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Author Topic: Brendan McCarthy or Massimo Belardinelli - Artists Ryder Cup Current vs Classic  (Read 1050 times)

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Brendan McCarthy (1) Massimo Belardinelli (4)

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Abstaining, honestly can’t split these two. One a master of B&W weirdness the other... a master of psychedelic weirdness.
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Abstaining, honestly can’t split these two. One a master of B&W weirdness the other... a master of psychedelic weirdness.

Massimo was pretty nifty with the colour paintbox too - it's a tragedy that editorial/management didn't throw him more work (other than Moonrunners) when 2000AD got in to full colour.  Just take a look at the painted Sláine and Ace Trucking Co stories that opened three annuals in the 1980s.

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Belardinelli 4 - McCarthy 1

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Brendan McCarthy 2  Massimo Belardinelli 3

But really it’s 1.5:3.5 but I’m not allowed that! :)
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Real tough ones now. Two of my favourites here. Classic McCarthy vs Classic Belardinelli would be impossible to call so I'm treating it as Current McCarthy vs Classic Belardinelli to make things easier.

McCarthy 2 - 3 Belardinelli
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Massimo 4 : 1 Brendan 1

Which reflects only the scale of my boundless love for Bellardinelli, rather than any shortage of affection for the incredible McCarthy.

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Aw shit- ye can't take anything away from Brendan, but hell, Massimo was one of the guys who's art that drew me to 2K in the first place.
There's always going to be unassailable sacred cows so I'm sorry for any that get drawn against Ezquerra, Redondo or Belardinelli- you're fucked and that's that. Doesn't mean I dislike you or your art, it's just how it is.

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Probably helps that I'm reading Belardinelli's Rat Pack offerings RN.
Massimo 5 : Brendan 0

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Last day for this vote. This is very possibly the type of tie that Current Team need to grab if it was to make any impression on this tournament - but the honest truth is after a tight start it looks like this will be another comfortable win for the classics.

Time then for me to throw my oar in. I've long said I've struggled with elements of Massimo's art. His raw creativity and imagination is quite a thing to behold. That said so is Brendan McCarthy, and it more than matches Massimo on that score. He masters other elements as well though. His Dredd is musclar, strong and full of motion. He can draw Zaucer (and Swiftie's) drab and urban home world as well as the fantasy lands they travel to. He does it all with such wonder and so for me that ability to do everything and anything makes this one easy for me.

Brendan McCarthy 5 : Massimo Belardinelli 0

Now get your votes in now!

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Brendan 3
Massimo 2
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Massimo Belardinelli 0

Colin is cancelled.

My views of Massimo are well rehearsed.

There are bits of his work I adore. Those early Dan Dares, ACE Trucking, Blackhawk black hole madness, most of Meltdown Man ... and in Meltdown Man we see the problems exposed fully. Glorious landscapes, the Yujees are majestic, but the minute Nick Stone turns up its so awkward and stiff. The main bloody character. Don't starte me in his Slaine!

He is the very definition of needing a strip to suit his style and abilities. Brendan McCarthy does things as wonderful as early Dan Dare, Blackhawk Black hole madness BUT he does everything else as well and so on that basis I had to give him the clean sweep as there's not a strip done by Massimo that I don't think would be elevated if it was done by Brendan M...

... there I've said it again and I take all slings and arrows coming my way!

Oh and I don't think it will make a jot of difference to how Massimo sweeps this one!

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...there's not a strip done by Massimo that I don't think would be elevated if it was done by Brendan M...

For the love of Grud, stop this madness! 

See this allegorical work below?   The stag represents good taste, and the Mata, that's you that is.

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You are right, I am a magnificent predator at the top of the food chain. Feeding on the flesh of other lesser creatures and they may have taste but that just makes them yummy for the eatin'.