Monday 19 May 2008

cal came home from the movies the other night and announced that Iron man is cool. I said 'You know I drew Iron Man once' 'You never did' 'yes, he was a guest star in an issue of Captan America.' 'YOU drew Captain America?"
The thing about kids is that they weren't listening to anything you told them between the ages of ten and sixteen, so you get to tell them all over again. I fished out the issue in question and he read it. Here are a few panels. The heroes get to hang out and call each other by their first names. I always liked that kind of thing when I was a wee'un. You could imagine you were hanging out with them yourself. Tony, Steve and wee Eddie.
The colouring was very dark, and I've had to lighten it so we can see what's going on. StewART McKenny helped me out with the backgrounds and mechanical objects in these panels. The thing I like most is that it almost doesn't look like my work.

update: I forgot to mention that the book was writen by Bob Morales who is always sending me links for my blog.



Blogger Matthew Adams said...

Callum's right, the movie wasn't too bad as superhero flicks go, was in fact pretty cool. Also, when I saw it I also saw a preview for the next hellboy movie, which alone would have made going to the cinema almost worthwhile (the first hellboy was slightly disapointing though, so won't get my hopes up to high).

19 May 2008 at 19:51:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These drawings are really cool! I love your style and composition in these, and also that it's Iron Man, and giant bees. Glad you put them up. I'd never have guessed.

19 May 2008 at 21:12:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Kelly Kilmer said...

Very cool. Also very Campbell-esque.
Even drawing Iron Man and Captain America, your style shows through. :)

I totally agree with Cal-Iron Man was very cool. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

19 May 2008 at 22:51:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

One of the fan critics (Andrew Wickliffe) at the time wrote:

"Requiem is a strange story -- especially for the ultra-realistic tone of Morales's first Captain America story. Time travel figures prominently into the story as does an interdimensional comics convention. But these fantastic elements -- handled with all seriousness by Morales and artist Eddie Campbell (!) -- are necessary to the story, which is a simple one about a person's responsibility."

19 May 2008 at 23:00:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, is this story available in a trade? If not, does any one in which issues this was published?

24 May 2008 at 14:36:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

It's the Morales-Bachalo run. (2003-2004) Bachalo moved out and I filled in for the last two of the eight issues. (which marvel doesn't mention in the link below though I think my name's on the cover.) and it's actually a decent read for a marvel comic because Bob had some interesting ambitions for the thing except that the company thwarted just about every one of them, including having Cap become President eventually. So it's political stuff, including a visit to Guantanamo bay and some good questioning writing, but it finishes with some hokey fantasy what-ifs and Bob's heart went out of it and he left in high dudgeon long before his intended finish. Actually they cancelled the run (it was the 'Marvel Knights series) and he had to tag on a hasty ending. So they just needed a fill-in artist to quietly and efficiently wrap the thing up. Following Bachalo was kind of an interesting challenge.


"In a story ripped from today’s headlines, the U.S. government taps Cap to embark on what might be his most life-changing mission ever – to serve on a military tribunal being held for a foreign antiwar activist charged with supporting terrorist actions against the U.S.! Cap’s involvement leads him to discover the existence of militant fringe groups planning a legislative overthrow of the United States government. But an even more startling discovery for this true American patriot is millions of disenfranchised citizens who feel abandoned and neglected by both major political parties. Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #21-28"

PAGES: 192
PRICE: 19.99
IN STORES: August 25, 2004

24 May 2008 at 16:12:00 GMT-5  

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