I haven’t done an Artist Spotlight for awhile so I thought it was about time I did. I really couldn’t decide on one artist to focus on, so instead I’m spotlighting comic art for the month of December from Marvel Comics (yes, I realize this defeats the purpose of a “spotlight” but I do what I likes and I likes what I do). Continue reading Marvel Artists
Tonight begins probably the biggest series of the season for my Anaheim Angels – a three-game series versus the Oakland A’s at Anaheim. The Angels (along with the Texas Rangers) are currently two games behind the A’s in the American League West Division. After these three games at home against Oakland, my Angels had to Texas for four games, and then finish the season at Oakland with another three games. So yes, this is the final homestand at Anaheim. And, although it may sound cliche’ tonight’s game is pretty much do-or-die. Well, maybe not exactly do-or-die, but damn close. It’s been a helluva season for the Angels so far. If the team wasn’t plagued with injuries, and the starting pitching rotation had lived up to expectations, we probably wouldn’t be in the situation that we are now. We’d probably have the American League West Division locked up, or close to it.
I will be at tonight’s game at Angels Stadium tonight to support my team. (No athletic supporter joke needed.) In fact, I will be sitting in the front row on the right field wall. Hopefully that means I’ll catch myself a Vladimir Guerrero or Garret Anderson home run. At this point, I don’t know if I’ll be going to the game tomorrow, but I will be going to Sunday’s game – the last home game of the season for my Anaheim Angels.
Arn Saba’s comic book has been described as “somewhat esoteric, not mainstream, and sprinkled with intellectual humor and obscure references”.
Bottomless Studios’ anthology of caustic humor, featuring “Vitriol”: “The scenes in [“Vitriol”] between Rick and Lilith reminded me somewhat of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ‘– they were that clever, cruel, and intense.” –Katherine Keller, Sequential Tart
John Findley takes the reader into the Old West the historians won’t tell you about… the weird, haunted, and occult old west of Tex Arcana. The comic is an Adult serialized fantasy tale that was published sporadically in HEAVY METAL magazine
Jamie Delano and John Higgins present World Without End. A six-issue mini-series first published by DC in 1990 and 1991, and now at Unbound Comics.
Hugo Tate has fled the grim, suburban sprawl of his London home and gone looking for soul food beneath the big, bright skies of the USA. But the best laid plans…
Called “a small masterpiece” by Time Out and “one of the most terrifying (and elevating) reads in comics” by Comics Forum, this e-book reprint is a great introduction to writer and artist Nick Abadzis and his existential everyman Hugo Tate.
When the king is killed, Prince Hamlet is called upon to cast off his old life and take up his sword as his father’s avenger and the rightful King of Denmark.
As a foreign army masses on the border, Hamlet is thrown into a struggle between the person he has always been and the King he was born destined to become. He haunts the castle halls, plotting, raging, and feigning a madness that threatens to become all too real.
Bill is a man with a lot of friends, which is what you get when you’re such a nice fellow as himself. And that’s how WORKING FOR THE MAN got rolling. Continue reading Working for the Man
For some time, there’s been debate about whether an american comic can be termed manga, if done in a japanese style by american creators. Seven Seas publishing have been throwing around the term Original English Language, or OEL manga. Here’s my thoughts. Continue reading Regarding the use of the word “manga”