VLADRUSHKA and SUZY SPREADWELL Artwork for Sale on Ebay! (UPDATED)
The new Vladrushka story is proving to be so popular that I decided to make the original artwork--the first physically-inked(rather than digital) comics art I've done since 2008--available for sale on Ebay! Also the two Suzy Spreadwell paintings I did recently. Bid or buy now before they're gone!
I have always considered THE EXORCIST reactionary and overrated.
Let’s start with the overrated part. My issue with THE EXORCIST is that its scares are basic, childish: on the level of someone waiting round the corner and shouting BOO, or a nasty brother showing his sister his mashed up food on his tongue. “Did you hear there was an accident? HERE ARE THE VICTIMS GLAAA” — like that. It does scare, yes, but not in any substantial way. Pazuzu is basically just a prankster. I have always felt this way about it, especially since OMEN got me first as a kid(as well as a lot of other horror), so this seemed…so basic when I got to IT. What I gathered was this was a film designed to scare middle-class people who didn’t watch any other horror. Read more »
Censorship Update: Kindle F**ks With Me Again (UPDATED)EVEN FURTHER UPDATE: 10/30/18: They're back. Their system did this automatically, they claim. Now my books are restored at Amazon & Comixology. (which are now the same) But I still am having a phone discussion with them tomorrow to make sure this doesn't happen again. I don't care whether it was a mistake. I want to make sure this doesn't ever happen again, to me or anyone else. So I'm not going back and restoring all the links I scrubbed last night until this is not longer an issue. Still don't trust them, though. Read more »
Some Suzy Spreadwell Inspirations: HAXAN, Felicien Rops, and More (Updated)
If you're following Suzy Spreadwell, and you should be if you're a discerning comics reader, you might be wondering, "Where does he get this crap from?" I assure you I am not as insane as may appear to be the case. Or maybe I am. What I'm on about will hopefully become clearer as the plot unfolds in its silly way.
THE DEVILS (1971) -Hollywood Bitchslap Review, 1999 (UPDATED) The only Ken Russell film you ever need to see. That is, if you want to avoid the steaming mounds of shit he's turned out, which tend to distract one with stench and volume from the few perfect roses hidden within. Some have their favorite films by a director; most I know have instead with Russell a LEAST favorite they recall quite well. But oh, what a fantastic film this one is.
The Sleepy Sins of Suzy Spreadwell Print no. 3: A Wanton Lust for Burning Angels First off: major update to Suzy's site! I've added a page for the paintings, as well as one for all the sketches! Including some rather dirty ones. Mature reading only.
Another one of these painting/ink things done, no digital except the lettering. (Last one here) These are actually the first pieces I've ever done like this. The closest I got was when I got my first drawing table from my dad when I was a teen, and tried to use colored inks with drawings I soon ruined, because Higgins turned out to be not very waterproof india. (never believe their lies about their tea of an ink) It didn't work out and I gave up. I have to say, this time I actually have fun doing it.
LULU Book 2 Chapter 5 - Read It All for Free Here. Also, Patreon Are Miserable Censorious Bastards Patreon apparently objects to LULU because they are, I suppose, run by especially sheltered grandmas. They honestly think this is objectionable. This, which comes from a play over a century old. Frank Wedekind must be glad he is still scandalous. It proves again that there is nothing I can spend years making that some brainless tech wormboy can't block from view. Or try to keep me from making any money from, ever. So you know what? Here's the whole fucking thing, because they cannot stop it here.
The hell with Patreon. They treat me like trash. I'm too mad to explain more now.
Enjoy the newest LULU chapter, which I worked hard on for months, and FUCK CENSORS TO DEATH. All censors should choke on their own priggishness. This at the same time DC gets to publish Batman's naked, swinging dick. Read more »
New Artwork: Vladrushka - "Fifteen" (Anniversary Drawing) Following on the last one, my next piece in India ink (rather than digital), this one is in celebration of the fact I just realized this fall is the fifteenth anniversary of her first publication by Eros Comix./Fantagraphics. (Count the stars behind her) Read more »
The Letter Gary Cohn Grabbed With Which Trump Was Going to Sever Ties with South Korea
So now you know when you see #Trump officials like Conway or Sanders looking impatient with the press, it may not be contempt for the press. It's just the fear of an abused child who's afraid if a concerned person tells, it'll only make it worse for them when alone with him.
One of the many incomprehensible, insane decisions the thing we have in the White House instead of a president was going to make, that his staff saved us from. In this case, Gary Cohn grabbed this thing off Trump's desk before it could be signed. And to show you how seriously Trump takes all this, he forgot it existed. Read more »
I love reading story after story claiming facts no longer exist, that Trump is "redefining truth." If I say to you one day, dogs are cats, you wouldn't say I redefined dogs. You'd ask if I felt OK. Read more »
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.
let's see our ticket, hmm...Hillary Clinton or Dracula
Hm, I thought she was a little arrogant once, not in any way that offended me but might offend white working class voters and that's bad
I guess I won't vote. Let's see what Dracula does
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. Read more »
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...
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.
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? Read more »
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.
LULU Sketch à la Stefania Casini Preparation for the next chapter. A practice sketch of Lulu; friend of the project Stefania Casini (below sketch, from Blood for Dracula), model. Looking at it now, I think I need to do more work on the neck. Catch up with Chapter 4 in THIS SICKNESS #8, now available at Amazon, Comixology & Google Play.
I was born in South Carolina, and raised in Charleston. At least one of my ancestors (Col. Roger Moore, and yes, I've heard all the Bond jokes) owned a plantation and slaves, and was a colonel in the Civil War.
And these things make him a bastard. Who lost as well, thank god.
The only people in the South who are into this "heritage" thing are rednecks. The same people who didn't own slaves and died for the planters, and to this day are poor because of the descendants of the planters, who are still there.
I thought McCain was a bastard to let the vote go forward. But he did say at the time he would not vote in favor of it just the same, and Murkowski and Collins were already known to be firmly against this. Of course they could not resist going straight for it and getting drunk with potential blood, because they don't just want the tax cut; they don't just want to get rid of an entitlement, or just Obama's legacy.
The man who brought you zombies has died and, ironically, rests in peace.
But there was a lot more to his work. Here for instance is what I consider his greatest film, MARTIN. About a fellow who thinks he's a vampire. Is he? Well, the question becomes, does it matter in the end? This is a film where he questions the horror genre itself. Have a look.