Fish-Flavored Baseball Bat

It's a John Cleese reference.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Musical Monday: Some...THING Sings The Coasters

One of the advantages I found to having such a loose sketchbook theme as "musical sketches" is the leeway it gives to indie creators. Let's face it, if your book is devoted to getting sketches of X-Men or Legion of Super-Heroes characters...chances are that Dan Clowes is not going to be too thrilled if you ask him to draw Wolverine. (Although he might have a giggle doing a Matter-Eater Lad sketch.)

When the Hernandez brothers made a local appearance, I explained my "musical sketchbook" to them, and basically said "Go to town, draw whatever you want." This is what Gilbert Hernandez came up with:

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Musical Mondays: Prince Mick Sings...well, Prince Mick

The next entry in my musical sketchbook: Dave Sim's Prince Mick (as seen in the pages of Cerebus), sharing an observation from his namesake.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Musical Monday: Shade the Changing Man Sings David Bowie

From my musical sketchbook: A beautiful Craig Hamilton drawing of Shade the Changing Man in both his Ditko and Vertigo incarnations, accompanied by David Bowie's "Changes."

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Friday, September 10, 2010

BAW: She Leaves the Masks On

And to wrap up Sally's Beefcake Appreciation Week, here's the opening page of Captain America #391 (by Mark Gruenwald, Rik Levins & Danny Bulanadi), in which Cap and Paladin have been captured by the female-supremacist Superia and prepared for a sex-change operation (done through comic-book SCIENCE!, rather than conventional surgery and hormone therapy).

I assume that Superia left their masks on so they wouldn't get any hair into the chemical vats and clog up the drain. After all, running a super-SCIENCE! laboratory on a secret island is expensive...why spring for extra hairnets when your subjects are already wearing head-covering?

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

BAW: The Jameson Genes

Today's installment, from What If? vol. 1, #7 (by Don Glut, Rick Hoberg, and Sam Grainger): An alternate-reality John Jameson gets bitten by the radioactive spider...and unlike Peter Parker, he makes no secret of his abilities.

"A chip off the old block"? Well, let's just be glad we're not seeing shirtless JJJ...


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

BAW: Tor = Ripped

Continuing Sally's "Beefcake Appreciation Week," here's the great Joe Kubert's prehistoric hero Tor, from Sojourn #1:

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

BAW: Kurtzman and Superman

Continuing my contributions to Sally's Beefcake Appreciation Week, the opening pages of Harvey Kurtzman's "Man and Superman" from EC's Weird Science #6.

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Monday, September 06, 2010

BAW: They've Just Been Ruffled!

Over at Green Lantern Butts Forever, Sally has declared it to be Beefcake Appreciation Week once again! Well, since I just got back from a couple of days at Dragon*Con, where I had the pleasure of meeting Neal Adams, I thought I'd start out the week with one of those famous Neal Adams shirtless heroes! No, it's not Shirtless Batman (sorry, Sims)...'s Shirtless Warren Worthington III, from X-Men #60 (complete with Roy Thomas dialogue)!

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Musical Monday: Cherry Sings Neil Diamond

The next entry in my musical sketchbook: Larry Welz' character Cherry (wearing a bit more clothing than usual), accompanied by Neil Diamond's "Cherry Cherry."

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