KreiderDesigns

KreiderDesigns

Name: Shaun Kreider

Bio: I'm a graphic designer from central Pennsylvania (Lancaster origionally). My comic book journey has been short as I only really started <em>reading</em> the books about six years ago. It started with Hellboy, Sandman and Preacher. Eventually my love of the X-Men go the best of me and now I'm up to about a dozen book a month habbit. I work for a company called United Stitches of America. You can check out my online portfolio at <a href="http://www.kreiderdesigns.com/">http://www.kreiderdesigns.com/</a> (sorry about picking a user name as a plug but I was searching for a job at the time so I needed to get the word out anyway I could) or follow me on twitter @KreiderDesigns.


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August 1, 2016 12:30 pm Did anyone else have a problem with the way women were drawn in Batgirl and Birds of Prey? None of them seemed very...womanly(?) to me. Their body shapes and especially faces had harsher lines and noses than I'd expect. Maybe the mere fact that I feel that way is indicative of the normalization of "cheesecake" depictions of women in comics? I don't know. I just wasn't a huge fan of the art. Just me?
November 6, 2014 4:05 pm Now that's an interesting interpretation. I like it though am still a bit perplexed by the suicide itself. Not that there are visible symptoms to a suicidal person that should have been exhibited but it still seemed like a left turn for him to make. Is there any drumming in that final scene at the hospital or for that matter any scene w/o Riggan in it? I've been trying to figure out what was up withthe drummer being in the scene sometimes, or if he was in Riggan's head the whole time like the "powers." There's just so much to dissect in this film and I do agree with you, Ron, that that's part of what makes it great. I'll have to sit down and really think about it some more, for at least another 12-18 hours.
November 4, 2014 8:43 pm **SPOILERS AHEAD** I guess it's not so much that I don't understand it's just that I formulate a theory for meaning of a particular aspect and then there's something that contradicts it. Case in point: So his "powers" never happen when he's interacting with another person. When he's destroying his dressing room he doesn't touch anything, then Galafinakis enters the scene and we see Riggan destroying everything with his hands. That plus the taxi that Ron mentions and the fact that he only interacts with the woman hanging up her laundry when he's safely on the ledge and not flying in the air makes me believe that his "powers" aren't real at all. Which is fine but then why does he fly at the end and why can Emma Stone ((man, I'm bad with character names)) "see" him fly? A friend of mine posited that it's her acceptance of him as an artist. So if he's striving to be seen as an artist it seems to me that Birdman would go away once he found his art? But there he is in the bathroom of the hospital. But then again he removes the "mask" of the bandages that, in a brilliant piece of costuming, look like a bird mask, and looks at his new face which features a much bigger nose or "beak" perhaps? So maybe now he IS Birdman? My only problem with the film is that it never seemed to me that he was suicidal. So was his shooting himself a quest for artistic realism? To achieve the level of honesty that Ed Norton's character--a true stage actor--can only achieve on stage? Because it doesn't seem like he wanted "out" of the life he was in at any point. Ultimately I come back to that little note that's on the mirror of Riggan's dressing room that says something to the effect of "A thing is only that thing and not that which is said about that thing," and I feel like that is the director telling everyone not to worry about it all and just watch and enjoy what is there, but that may be a cop out on my part or his? I'm also still trying to figure out a way to "read" the film where the overractor guy in the beginning and the drunk on the street outside the bar are projections of Riggan himself, the inverse of bravado and confidence that Riggan feels as Birdman. They both say the same thing, (Was it too much? It was too much. I can see it was too much. I was just trying to give you a range") the overractor after he gives his line and the drunk guy after the "sound and fury" soliloquy. Anyway, like I said I want to love this movie and after listening to your podcast I think I do (Hadn't listened before posting earlier today) but there are still things that I'm conflicted about what they mean. Thanks for reading any or all of this, my wife didn't like the movie enough to continue talking about it. Haha.
November 4, 2014 12:13 pm Can we talk about this movie? I just saw it last night and I think I loved it but cannot understand it. I know that I loved the parts but I'm not sure how I feel about or how to take the sum of those parts.
April 2, 2013 10:14 am I honestly thought #1 was going to be krackle. Technically it's not Marvel or DC. Satan's Six sounds really interesting.
March 25, 2013 2:32 pm This was the week I officially got into comics. I only bought the Thundercats before this week. On this wednesday I picked up Cable & Deadpool #1 and Captain America & The Falcon #1 (drawn I think by Bart Sears). I enjoyed both books and expanded from there out. Pretty cool stroll down memory lane. Even if that lane is paved with non-existant muscles and shoulder pouches.
March 11, 2013 11:00 am Any word on wether the Infinite line will be available on Comixology or just the Marvel App?
March 6, 2013 9:17 pm I've loved the infinite comics! The AvX ones were good to ok but the Ultimate Comics Spider-Man one was really awesome. There's a lot more they can do with storytelling and panels in infinite comics. I don't think they're available in print at all but I could be wrong. I'm pretty sure they're produced specifically for digital reading.
February 8, 2013 11:14 am Deservedly so. By the way, I finished your book about a week ago. It was really good, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It didn't go where I was expecting it to in a very good way. Great work, sir. Kudos.
February 8, 2013 11:09 am @Josh, still thinking about your offer re: Samnee and the commission for him to draw my enemy punching my mother. I don't have a true enemy but I think it'd be a generic douchebag probably with an unbent Yankees cap and a Penguins throwback jersey. Just don't know if I have the cash to make it happen right now. Still, hot damn that man can draw!