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08
Jul
09

MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–issue three–pgs 4 and 5(of 16), also: more “continuity guy” is online

pg 4

pg 4

 

pg 5

pg 5

    …To Be Continued…

    As a means by which to save my own sanity I’m trying to limit this blog to one greytoned page a day, but the transition gag between these two pages is one of my favorites of the series so I just felt they needed to be shown together.  And I’d just like to state here and now that when I’m dead I’d like inscribed on my urn: “Don’t you know there is no such thing as a bottomless anything?!”  I couldn’t be prouder for having thought that up…though as we learned in yesterdays post, I probably just stole that from someone else and didn’t even know it.  Oh well.  It’s still gold.

     Speaking of the snafu discussed in yesterday’s post, Jim Ottaviani says he won’t sue as long as he’s paid in karma.  So I’d once again like to plug Jim’s great books–especially the most recent,  T-MINUS, which is drawn by Kevin and Zander Cannon–and recommend you go buy them(T-MINUS!!!) at www.gt-labs.com.

   Well that was shameless promoting and self congratulations was fun, but now onto congratulating/promoting someone else…BUD BURGY!!!  Bud has posted the next hot-off-the-drawing-table page of the “CONTINUITY GUY” graphic novel, and it’s at www.budburgy.wordpress.com.  For those of you just joining us, “Continuity Guy” is a 45 page story that will have a new page appear weekly at the above site, and is drawn by Bud and written by me!  So…I guess I just kinda congratulated/promoted myself again. Yeah, well…Who else is gunna?

   Oh yeah…ZINEFEST! http://zinefest.org!! Saturday and Sunday!!! 11-5 and 11-4 respectively!!!! Be there!!!!!

07
Jul
09

MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE–issue three–pg 3(of 16), also: HG Wells predicted “Fleming Hazmat”

pg 3

pg 3

   …To Be Continued…

   “WHY IS HE ALWAYS CRYING” basically sums up my first couple years of trying to figure out kids and how to be a stepdad. Fortunately the kids grew out that “crying over everything and nothing” phase.  Now they are pre/teens, so I know when the random crying  jags start its because they are crazy.

*** Also:  My friends ZANDER and KEVIN CANNON (No relation, but they share a blog all the same. www.bigtimeattic.com/blog) have done a few wonderful science/history-based graphic novels with writer JIM OTTAVIANI(http://www.gt-labs.com/blog/), including the recent T-MINUS (which you can buy, along with all of Jim’s other books, at http://www.gt-labs.com/). Anyway,  I am currently reading  Jim’s book from 2001 called “FALLOUT” which is about the unholy alliance of science and government which resulted in the atomic bomb. I was just getting started and enjoying it quite a bit when I was shocked–SHOCKED!–by the revelation that my MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE main character FLEMING HAZMAT not only appeared in a comic FIVE YEARS before I created him, but Fleming was in fact PREDICTED in 1914 by H.G WELLS himself!!!  And so, I present the first ever appearance of FLEMING HAZMAT–from pg 36 of “FALLOUT”(art by Chris Kemple) (c) Jim Ottaviani:

Please don't sue me, Jim.

Please don't sue me, Jim.

*** Finally, didja know ZINEFEST is still going to be happening this weekend??? Did you know I was still planning on being there??? If you answered “NO” to either of those questions, or just want a refresher on the hows, whys, and whats of ZINEFEST check out either http://zinefest.org or https://staplegenius.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/misc-zinefest-is-this-weekendjuly-11th-and-12th/ . See you there.




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