July 29, 2014
Every year at San Diego Comic Con time, Patrick McDonnell turns over a week of his brilliant Mutts strip to superheroes. Too bad for them, they are always tormented by Bip and Bop, a pair of squirrels, sure to be their newest arch-villains, who live in what must be the most perfect tree in the world, as every hero is compelled to spend a few minutes in its shade. In the past, he’s done DC heroes one year, Marvel the next, but this time he’s mixed them up. Bonus points if you can identify the classic cover he’s paying homage to in the Sunday strip.
July 6, 2014
Since I cut back on the blog, the Sneak Peek of the Week has been the biggest casualty. Miss it? Nah. Since I have no clue what’s coming next, or when it’s coming, it would be pretty silly to continue it.
SNEAK PEEK OF THE WEEK OF JULY 6th, 2014
And now imagine that same Sneak Peek every single week.
But this is the summer, people are away, and even the most loyal of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Readers may have missed some recent posts. So I thought this might be a nice time to recap some of the more interesting things that I’ve posted here in the past few months.
Like some short fiction?
In the mood for some Picture Postcards?
Feeling Imponderable? (Yeah, me too.)
Pop culture has also caught my eye. First, my usual targets- TV and movies.
Real world pop culture has given me a lot to yell about too. Hipsters? Grrr, hate them!
But have no fear! I can still give you a little bit of a Sneak Peek! Coming in the near future will be a brand new New York Minute, and a sequel to Mumbles Mumbai Meets Sleepy Bhopal. I am NEVER returning to that restaurant, and you’ll see why soon.
June 4, 2014
Can you tell that I love Fred Hembeck? He’s got one of the most truly original styles in comics- there’s no mistaking his knees. His style is all his own, his writing is funny, the guy is just great. And now, I have my own Fred Hembeck original!
The original Flash, Jay Garrick, has long been one of my favorite characters. Does he even exist in DC’s New 52? Doesn’t matter, this is the way I like him best.
Each sketch is original, hence the watermark. but you can get your own too. He sells all kinds of character sketches on eBay, so go out and get one now!