helpful advice for fans on "how to talk to a comic book professional." Never been to San Diego before? This will be required reading for you.

Issue #44

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Ahhh, swear words. Good old swear words. You don't seem them in comics approved by the Comics Code Authority, but they can be found in comics. When is it appropriate and when is it not? And how is this affecting Erik's work on upcoming issues of "Savage Dragon?" Come on inside and find out.

Issue #43

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The dreaded deadline. We all blow them, even a few comic creators from time to time. Then again, some creators seem to always be on time. How does working under a deadline affect Erik Larsen's work? Come on in and hear a tale of deadlines.

Issue #42

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Erik shares a story from his early years, when he moved away from home and made his first big push into comics, working in a shared studio on Mississippi Street in San Francisco.

Issue #41

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Erik goes back to his youth to share stories of his early comics fandom and the early steps he took that transformed him from a comic fan to a comic industry professional.

Issue #40

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A couple of weeks back Erik had a little discussion about the costumes our favorite heroes wear and, well, it kicked up a storm of e-mail. So, Erik revisits the topic and looks at how even though comics are often derided for depicting women in very little clothing, the situation isn't that much better for men.

Issue #39

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This week, Erik answers some of your most commonly asked questions. Among them: Where do you get your ideas from? What drawing tools do you use? Who are your influences? Should Peter Parker & MJ divorce? The answer to the last one's certain to fire up some fans.

Issue #38

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Biff! Bam! POW! While sound effects in comics used to be common place, these days they're something of a rarity. For many, the comic book sound effect evokes bad memories of the "Batman" TV show. For others, it's a useful tool. Where does Erik land in the debate? Have a read and find out in this week's ONE FAN'S OPINION.

Issue #37

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Ahhh, the ability for someone to take something one person said and take it totally out of context and oh, how it happens in the online comics world. Erik shares some examples from his own career and, in fact, from just last week's column. Oh, and what's Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore's connection to all this? Look inside.

Issue #36

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Censorship. It's existed in many different forms over the years, either by others or our own industry via the Comics Code Authority. But today, a new form of censorship in comics is rearing its head. The source? The Internet. Erik Larsen discusses and tells you where it's coming from.

Issue #35

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Star Trek has inspired generations of fans and story tellers. Erik Larsen is just one of those people affected by the star faring voyages of the Starship Enterprise. How did the series affect his career? And what impression did Nichelle Nichols have on a young Erik Larsen? Come inside and find out.

issue #34

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Ahhh the good ol' American comics vs. manga debate. Manga fans say American comics have a lot to learn from what they've been doing overseas. Except, most people say that without fully understanding the Asian comics market. Erik puts it all in perspective for readers and fans alike.

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