johndarnielle:

giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

I loved Marvel comics when I was a kid; I was a weird kid who didn’t get down with macho stuff, in part because of the general scene in my house & in part because I was scrawny and couldn’t really front like I was tough. In my tiny limited-to-my-personal-friends-and-surroundings comics scene, the idea that macho norm-enforcer types could be into comics would have come as a huge and deeply disappointing surprise; comics, in my mind, were for people who’d already begun to sense that, in the immortal words of Anti-Flag, “their system doesn’t work for you.”
I hope Marvel systematically “ruins” absolutely every one of their legacy characters forever, one after another, and then D.C. runs a Sgt. Rock miniseries where he renounces violence as a means of conflict resolution. May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus

So say we all.

johndarnielle:

giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

I loved Marvel comics when I was a kid; I was a weird kid who didn’t get down with macho stuff, in part because of the general scene in my house & in part because I was scrawny and couldn’t really front like I was tough. In my tiny limited-to-my-personal-friends-and-surroundings comics scene, the idea that macho norm-enforcer types could be into comics would have come as a huge and deeply disappointing surprise; comics, in my mind, were for people who’d already begun to sense that, in the immortal words of Anti-Flag, “their system doesn’t work for you.”

I hope Marvel systematically “ruins” absolutely every one of their legacy characters forever, one after another, and then D.C. runs a Sgt. Rock miniseries where he renounces violence as a means of conflict resolution. May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus

So say we all.

(via theadamglass)

andrewmakescomics:

"Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Diary comic in pen, ink, gouache, and watercolor on paper (+ computer)

Hello dear readers,

I’m shifting gears toward some long-form works, one of which I hope to have at SPX in two month’s time. I plan to draw up a few diary comics as breaks/room to experiment, too. 

Just a reminder that Andrew Lorenzi is the best.

ianbrooks:

Immaculate Comic Book Idols by Igor Scalisi Palminteri

Using statues of saints he purchased in Palermo, Igor applied a coat of paint, cloth capes, rubber masks, and holy righteousness to create the true saints of our era: superheroes! Invoking the same reverence through stories passed down for decades, who’s to say comic book heroes dont bear the same spiritual power as saints, passed down to us by some form of higher creative force? They are gods we created in our own image, but with the ability to inspire and protect us. Comic book heroes are the saints we deserve.

(via: tribenet / collabcubed)