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14 July 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 97 (15) - Free at @Patreon!

Newest page of LULU at Patreon, free to read. Also, as mentioned earlier in the week, so are all the previous pages of chapter 5 so far. Catch up now by clicking the panel here.



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09 July 2018
  Charlotte's Web: the Dark Truth

The truth was that Charlotte had been saving Wilbur for her own meal but then she got pregnant, dammit.

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Charlotte was ambitious, but weak.

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  LULU Chapter 5 - Read All Pages To Date FREE at Patreon!


That's right! I've just made all the pages of LULU chapter 5 completed till now (1-14) FREE rather than patron-only for you to read, start to current. I don't know how long I'll leave them open this way so check them out now! 

Click here to read, and be sure to pledge to support this work. Page 15 coming soon.

LULU (c)2018 John Linton Roberson. Based on the sex tragedy by Frank Wedekind
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06 July 2018
  Michael Flatley's BLACKBIRD: The Leaked Script

TELL NO ONE.
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BLACKBIRD: Man, it sure is hard running this luxurious nightclub when you used to be a secret agent when the two things have nothing to do with each other. Oh, hello, old flame.

OLD FLAME: I bring mystery and danger. Now kiss me, because you are so much more handsome than me.

BLACKBIRD: But I love you anyway.

OLD FLAME: You were always too good for me!

BLACKBIRD (chuckles affectionately): I know.

OLD FLAME: Let's dance like we used to! Let's dance the night away!

(Long pause. A very sad Blackbird sits, tries to find the right words)


BLACKBIRD: You know I can't dance...not ever again.


OLD FLAME: OH BLACKBIRD!

BLACKBIRD: Not...not since... (reveals his iron feet; guitar by Paul McCartney begins flashback montage)

SPOILER: The feet are actually tap-triggered machine guns
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  Steve Ditko RIP: "In Search of Steve Ditko" (Jonathan Ross, 2007)




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03 July 2018
  Democrats Have to Realize Incivility in Defense of Humanity is No Vice
This is what the Democrats have to relearn. They understood this once, back when they won more regularly. They played dirty. Because it was fucking worth it. Just look at 30s or 40s Democrats. They weren't looking to make nice with the Republicans because they knew the GOP had failed the country.
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If you're afraid to get nasty and mean in the defense of human rights, or the environment, or democracy, or any of the other targets of Trump, you're just in love with your self-image as a nice person but don't really mean it. 

The point is not to see who the noblest loser is. The point is to win so you can protect these things. Even if it means you personally have to be not nice. One has to get one's hands dirty. One can wash them afterward. Or wear gloves.

They act like they have to petition the GOP for the right to have power, like the GOP is the arbiter of this. They've let them set the rules and kept themselves defensive. It has to stop. It won't because Pelosi has a death grip on her power. Pelosi, who treated the Ocasio win on Tuesday with disdain at best. That said a lot.
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This started with Clinton basically admitting that Republican ideas were more practical. That was when the playing field was mistakenly ceded to them. That was what was necessary to win at that moment, but it cost much. From that point onward, it was an issue of what they would allow, like they were parents. 

Yes, hope and change and all that. But hope is a cruel lie without a reason for it, and change cannot occur without power. To get the power, you have to grasp the nettle.



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26 June 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 96 (14) - free Till the Next One!

Newest completed LULU page free at Patreon. You can read all the other pages, by the way, if you pledge at any amount. Now that project Wonderful is going bust, and will no longer be brokering ads for me or anyone else, your patronage is more important than ever. And thanks!

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24 June 2018
  "This Door Was Only Ever For You" - Kafka's BEFORE THE LAW

From The Trial, here an excerpt from the film by Orson Welles.






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21 June 2018
  The Shock Doctrine (2009)

Can you remember when we didn't have to think about Trump all the time for fear we'll be unprepared for his next crime against humanity? Do you wonder why we're being pushed to exhaustion by all this?

Do you think it's an accident?

Or is it the most elaborate application of the Shock Doctrine since the fall of the USSR?




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17 June 2018
  SHOAH (Claude Lanzmann, 1985)

To remind you. Because it's happening again.

Complete, with extras.
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15 June 2018
  Let's Give Dracula A Chance That was every single Bernie supporter who smugly sat out the last election.
Every one of those was a passive voter for Trump. They could live with that outcome. Their consciences, they said, were clear.
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11 June 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 95 (13) - free Till the Next One!

Newest latest LULU for you to enjoy free at Patreon. Click image to see whole page, and just what's bothering Schwarz down there.

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05 June 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 94 (12) - free Till the Next One!

Newest latest page just finished. Sorry it took so long. With your pledge, I might someday have the time to properly devote to this and my other projects. And thank you to my present patrons!

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24 May 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 93 (11) - Free Till The Next One!

Go to Patreon now to see the newest completed page! And any pledge of $1.00 or more gives access to all previous pages, long in advance of when it will see print or digital publication. And much, much more. Help LULU lurch forward to whenever the hell I get it done. Hopefully unlike Alban Berg, some time before I'm dead of being old.

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23 May 2018
  SUZY SPREADWELL #1 Now At @Comixology!


I am so sorry for all my unpatriotic posts. Please accept this totally decent and reverent comic as my apology to God, America and our beloved president... 

Now at Comixology at last! Can you go to Hell for reading a comic book? Click here and find out!

Suzy Spreadwell (c)2018 John LInton Roberson.

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19 May 2018
  44 Years Ago: National Lampoon's Missing White House Tapes (1974)

An absolute classic from the golden age of comedy albums, which in my opinion is a lost art that should be recovered. I like comedy better as just audio, personally.
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13 May 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 92 (10) - Free at @Patreon!

Newest page of LULU! Click image to see whole page free at Patreon. See all previous pages and a great deal more for a pledge as little as $1!
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01 May 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 91 (9) - Free at @Patreon!

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21 April 2018
  A Note on Bolsheviks and the Continuity of Power

A thought while reading Vol. 1 of Stephen Kotkin's STALIN:


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20 April 2018
  The Trump Lawsuit Folly: Too Early, Democrats, For God's Sake

I'm sure the announcement the DNC is suing Trump gave many a momentary rush. But my eyes just rolled.

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17 April 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 90 (8) - Free at @Patreon!

Newest finished page up free at Patreon; click image to see whole thing, and don't forget a tiny pledge! It opens a lot more than you might think.
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10 April 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 - p. 89 Free at @Patreon
Newest completed page of LULU now at Patreon, free till I finish the next one. Previous pages can also be seen (as well as lots more patron-only content) for a pledge as little as $1. Click image to see whole page!
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03 April 2018
  Sinclair Tipped Their Hand

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31 March 2018
  COME AND SEE (Klimov, 1985)
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18 March 2018
  New Sketches, Including New #Vladrushka
For practice today, my first Vladrushka sketch in a long while.


Vladrushka created by John Linton Roberson (c)2018

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17 March 2018
  Lulu: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 87 (5) - Free Till the Next One, @Patreon!

Newest LULU page at Patreon, free till...the next one, as I haven't enough pledges to make more time for this, I'm afraid. Indie cartoonists like me who do foolish things like adapt century-old German sex tragedies work all day, and draw at night--when they can muster up the energy.

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09 March 2018
  Lulu: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 86 (4) - Free for 1 Week at @Patreon!

...or at least however long it takes me to grey the next page. Click image to read!
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24 February 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 85 (3) - Free for 1 Week at @Patreon!
The latest page of the newest chapter of LULU, free for 1 week (or at least till I finish the next page), at Patreon! Just click on image to see the whole thing.

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05 February 2018
  LULU: Erdgeist Chapter 5 p. 84 (2) - Free for 1 Week at @Patreon!

...and freshly completed, the next page of LULU. Click image to view!


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25 January 2018
  LULU Is Back!

Your wait is over! The new chapter of LULU is all drawn now, and the greys are in progress. I will be releasing the pages via Patreon as they're done--not necessarily on a weekly basis like at MartianLit, but each, like this, will be free for a week after release. 


More details there. Click on panel to read the first page now!


By the way, I posted quite a lot--well, all--of this in progress as I was going, though I haven't bothered to post that here. So if you're interested, all the posts with the "In Progress" tag. Free except the final inked/lettered ones, before the greys, which are patron-only. But you can see all the stages till the lettering is on it, from pencils to inks.

Of course, to unlock every one of those (and a lot more) only takes a $1 pledge...
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04 October 2017
  If You're A Writer or Cartoonist

You make more pages.

No matter what you lose, no matter who comes and goes. You make more pages.

No matter how long it takes you, steadily every day. You make more pages.

Even if nobody cares. Even if nobody bothers to read any of it. Even if none of it seems to matter.

You make more pages.

Because if there are no pages, it never will matter, either.


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30 September 2017
  The Word For Trump is "Evil."


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09 September 2017
  TWIN PEAKS THE RETURN: Left With a Few Questions

...to put it mildly. But here are some I made notes on.


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  LULU In Progress: Chapter 5 p.83-84 - Pencils and a Bit of Inks and More at Patreon

Now that SUZY SPREADWELL #1 is finished and published, it's LULU's turn. Here's some work done already on chapter 5, pencils and inks on one page and fresh pencils on the next, finished tonight. Click each to embiggen. 

(If you need to catch up: LULU Book 1, and Chapter 4 in THIS SICKNESS #8, both can be got at Comixology, Google Play and Amazon.) 


LULU by John Roberson (c)2017 based on the plays of Frank Wedekind

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04 September 2017
  The Rabbit Hole of Reboot

I AM SICK OF TIME TRAVEL, TIMELINES, AND PARALLEL WORLDS IN POPULAR FICTION AND DRAMA.

Sick to fucking death of it. It ate mainstream comics and trapped both Marvel and DC in a cycle that will never end, and has made its way into TV too. Twin Peaks, the Flash, more.

Why are we attracted to this idea?
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  TWIN PEAKS: It Feels Like Something Wasted



I'm gonna get blasphemous here.

I call shenanigans on the resolution to the new TWIN PEAKS.

I love Lynch. I am used to Lynch. I am used to abstruse and like it. And if everything had been properly resolved I guess it wouldn't feel like Lynch so there's really no way to win. But do NOT respond to this with a "you just don't get Lynch"--oh yes I fucking do. He's a foundation stone of inspiration for my own work. Nor say "you must be used to Hollywood plotting"--I fucking hate Hollywood plotting. I avoid most mainstream product. I have watched Lynch since I was 12 and the Elephant Man came out. I'm in the cult, of the cult.

But.

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