Comics

Sketching

Reading a collection of the original Wonder Woman comics and sketching…

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League of Regrettable Heroes by Jon Morris

League of Regrettable Heroes by Jon Morris

Calamity Jon Morris has a book out called the League of Regrettable Heroes.

For every superhero hitting the big time with a blockbuster movie, there are countless failures, also-rans, and D-listers. The League of Regrettable Superheroes affectionately presents one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print—from Atoman to Zippo—complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary.

Drawing on the entire history of the medium, the book celebrates characters that haven’t seen the light of day in decades, like Natureboy, Dr. Hormone, Thunder Bunny, and more. It’s a must-read for comics fans of all ages!

Morris, the creator of the fantastic comic Jeremy, is also responsible for the blog Gone and Forgotten which covers similar ground with the new book.  I’ve never met Jon in person but online he’s always been a super fun, funny person. The book looks like it’s getting great reviews.

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I think I might know where this spot is

Catching up on Three Panel Soul – I think this comic is somewhere near the Mormon Temple outside of DC.

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SPX 2015

SPX 2015

I can’t believe we’re less than two months away from SPX in Bethesda, Maryland.  This year’s edition is chock full of excellent guests and there are almost always a ton of great artists exhibiting at the tables.

The SPX tumblr has a lot of good updates on SPX associated artists and the upcoming show.

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Jason Shiga’s Demon

Jason Shiga’s Demon

Have you been reading Jason Shiga’s webcomic Demon?  It’s a fantastic book — thrilling, disturbing and thought-provoking.  If you’ve ever read past comics by Shiga (and you should!) you know he has an almost cute, but precise cartoony art style which he combines with a passion for puzzle-driven narratives and  logic-driven characters.

Demon is about a man who discovers that he is a demon who possesses humans.  Jason Shiga sets up his world with some rules to cover the existence of demons and then takes delight in extrapolating to ridiculous ends what that would mean.  I really don’t want to give anything away so just strongly encourage you to go read and be prepared to be surprised several times.

(It is kind of disturbing at times but mostly in terms of the story — Jason’s art is really too cute to be gross even with a lot of dead bodies popping up in the story.)

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