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Picture Postcard: NRNY Artwork

21 Jul

July 21, 2018

In the downtown heart of New Rochelle, NY, several pieces of artwork are popping up, courtesy of local artists. Many of them celebrate the history of the area. This one, by Charles Fazzino, celebrates its history in the arts, and particularly shines the spotlight on Terry Toons, the animation studio that was located in New Rochelle from 1930 to 1971. They produced and created cartoons featuring dozens of popular characters, including Mighty Mouse.

This particular one is about seven feet tall, made of the three-dimensional letters NRNY stacked atop each other. It gets plenty of foot traffic going by, being on a corner near the Metro North train station, Monroe College, and several large banks. In addition to the cartoons, you’ll see tributes to several celebrities as well.

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Just a few feet away you’ll find this more modern artwork.






The Saturday Comics: 5 Odd Incredible Hulk Covers

26 Jan

January 26, 2013


I’ve an odd bunch of covers for you this week. It isn’t the artwork, which in some cases is quite good. It is the subject matter. Comic covers are supposed to bring in readers. They should catch the eye and intrigue the mind. I’ve picked five Hulk covers that I feel would do nothing to make a casual fan pick up the issue. In fact, if I was thinking of dropping the title, these covers might be enough to make me not buy the title again. I see no way these covers could possibly have increased sales. Other than the last, I present these in no particular order.


“How nice, a Norman Rockwell homage.” Pass.


“Oh, I hope those eggs don’t crack.” The Hulk is not the focus of this cover. In fact, you have to look closely to see him. I wonder how many fans scanned the racks for The Hulk and then asked the guy behind the counter why The Hulk didn’t come in this week. Even the logo blends in too easily. This cover simply makes the comic too easy to miss.


“Marvel Kids is back?” Pass


“So what is this book about now?” The Hulk (the book, as well as the character) went through so many changes in such a short period that readers could be forgiven if they actually believed that this was a Hulk version of Where The Wild Things Are.


“Um, the Hulk is fighting a clown????” ‘Nuff said.

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