DECOMPRESSED 020: ANKA, DOYLE AND MCKELVIE ON COSTUME DESIGN

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Decompressed is a sporadic podcast about comics craft. This time I’m talking to Kris Anka, Ming Doyle and Jamie McKelvie to talk about the art of character design. It’s a visual medium, so this stuff is absolutely paramount. Ming’s designs are central to her wonderful MARA with Brian Wood, Kirs’ designs are all over X-Force and McKelvie has (damn him) has sent more cosplayers rushing to their sewing machines than any artist working today. We cover the whole topic, in terms of how they specifically approach the choice, their favourite designs, the question of plausibility, specific costume designers, Emma Frost’s clothes pyre, my inability to say “Segue”, the horrific idea of how I’d redesign Batman and on and on and on. Join us! It’s not rubbish.

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AND STUDY AIDS!

KRIS ANKA

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(This isn’t one of Kris’ actual designs, but we talk about it a little, so thought best to include it.)

MING DOYLE

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JAMIE MCKELVIE

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The Project Rooftop designs of
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Our theme tune? Los Campesinos’ We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed.

Yay! How I’ve missed these. Thanks :)

Missed these, too!

Loved this one, but then of course I would.