I wanna be one of those guys who makes really cool things and have people say “hey man that’s so cool, thanks for making that.”
So I designed a bunch of buttons for Librarians Without Borders to sell for a fundraiser. I haven’t put them together yet but I got them printed and they look GREAT so far. There are 10 designs and all of them are library themed except for two, which are my Logan’s Run and Willy Wonka drawings. I can’t wait to make them up and show them off tomorrow.
I just finished Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 1 and it was a big ol’ bag of “meh”.
Maybe I would’ve liked it more if I were familiar with a universe where there are two Supermans (one alive and one dead) and where I actually cared about who the Teen Titans were.
From an outsider’s point of view, the Teen Titans were badly written and badly portrayed. They had too many superheroes/powers to find them relatable whatsoever, and everyone’s costume looked like it was painted on and their genitals covered up by a sheet of hardened plastic. There were too many unfamiliar characters there for me and nothing really drew me in.
Superman was okay. I’ve known of Superman’s death and resurrection for a while, but I never fully understood it. I read part of a tome-like graphic novel a while ago where all these people claimed to be Superman after he dies, then the real Superman comes back somehow, but I had to give up on it because it was just so bad. So maybe if I understood that better, I would’ve liked this story more. There were enough familiar characters, however, where I could enjoy it to a degree. (PS. They never followed up with Zombie Lois trying to kill Superman’s mom! What happens?! Dun dun dunnnn!)
I liked Batman most of all, but maybe because I was most familiar with that story. Bruce Wayne dead, Dick Grayson taking over, I get that. Maybe because I had it all explained to me by my Batman-obsessed roommate so long ago, that I could appreciate the story more. I’ve always seen Batman as the coolest of all recurring DC characters, mainly because he doesn’t have superpowers and has this troubled past that keeps haunting him. He’s way more relatable than Superman will ever be.
Oh yeah and I don’t really like zombies, so maybe that affected the way I felt about it too. All the stories ended with the Black Lantern zombie threat going away temporarily, and us as the reader being forced to get the next volume after no real plot advanced. I guess what I’m really getting at is that a lot of superhero comics are difficult to get into if you don’t know the full story behind every character and/or you can put up with unrealistic portrayals of humans (even when they’re “super”). There are so many things that bug me about superhero comics that I tend to keep my distance, and maybe that’s what I should’ve done with Black Lantern Corps.
There should be a Transformers equivalent to the Bechdel Test: “Do two robots ever appear on screen and have a conversation about anything not related to humans, or in response to the immediate action taking place?”
If someone rings the doorbell, I just sit there.
If someone rings the doorbell twice, I go to the window, then realize I can’t see anything and sit back down.
Cool Game of Thrones and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory Crossover Art Series by
Game of Chocolates - Series 1
A Game of Thrones - Willy Wonka and the Chocolote Factory mash-up. I’m in the process of working on four more characters.
Oh man I like this a lot.
Wait a second, am I tripping balls?
HELP I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING
Sometimes life is just beautiful.
Am I the only one excited for Weird Al’s new album?