Dudes in the Pacific Northwest - particularly pasty white dudes - have this collective need to rip their shirts off the first time the temperature pokes above 65 °F (~18° C).
Not to go for a jog around the park, mind you; just to, like, air out? In the middle of a business and shopping district.
WE ARE NOT AMUSED.
At a workshop not too many years ago a newer writer began to condemn a best selling novel, pointing out all its flaws and jagged edges. I listened for a long time, nodding.
“All those things are true,” I said. And gave him the C.C. Finlay quote. “But until you learn what the good parts were that excited the reader, you’re always going to be bitterly upset about what is wrong with that bestseller. Learn to spot what worked in that book, and you’ll be able to move forward. And you’ll be a lot less upset all the time as well.”"
The C.C. Finlay quote: “A novel doesn’t excite readers because you took all the bad stuff out of it, it excites them because of all the good stuff that’s in it, regardless of the bad.”
Holiday decorations, when crowded close together, assume an air of menace.
Marvel just released a couple more pages from Steve Lieber’s first issue of “Superior Foes of Spider-Man” to accompany an interview with the writer Nick Spencer. Here are the pages, along with the reference he shot for that all-important ad on the back of the Daily Bugle.
What is the secret of Boxcat? Steve will not say.
.@mercurialblonde, aka Sarah Horrocks, writes about Alberto Breccia’s work. Breccia is one of my favorite artists, and belongs near the top of anyone’s comics pantheon.
With the recent release of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s Lovecraftian loveletter Heart of Ice, it seems appropriate to revisit some of the more enigmatic and daring adaptations of Lovecraft’s work into the comic medium—and that is to say the adaptations done by the Argentine comic legend…
I drew a sketch of Hawkeye and Pizza Dog at the Stumptown Comics Fest, and used it to play around with the coloring tools in Manga Studio 5. Here’s the result.
The original art might still be available at Periscope Studio’s Etsy store.
BANDETTE by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover is one of our favorite comics. So earlier this week, when it was announced that the digital-only Bandette was nominated for FOUR Eisner awards, and that the fourth issue is now available from Comixology, we knew we needed to do something to celebrate. The answer? Four sketchcards!
Here’s the first! It’s from Steve Lieber. 2.5 ” by 3.5.” Ink and watercolor on cardstock. It’s always fun seeing an illustrative artist like Steve exercise his cartooning chops. The original is available on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/129852550/bandette-sketchcard-by-steve-lieber
Want to learn more about Bandette? Go here and read the first issue for free: http://www.comixology.com/Bandette-1/digital-comic/DIG001623