Sequential Spotlight #01: Massimiliano Frezzato’s The Keepers of the Maser
Sequential Spotlight #01
The Keepers of the Maser
Welcome to the newest addition to Sound Colour Vibration with the series titled “Sequential Spotlight”. The art of comic story-telling is one that is immensely under-appreciated these days, an under-appreciation we will help remove as this series grows with more articles, interviews and exclusive content. I firmly believe we are on the cusp of a creative renaissance right now that also includes some amazing sequential art being created by incredibly talented individuals. Every week I will spotlight Sequential Art that I personally think is worthy of some props and recognition. If you are asking what sequential art is, don’t worry. “Sequential art refers to the art form of using a train of images deployed in sequenc to graphic storytelling or convey information”. Basically it’s a fancy way of saying comics. I will feature impressive and inspiring new works that I come across as well as classics from the masters of this art medium.
-Arsia Rozegar, April 2011
Arsia Rozegar has worked professionally in the comic book industry since 1999. Working primarily as a digital colorist on popular titles for Marvel Comics such as The Hulk and Iron Man, his resume extends into many different art forms & outlets of creativity. His most recent comic projects he is involved in is the first issue of EPIC and the late Dave Cockrum’s final Futurians story. http://www.arsiarozegar.com
Now to our first article in this new series @ Sacvs
Massimiliano Frezzato (not to be confused with Frank Frazzeta) is an Italian comic creator best known for his highly-acclaimed series, The Keepers of the Maser (published by Heavy Metal). I first saw his art at the San Diego Comic Con Heavy Metal booth many years ago. All it took was a few glances of those pages, and I immediately had to own all his hardcover books.
With his use of incredibly expressive faces, brilliant colors, and amazing backgrounds, Frezzato is a testament to how exceptional sequential art can truly be.
His website: http://www.maser-universe.info/
Volume 1 of Frezzato’s Master series can be found HERE
A fan of all forms of creative expression, Arsia Rozegar got into comic books and the artform of sequential story-telling as a young kid. Eventually he found his way as a professional comic book creator working primarily as a Colorist on countless pages for major comic book companies like Marvel, Image, Top Cow, Todd McFarlane Productions and Zenescope.