Love the title page you did, can't wait for Multiple Warheadz to head!
I recently got hooked on a series of novels called "The Change" by SM Stirling. It takes place in 1997 when suddenly, and for no apparent reason, all electricity, gunpowder, steampower, and combustion on the planet stops working. It primarily focuses on Oregon and the rise of a former renaisance fair knight as the dictator of Portland while a folk singer becomes the witch Queen of her own clan and a former marine leads a band of warriors known as the Bearkiller to their new home.
I swear every comic shop is sold out of King City by the time I get to it!
I'm going crazy over the five-issue Hellblazer City of Demons. I had heard of Joe the Barbarian and have wanted to check it out, but this is the first time I've ever seen Sean Murphy's art. I absolutely love what he did with John, and eventing about this comic just seems perfect. Well, maybe the panel/bubble order is a little weird. I think I've been a little spoiled by manga, since it seems like everything is laid out so orderly. I had just started reading about Hellblazer and was wanting to check it out, when I came across this gem when I was out and about. I'm afraid I wont't be able to read the older issues after having gotten a hold of this!
I've had an urge to reread Hellsing too. I just love Hirano's kind of creepy, unique art. Though it's kind of wonky right at the beginning. His new comic, Drifters, is pretty cool too, and his art definitely hit its solid state.
I never would have pegged you for a fan of Murakami's stuff. He is one of my favourite writers. I haven't read much, but Hardboiled Wonderland and The End of the Worldnis amazing. I really liked Wild Sheep Chase too. Spent a weekend reading that and Gibson's Pattern Recognition non-stop. Another favourite!
I feel like the way most modern comics are written it's like they're trying to make single issues less exciting. These Romans are crazy.
oh god yes. Sometimes it's good to slow down and savor characterization and mood and subtle things, but then you crack open a collection of New Gods or something and Jack's all HEY HERE'S FIVE HUNDRED WHACKED-OUT THINGS I PULLED OUT OF MY ASS BEFORE BREAKFAST CRAMMED INTO EVERY SINGLE ISSUE.
Me, I just plowed through the Zot! omnibus today. McCloud-2008 rags on the drawings of McCloud-1987 a lot but the differences are subtle to my eyes, mostly just in how I feel he'd be arranging his panels.
And after that I have a few Tintin albums and a French copy of L'Incal waiting, I wanna do some serious contemplation of classics of That Frenchy Style before throwing myself into the year-late second chapter of my comic. Oh, and I have Tekkonkinkreet on the same pile too to internationalize my urbanized ligne clare orgy a little bit, and Mignola's adaptation of Leiber as a palette cleanser... I was only intending to get a couple things when we swung through Portland and hit Powells but AGGH SO MUCH TEMPTATION.
I really like that Kuusou Kagaku Edison cover! And I've been intrigued by Miss Don't Touch Me...
Man, Sheldon is out of control.
I got so much stuff when I was in New York, comics overload. I was able to track down almost all of King City - Bravo, man. Really wonderful.
Liz Suburbia put a new zine together and that's really swell, not sure if she's selling it online but she should. Also have been digging Gabrielle Bell's Diary, Wowee Zonk #3, some Derik Badman minis, Mickey Z stuff and, surprisingly for me, a couple of issues of Meat Cake. I also got Go Go Monster and Duncan the Wonder Dog to carve into yet.
Recently I've read: Jack of Fables vol 6 and Fables vol 13, they both sucked for the most part, I guess they felt the regular Fables story was moving along too well and needed to pad it with bullshit for a while. Jack of Fables was never as good as Fables and now I know I no longer need to read it. I, Zombie Uncanny X-Force, yes, it is good. Deadpool MAX, only because it's written by Lapham and drawn by Baker King City 12 Parker: The Outfit, not too sure about this one... Dennis Lehane books and a book called Ice Station by Matt Reilly, that one was bananas
That French comic reminded me of Emily Carroll, who I am in love with right now. She is more of a general illustrator that comic artist, but she did make one of my favorite short comics of all time: http://emcarroll.com/comics/faceallred/01.html
so much good stuff on there, man. yeah, that working method of no music in the morning while pencilling then noise in the evening is the way to go. i can't believe i had never seen that michael golden piece. thanks for your life.
Multiple warheads looks astonishing. Can't wait until that starts up. Wonder if I can add it to my pull list before it even starts... Comic shop should be pretty accommodating, I've been shopping there since I was buying X-men 2099 (Hey, I was young).
Yeah Dorohedoro is pretty cool - I got onto reading that after finding out that the woman who writes/draws it was a helper for Tsutomu Nihei who did Blame and Biomega. Man that guy does some brilliant built environment and perspective work, he was supposed to be an architect or something...
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Your posts regularly make me excited about comics. Thanks.
I love that Golden drawing. That period, and those comics, on a drug store spinner stand, is exactly when I started reading comics. And... yep, there's Punisher, my first regular read. Dude can't fly, he's just so bad that he can hang with the rest of these guys in midair.
Lately I've been reading Usagi Yojimbo, just into the early volumes. A friend introduced me when I visited him on vacation last October, and was kind enough to lend me a whole stack to work through. Loving it. Looks like a classic.