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 Lester!  McCulloch! McMillan!  Stone!  Strain! Witzke!
in… AMERICAN CENTURY — EPISODE TWO!
I made a cartoon a while back, with the help of some folks, and here is the second episode of that cartoon!  America’s beloved vocal all-stars of episode one— Jeff Lester, Joe McCulloch, Graeme McMillan, Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke— are joined this time by the spectacular Tessa Strain!   Holy shit!  Why did any of these people agree to do this?  I don’t know!  But oh boy, we all got lucky because they are all so great in this!  So great!  They will make you cry— I can almost guarantee it!  You won’t cry because you’re sad— you’ll cry because you will be having feelings that you didn’t think you could have anymore!  You thought your heart was broken and suddenly you realize maybe you’re ready to love again… even to finally start learning to love yourself, to finally start forgiving yourself!!!  It’s a cartoon, everybody!  Wheee!
(Also, it’s potentially NSFW because of the drawing(s) of shit-eating or whatever. Be careful!!  Step lightly!!  You work in a Gestapo-like hellscape and you are being watched!  Beware!  BEWARE!).
You!  Me!  Youtube!  

I think this is the funniest thing Abhay’s made yet (although I’ll always have a spot in my heart for Abhay Khosla’s Dracula).  Why he didn’t embed the video I don’t know, but it’s worth that extra click to YouTube.

twiststreet:

 Lester!  McCullochMcMillan!  Stone!  StrainWitzke!

in… AMERICAN CENTURY — EPISODE TWO!

I made a cartoon a while back, with the help of some folks, and here is the second episode of that cartoon!  America’s beloved vocal all-stars of episode one— Jeff Lester, Joe McCulloch, Graeme McMillan, Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke— are joined this time by the spectacular Tessa Strain!   Holy shit!  Why did any of these people agree to do this?  I don’t know!  But oh boy, we all got lucky because they are all so great in this!  So great!  They will make you cry— I can almost guarantee it!  You won’t cry because you’re sad— you’ll cry because you will be having feelings that you didn’t think you could have anymore!  You thought your heart was broken and suddenly you realize maybe you’re ready to love again… even to finally start learning to love yourself, to finally start forgiving yourself!!!  It’s a cartoon, everybody!  Wheee!

(Also, it’s potentially NSFW because of the drawing(s) of shit-eating or whatever. Be careful!!  Step lightly!!  You work in a Gestapo-like hellscape and you are being watched!  Beware!  BEWARE!).

You!  Me!  Youtube!  

I think this is the funniest thing Abhay’s made yet (although I’ll always have a spot in my heart for Abhay Khosla’s Dracula).  Why he didn’t embed the video I don’t know, but it’s worth that extra click to YouTube.

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This weekend I’ll be at @SpEditionNYCC in #comics Artists Alley table A7 at the Javits center in #NY.  Sunday I’ll be joined by My DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON #artist @salgoodsam and GROUNDED/GRAVEYARD co-conspirator Paul Azaceta.  This will be the first time Chapter 1 of #DRACULA will be available, in Salgood’s Revolver quarterly anthology, pictured here.  We should also have all out other books (while supplies last!). Please let me know if you’ll be there this weekend and stop by!

This weekend I’ll be at @SpEditionNYCC in #comics Artists Alley table A7 at the Javits center in #NY. Sunday I’ll be joined by My DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON #artist @salgoodsam and GROUNDED/GRAVEYARD co-conspirator Paul Azaceta. This will be the first time Chapter 1 of #DRACULA will be available, in Salgood’s Revolver quarterly anthology, pictured here. We should also have all out other books (while supplies last!). Please let me know if you’ll be there this weekend and stop by!

#tbt my first #fantasy #novel.  Before I read #thehobbit or #cslewis (as a #jew totally missed the #christian allegory) there was Lloyd Alexander.  #TheBlackCauldron was darker and cooler than the #disney animated adaptation.  The bad guy used the cauldron to reanimate his dead foes, so I guess this was my first exposure to #zombies.  I’m pretty sure I got this from the old #scholastic #book club where you’d order #ya books from a catalog in elementary school.

#tbt my first #fantasy #novel. Before I read #thehobbit or #cslewis (as a #jew totally missed the #christian allegory) there was Lloyd Alexander. #TheBlackCauldron was darker and cooler than the #disney animated adaptation. The bad guy used the cauldron to reanimate his dead foes, so I guess this was my first exposure to #zombies. I’m pretty sure I got this from the old #scholastic #book club where you’d order #ya books from a catalog in elementary school.

#tbt Yet another first. My first #georgerrmartin #book, Wild Cards. A superhero anthology in the vein of Watchmen, only with considerably more #sex. For example, Fortunato, a multi-racial #pimp who used #tantric sex with #hookers to leave his body for the astral plane and solve crimes. Needless to say, my childhood was permanently warped.
Just found this on the Wild Cards Wiki: In 1987, British writer Neil Gaiman met with Martin and pitched the idea of a Wild Cards story about a character who lives in a world of dreams. Martin declined due to Gaiman’s lack of prior credits. Gaiman went on to publish his story as The Sandman, a comic-book series set in the DC Universe.

#tbt Yet another first. My first #georgerrmartin #book, Wild Cards. A superhero anthology in the vein of Watchmen, only with considerably more #sex. For example, Fortunato, a multi-racial #pimp who used #tantric sex with #hookers to leave his body for the astral plane and solve crimes. Needless to say, my childhood was permanently warped.

Just found this on the Wild Cards Wiki: In 1987, British writer Neil Gaiman met with Martin and pitched the idea of a Wild Cards story about a character who lives in a world of dreams. Martin declined due to Gaiman’s lack of prior credits. Gaiman went on to publish his story as The Sandman, a comic-book series set in the DC Universe.

#tbt speaking of firsts, my first #art #book and exposure to #anime, the #Robotech Art Book.  An adaptation of #Macross, Robotech was an afternoon kids #cartoon that was ahead if it’s time.  Characters died and the Earth was pretty much laid to waste.  Story and #animation both blew my young mind.

#tbt speaking of firsts, my first #art #book and exposure to #anime, the #Robotech Art Book. An adaptation of #Macross, Robotech was an afternoon kids #cartoon that was ahead if it’s time. Characters died and the Earth was pretty much laid to waste. Story and #animation both blew my young mind.

twiststreet:

All-Time Favorite Stuff Week: The Marauders, created by Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr. (but see also, any appearances drawn by Marc Silvestri), and it seems from their Wikipedia page, only ever done well by those guys— after Claremont’s historic run gets ended by Jim Lee and Bob Harras, sounds like things go sideways for those characters fast and never recovers.  I just loved these dudes when I was some dumb-ass kid reading X-Men comics— these were my favorite guys in that book, more than Wolverine or anybody like that.  I always just wanted to read about these dudes. I came on to those books just around the time they were introduced in a pretty big way.  Namely, there were these sewer-dwelling loser people called the Morlocks who basically just sucked, for years in those comics, until finally someone said, “These characters suck— let’s have bad guys commit a massacre of them.”  Whoever said that was a pretty smart smartie because that was pretty sweet. (Walt Simonson then added something about “skeins" that I don’t understand but sounds pretty neat).  Deathsquads Committing Massacres for 12 Year Old Boys— worst Brian Wilson album title ever.  But what’s great about them is the Marauders are badasses only and exclusively in the context of marauding, and no other context:
The guy on the left just spun around super-fast but wouldn’t get dizzy— that is like a 5 year old’s idea of a good power to have.  I think his name was WHEEE!  
Next to him, Sabretooth who could win any fight except one against body hair.  I bet that guy’s dick is surrounded by that haircut Tina Turner had in Mad Max 2— his pubes go way beyond his thunderdome, if you will.  
The silver lady is Arclight— she  and the other Marauders were really into naked shoulders, I guess…?  Shoulders are pretty sexy. 
The green-haired girl is Havok’s wife Polaris except possessed by the evil spirit of Malice— basically a cuckold fetishest’s idea of a superhero/supervillain.  I can’t say with certainty, but I’m guessing she said “body and soul” a lot because that was a thing that X-men characters said a lot back then, when they got possessed, which was basically every single issue.
Blockbuster— here’s a description of Blockbuster appearances from the X-Men wikipedia page: during the massacre, i.e. the character’s debut, Thor kills him then burns his body; he’s “slain” (sweet word, bro) again by Havok during inferno; and then later on, his “body is seen later being eaten by Predator X”.  Not getting a lot of respect for busting all those blocks.
The next guy’s my favorite because his name is Scalphunter— I always thought that was the greatest name, especially if you’re just some New Wave guy with a mullet and dainty boots.  ”My name isn’t Captain Neonpants anymore— call me Scalphunter!"  "Oh that’s better.  Body and soul."  
The last naked-shoulder-guy is Harpoon— he could just throw Harpoons into people.  That was his power.  Not a lot of applications in a non-massacre context for that?  Not a lot of Whale Superheros in comics to stop him, though.  (Nobody cries for more whale diversity in comics :( even after all my years of cosplay and the money I spent on fried chicken).
They all worked for a guy named Mister Sinister (not pictured) who was just this kind of evil glam Ivan Lendl asshole.  I liked him because not a lot of supervillains insist you call them “mister [last name]”— most aren’t so formal.  ”Look, I don’t think we’re on a first name basis, yet, Batman"— doesn’t get said a lot by Riddler or whoever.

The Marauders were pretty badass, but they were no Reavers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reavers_(comics)
Post-dating the Maruaders by just a bit (about the same time we both started reading The X-Men, evidently), they were Ex-Hellfire Club soldiers that got transformed into cyborgs by Donald Pierce and Spiral.  And they CRUCIFIED WOLVERINE.  On the cover of Comics-Code approved book.  That blew my pre-teen mind, and for me The Outback will forever be the X-Men’s home.

twiststreet:

All-Time Favorite Stuff Week: The Marauders, created by Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr. (but see also, any appearances drawn by Marc Silvestri), and it seems from their Wikipedia page, only ever done well by those guys— after Claremont’s historic run gets ended by Jim Lee and Bob Harras, sounds like things go sideways for those characters fast and never recovers.  I just loved these dudes when I was some dumb-ass kid reading X-Men comics— these were my favorite guys in that book, more than Wolverine or anybody like that.  I always just wanted to read about these dudes. I came on to those books just around the time they were introduced in a pretty big way.  Namely, there were these sewer-dwelling loser people called the Morlocks who basically just sucked, for years in those comics, until finally someone said, “These characters suck— let’s have bad guys commit a massacre of them.”  Whoever said that was a pretty smart smartie because that was pretty sweet. (Walt Simonson then added something about “skeins" that I don’t understand but sounds pretty neat).  Deathsquads Committing Massacres for 12 Year Old Boys— worst Brian Wilson album title ever.  But what’s great about them is the Marauders are badasses only and exclusively in the context of marauding, and no other context:

  • The guy on the left just spun around super-fast but wouldn’t get dizzy— that is like a 5 year old’s idea of a good power to have.  I think his name was WHEEE!  
  • Next to him, Sabretooth who could win any fight except one against body hair.  I bet that guy’s dick is surrounded by that haircut Tina Turner had in Mad Max 2— his pubes go way beyond his thunderdome, if you will.  
  • The silver lady is Arclight— she  and the other Marauders were really into naked shoulders, I guess…?  Shoulders are pretty sexy.
  • The green-haired girl is Havok’s wife Polaris except possessed by the evil spirit of Malice— basically a cuckold fetishest’s idea of a superhero/supervillain.  I can’t say with certainty, but I’m guessing she said “body and soul” a lot because that was a thing that X-men characters said a lot back then, when they got possessed, which was basically every single issue.
  • Blockbuster— here’s a description of Blockbuster appearances from the X-Men wikipedia page: during the massacre, i.e. the character’s debut, Thor kills him then burns his body; he’s “slain” (sweet word, bro) again by Havok during inferno; and then later on, his “body is seen later being eaten by Predator X”.  Not getting a lot of respect for busting all those blocks.
  • The next guy’s my favorite because his name is Scalphunter— I always thought that was the greatest name, especially if you’re just some New Wave guy with a mullet and dainty boots.  ”My name isn’t Captain Neonpants anymore— call me Scalphunter!"  "Oh that’s better.  Body and soul."  
  • The last naked-shoulder-guy is Harpoon— he could just throw Harpoons into people.  That was his power.  Not a lot of applications in a non-massacre context for that?  Not a lot of Whale Superheros in comics to stop him, though.  (Nobody cries for more whale diversity in comics :( even after all my years of cosplay and the money I spent on fried chicken).
  • They all worked for a guy named Mister Sinister (not pictured) who was just this kind of evil glam Ivan Lendl asshole.  I liked him because not a lot of supervillains insist you call them “mister [last name]”— most aren’t so formal.  ”Look, I don’t think we’re on a first name basis, yet, Batman"— doesn’t get said a lot by Riddler or whoever.

The Marauders were pretty badass, but they were no Reavers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reavers_(comics)

Post-dating the Maruaders by just a bit (about the same time we both started reading The X-Men, evidently), they were Ex-Hellfire Club soldiers that got transformed into cyborgs by Donald Pierce and Spiral.  And they CRUCIFIED WOLVERINE.  On the cover of Comics-Code approved book.  That blew my pre-teen mind, and for me The Outback will forever be the X-Men’s home.

Reblogged from twiststreet