Author: MD Jackson

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld. Read More »

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 1

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 1

In the dance of the ever-improving computer image, our own perceptions are a willing partner. Read More »

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? Part 5: The Digital Revolution

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? Part 5: The Digital Revolution

Wrapping up the series by talking about a final and really influential technological change, the digital revolution. Read More »

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude (Part 4)

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude (Part 4)

The fourth installment of MD Jackson's comic art history. Read More »

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part 3)

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part 3)

The flawed heroes and the shared universe weren't the only revolutions that Stan Lee brought to the business Read More »

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part Two)

Why Was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part Two)

Will Eisner was part artist and part businessman. In 1936 at the age of nineteen he and his partner Jerry Iger formed a studio that hired artists to produce comic books Read More »

Why was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part 1)

Why was Early Comic Book Art so Crude? (Part 1)

Why was early comic book art so crude? It wasn't all the artist's fault.... Read More »

Who is DOC SAVAGE?

Who is DOC SAVAGE?

"The Rock" as Doc: Good, bad or...? Read More »

Invasive Procedures (Not for the Squeamish)

Invasive Procedures (Not for the Squeamish)

It's cast iron stomach time as Mr. Jackson related a recent medical adventure to some SF scenes we'd probably like to forget. Read More »

Darwyn Cooke: 1962 – 2016

Darwyn Cooke: 1962 – 2016

There are artists, and then there are comic book artists. Purely and simply, Darwyn Cooke was a comic book artist. Read More »

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