The Big "O"
Last year I posted that I had done a comic with titles using every letter except, K, O, Q, Y and Z,
Well that's changed!
Yes! The letter O
is taken care of - I inked 4 pages of the Order issue 6!
Now it's just down to Quasar, Ka-Zar, Youngblood and a Zorro remake...
Happy Thanksgiving everybody-
I think the Daredevil annual I worked on has been out for a few weeks now. Good book - pick it up.
I did some work in the 3rd issue of the new Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew.
Catch-as-catch-can work for the moment, although I hope to have a nice project or two to tell folks about in the new year.
A few days late, but here's Violet in her Supergirl outfit for Hallow'een!
Lazy, Angry Post-punk murdered by assistant
One more example of the necessity of treating assistants with a modicum of humanity. I remember Jesse quit after being told to clean up someone's closet. Good move. Remember everyone -Quitting keeps you out of jail.
I should be doing some more of the Brave and The Bold again over my favorite penciller of the moment, so next week looks like it will be very busy, which comes as a releif, since I hate being bored. Also have some more Iron fist lurking in the wings at some point in the future.
I have some inkstuff upcoming in the New Exiles book at Marvel and a pin-up in Spider-Girl's 10th Anniversary book, etc. Catch as catch can at the moment.
Spent the last 2 hours reading about the United States Presidents from after Jackson to before Lincoln. Fascinating group. Cements my suspicions that George Bush closest resembles McKinnley in his actions and predilections, since I could find few parallels with the former generals and Whigs of the period to our modern occupant. No permanent expansion of territories, no desperate temporary solutions to domsetic factional strife. Hopefully current President won't be attacked by Serbian lunatic. Certainly murdering the President for a fringe politcal reason constitutes the worst terrorst action on American soil, yet neglected somehow. Hopefully we will leave Islamic Radicalism in the dustbin of history with the election of a new president.
Was struck by just how many Presidents in the time periods of the 1840s-50's were "dark-horse" candidates and how frequently presidential candidates were decided late in the nomination process. i feel like we've lost something there and hope that with the Super-Duper Tuesday election on the 5th of February the voting will become split - fast enough to force a floor fight during both conventions. We'll see - I wonder if the candidates are regional enough to force such a split - if Edwards is southern enough, Obama midwestern enough and Richardson southwestern enough to counterbalance Clinton's pan-American position. Certainly Edwards has a shot at sealing Iowa and South Carolina before the 5th of Feb. Richardson has a real shot at Nevada. Will New York and California effectively shut down the primary season if they go for Clinton?
The L.A. Times has noticed it too-
This from deep in the L.A. Times Matrix-
"Strikers at Rockefeller Center hoisted "On Strike" signs and chanted, "Writers want fair share," but a nearby police officer was unimpressed.
"They're writers. Couldn't they come up with anything better than 'On strike'?" mused the officer.
Below are the chants we've heard so far. Write us if you hear a new one, or suggest your own:
Who's got the power?
We got the power
What kind of power?
Network bosses, rich and rude
We don't like your attitude!
What do we do?
Stand up! Fight back!
Management can't write the show!
What do we want?
When do we want it?
I guess they really ARE on strike. Writing anything new clearly cuts into the strike. "Hey Ho" - heh heh.
Potential silver lining
a potential silver lining of the writers strike is that we might get better, more eriudite chants out of the picketline mob. No more "2, 4, 6, 8 who do we love to hate", perhaps we'll get
"wronged we are, now we must us, needs our true DVD royalty justice!"
or maybe that sort of stuff is part of what they're forbidden to write.
Stay on the picket lines and out of my coffee shops.
the writers strike is on. As if it wasn't hard enough to get a coffee at the local shoppe, now there will be 40,000 bums fighting to sit in my favorite chair...