Punch me in the face if I draw him again
~ Finally ~
Those posters in the back are (i hope) the original ones from the New York World Fair from 1939.
Im loving it forever. I need a print of this, to keep and not forget. *v*
New print for Japan Expo 2014!!! Find me at the “Ziggies On Mars" booth! We’ll get a plan soon.
It’ll be up on my shop as soon as I’m back from the con.
I wanted to try a new way of colouring and keeping my black shading which i just love doing. So, drew my Big Blond & Beautiful duo!
Well clearly I will have to buy this when it shows up in your shop!
Such a great, astute review of both Cap 2 and Man of Steel, and the crucial differences between two very similar characters, Steve and Clark, especially as they’re portrayed in their most recent iterations. She makes some super insightful observations about characterization that I think a lot of the time get overlooked when we watch/think about/respond to action and superhero movies. Like:
The Winter Soldier understands the difference between a morally compromised character and morally compromising a character.
Dang. Yes. I’m so using those exact words the next time I’m working on ramping up conflict or refining character motivations with an author.
Also, I might have teared up. A bit. Or a lot. I mean:
But what really struck me about The Winter Soldier is that in it Marvel takes their Boy Scoutiest hero and turns him into a deeply depressed, suicidal mope who never loses sight of his moral code. In order to make Superman work in their desired context—i.e., gritty, dark, Nolanesque—Man of Steel had to dispense with his morality. But The Winter Soldier never betrays Cap’s inherent goodness, they just show us a good man beat down so far he kind of really wants to die.
Man. I love Steve Rogers. A lot. And really want to give the guy a hug. And possibly make Sam talk to him about therapy and medication. *sigh*
Only thing I’m not on board with is the equating of “straightforward” with “boring,” which seems like a common misconception when it comes to Cap’s characterization. That aside, this made me want to go right back and see TWS another time.
Also also also: really good breakdown of Bucky as a protagonist/the character who’s actually on the hero’s journey more so than Steve, and of what the two characters mean to each other in general over the course of their arc as foils (seriously, you’ll cry. I dare you not to.) I mean, I think they’re both protagonists — you don’t have to choose one or the other, there can be multiple protagonists — but I like how she assesses Bucky’s character through the lens of the (slow, labyrinthine, ridiculously painful) redemption arc he’s clearly on that I’m sure’s going to be a major focal point from here on out Cap-movie-wise, and not through the lens of a secondary character, which he clearly isn’t anymore, if he ever was in the first place.
Great review and great commentary on it too!
Captain America memorial from The Art of Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
"The murals were a unique challenge and took a really long time to paint," Marvel’s Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding says. "They’re printed enormous, and I’ve never painted anything that was meant to be printed so large. The one with all the Howling Commandos was printed about 25 feet tall and 60 feet wide, and had all the mannequins in costumes in front of it. The exhibit was real — they built it in a museum in Cleveland."
Meinerding says the murals also have a strong emotional presence: “The scene is also an introduction to Bucky. In painting the murals, I was trying to get as many moments between Cap and Bucky as possible. So you’ll see Cap running with Bucky next to him or laughing with Bucky to reinforce the relationship they had.”
I never thought that you and I would ever meet again
I’m so confused I don’t know what to feel
Should I throw my arms around you or kill you for real?
I worked so hard to put the past to rest
Where do we begin now that you’re back from the dead?