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Hello,

Here's a tintin sketch I did for a tintin talk that me and my pal Joe did.

You can read it here:
http://blog.neonmonster.com/library/tintin-for-the-holidays-part-three/

and a good the bad and ugly drawing out of my sketchbook with them quoting KRS and Crooked I:

oh lee van clief, you pussy hound.


The last 3 days were freelance for money days so I'm excited to get back to my own shit. Multiple warheads issue 3 woo.
This morning Marian went off to island cabin solitude and I ate burritos and watched new Tron.

Dude, that movie barely has Tron in it.
It needs a "this movie contains less than .02% Tron" warning label.
It'd be like if they called the first star wars, cantina bartender. or if Tribe called quest was just called Jarobi.

Seems like if any movie was to get deep into Arcade logic It shouldve been that.
A life bar would have been nice.
also the dudes making it just threw out all the the rad moebius designs from the old one.
Like taking off gold plating so you can cover it in plastic.

I drew this while watching it.

The idea for this is that as Flynn aged in the Grid his user being would get bigger and bigger. He'd be like Cloak from cloak and dagger with infinate space inside his shell.
and the programs all wear their frizbe disks like halos.

The gentleman who runs the Moebius Tumblr put some of the old Tron designs this week too:
http://theairtightgarage.tumblr.com/tagged/tron
If there's a division of nobel peace prizes for running a Tumblr it should go to that guy.
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For Xmas My Lady gave me a tortoise toy and made a comic to go along with it.
It is the best thing ever.

and the stuff I gave Marian is on her HCHOM:
http://hchom.com/2010/12/27/cribbers/#comments




I like the TMNT dirty pair so much it hurts.

My pal Moritat sent me images from a sketchbook he did.
He was my gateway into drawing porn comics a million years ago and now is drawing the Sprit over at DC. Rooster in the hen house.
I really like his sketches.

I think theres copies of the sketcbook on
http://www.stuartngbooks.com

My homie Simon Roy sent me some of his newer shorts.

I was thinking about how artists like Marian and Stokeo and Simon are
pulling so much more influence from reading real real books and I think it shows.

Reading Simons stuff makes me feel like I'm seeing an amazing 60's science fiction author reincarnated to make comics. His work is so good and so nicely subtle.

You can read his whole alien barfight short here:
http://www.arthurmag.com/contributors/comics/

Also Simon made this personal map about making his Jan's Atomic heart book.

Bigger here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/povorot/5261821802/
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I spent Xmas over at Marians parents place she baked stuff with her sister while I played Marians childhood copy of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in the basementvania.

I like the idea that it's set in this giant living ever changing castle.
But I had a hard time relating to the weird overdressed (I'm so mad at you dad)dracula hunters.

400 and 17 is such an age difference it'll never work.


I like the monsters. Like this shit, a naked lady on top of some giant wolf heads with
eeels coming out of them-- what the shit is that!?


I made it to the upsidedown 2nd castle.
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And I read some comics this week.
Moebius 8, Mississippi river and the Dominion: Phantom of the audience short.

Man, look at that Clark Gable/ Rhett Butler mutherfucker on the left.
I like to think that Jean-Michel Charlier and Moebius had just watched Gone with the
wind and we're like "fuck that guy, lets kill him"

Dominion always feels like Shirow just fucking around.
This one has some great batshit crazy in it.

I really like this scene where a pollitician tries to negotiate with fire.


Or the crazy shit with these fireman.
where he's told to take a nap and in the next panel hes goot a full bed set up
and is sleeping on the spot.-- and that Boar saying Groovy as she races by it in a tank.


Mississippi was cool, I liked it more than the Blueberry stuff Moebius does with Charlier.
I like our yankie hero Jim Cutlass. (jim cut-a-bitch)
Here's a scene where he tricks the snake handelers out for him by sleeping under his bed.


There's something severly badass about making a perfectly good soft bed as a decoy
and then sleeping hidden in the same room. Like this Appleseed page.


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Mr Moritat showed me this Phil Winslade Batman cover that he said was the best ever.
I think I agree. Also unrelated, reminds me of the best rap line I've heard this week
where Joell Ortiz says--"I've got my back to the future like I'm mad at Biff"

and I like this Moebius poster for Kurosawa's Bday

I ran into this site with a ton of Philippe Adamov pages.
http://www.danielmaghen.com/fr/philippe-adamov_b1.htm

in the 80's Heavy metal ran a ton of great Adamov comics.
I really like his Waters of Deadmoon about post apocalyptic cannibal french aristocrats.
and Dayak ghetto 9 about a white dude with an albino ape in future Africa.

But yeah if I ever reach comic book Valhalla I expect Adamov to be there.

Here's some other French books that I haven't read but I really like the look of.
L’Arbre des Deux Printemps on the left and Sheol on right.

The shadows on that house are great.

And I'm really excited about Pat McEown's(of back ups in Cooper's Weasle fame)Hair shirt

McEown is such a Tom Herpich , (one of the on the low secret best to ever touch a comic. shhhh)-- For me artists like that are proof that so much of the best
comics are rare and hard to find.

And here's a cover by Enki Bilal I hadn't seen before and a nice Milo Manara drawing.

I never get tired of these dudes.

And some Miyazaki drawing bearded war pigs.--Just like witches at black massessss..


Dirty pair blade runner.


Aight, I'm going back to Multiple warheads pages and then later make my bed and not even
sleep in it. DO SOMETHING!

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kelvingreen From: kelvingreen Date: December 30th, 2010 10:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant stuff once again, BG. You're a redistribution hub for comics goodness. Spot on about Tron2, er, too.
kelvingreen From: kelvingreen Date: December 30th, 2010 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh! And forgot to mention that I finally got around to picking up my comics last week, including King City #12. What a great -- and unexpected -- way to end it.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: December 30th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice, I'm glad you liked it.
I was uncertain how it would go over.
kelvingreen From: kelvingreen Date: December 30th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can see how it could go wrong, but I think you pulled it off because you'd already spent so long building up the relationships so that you could look back at the end and see that all along it was really about those, not the big gribbly monster.
johnnythunderz From: johnnythunderz Date: December 30th, 2010 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
at last! now i can comment on your TinTin drawing! ... for some reason i can't comment on DA??
wanting to say that you should really do a lil TinTin comic because you have those light lines. perhaps ha flipside comic which also comntains your version of the Dirty Pair? plus the TMNT.DP!

and yes, that guy doing the moebius blog is the best! ive been saving every pic and when my internet was off for two weeks ... i nearly spent a good day just going through his page to be up to date again hehe. its amazing how much that guy has to upload! his flat must be like a moebius museum.

here some TinTin-ish art by me that was for the comic Mekano Turbo aka Tuerto

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royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: December 30th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's awesome. I like the cyborg snowey.

I've been kicking around the idea of making a zine of fan stuff for awhile. it'd be fun.
harveyjames From: harveyjames Date: December 30th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm down for that!
johnnythunderz From: johnnythunderz Date: January 2nd, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I 2nd HJs comment and for the next mekano issue ill be doing a TinTin-ish comic with this version of him and cyborg snowey.
_w_o_o_d_ From: _w_o_o_d_ Date: December 30th, 2010 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw yeah, Mississippi River, that was the first Jim Cutlass book, right ?

They continued the series after Charlier's death, with Giraud/Moebius doing the writing and Christian Rossi drawing.

The story got much more mystical than it would have with Charlier, with voodoo magic and all...

royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: December 30th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
more mystical sounds great. Everytime I read anything Moebius just draws I miss his writing.
nervousystem From: nervousystem Date: December 30th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Simon Roy's graph is really amazing.

Adamov just cracked the code...mental block in my head. Thank god you posted those pages, seriously dude!
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: December 30th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
agreed.

Read the waters of deadmoon first if you havent.
it's good shit Mr Ayo
nervousystem From: nervousystem Date: December 30th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the head's up. I summoned a copy to me using the "information super-highway."
bougieman From: bougieman Date: December 30th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great interview about TinTin. I grew up with that shit because it was some of the only comics in the library, and it was in like, EVERY Canadian library I ever went to in the 80s. I LOVED IT SO MUCH.

My fave book is one of the ones that rarely seems to get props: FLIGHT 714. What I loved about it the most was that the whole kidnapping plot/highjacking/criminality of it REALLY appealed to me. And then it three other something elses I really liked: UNDERGROUND CAVERNS, TRUTH SERUMS and UFOS! Why don't more people love FLIGHT 714!??

Runner ups, in order:
TINTIN IN TIBET (loved the whole idea of a plan crash/disaster recovery crew in the middle of a totally inhospitable climate where you could die if you stopped moving or stepped in a hole)
RED RACKHAMS' TREASURE (hello, a shark-shaped submarine? amazing)
CIGARS OF THE PHAROH (like you mentioned: secret societies are intruiging!)
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: December 30th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Robin.

I should read flight 714 again it's been many years I barely remember it. But yes good points on all those books. shark-shaped submarine--is like a sore dick-- (hard to beat)
bougieman From: bougieman Date: December 31st, 2010 12:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Underground caverns would normally not be a HUGE draw for me, but with Herge being the FUCKING MASTER of drawing rocks, it was certainly a highlight.

Seriously, can you think of a better rock illustrator? The man could rock.
spectator_sport From: spectator_sport Date: December 30th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Got my grubby hands on KC 12 a while back, you sure know how to end 'em strong.

So when you say not enough Tron, do you mean not enough actually in the computer world or not enough of the original's steeze? And what you say about the life bar... makes me wonder what if they'd taken that route, like a real post-videogame look at Tron, but I guess the Scott Pilgrim movie scratches that itch for seeing a combo count on the big screen...

And good luck with the reverse castle, I still haven't gotten past Beelzebub...

Liking the lizard claw on that zombie Kurosawa and those Enki Bilal robot communist boxers.

And I live for Miyazaki's pig people. Porco Rosso is my favourite because it's just that and beautiful planes wrapped up in a parable for middle age.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: December 30th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, thanks.

I meant not enough of the actual character Tron, he shows up for a flashback and one short fight.

Also I like your le corsaire de l'espace comic.
Thanks for the KC cat nod in there.
mcgheeeee From: mcgheeeee Date: December 30th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
dude, thanks for the adamov gallery. i used to stare at Simon's copy of Dayak like every time I went into Deep 6. shit's too good.

That McEown too, damn! Been waiting to see pages of that for months. Wonder if D-pi still has my copy of 'Wanted Man' from DHP? Man, I'd pay $20 for that as a reprint, even at 8 pages...
breakbot From: breakbot Date: December 30th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm digging those Moritat sketches. And those Adamov pages. And that tortoise.
hamburgerclub From: hamburgerclub Date: December 30th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hearing that there is not enough Tron in Tron disappoints me. A LOT. And now I kind of don't want to go see it. *_*;

The monsters in SotN are the best part! And the shield rod (NUDE LADIES and RAINBOW HORSES).
andrewdammit From: andrewdammit Date: December 30th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ever Ever

You are right about the new TRON, but I still like it.
That link with the the Moebius TRON designs is awesome, Sark with Wolverine claws, best thing ever.
Castlevania:SOTN, best game ever.
Your post was too long to try to read before work...
mr_esty From: mr_esty Date: December 30th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
"in the 80's Heavy metal ran a ton of great Adamov comics.
I really like his Waters of Deadmoon about post apocalyptic cannibal french aristocrats.
and Dayak ghetto 9 about a white dude with an albino ape in future Africa. "

Fuck, I loved Waters of Deadmoon soo much. To me, at that age... wow. I had never seen a comic that could so completely, believably transport me to another place. I'll always be a little in awe of that comic (and grateful).

Thanks for reminding me about that shit. Was 'Deadmoon ever collected, or am I gonna hafta go to my mom's basement to try and dig out old magazines?
mr_esty From: mr_esty Date: December 30th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, re: TRON
What the fuck else would you call it? Son of Tron's friend?
TronWorld?
soulstarrr From: soulstarrr Date: December 30th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw Pat McEown's Hairy Shirt when I went to Paris in february, but held off buying it thinking I could get it in English. God damn, if only I knew I was wrong!

I'm going to Tokyo for the first time next week, so I wonder how the comic shops are going to compare to the glory that is a parisian BD store.
theresomewhere From: theresomewhere Date: December 30th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
tortoise wuv!

wonder if he ever dreams of Nordic Dirty Pair :)
neo_rama From: neo_rama Date: December 30th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
the McEown stuff is great. reminds me of miss don't touch me. i JUST found out that there's a second volume of miss don't touch me. i have to have it!
tony_cliff From: tony_cliff Date: December 31st, 2010 06:50 am (UTC) (Link)
this POST is Epix. "Basementvania". Ha!
jeselvistheking From: jeselvistheking Date: December 31st, 2010 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Waters of Deadmoon was and still is my favorite Heavy Metal comic. ;) I never knew who did that comic. Thanks!
Dorian Legodick Lafferre From: Dorian Legodick Lafferre Date: December 31st, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
SOTN is my favorite video game of all time. I keep coming back to it every year. The art is killer, too - after that game, the best part of the Castlevania series was Ayami Kojima continuing to do covers and designs for the games.

I found a pretty great page with her work online not too long ago: http://www.joomcool.com/forums/showthread.php?29617-GAME-ARTIST-Ayami-Kojima

And a gallery: http://gallery.aethereality.net/list/artist/38/
steverolston From: steverolston Date: January 1st, 2011 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Those are some fine Moritat etchings. And I might have to take a peek at that Sheol BD next time I sneak into your place.
killsmanygopher From: killsmanygopher Date: January 1st, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
What is that Miyazaki page from? I consider myself a huge fan of his, but he's done so many projects that I don't even know about. >_
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: January 19th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not even sure, just something I ran into on the internet.
From: ex_fareldal Date: January 28th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
that mississippi river book is one of my favorites. i heard there was a sequel that moebius didn't draw.
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