Friday, June 08, 2007

Niko Henrichon illo in Complex Magazine

The new issue of Complex Magazine is out! If you haven't seen it, it's got Rihanna and Seth Rogen on the covers. I've mentioned it before, but I'm the Deputy Art Director at the magazine, so this post is obviously a bit biased. And by a bit I mean completely.

BUT, there is some great stuff in here, including the Complex Comic Package. The concept was, our readers were into comics 10 years ago in the heyday before the crash, but grew out of them for whatever reason. But comics kick all kinds of ass now, and it's the best time to get back in. So the package is a primer on what you missed, what's going on now and what to buy.

My favorite part of it all is an AMAZING opener illustration we got Niko Henrichon to do (pictured above). Working with illustrators is one of the best parts about my job, and this time did not disappoint. The idea was to show the popular heroes of yesteryear contrasted with who the cool heroes are now (from Powers, Ex Machina and Daredevil). Niko knocked it clear out of the park.

Laura Hudson did the picks and wrote the majority of text, with me and an editor chiming in and helping guide it through. It was originally supposed to be a few pages longer, but shuffling the page count is a fact of life in the mag world, and hopefully we can get that content in the book later.

And PS - my editor was talking to Seth Rogen (Knocked Up) at the photo shoot about comics and the only thing I remember him mentioning specifically was that he loved Superman Red Son.


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