MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–issue three–cover and pg 1(of 16), also: “introspection”


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   …To Be Continued…

   Welcome to MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE issue three! Which, if you’re counting, is actually the fifth MANLY TALES adventure. IF asked to describe what issue three is about, I would say:

     It’s about Fathers and Sons, How Our Past Events Form Our Future Selves And Actions, and The Quest For The Holy Grail.

   Now if you were to read that and think: “Oh, so you’re just going to rip-off INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE for this issue?” you would probably be right—PROBABLY!  The fact is I wrote, pencilled, lettered, and inked almost all of issue three before I realized that myself.  When I finally did, lemme tell ya I felt pretty dumb. So there was only one way to handle the situation: I totally paid homage to my unintentional homage with an homage cover! 

     But to be fair(to myself anyway) there is a lot more to issue three than the above description, and a lot more to these characters than simple action-hero/film parodies (as this and future–and hopefully past–issues show).  So sit back and enjoy the next 16 days, and hopefully you’ll see that for yourself.

***ALSO:  After last Thursdays Cartoonist Conspiracy jam, we went out drinking and some of us got a little “introspective” and paid homage(theres that word again) to RYAN www.introspectivecomics.com DOWs fine online comic. Check out our effort at: http://ryandow.com/ic/2009/07/03/bonus-comic-intospective-jam-comic/

***ALSO ALSO: ZINEFEST (http://zinefest.org) is this weekend (ttp://staplegenius.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/misc-zinefest-is-this-weekendjuly-11th-and-12th/) and I hope to see you there.


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