Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant: swashbuckling graphic novel


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1805, not 1905, according to the comics’ page.


#3

The whole book is not online, just the first 3 chapters (of 5).


#4

Wow, that’s some Rob Liefeld level of anatomy right there.


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I don’t think that’s a fair comparison. Liefeld always came across to me as wanting to draw “realistically“ (though highly idealized), while this comes across as styled.


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Well, I’d love to read it, but I almost never purchase physical books anymore. I love the tactile experience, but simply don’t have space to store more books. If they ever release a cbr/cbz version (pdf kind of works, but not as well), I’ll get it in a heartbeat.


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The hell it is not either. Bite your tongue. It’s Kirby perspective, and it’s a totally legit style choice.

See how this guy’s right fist is huge 'cause it’s close to the camera, and his right foot is tiny 'cause it’s far away? Kirby perspective.


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They are both terrible. Look at Captain Glory’s right arm. Can you honestly say that’s proper anatomy?


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I think you’re still seeing anatomy instead of perspective. Delilah’s legs are disproportionately large on the cover because a deliberate fisheye-like distortion making near objects appear even nearer (and far objects even farther) is a time-honored stylistic trick. I’m not saying you have to like it, plenty of people find Kirby’s style grotesque and off-putting, but it is nothing like Liefeld drawing wildly misproportioned limbs in flat perspective because he’s a terrible artist and doesn’t know any better.


#11

That is just awful. How can someone not be embarrassed submitting something like that?


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I am glad of this. 1905 Turkey was rather genocide-tastic.
1805 Turkey was merely abusive to ethnic minorities in a way that was common to the era.


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What really makes it hilarious is looking at the original page and realizing: Liefeld didn’t even draw Enchantress that way on purpose. He started drawing at the top of a full-page-height panel, realized somewhere around the hips that he was only a third of the way down, went “welp, gotta fill that space with something” and just drew legs until he hit the bottom of the panel.

Just…just think about that.


#14

The book is just wonderful. Great writing, lovely illustrations. I read it online ages ago and pre-ordered the book as soon as I found out about it. This is a fantastic swashbuckling adventure which will leave you hungry for more.


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