Thursday, December 27, 2012

Yo, Jimbo!

Character sketch for "That Dog Don't Hunt", a Vicar story for Nix Comics Quarterly #5, due out soon. Put on the coffee!
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Magazines I've Read Recently, December 26th, 2012

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Pics from the Grass Skirt Tiki Room

The Grass Skirt site:
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

The 10 Best Older Films I Saw in 2012

In no particular order:

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Eleven Best New Films I Saw in 2012

In no particular order:

Looking at the list, there's an emphasis on animated and genre movies. It was a strong year for those categories. Conversely, it seemed to be a weaker year for indie and foreign movies (at least for those shown in central Ohio). I'm looking forward to the release of more dramas along the lines of Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Margin Call, Little Children and Summer Hours.

I've amended the post to include Roman Polanski's Carnage, another strong entry in his recent director's winning streak.
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Jim Anthony: "Neighborhood in Peril"

An illustration I drew for Airship 27's upcoming anthology of Jim Anthony short stories. More details soon!
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1910 Chiclets Ad

The refinement of chewing gum for people of refinement.
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Monday, December 17, 2012

The History Boys Meet The X-Men!

The final version of the History Boys poster drawn for Available Light Theatre's upcoming performance of the Alan Bennett play. The lettering was done inhouse at ALT, making for a great looking poster!

Tickets are on sale now for the January 10th - 19th performances at Madlab:
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Recently Read: Comics On Trial - the Kirby Estate vs. Disney/Marvel

Not essential reading, but an interesting document nonetheless.

Just reading the transcripts of Lee, Thomas and Romita, you'd come away thinking that Stan Lee basically plotted most of the '60s Marvel comics which Kirby drew - which doesn't seem to be the case, looking at the evidence (the original art, the printed books and the creative output of Lee and Kirby before and after the '60s).
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

AT&T's U-verse

A 1910 Argosy Magazine ad for AT&T's U-verse (Universal Service).
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Lone Star Comics' Buddy Saunders in The Fly

A letter to an early '60s issue of Archie Comics' The Fly, from Buddy Saunders, founder of the current Lone Star Comics chain of stores (called My Comic Shop online).

I've ordered from Lone Star and recommend them:
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Comics I've Read Recently, December 12th, 2012

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