The great conundrum of comics press and criticism is that way too many of us struggle to talk about—or at least to fully and vibrantly capture—the artistic side of comics, which is what makes comics, well, comics. We can endlessly debate continuity, criticize character choices, pick apart plotting, but how many of us offer the artistic component the attention it deserves? How many of us cut deeper than comparing one artist to another, or trying to force into insufficient words how we respond to style and basic storytelling choices?
State of the Art is a video series produced in cooperation with Image Comics that shows artists at work as they discuss their series, their artistic journeys, their work process and more, all as we witness one of their characters come to life. This month’s focus falls on Mirka Andolfo, the writer and artist of the sexy, sensual, violent—and, yes, furry—Unnatural. The series’ seventh issue (out of 12) hits stores and digital retailers February 6th. Check out video of Andolfo rendering Leslie, Unnatural’s porcine protagonist, below, and be sure to follow throughout the coming months as we feature other Image Comics favorites on State of the Art.
Writer/Artist: Mirka Andolfo
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: February 6, 2019
Leslie is on the run again, and this time she’ll have to fight for her life. Get ready for betrayal, non-stop action, and an unexpected turn of events in an issue packed with jaw-dropping revelations and Mirka Andolfo’s sexy art aplenty!