Sunday, 8 July 2012
When something is 'Barker Style', it is instinctive and improvised, because Clive Barker, rather than being a technical inker like some all-rendering comic artist who can depict cathedrals tottering on ankles from the viewpoint of a manga girl ninja's bootlaces, simply draws 'whatever comes into his head'. Some of it, sometimes, looks simple and easy, and yet, simultaneously, inexplicably, indivisibly (indivisible as in, like, pain and pleasure...), it's kinda awesome because it's brave and bold and like nothing else. It's its own thing, if you catch me. It's its own style. Like one or two other professions in this world, he can just make it up as he goes along. And here's the good news -- any schmuck with a 10p pencil can do their version of the same. Risk it. Trust it. Don't let us hear you can't draw! That's like saying you can't swim!