Friday, June 23, 2017

Copy This! #40

Received in the mail today: Copy This! #40, wherein D. Blake Werts made me the interview subject! I also drew new front and back covers and the issue arrives with a free, 8-page Pictures of Benevolence sampler.

If you'd like a copy, just send a few bucks (or, better yet, a few dollars worth of mailing stamps) to D. Blake Werts at: 12339 Chesley Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277.
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From the the October, 1966 issue of The Wonderful World of Ohio.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

German Village, from the June, 1966 Issue of The Wonderful World of Ohio.

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Early '50s Family Funnies Ads, Published by Harvey Comics

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Recently Read: The Horse and His Boy, by C.S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy is probably the least essential of the Narnia books (in its chronological narrative), but it's a rousing adventure nonetheless, distinct by virtue of it being from the viewpoint of someone who lives in the world of Narnia, but was not raised Narnian.

The protagonist, Shasta, has a ruthless Calormene father and steals away to Narnia on a talking horse, Bree. Bree turns out to be one of Lewis' strongest characters, a brave, haughty friend who is as flawed as any human. Along the way they combine forces with a young lady, Aravis, also escaping on a talking horse. They eventually cross paths with Aslan and the grown Pevensie children. Even old Tumnus makes a guest appearance.

For those who find satirical jabs at other cultures intolerable, The Horse and His Boy may be what's now euphemistically called problematic. Otherwise, it's a quite enjoyable and suspenseful romance.
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Mary Wells Poster Created for the Nix Comics Risen From the Grave Fest

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Now You Can Carry Your Hip Pocket Records On Your Ear!
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