Archive for May, 2009

Mr. Cream’s sapphire teeth

Since I’m writing about Miracleman, I might as well mention my favorite bit in the series so far: the assassin Mr. Cream, an elegant fellow with black skin and sapphire teeth. I wonder if a writer, at least a white writer, could invent him now. A big part of the character’s gimmick is that he’s […]

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Phallus Dei 5: Shambling On

Man Thing Part One;Man Thing Part Two;Man Thing Part Three; Man-Thing Part Four ________________ In his last post, Tucker refused to say anything about Man-Thing #3, preferring instead to talk about his experience caring for killer attack dogs. This was a wise move; I would rather hear about killer attack dogs than about Man-Thing #3. […]

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Alan Moore’s purple prose

Through the corpse-orchard. Through the boneyards … Strange fruit brushes his cheeks. The skinless aristocrat of the cemeteries follows close behind, white head nodding, smiling, top hat fallen over one socket … Somewhere, a bird screams.   From Miracleman, when Mr. Cream is having a nightmare. The thing is, I like all that, and especially […]

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Couple of Links

Ted Rall is fed up with Obama and says he should quit: “This guy makes Bill Clinton look like a paragon of integrity and follow-through.” It’s an op-ed piece, not a cartoon. Via Matthew Yglesias, a blog titled Economics: Where Graphic Art Meets Dismal Science. Sample posts: “Alien Technology and Economic Growth: Lessons from Solow,” “Supernatural Disaster […]

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Partially Congealed Pundit: Joe Audubon

Last week we had Johnny Monomyth; this wee it’s Joe Audubon. This is a one-page strip I did using manipulated clip art for Bert Stabler and David Heatley’s wonderful New Graphics Revival. (The text is a little small, but if you click on it I think you should be able to read everything, except maybe […]

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Golden Age Gallery: L. B. Cole’s Rocket Thursday

Four Star, 1947 Aviation Press, 1946 Star Publications, 1951

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Gluey Tart: The Dawn Of Love

The Dawn Of Love, by Kazuho HirokawaNovember 2008, Digital Manga Publishing I had one of those moments, when I saw this on the shelf. I often go trolling for yaoi, and I’m often disappointed. But every once in a while, I spot a cover that makes me suck in my breath and pause a moment, […]

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