For the most part comic books provide an escape. But the really good ones merely spotlight the harshness of reality. Instead of leading us on, telling us everything’s gonna be all right, these comics tell us the truth about ourselves. That we’re hopeless beings looking for meaning in this unfair world, and we’ll probably never find it.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #122 (July 1973)
Art by Gil Kane (pencils), John Romita Sr. (inks) & Dave Hunt (colors)
Words by Gerry Conway
Man, fuck this pretentious garbage.
I’ve just listed this original Rocket Raccoon illustration over on Ebay.
They’re picky about how you list items for charity over there, so it’s not mentioned in the listing, but I’ll be donating the total price of this piece directly to Bill Mantlo’s ongoing care.
It’s an original pen-and-ink illustration with grayscale coloring on white 8.5”x11” cardstock. You can see and bid on the piece here, and let me know if you have any questions - thanks!
Inked and colored version of this fencer that my art-pal Chris did.
I always like inking over his pencils, because there’s a bunch of raw energy in his lines, that lends itself to broad, squidy inks. And his pencils are loose enough that I can interpret them in different ways.
If you’re not already following him, go do that. He’s a good dude.
World War Centaur. Always thought a fantasy WWII story would be epic.
I’m way into this.
Figured I’d better re-post the first page along with recent one’s I’d finished. More Astounding Tales of Hero Fiction to come (Along with a website)
* on page 5: AFECO: Australian Federal Extra-Normal
I quite like this.