Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Seattle Comics Convention News

Jet City Comics Show is in 3-and-a-half weeks, September 24th.
Got my tickets already.  It is a 1 day show held 6 months after/before the bigger Emerald City ComicCon.

Emerald City ComicCon 2012 is going to be March 30-31, April 1st, 2012.
I'm already looking forward to ECCC 2012. 
BILL SIENKIEWICZ is going to be there.  I loved his New Mutants stuff in the 80s and he is still kicking ass today. I had this New Mutants poster on my wall for a long time as a teenager.  And I just read a Black Widow series he worked on not too long ago, great stuff.

Plus, Evelyn should be pumped up, because they just announced that
JOE BENITEZ the creator/writer/artist of Lady Mechanika, Evelyn's favorite new comic series will be there as well.

Good news all around...

Comic Mashup Theater: Cruel Cocks

For Mature Readers Only.  Rated R for Ridiculous.

 Thank god for red heads

 This scene has been removed by the Comics Code.

 Don't worry gals, your adventure can continue with Vibro Matic, our sponsor:
At least there weren't any volcano demons.
Is that a Vibro Matic in your pocket, D man, or are you just happy to see us?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

What did I do this weekend?

Funny you should ask.
You were asking, right?

I installed a new screen door.
Simple concept. Lengthy process.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Comic Book Memories

Thrifty Drug Store used to be just down the street from my house.  I could walk to Thrifty’s in less than 5 minutes.  Thrifty Drug used to have an ice cream counter.  They used a weird cylinder-shaped gun, which the guy in the white hat and dirty apron would plunge into the flavor of your choice.  The gun would fill with ice cream and then he would shoot it out onto the cone in a perfect cone-sized cylinder of ice cream.  Then he would swish the gun in water, bang it on a towel and plunge it into your second flavor choice before balancing another ice cream cylinder onto your cone.  Making an ice cream tower of drippy ice cream delight, which you had to try not to tip too much or the top scoop would fall off the cone.  So the first thing I would do with a new double cone was mash the top of the tower with my tongue, trying to force it to stick to the cone better.

But before doing the double cone tower maneuver, there was one of those wire spinney racks next to the ice cream with a big sign on top saying “Hey Kids, COMICS!”  The rack was stuffed with all sorts of super hero, western, romance, and funny animal comics.  The comics were never organized, so I always had to look at every single copy in every single slot in the rack.  Turning it round and round, squeak, squeak, squeak.  Trying to decide which comic to risk my 25 cents on.  I couldn’t spend much time reading the book to see if I liked it.  The store clerks would always say, “Hey, buy it or put it back.  This ain’t no library.”  (The library was next door to Thrifty Drug, by the way.)  But I soon learned that you couldn’t always trust the cover art to give you an idea of what was inside.

Usually I ended up with Iron Man, Batman, or the occasional Captain America.  There were also Nick Fury and other WWII comics, which were making a comeback of sorts in those days, the early 70s.  Each issue I could afford got read dozens of times.  I would keep them in a box with my Boys Life magazines.  I learned how to draw from those old books.  I traveled the world in those books.  I learned about crime and science and politics in those books.

And sometimes I would skip the extra scoop and buy two comics instead.  Well worth it.  The comics lasted longer than the ice cream.
--Jay Larsen

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Captain Obvious With Captions

Today Only, On This Blog, Posted For Your Reading and Viewing Pleasure:
Captain Obvious Theatre Presents:
The Obvious With Captions
 Except for those of us who are not on Earth.
But even if you travel to other planets, Buckaroo...
 When the tough get going, the going gets tough.
 Yoda, was a little green dude, but understand him when he talked, we could.
 But, animal, human or woolly mammoth, the power of speech won't save you from Captain Obvious.
 Because if if walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be the Captain Obvious, Bat-shit-crazy edition (fully articulated with bat wing action) action figure from Obvio U.S. Ltd.
Yes, Captain, you do.  But sometimes it pays to be obvious.
 Mostly, however, obviousness is its own reward.
 But only Captain Obvious could deliver us this masterpiece of self-fulfilling enlightenment:
 Yes Obviousians (and other fans of the perfectly apparent), that is a custom Volcano Demon Illustration drawn by Chani Larsen, to be posted here on the Thunder Echo Blog as a finale to today's
 Captain Obvious Theater with Obvious Captions
But that's pretty obvious isn't it?
Thanks Chani!  That's a swell picture of a volcano with a volcano in it.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lost in Translation

This is truly amazing.
Boing Boing posted this Dollar Store Translation of the Origins of Batman from
This is Engrish at its finest. 
Spoiler Alert: Bruce Wayne is really Spiderman!
Wow, that New 52 relaunch of the DC Universe is really going to mix things up!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Today's Sales Meeting Doodle

Blinded by science. Well a mad scientist, at least.
Not entirely sure who he is, but there is a good chance he will end up in Super Ordinary Living at some point in the future.
Check out the latest SOL Episode where Kaptain Freedom reverse self defenestrates in an otherwise lovely Seattle home.
And in front of women and children no less!  The shock, the horror, the scandal...
See it for yourself.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New SOL: Heroes Rush In...

There is a brand-spanking new episode of Super Ordinary Living: Heroes Rush In, over at my web comic, Super Ordinary Living.
What does Baron Von Domino have in his pockets, my precious?
Is that a TASER?
Get your ass over to Super Ordinary Living and find out.
Dun, Dun, Dunnnnn!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Don't Lose Your Head

Comic Mashup Theater Presents:
Heads I Win, Tails I Win.
 Our Headliner
 Head Hunter
 Air Head
 Hard Head
 Talking Head
 Crack Head
 Don't Lose Your Head
 I can see where this is Headed...
 Heading For the Exits
Via the Gift Shop