Sonny Strait writes:
Wow! You know you’ve hit on something as an artist when you’re able to stir up controversy. If a story is to be considered erotic, then one must be turned on by it. A cartoonist can only take a story and present it in a way that pleases them. Some will like it, some won’t. But if you try to please everyone, then no one is pleased. I believe if you are an artist and you notice some glaring ideal posing itself as “The Standard” in art, it is your duty to challenge it.
Wendy is breaking new ground here. Believe it!
I have never seen an artist create something in a format so perfect for two different genres of presentation. Wendy has put on a brilliant Internet Flash show that is equally brilliant in print form. I have seen some great stuff done in Flash and some great comics — but never executed from the start to be presented as both.
The style of art in Wendy Pini’s Masque of the Red Death, to me, is a natural progression from Elfquest. I find the line work beautiful. If you look at the EQ cannon from beginning to end you see Wendy’s style fine tune itself into an eloquence unequaled.
She tops that in Masque.
There is not a line that cannot be justified. And there is a coldness here…a dark, bleakness somehow presented in a shiny package. Only Wendy could present such a dichotomy. And there is symbolism to rival a tarot deck. Wendy’s spirit itself can be seen everywhere.
I can’t think of anything else to ask of an artist’s creation.
(voice actor, director, writer, graphic novelist, musician)