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from Cross Bronx #3 (November 2006)

theblackestofsuns:

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This appears to be the back of a hand written note that the great Alex Toth sent to Michael Avon Oeming, which was then reprinted in the back of the third issue of The Cross Bronx.

All the evidence you’d need to call Toth an all-time great artist and illustrator is there in those little boxes.

I love the roofs of the buildings (third row, fourth from the left), the car on what seems to be a wet road (fourth row, third from the left) and the running man (last row, third from the left). And all of those great faces.  Plus, I think that’s Plastic Man in the bottom row, second from the right. 

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December Covers

Comic-nerd stuff: It was nagging at me the other day that years and years ago, I used to do this thing, where I’d look at all the comic covers the mainstream publishers were soliciting months out, and pick out the “good ones”— the couple that I thought actually stood out from the usual mess those companies put out there.  Hadn’t done it in years— kinda missed it, once I realized that’d stopped happening.  

So I’m going to spend my lunchbreak doing that under a jump, just for Marvel, DC and Image (because I haven’t seen any other solicitations from other publishers— don’t really know where to look anymore, actually…?).  Not too many covers because… there aren’t too many I’m into (a lot of bad paintings).  Sorry if jumps don’t work on phones…?  I don’t know how that works— if those don’t work on phones, let me know and I’ll … apologize…?  (I’m just really paranoid about that).  This is obviously without saying any of these books will be or are any good or not— just looking at covers qua covers…

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'The Divine, written by Israeli writer/filmmaker Boaz Lavie, and illustrated by the immensely talented Asaf and Tomer Hanuka, will be concurrently released in English with First Second, and in French by Darguad, next year. It follows the story of former military man Mike, whose humdrum civilian life is interrupted by his army friend Jason, who persuades him to take on a job which he assures him is easy money:  a covert, lucrative contract in an obscure, cicil-war ridden, South-Asian country called Quanlom. The job turns out be far from simple, however, as it turns oyut the civil war is being led by two 10-year old twins with supernatural powers. Heidi MacDonald’s got a blurb over at The Beat, which describes it as ‘a fast-paced, brutal, and breathlessly beautiful portrait of a world where ancient powers vie with modern warfare and nobody escapes unscathed.’ The Hanuka’s can draw the living hell out of anything, so I imagine a lot of people- myself included- will be all over this one.’
(via Comics&Cola)

Hanukas…

wellnotwisely:

'The Divine, written by Israeli writer/filmmaker Boaz Lavie, and illustrated by the immensely talented Asaf and Tomer Hanuka, will be concurrently released in English with First Second, and in French by Darguad, next year. It follows the story of former military man Mike, whose humdrum civilian life is interrupted by his army friend Jason, who persuades him to take on a job which he assures him is easy money:  a covert, lucrative contract in an obscure, cicil-war ridden, South-Asian country called Quanlom. The job turns out be far from simple, however, as it turns oyut the civil war is being led by two 10-year old twins with supernatural powers. Heidi MacDonald’s got a blurb over at The Beat, which describes it as ‘a fast-paced, brutal, and breathlessly beautiful portrait of a world where ancient powers vie with modern warfare and nobody escapes unscathed.’ The Hanuka’s can draw the living hell out of anything, so I imagine a lot of people- myself included- will be all over this one.’

(via Comics&Cola)

Hanukas…

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It didn’t always used to be this way. I used to only have sons. Things sure were different then. How merrily I used to drive down country lanes in my old Ford, periodically dodging off-road to mow down female pedestrians (you must remember I had no daughters then). Was what I did wrong? How was I to know? I had no daughters to think of.

Before I had daughters — Stimothy and Atalanta are truly the apples of my eye — I would follow women into voting booths and knock their hands away from the lever whenever they tried to engage in the democratic process. Who knew having daughters would change all that? Not I.

Personally, now that I have daughters, I don’t think anyone should do bad things to women, especially the ones who are my daughters. I think we should treat every woman in the world like she was my daughter, except for my wife and my mother, who I will treat slightly differently.
Mallory Ortberg @ The Toast.  People in comics do this *all the time* and my life has been enriched by getting to snicker about it for years and years.  ”My dick made a thing that taught me not to be a crappy person because I couldn’t figure that out before, before my dick held an intervention.”  ”Capital! Here is your Eisner Award.”  Actual life.  P.S. Stimothy!

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Andrew White

whitecomics:

Hello! I just put the full, complete, final version of my comic Black Pillars online because I would like to make it easier for people to read it. Read issue one here and issue two here.

Thanks, and if you read the comic I hope you like it. There are a few print copies of #1 and plenty of #2 left for sale. Or you can buy PDFs via Gumroad, or buy one of my other comics. You should not feel bad if you do not do any of these things. Bye.

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