Saturday, May 30, 2009

An Uncommon Fetish

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Some men favor eyes or prefer sound minds, but this chap seems to enjoy forearms less than 29 inches. There's a history here, whether it's worth uncovering is up to you.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

War Beatings

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No relation to the cartoon and movie characters.

Artist Unknown.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Water Warriors?

So much for that California love and peace.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A day of a pirate

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Wonder what that old woman is up too. Something sinister no doubt.

Monday, May 18, 2009

A bridge and a finger

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I just liked Kirby's use of perspective and size here; thought I would share it with you.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Someone needed these badges

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Some known, most lost to time; these characters must have been notorious enough at some point to warrant material value. A curious relic. (One wonders what conversations get brought up when wearing a "press" badge, bloody or not)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dreary Spirit

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This is the most writhing and angst driven drawings of Will Eisner's I have ever seen. Usually it's goofy and silly (a mood that carries over to the Spirit movie by Miller) but here they definitely seem to have given up on life. It's not upsetting, just striking as unusual in Eisner's universe.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Five odd covers

Hard to imagine how they got passed, since most have nothing to do with the stories inside, or are horribly misleading. Dig that first one though.

Artist Unknown.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Last Steps

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Maybe it's odd to start at the ending, but this strip--Caniff's last for the Terry-- is still one of most evocative and well done pieces ever, even if you didn't follow the history that closely. Hopefully more posts on him will fill that gap. In the meantime, enjoy.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dreams and Dinosaurs

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How is it with ten panels McCay can tell a story better than most 2 hour films? Always a wonderful surprise with this artist.