VELVET #4, page 6
Colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser
Hello! I’m finally ready to share some exciting news with all 5 of you who follow my career (hey, mom!). I have partnered up with writer Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead) and illustrator Paul Azaceta as the color artist on their new horror series, Outcast. Here’s our cover for #1. Be sure to keep an eye out for it this June! The first issue will be a whopping double-sized 44 pages for the regular price of $2.99. Can’t beat that.
Colourist Appreciation Day started last year, essentially, from the mind of Jordie Bellaire – who subsequently spent the rest of the year becoming one of the most famous and well-known colourists in comics. In celebration of the anniversary, I’ve compiled a short list of prominent and brilliant comic colorists – who they are, where you can find them, and where you can find out MORE about them.
Bettie Breitweiser Ladies & Gentlemen
O’Shea’s Offhand Opinions 2013.3
When I revived my reviewing vehicle O’Shea’s Offhand Opinions, it was partially with the hope to periodically do quick, drive-by takes on comics. This third installment is my first brief review.
Velvet #1 (Brubaker/Epting/Breitweiser): Writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting are at their best doing period pieces. So to find them hard at work on this late 1960s/early 1970s spy mystery is to find them in their element. However what makes this series a must-read for me is the work of colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser. Her distinctive coloring style makes the comic rise above all others I have read recently. Her name should be on the cover with Brubaker and Epting.
I give this issue a 9/10 rating. (10 being best)