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Went to see Thor: Ragnarok, the latest outing in the seemingly endless series we call the Marvel Cinematic Universe, last Friday at a theater that was not the Cinemark. (This reminded me why I prefer to see my movies at … Continue reading
It’s no secret that Iowa Ginsberg’s character design is based in part on Fawcett’s immortal Mary Marvel. (All of Kekionga is strongly informed by Fawcett’s Captain Marvel Universe of the 1940s and 50s, but that’s a bigger story.) Anyway, Iowa … Continue reading
This is directly relevant to the Big Fourth of July Weekend Event … a gallery of drawings of Jack Swann/ aka Foursquare, which show his artistic descent from C.C Beck’s Captain Marvel. The “elevator pitch” for his character design is … Continue reading
The major artistic inspiration for Kekionga is the original Fawcett Captain Marvel, and especially the work of C.C. Beck. So why not spend the weekend with a couple of beautiful Beck drawings of the big Red Cheese, both of which … Continue reading
One foot in front of the other. Today I decided to try that traditional refuge of modern Americans in times of trouble (popular since the Great Depression): a couple of hours in a darkened cinema, watching a big, colorful blockbuster … Continue reading
Anthropomorphic aircraft doing what the do best: attacking goofy enemy missiles with their mighty talons and … eating people’s lunches? That’s what happens when you paint a fighter with the classic “shark mouth” nose art. Weird stuff from the Air … Continue reading
Well, it’s really more of a photo op, but whatever you want to call it, but please give a big blog welcome to Captain Marvel Junior and Mary Marvel! “That’s some classic 50s cosplay” Seriously, the traditional Big Red Cheese … Continue reading
Happy Tuesday! There’s a new story up on my story site, freshly posted and awaiting your minicomic reading pleasure. It’s called Fleek!, and it’s a little nonsense story about the nature of names and language– and it will surprise no … Continue reading
Like many cartoonists, I have a complicated relationship with Charles Schultz and Peanuts. I loved it as a child in the sixties and early 70s, both in the newspaper and in the book collections that were everywhere at the time. … Continue reading