If I had to choose one (among many) of the things that, to me, set Oda’s art apart from other shonen artists, it would probably be the way he draws his characters crying. I always loved that with him there was never any sugar-coating when the characters need to express their emotions. No sparkly tears, no beautiful, cute, crying faces. You get the ugly sobbing, the runny nose, the tears blocking the vision. Basically, you get the raw emotion and pain that the characters feel, which has a huge impact in more emotional scenes. And that’s, in my opinion, one of the things about Oda’s art that really deserves praise.
4:00pm – 5:00pm BRAVEST WARRIORS ARTIST SIGNING Viz Media Booth #2813 Meet talented artists including Stu Livingston, Mr. Warburton, Ian McGinty, Jon Chad and Inori Fukuda Trant for their brand new book, a seek-and-find style artbook featuring Catbug, the breakout star of the YouTube smash-hit BRAVEST WARRIORS series and get your Viz Media BRAVEST WARRIORS book or sampler signed!
And if you’re a KND fan , make sure I signs ya one of the KND prints while supplies last!
If you’re at Comic Con this weekend, come see the Nickelodeon panel Sunday at 10 am in room 7AB. We’re going to show some work-in-progress of Bad Seeds as well as Pig, Goat, Banana, Cricket and Breadwinners. We’ll be signing free posters afterwards (not sure exactly where).