Friday, November 16, 2007

MANLY things Astro Boy and Nietzsche

Because I don't want to shaft you guys I'll post some crappy sketches at the end of this... but first! A list of some of the AMAZING comics I've read in the past few days. Comics that INSPIRE. Comics that are EPIC.

It's a bird by Steven T. Seagle
Three others that I know have read his and have all said the same thing. MASTERPIECE. Just read it. It's awesome. It's intense.

Off Road by Sean Murphy
Great art. MANLY story line. Super funny. Overall: amazing! I read this in one sitting and felt the need to do MANLY things. 'Cuz, that's what it's about! Being manly and conquering nature! And then I looked down and realized that I was wearing a M.A.C. shirt. ...
I thought it meant Macintosh! Like the computer? But then I find out later that it's some LAME makeup brand. I don't wear make up. I'm manly.
But that's just the problem! Lately I've been swinging wildly back and forth between wanting to be girly and falling deeply into my natural state of violent tomboy.

I'm getting my haircut today, and for the past few days my internal dialogue (and believe me it IS a dialogue) has been something along the lines of: "I want it shaved! I want a bob! I want a flat top! I want a cute cut! I want to be Sigourney Weaver! I want to look like a girl!"
My mother is probably weeping. With joy or sorrow I know not, but it's taken her 20 years to at least get me to the halfway point. :sigh:
Oh yeah, and a lot of 'your mom jokes.' Rad comic.

I'm reading Blankets right now by Craig Thompson. SAD. VERY. but it's the size of a phone book and I'm definitely reading a comic book that big. And it builds character. I forsee getting nothing done over Thanksgiving break. Especially now that I have the entire first season of Avatar on DVD courtesy of Lyvia.

So, back tracking a bit, I go to the library to get some comics and a book called 'Death and Sensuality' that I've been trying to get for 4 months now. It's out 'til March. SUCK. Some professor must have it. So I get Nietzsche instead. And Astro Boy. And a comic with Dinosaurs tearing each other apart. I'm like a 12 year old boy! What is wrong with me!? :weep:

In recent news:
What will they do next.

And... I'm re-living my childhood. Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Histeria and ... Freakazoid!. Yes. Only two of those are on DVD. Pinky and the Brain is even re-airing! Sad times are upon us. Cartoons aren't what they used to be. This is proof that being politically correct is bad for culture! Yeah I know, I'm sad. Freakazoid needs to be on DVD right NOW. :dies: It's a weird obsession but it's hilarious.

And the pictures I promised:
Yeah yeah, I know they're old and crappy. Shutup.

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