Friday, 31 August 2007

Dun-da-lun-da-lun-da-lun-da-dun...



I demand some continuing adventures in comicbook form.


Plus there wouldn't be a laughter track

My secret shame: No 1

I actually kinda' like the uniforms in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.





Though that collar on Deforest Kelley does look pretty stupid.

Shut up.

Panel of the Day 31/08/07

Steve Canyon - Milton Caniff

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Panel of the Day 30/08/07

Shazam: Monster society of evil - Jeff Smith

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

"It's like Blade Runner..."

Fellow countrymen/ladies, there are apparently plans to demolish Camden Market and replace it with a mall full of corporate chain stores, clearly if this happens the Terrorists have won.


Sign here - http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/camdenmarket/

You also get an email from 10 Downing street which is pretty awesome.

Panel of the Day 29/08/07

Yotsuba&! - Kiyohiko Azuma

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

But what household appliance would he use to kill it?

Interesting fact I learnt at the weekend: The CIA once killed an Elephant with LSD

I am sending my pitch for a fourth Borne film, wherein Matt Damon fights a tripping war Elephant, to Universal.

Panel of the Day 28/08/07

The Pirates of Coney Island - Rick Spears & Vasilis Lolos

Monday, 27 August 2007

Friday, 24 August 2007

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

We can REBUILD it, we have the technology...





Yes it's pointless, but it's a very pretty piece of pointlessness.

Panel of the Day 22/08/07

Sketchbook Diaries - James Kochalka

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Monday, 20 August 2007

Crossing Midnight Intrigue!

So a few years ago I made some mini-comics for the Bristol Comic-con on the subject of Enjo Kosai (Colour digital versions here here here here and here, and yes they are a little cheesy in places, not to mention some awful artwork, but I was young, well slightly younger...). Mostly I just gave them to people who's stuff I liked. Years pass and as one in roughly five people who read Mike Carey's Crossing Midnight I had a look at the solicitation for August when DC put them up and saw this -

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #10
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Eric Nguyen
Cover by J.H. Williams III
Beginning a new storyline with guest art by Eric Nguyen (SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE)! Having arrived in Tokyo, Kai falls in with the enjokosai — middle- to high-school-age girls who go on dates for money. No sex is required, and in Japan, it’s completely legal. But a supernatural slasher is voicing disapproval in the bloodiest ways imaginable…
On sale August 22 • 32 pg,
FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Well one of the people I gave a mini-comic to was, yes, Mike Carey. Now it's pretty unlikely that he remembers it (I doubt anyone actually read those things), and I'd assume that he just found the information while researching the culture, but just maybe I influenced a Vertigo storyline, and that'd be pretty cool!

Please note: I'm not accusing Mike Carey of stealing my intellectual property or anything equally silly as they were meant to be educational, plus I'm not sure why anyone would want to steal those ideas in the first place.

Full report after I've gone to my local comics emporium in a few weeks.

Panel of the Day 20/08/07


Rabid Eye - Rick Veitch

Friday, 17 August 2007

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Fanatastic Four: Tribute

A little tribute piece to Mike Wieringo. I don't think I have anything new to say in his praise that hasn't already been said better by people who knew him better so I won't.

Panel of the Day 16/08/07

Krazy Kat - Geo Herriman

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Panel of the Day 14/08/07


Fantastic Four - Mark Waid & Mike Wieringo

Monday, 13 August 2007

Mike Wieringo


Mike Wieringo died today aged 44. I enjoyed his work and he was a bigger influence on me than I ever expected. I wish I didn't have to talk about him in the past tense.

There's a nice gallery of the sketches he did just for fun here.



RIP

Panel of the Day 13/08/07

Azumanga Daioh - Kiyohiko Azuma

Friday, 10 August 2007

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Sexica from Multiple Warheadz


Picked up a copy of Brandon Graham’s Multiple Warheadz the other day, it's all quirky hipster Moebius and nudity, a combination which comics (and every other medium) need more of.
Now to find a copy of King City.

Panel of the Day 08/08/07

Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Panel of the Day 07/08/07


Asterix - René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo

Monday, 6 August 2007

Panal of the Day 06/08/07

Formerly Known as the Justice League - Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis & Kevin Maguire

Friday, 3 August 2007

Panel of the Day 03/08/07

Bambi and her pink gun - Atsushi Kaneko

Thursday, 2 August 2007

TeamSmithy recommends... Crecy

Scene: The Headmasters office of a small public school in Essex during the early 1980's.

Headmaster - Now Warren, do you know why you're here?
Warren - No sir?
Headmaster - Hmm, I think you do Warren, your history teacher came to speak to me earlier.
Warren - My history teacher sir?
Headmaster - Yes Warren, he tells me that you've defaced your text book.
Warren - Well I thought it could do with some livening up sir.
Headmaster - You seem to have scrawled a large number of offensive words over the text.
Warren - Offensive words sir?
Headmaster - Yes Warren, some particularly offensive words.
Warren - You mean like cu...
Headmaster - Yes that one stands out, you seem to have used it a lot.
Warren - Well they would have used it all time in those days sir.
Headmaster - That may well be true Warren, but the history lesson is no place for such language. On the same subject, while this drawing of the death of Edward the Second may well be accurate, I think you know that it also isn't suitable for the classroom. Do you understand Warren?
Warren - I think so sir, history can be very interesting, but I shouldn't let that interfere with me learning about it. Is that right sir?
Headmaster - Hmmm. While you're here Warren you wouldn't also care to explain why we found these cigarettes in your blazer pocket would you?
Warren - I'm as surprised as you are sir, I thought I'd smoked them all at lunch sir.

Fun and informative, it'd be really quite nice if Ellis did a whole series of these, I think he has a little too much on his plate at the moment though, pity.

Panel of the Day 02/08/07


New Frontier - Darwyn Cooke

Wednesday, 1 August 2007