TWIN PEAKS: Last Night's Floor-Sweeping Scene So can we talk about the floor-sweeping scene?
This would be an example of what meditation does to Lynch's view of narrative, I think, which seems over time to have more and more in common with John Cage. Also that Lynch understands TV induces various types of trance states.
My Work Is About to Be Censored Out of Print! Your Help Needed! (UPDATED) Update: Thanks to what Amazon tells me were a lot more emails than I've had sales, I'm reinstated at Createspace so most of my print catalog is still live.
Except that MARTHA (which they'd left up for 7 years) is banned entirely, and Kindle, though they will stock prose dinosaur porn happily, has also erased me. So you should go to Comixology and Google Play for digital instead.
Thank you for your help. Previous post follows.
Amazon really are boring bastards- maybe time they stopped selling books and focused on groceries. https://t.co/TkRJCrQUwA
Commission: "Mikki Series" - Three So Far (UPDATED)
A series of glam (mostly) bondage illustrations I'm doing as a private commission.
Happily I can show you the images with the kind permission of "Mikki,"* the stunning patroness (and sell them as prints/posters; click on images to find out more, and to enlarge), who is the subject of the pictures; I can say no more about it. Enjoy. (updated; newest at top)
Also, last night's TWIN PEAKS: Still loved it, but I'm starting to get a bit over the Confused Coop thing. Remember Ben Horne's Civil War? Feeling a bit like that. But I'll stick with it because anything Lynch does is interesting to me.
Patti Rocks (David Burton Morris, 1988) starring Twin Peaks' Chris Mulkey & John Jenkins--My Teacher
A favorite from when I was a college student in Chicago. One of my teachers at the DePaul Theatre School(aka the Goodman School of Drama) that very year, John Jenkins (who taught movement) starred in and co-wrote it, along with Chris Mulkey, later Norma's criminal hubby Hank Jennings on TWIN PEAKS--partly on the strength of his performance here. He took us to the opening night, which was awesome. I later had this on VHS and wore it out watching it.
Glad I don't have any children, myself. Sorry if you do, because they will all suffer horribly in the world this will leave them. The GOP certainly doesn't give a damn about the children they want to force into the world.
But that's obvious, so it's a cliche, so it must not matter. Anyway, we're only talking two more generations.
Tomorrow I'll wake up in time to see the stupidest world leader EVER decide the fate of the planet.
GOP Cannot Even Accomplish Evil, Let Alone Governing Only now does the Republican Party understand what eight years of building a party based entirely on opposition to not only the president, but the government itself and every concept of governing as understood by civilization, will do.
Trump betrays his communications staff every time he opens his mouth; it is clearly impossible for them to build anything like credibility with the media, who are now quite conditioned to spot lies from this administration, as it can always be assumed that's their first resort. If someone said to Trump, "Isn't it true you're just not smart enough to have plotted with Russia?" Trump would not only instantly admit everything, he would brag.
If you stay at this White House one moment longer now, your risk of being indicted grows.
First of all, I saw the first 4 episodes of the new TWIN PEAKS last night and loved it and look forward to seeing more. I cannot describe it, but that's what's so great about it. And here's this week's SUZY at Martian Lit! Her boyfriend Greg, trying his best to find the best way tell her...well...
New! Suzy Spreadwell Chapter 2 p. 3: She Forgot Something No update here last week because I was too busy with a move of Bottomless Studio, which is now, happily, done. But here was last week's Suzy at MartianLit if you missed it, continuing her parents' conversation about Lot and Sodom, started here.
Speaking of Google Play, great news there: I have won one part of my censorship fight. Because you can also find LULU Book 1 restored. Apparently Vladrushka remains banned because Google Play likes zombie rape (all of CROSSED is available there) better than sex.
"Koba's Bad Cut" by James Snowden, Read By Myself (2009, Updated) A live reading of James Snowden's "Koba's Bad Cut," performed by me at Faire Gallery & Cafe and introduced by Mr. Snowden, in Seattle, Aug. 17, 2009 for the McCroskey Memorial Internet Playhouse. Yes, that's supposed to be a Russian accent I was asked to perform it in, something I learned actually when I was in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU in high school as Mr. Kolenkhov, the Russian ballet teacher. You judge how accurate it is...I'm not sure it's so good. But the story is great!
LEEPUS: DIZZY - Read by Jamie Delano Did you know HELLBLAZER co-creator, brilliant writer and friend Jamie Delano has been putting out proper books? He has for some time, through his imprint Lepus Books. A little while back, he published LEEPUS: DIZZY, which every one of you should buy now. Read more »
Hans-Jurgen Syberberg: HITLER-A FILM FROM GERMANY aka OUR HITLER (1977)
Well, it looks like we finally made the mistake other people ran to this country to escape. The first time the first week of a new president felt like the first week after 9/11. And it does. Acquaint yourself with what comes next with this epic Brechtian phantasmagoric meditation not so much on Hitler as the shape of the scar he made in the German psyche; from 1977, introduced with a reading of the famous essay about it by my personal goddess Susan Sontag. Read more »
A Carol For Another Christmas (Rod Serling, 1964) An obscure TV-movie classic written by Rod Serling, originally aired Dec. 28, 1964 (same year as he wrote the screenplay for SEVEN DAYS IN MAY). Read more »
Deconstructing Comics: Emmet & Me Talk Politics in Comics
That goddamn election just sneaks into everything! Emmet O'Cuana and I just can't seem to stop talking. Post-election, we commiserate and kvetch, and then discuss the treatment of politics in comics, covering V FOR VENDETTA, PREZ, AMERICAN FLAGG!, NAT TURNER, MARCH, the works of Pat Mills, and much more in a freewheeling discussion. Give it a listen!
And of course it's long, I'm talking. And stammering, sorry about that.
Deconstructing Comics: Emmet O'Cuana & I Talk Wonder Woman: Earth-One
Wonder Woman: A great, but difficult character, with one of the patchiest histories of any world-famous fictional icon.
William Moulton Marston's creation an icon of
feminism, an example of exploitation, or a confusing mix of both?
may not understand any better after hearing two white men talking about
Grant Morrison & Yanick Paquette's WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE and
the various problematic aspects it highlights of her history. (including
her years of humiliation at the misogynist hands of Robert Kanigher)
Ken Ham smiled his serene, implacable smile in front of his ark, as the struggling townspeople of Williamstown gathered before him for answers in their multitudes. He had never seen so many people with lengths of pipe in their hands. He couldn't think why as an ark with plumbing would not be accurate, so they couldn't be donations.
Krzysztof Penderecki's THE DEVILS OF LOUDON (German TV, 1969)
The 1969 opera by Krzysztof Penderecki, who most of you may know as the main composer used in the Shining. This is an adaptation of an adaptation, specifically John Whiting's play of Aldous Huxley's excellent novelistic history. Later, the Whiting play was used as the basis for Ken Russell'sthe Devils (1971), which is among my top 10 favorite films. Read more »
I spent way too long detailing a tree I'm only going to ink over last night, and today my index finger is in hideous pain. Do click here to see what I done did, posted (for everyone, but please take the opportunity to pledge) at Patreon. (or click image below to see less tiny version)
Pet Peeve: Flying Female Superheroes in Skirts So BATMAN rebooted recently, with Tom King (who I haven't heard of before) and David Finch. And it's not bad--certainly one of the least boring of the DC Rebirth stuff so far. As far as the unholy mess that's now Superman,no comment; it is interesting though whenever they reboot that they go to some trouble not to fuck with Batman in any permanent way.
There's a thing though that bothers me and brings one of my biggest character design pet peeves to the fore: why would a flying female character ever wear a miniskirt? And for that matter, a tiny girly mini? Here are two new mysterious characters they've introduced, Gotham and Gotham (ech) Girl, the latter name to me already amazingly sexist and dated:
The Banned VLADRUSHKA #1: Yours for a Minimum Pledge at Patreon
As most of you know, I have had a number of censorship issues with Vladrushka, one reason I haven't drawn her in a while. Well, for those that pledge at my Patreon, the elusive VLADRUSHKA #1 is available again in digital form! For the minimum suggested pledge ($15--however, you can give as much or as little as you like otherwise and thanks) you can download the whole 60-page collection of all Vladrushka stories from 2003-2010. Check it out! ___________________
Your Random UK Comedy for Today #20: Nathan Barley (Brooker/Morris, 2005)
From UK dark comedy geniuses Charlie (BLACK MIRROR) Brooker and Chris (too many to list but if you come here often you know that) Morris comes a satire of, well, the early pre-Facebook/Twitter internet, but still hilarious. We do still have ridiculous hipsters, and some of the jokes here are more true than they were. Read more »
Overlooked gem. A film that completely dropped out of sight in 1997, which is odd. You'd think a George Orwell adaptation starring richard E. Grant & Helena Bonham Carter would have gotten a bit more attention. Possibly this was partly to do with the boring title the US distributor put on it, "A Merry War," and having seen the film I still can't see what that has to do with the story. Most likely it's because we don't really know the word "aspidistra" in America. It's basically a kind of basic, hardy fern that requires little care and is hard to kill, though the protagonist Gordon Comstock, who sees them as a symbol of everything he hates about British middle-classness, does his best. Read more »
Suzy Spreadwell In Progress: Two Latest Inked Pages (Unlettered, Uncolored) More work done on the newest SUZY SPREADWELL story. Click images below to see larger versions at Patreon, and please consider giving whatever you want to support this and my other work you know well. (if you come here, I assume...)
I've also started doing Patron-only posts there. While there are rewards for certain levels of support, these (which are the lettered versions of the pages as they're finished, and later the color versions, long before I start serializing them publicly; I only do that once I have the whole story) you get to see for any amount pledged.
So: give in any amount you can ($15 is suggested but all help is appreciated), and you get to see finished pages, as they're finished!
Brexit: Never have so many so regretted a decision they were tricked into by so few. Well, not in England, anyway.
Oddly done, England. As the saying goes, I guess then you've bought it. And my sympathies to my friends (and fans, I think there are one or two) in the UK who did not want Brexit, and whose money from American publishers is now fucked because of the pound dropping like a hanged man. Just a few of those whose lives will be made unnecessarily harder by this massive unforced error most Brits, it's said, now regret, and some of whom only googled "EU" the day after the election.
It all sounds too American. It's creepy, England. Stop being as stupid as us. That's not your job. (click for larger version)
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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