Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ff/Iron Man: Big in Japan 4 page 22

So this is the postscript, as in movies where they say after the story has finished, "John Dewlick joined the Foreign Legion and spent the next 7 years chasing shadows through the desert. He died of a rat bite," ...and so forth. This page, whoever's idea it was, Zeb Wells, or Seth, it is that same combination of metaphysical pondering and goofiness that keeps the readers scratching their heads all the way through.
The moloids are humanoid virus cells. So in the center frame, which is the one and only spot where we see the world they live in, it does appear to be the inside of some organism.
In the bottom frame, the dialogue says, "Load the pore cannon." Now there is a concept that maybe some artists would look at and write back with, "And just what do you mean for me to do with THAT?" But in my mind there is no doubt that Zeb just said, "Well, let's see what he comes up with for a pore cannon." In one of the interviews with him about this book, Zeb said, "I wanted to see if I could outcrazy Seth. I couldn't."

1 comment:

j_ay said...

Amazing page.
Great quote from Zeb.