Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Spectacular Art of Andie Tong

Andie Tong is the regular artist of the Spectacular Spider-Man's UK comic book. Now I haven't read any of the issues, but I did come across his deviant art page last night, which feature some of the pages from what looks to be a superb comic.

I love all the quirky posses Andie draws Spidey in. He also does a terrific job on the webbing and the half-mask. I can take big or small eyes on a Spider-Man mask, but I think Andie gets the right combo. The eyes aren't too big and they aren't too small.

Andie also draws a very excellent Green Goblin. It'd be sweet if he could do the art for some of the Spider books in the states.
James Offredi does the coloring on Andie's artwork. Needless to say, James does an amazing job, making Andie's already gorgeous art look even better.

I know its only artwork and I haven't read any of these issues, but from what I've seen, it looks like the stories in the Spectacular Spider-Man UK book are a heck of a lot more interesting than the garbage that's infesting Amazing Spider-Man.

The crew behind the book even won an Eagle Award for all of their hard work. Looks like it was well-deserved. You can check out more of Andie's stuff here. Congratulations on the award and keep up the good work, guys!


Tommy said...

That looks incredible!!

I wonder if those are A.I.M. agents in the last page or some other group?

Reggie White Jr. said...

Pardon my ignorance but who is A.I.M.?

Tommy said...

Advanced Idea Mechanics.


They're a technology-based group that tend to appear more in Iron Man, but Spidey has clashed with things they've created, such as the Super Adaptoid (Web of Spidey #100) and the Dreadnought 2000s (Spec Spidey Annual #12).

Reggie White Jr. said...

Ah, I see. Thanks for the info.

spideyfan said...

I think Andie has admiration to the art of Todd McFarlane and Mark Bagley, the way Spidey swings with spaghetti webbing and how his half face half mask looks like Ultimate Spidey.

This thing makes me want to read more of Mark Millers and Terry Dodsons job from MK: Spider-Man, and I want to collect these issue too.

Peter and M.J are dating? Not married? At least he and M.J are together. Does this M.J know that Peter is Spider-Man? Peter seems to be living in his aunts house.

Robert J. Sodaro said...

Wait, guys, are you telling me that there is an original Spidey comic being published in England? That don’t seem fair to us folks here. I mean, they get our comics as reprints, shouldn’t we get reprints of theirs?

Someone tell me to whom I’m supposed to write!