Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Year, Another Monster Mash

Happy X-mas and New Year's Parties! Rock on and see you next year.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Under the Ball, Beyond the Influence

Time to reflect, or at lest ponder, over the year that went, and what can go better next year. Or not. Whatever amuses you more.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Am I the Girl or the Horse's Head?

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This shopping has me seeing blues, but in full Technicolor. It must end soon.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Back again, in a hair's length

Now and again, it's fun to see long lost acquaintances or those you knew previously(..especially if mushrooms are involved?)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Decal the halls..

Yes, there goes my lame joke quota for this month I've given my fair share. From a kooky 1950's catalog order form.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Table Babies

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Hell of a Christmas gift. Never was a fan of those monkeys.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Crits on the Fence

Time to move to a new area.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Back in my school days

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Pink floyd were only all too right..

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Six Piece Spine

Now that's good reading.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rabied Candy Junkies

Seems like a game worth playing.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fictile Chomp

Fun band, remind me to spotlight in a future musical show. If can't wait, check them out at end of that fantastic film, Hot Fuzz.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Return of the (the other) King

Can't have a moth of monsters(and others) without the god of them all.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Mighty Pile

Halloween is near, you say? Death, you say? Painted by Vereshchagin in early part of 20th century, you say? Well, I'll be.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I see you (through rat's eyes)

Which is what we must seem like, in the great scale of things.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A King's Trip

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Rarebit is good, but let's not forget the other little strip McCay had. It has its moment as well

Friday, September 24, 2010

Waves of hands

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L’ Océan, 1925 by Erté

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

(Re)Workings of a Debased Machine

A fitting tribute to a film finally (re)complete, all the gears and cogs (and biblical revelations) reveled.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Carefree Cannons

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Enoch Bolles takes us back to the time (1962, it seems) when a lady can enjoy a cannon and be quite spirited. Ahh, those were the days.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Alley dinosaurs

I mostly like the casual way throwing of th rock into the (awesomely drawn) dinosaurs, but the whole strip is fun of a bygone era.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Outer Sanctum (by Kurtzman and Elder)

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Another fantastic example of mad in it's prime, the young era of Kurtzman and crew. So young in fact that this was when they were an actual comic book(and in color), before the shift to b&w magazine to avoid the comic code. Nonetheless this is a fantastic example of funny writing and wonderful details in each panel. From 1953, issue #5, a sharp parody of the radio serial The inner sanctum. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Runaway Train, can never come back

Life isn't all helpful hobos and fun getaways it seems.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Artist Dilemma

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I'm sure crumb, and many others, pondered this over a sleepiness night.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Youth of the.. slight inconvenience

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Exploitation, exploitation, what's your function?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

From the Darkest Part of the North

Feeling in an experimental mood, and one I can't help but share. This is the opening track to an astonishing lp of dark ambient music, ostensibly (and I use that word somewhat loosely) in relation to black metal. The man's real name is Varg Vikernes, whose history and place in music is.. complicated to say the least(and will no doubt be of some controversy those that know him).

Nonetheless this track was not only appreciated by me but also a friend who dislikes this sort of music in general, hence an appeal to a potentially unknowing audience seems ideal. I hope you enjoy it as much as she did. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

They had more monsters than we thought...

This and many more amazing illustrated Japanese monsters can be found here.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Apples to Apples

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Back in the day when strips were gigantic (see the larger Krazy Kat for examples) and not just the size of candy wrapper, it was common for popular series to feature a topper, or extra comic. This, Colonel Potterby and the Duchess was from creator of Blondie. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Black Magic (by Goodwin and Ditko)

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Another fantastic comic, written by goodwin, and drawn in a bold style unlike his marvel ro Charleston work by Ditko, this at times warped tale of dr. strange type antics is another feather in the cap of both creators.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Towers of Robots and Invisible Ladies

Once again, the images on the outside outweigh those on the inside. If only there was a way to make the text disappear..

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Space Buddies

I don't know why, but this one wood panel by itself amuse me so, and I'd thought I would share it.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Bird and the Beautiful

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Nearing 90 years old, but still enjoyable.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rider of the Big Pink

A slight bit of pink driver nihilism, that reminds me ever so subtly of a warped Akira universe. Success.