Sunday, May 18, 2008
We don't usually do this sort of thing around here, but the appearance of the great Gerald Jablonski's CRYPTIC WIT #2 must be given a note of attention, as Thelma Toole might say. Jablonski's FARMER NED appeared in the gallery pages of ARCADE in the late 70's, and for all intents and purposes his work hasn't changed a whit since that time; which is to say it is still dense, oblique and more fun than a tobogganload of monkeys.
His most famous leit-motif involves Howdy castigating his nephew Dee-Dee for listening to "Poopy" music and discovering through the ensuing conversation that Dee-Dee's teacher is an ant. This has happened in I don't know how many hundreds of Jablonski's comics, but always with different dialog and jokes. Reading them is a powerfully entertaining experience, for reasons I can't begin to explain.
If this sounds like a connoisseur's treat with limited appeal... well, you know who you are. The price for this full-color slab of cosmic whimsy is a mere $5, so if you send say $7.50 to Mr. Jab at PO Box 385 North Greece NY 14515 I feel certain he'll send you one.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A MAN, A PLAN, A CANAL; SWEET JESUS!
The world-beaters-and-shapers at Presspop have released this photo of the prototype-in-progress of a kaijin, (actually a fragmentary portion of a kaijin family cluster) based on meticulous designs by your Uncle Jim. As this project takes form and new developments occur you will be apprised; and then the day will dawn when the time for speculation has passed and the time for fleeing has commenced. You have been warned, temporalites!
Monday, May 12, 2008
AN ESSAY ON FRANK
This is the single best piece of writing I've ever seen on the lives and times of the thrice-lucky chuckbuster. Profusely illustrated, too. If I ever meet the author I will buy him or her a rib dinner (unless he or she is a vegetarian, in which case they can buy me one).
Monday, May 05, 2008
WHAT HAS EYES BUT CAN'T SCREAM?
Why, it's this appalling potato, as photographed by Jared Moore, who says (and I quote) "My girlfriend and I were shopping at QFC recently and she found a potato that resembles Frank after being blasted by the warp ray gun." Why can't I ever find a potato friend like this? If Kroger is going to introduce brain-looted produce into their line I'll have to re-think my boycott. Thanks, Jared.
Friday, May 02, 2008
"ART AND LOVE RENDERED WHOLLY STRANGE BY ALIEN DESIRES!"
If you enjoy poking a sharp stick at a roast goose, take a gander at this guy; he's about to find himself in the hell-hoppin' oven of Paul Di Fillipo's fever-dreaming brain.
COSMOCOPIA, a brand-new novelette by award-winning science fiction and horror author Di Fillipo is about to be published by Payseur and Schmidt in an innovative deluxe edition that will have you cabin-bound with suspense. That's a promise! And as the French say, "'Allo; I have a hand in it."