Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tadanori Yokoo

"Having reached a climax at the age of 29, I was dead" (1965)

"A La Miason De M. Civecawa" (1965)

"Yukio Mishima" (1966)

Monday, March 26, 2007

mary blair

hurray for great color palettes!

i know they're awfully cutesy... but christ they're gorgeous.
mary blair was quite the pro.

X-Men #197

Bachalo's Back!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Turtles For Sale

Kevin Eastman Studios is auctioning off the original art from TMNT #1
Auction here
If only I had $250 thousand to piss away...

Friday, March 23, 2007

Manics site update

The brand new Manics Street Preachers website was launched this week.
Free download of their latest single, "Underdogs," here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Chris Ware Animates "This American Life"

Check it out here.

via Newsarama

Existentialators at 110%!!

from Fantastic Four #341
cover, interiors by Walter Simonson

Simonson was the writer on Fantastic Four from 1989 to 1991 and the artist from 1990 to 1991. He was succeeded by the team of Tom DeFalco and Paul Ryan.

He currently writes "Hawkgirl" for DC Comics.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Peter Saul

What a guy!

Jim Lawson on Stun!

TMNT workhorse Jim Lawson is interviewed by James VanOsdol on Stun!, the weekly comics podcast.
Check it out here.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Wally Wood - Today's Google Finds

Wally Wood bio here
Images found at Splash Pages

TMNT join the Hand, Attack the New Avengers

The juxtaposition of the last page of New Avengers #28 and the inside back cover advertisement is hilarious....unintentionally!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I seen that hat by moonlight

The Slouch Hat by Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

It was a good felt hat
I had to carry through many
rainy day, late fall
and the early spring

Jack Kerouac bio here
"Departed Angels: The Lost Paintings" buy it here

Kyle Baker's Dick Tracy

Book one of Kyle Baker's 1990 Dick Tracy miniseries was one of the first comics I ever bought. The third issue was pretty much a straight adaptation of the movie with the first two issues acting as a prequel. Baker's line is so clean and loose but at the same time he's still able to capture the sharp unique look of the characters as designed by Chester Gould (with the exception of Dick Tracy himself who had to look like Warren Beatty).

8. Can Sterilization Help?

June 1947


good to know.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Saturday Morning Heroes

Defenders of the Earth




Dino Riders


Monday, March 12, 2007

Arnold Drake (1924-2007)

The co-creator of Doom Patrol and Deadman passed away this morning.

via Comic Book Resources

Saturday, March 10, 2007

JP Leon

Some pages from the last issue of the "Static Shock" miniseries by John Paul Leon. I believe this was the last comic from the Milestone Universe. There's been some rumors over the past year that Milestone might be coming back. Fingers crossed!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Penguin Graphic Classics

The Dharma Bums - cover illustration by Jason

Marquis De Sade -
cover illustration by Tomer Hanuka

The Jungle -
cover illustration by Charles Burns

Penguin Graphic Classics here