Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Chaykin all over…

Is a nice pun / allusion that works on many levels in regards to this next recreated page of She-hulk - (with special thanks to Chris Thompson who coined this phrase on a podcast)



In that:-

It is a page of art by Howard Chaykin

That after reading the dialogue there could be a number of reasons why you could be said to be shaking yourself depending on your inclination, (such as shaking your head, shaking in rage etc)

That the art and dialogue is exactly the kind of thing that Howard Chakyin does, so again Chaykin all over - if anyone was wondering the person in the photo with She-hulk was it is of course John Byrne...

Leaving aside the potentially large slice of innuendo on this page (She-Hulk herself will respond to this on the next page), we have a fourth wall breaking moment where she-hulk herself is addressing John Byrne directly on her own answering machine and saying that her comic is not going become a Talking Head comic.

Which is a nice meta ironic statement, in that all the pages of this comic drawn by John Bryne featuring She-Hulk and Reene thus far seen in this issue are more or else exactly that, sure there is lots of diversity in the poses chosen, but it’s still basically just two people talking

I could go on to wonder if Howard Chakyin was wondering if John Byrne was related to David Byrne - but in honesty that is probably just a road to nowhere..

Talking Heads - "Road To Nowhere”



Which maybe Chris Thompson will see another layer to…?

That aside there is some further meta irony in my recreation of this page, because the original page was just one drawing repositioned slightly and or resized per panel to fill up the page, while I redrew each panel by hand trying to be as meticulous as I could

If anyone was wondering what do I mean by the expression Images Degrading Forever at the moment, the above paragraph is as short of an explanation as I can provide

Does that mean you will be back next week?

Well… It’s up to you! Be seeing you?

NEXT WEEK: It’s Super Spidey-Man! Issue 9- where all the toys get thrown out of the pram

IN TWO WEEKS TIME: She-hulk responds to the innuendo of the Howard Chakyin page

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