I struggled whether to make this about facebook, comics, learning, or social interaction and finally landed on “recognizing people.”
Not like, “Ah-ha! I remember you from middle school!” type recognition, but looking at something you love or enjoy and coming to the realization that it was individual people with inspirations, aspirations, trials, and talent who made that thing possible.
When I’m on a recovery week, facebook tends to be my outlet to the world. Today on facebook a friend who I hold in the highest of regards both as a person and as a published author posted what sounded like a fun ” game.”
The following resulted:
To help us appreciate comic art we have this Facebook game. Click “like” and I’ll assign you an artist. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know their work–just Google the artist, choose an image of the one you like the most, and put it on your timeline with this message. Make comments or let the art speak for itself.
A quick google search revealed some classic silver age artworks of iconic DC heroes, but the cover I’ve posted here instantly stood out. In addition to co-creating Black Canary in his first published work with DC comics, Mr. Infantino also breathed new life into the Flash and many other characters at a time when superhero comics were losing popularity. This cover for “Flash of Two Worlds” not only showcases this revitalization, but also marks the beginning of DC’s Multiverse concept.
I had to include the second image if only because I find it haunting and appropriate given Mr. Infantino’s passing in April last year. Mr. Infantino’s art and inspiration brought us more I ever knew about prior to today (he also co-created Batgirl among other notable accomplishments!), and it’s amazing to look back at his work and realize how many of his design choices and concepts are still going strong!
So many amazing men and women have worked to bring us the characters we know and love, and so many of them go unknown or unpraised. This facebook game is wonderful~! ^-^
So thanks to facebook, friends, the internet, and all the men and women that make everything we love!
~all the love~