Monday, 4 February 2013

Jeffrey Catherine Jones: Better Things

Glamourpuss #5 (January 2009)
Art by Dave Sim
('The Influence Of The Studio' - from an interview in UK fanzine FA #115, 1990)
Jeff Jones, because of his ability to take Hal Foster to the next level. Hal Foster was a definite primary influence at the time of the Idyl strips. But his ability, as opposed to Wrightson who shores up the whole page - there's depth and substance and layers that go in - Jeffrey Jones in his strip work has huge areas of black, huge areas of white and anything that's rendered in detail is in the tiniest, finest line imaginable. To take that feeling and combine it with the pleasing warmth that Wrightson has, and try to filter that as well.

Jeffrey Catherine Jones (1944-2011) was the artist best known for the comic Idyl. From 1975 to 1979 she shared workspace in Manhattan's Chelsea district, with Bernie Wrightson, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Michael William Kaluta, collectively named The Studio. The film project Better Things: The Life & Choices Of Jeffrey Catherine Jones is in need of your support. Donate now at Indiegogo for your copy of the DVD and Art Book.

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