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Happy Fourth of July 2020!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 04, 2020 - Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Holidays, Comics

Workout with She Hulk

I don't know about you, but I'm inspired!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 06, 2020 - Comments (5)
Category: Comics, Bodybuilding

Richard Sala, RIP

I loved the comics made by Richard Sala, a truly unique talent. As one of my Facebook pals, he was always funny, kind and clever. Alas, he's gone now.

Here a rare bit of animation from him--INVISIBLE HANDS, the first bit--one of his first big breaks leading to a wonderful career, cut short.



Posted By: Paul - Mon May 11, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Death, Comics, Books, Cartoons, 1990s, Fictional Monsters

Magneto and Titanium Man

So far as my researches at ISFDB reveal, Marvel Comics has inexplicably never used this song in a film. WU hereby offers it, gratis, for the relaunch of the X-Men.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 21, 2020 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Music, Comics, 1970s

What was under Beetle Bailey’s cap?

According to Brian Chapman, over at the Legends & Rumors blog, Beetle Bailey was arguably “the syndicated comic strip most often copied in underground and anti-war papers during the Vietnam War era.” And the most-copied strip from Beetle Bailey was one that originated as a satire in Mad magazine. It was popular because it revealed what was under Beetle Bailey’s cap: a message written on his forehead saying, “Get out of Vietnam.”

Brian traces the many publications that this particular strip appeared in. Along the way, the strip was frequently redrawn, and eventually new forehead messages were substituted, such as "Go to hell Lifer" or "FTAF" (F the Air Force).

The original strip, from Mad magazine (Apr 1969)









Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 30, 2020 - Comments (1)
Category: Comics, 1960s

Screwball! Comics

My pal Paul Tumey just released his magnum opus, a history of "screwball" comics. I'm reading my copy now, and it's great.

If you go to the link, you get a PDF copy of one of his newsletters to sample what he's all about.

Order yours today!



Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 17, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Humor, Comics, Books, Twentieth Century

Peter Pain Parody

Alex and I never coordinate our posts, but sometimes they achieve thematic synchronicity. Yesterday, for instance, he posted about losing weight and I posted about obesity.

But his post from today, about Corporate Icon Peter Pain, happened magically to dovetail with my leisure-time reading of last evening, when I was enjoying THE THING FROM THE GRAVE, a collection of the work that artist Joe Orlando did for the fabled EC Comics. I read Orlando's Peter Pain Parody, and then this morning found Alex's post!

BTW: the whole line of EC reprints from Fantagraphics is worthy of your attention.



Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 05, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Comics, Homages, Pastiches, Tributes and Borrowings, 1950s, Parody, Pain, Self-inflicted and Otherwise

Mystery Illustration 88



In the Golden Age of comics, there was no internet to provide reference fotos for odd creatures or other objects/places/people which an artist might need to draw.

What creature is this artist attempting to depict?

The answer is here (page 23).

Or after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 06, 2019 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Comics, 1950s

Arm Fall Off Boy

One of the lesser-known superheroes in the DC Comics universe. Though to DC fans he's apparently fairly well-known, or notorious, as arguably the weirdest DC superhero. His superpower: being able to remove either of his arms (or his legs) and use them as weapons.

More info: wikipedia



Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 29, 2019 - Comments (6)
Category: Comics, Superheroes

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