Thursday, May 23, 2013
Half Comics, Half Art-Pieces, All Awesome AKA A Review of "NEGRON"
Jonny Negron (note how that's not a typo, there is a lack of "h" in his spelling of "Jonny") has been around for a bit in the independent comics scene making strips and art pieces. He has contributed to various magazines and comic anthologies but to my knowledge the publication of "NEGRON" marks his first truly solo book. Negron is a masterful illustrator of male characters and action, with the strip "Violence City" and its fighting-game-esque antics being a big part of this 80-page, glossy-paper book. However, it is his work drawing the female form that has garnered him much attention because of how he doesn't hesitate to draw beautiful, fully-figured women. Observe a piece from the book:
styled herself after Negron's women for an article to dramatic effect. His females still have somewhat exaggerated proportions (large bust, prominent hind-quarters/bottoms) but in their hyper-realism they are just all the more gorgeous and still relatively rare in an industry that (with hero-comics at least) seems to prefer its female characters have improbable physical attributes to go with their impossible super-powers. Negron has shown he can draw slimmer women, but why would he when he can make works like this next one?
Picturebox's website (they are the publisher) and buy a copy. In the meantime I also would encourage you to check out Jonny Negron's tumblr to see more of his great work.
5 out of 5 stars.