Comic Review: Taking up Savage Dragon

So I recently took up again Savage Dragon from Erik Larsen when an acquaintance told me that now (SPOILER ALERT) the dragon is the original dragon’s kid. I scratched my chin and though “I didn’t expect this from Erik Larson” I’ve met Erik in a few cons, and I always introduced myself as a lukewarm fan,…

Jack Kirby: August 28th 1917

Dubbed “The King” , many of you know that Jack Kirby helped change the tone, imagery, direction and esthetics of comic in the mid 1960’s when Marvel surpassed DC on sales. With Joe Simon he created Captain America when the US was starting to join World War II, and he himself was drafter and landed…

Comic Book History: From when Marvel had swagger….

Some years ago, about the same time I started this blog, I realized I didn’t have an inventory of my comic book collection. Why I haven’t done that before? I’ve been moving around, almost every two years. Carried the boxes with me, never checked what was in them for a long time. I now have…

Comics History: Superman, the product, the legend.

Most products that come to mind go through a series of evolutions, adding changes that sometimes are motivated by social need, others by survival instincts. For example, when I say “pair of jeans” what comes to mind? (Here comes into play your social environment, your cultural perspective and a series of other factors.) Jeans started…

Comic Review: Lieutenant Blueberry. Setting the canon for westerns.

Lieutenant Blueberry Writer(s):  Jean-Michel Charlier Artist(s): Jean Giraud (Moebius)  US Publisher:  Last Gasp of San Francisco ++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Plot: This collection narrates the adventures and misadventures of a southern-born gentleman, who after various vicissitudes ends up undertaking various missions for the north, and eventually cruising the whole states.

Rest In Peace… Jean Giraud (MOEBIUS)

Continuing the horrid trend of 2012 of loosing amazing contributors to the 9th art… we just lost Moebious! His real name was Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, and was born in Nogent-sur-Marne east of Paris on May 8, 1938. He reached international fame with his classic western series, Lieutenant Blueberry, but also had forays into movies and american comics, collaborating…

Comic History: The muses behind the artist

In my comic-artist years (Oh yes! That long ago…) and when I still dreamed of being a great illustrator, I was known among my (small) circle of artists friend for being fascinated by the amazing relationship between models and the artists that immortalize them. I had my share of live model drawing and of course,…

Comic History: The State of the Adult/Erotic Comic in the US

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