"A Fair Acrobat Soundly Thrashes A Man" (1898). He threatened her father; she "boxed [him] well about the head." -via Bob Nicholson
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This dude was a warrior
Freaks N Geeks Tattoo Sideshow
El perro or el Perro semihundido (1819-1823) by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Goya - The sleep of reason creates monsters
Anonymous said: how much time did you spend working on the central core concept of 8house before presenting it the rest of the already announced collaborators?
I think initially I started writing a thing with my pal Marley Zarcone. called Nona. The idea was to do something that felt like what we wanted Vertigo books to be like— dark magic and fashionable ladies.
There were all these houses of magic in that story with the main character Nona being a magic user who escaped from her coven cutting runes into shadows.
and at the same time there was talk about an Image relaunch of Top cow in the same way we reworked the Extreme stuff. I was talking about doing my version of Pitt ( I wanted Mike Vega to draw it and I was talking to Sarah Horrocks about co-writing) and Marian was going to do an old lady witch version of Witchblade. Joe Keatinge was gonna do Cyberforce and we wanted Adam Warren on it too. (I don’t remember on what book)
Anyway, none of those things came to be but in some way through talking to Image they turned into 8house. (I’m still hoping the Nona book happens but Muggles has some other new exciting work on the way)
I talk to Emma Rios a lot (we are manga blood bruthers)and the idea of bringing her onto anything I’m involved with in an exciting one.—she brought in Hwei (whose work I think is amazing)
Sloane is an artists whose work I’ve admired for years so I introduced her to Marian, and Claire is an old friend whose writing has impressed me for years. (I’ve been hoping she would do an Image book for a long time)
I met Xurxo through finding his art on Deviantart and being amazed by it.The idea for 8house Kiem was something that I think started as Simon Roy’s ideas.
Fil is a comic book hero of mine whose work I first read when I was 10— and bringing him into anything I’m involved with is a little too exciting.
but in answer to the question. I tend to jump into things when they’re still a mess. I don’t know if this is an ideal way to work but it seems to be the way I do. like in Prophet I had no plans for multiple artists until we were into it. That is one of the joys I think of ongoing comics. It feels like a version of how Moebius did his Airtight garage— well a little more planning than that— but still just hoping that it all works out in the end.
and here’s a Marley Nona page—
When THE THING became JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING
Producer Stuart Cohen has an amazingly comprehensive making-of blog regarding JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING
there’s a great deal worth reading but maybe none moreso than the linked piece above, about how Carpenter took advantage of a six-week break in filming to watch what he had, realize it wasn’t working, and go to town on the whole affair with a scalpel.
ComiXology’s Countdown To The Eisners!
The Eisner Awards are tonight! We’re continuing our celebration of some of comics’ best creators by putting them into the worlds that they created.
(Art by Kate Kasenow!)
Anonymous said: how many yorris ish there gonna be?
Fil Barlow’s 8house Yorris will be 4 issues (to start with)
Here’s a cover he did.
Fil Barlow, doodes. Prepare to die.
Beautiful teaser poster for Magical Girl, illustrated by Carlos Vermut (also director of the film).
Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time
Tony Zhou : “Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.”
Teasing our project just a bit, following these recent 8house announcements at SDCC.
8House: Mirror happens in a terraformed satellite, an isolated colony growing around a landed lab-starship as if it were a cathedral. In this safe haven, magicians and scientists of the House of Healers experiment with the local fauna to create man/animal ‘hybrids’, obtaining insight to utilize in a desperate cosmic war and win political favour. But a growing community of hybrids want nothing to do with war or politics, and especially not with their patronizing humans creators; only to live on their own, as they are.
Here are some characters below:
It will be basically written by me and drawn by Hwei Lim, but for five pages per issue in which we will exchange roles, I will draw and Hwei will write, to show more intimate scenes and give a deeper insight about the characters.
8House is a shared universe to be developed by several creators and published by Image Comics. A sci-fantasy playground with some premises in common, that will be explained through independent stories and teams.
Brandon talked in tumblr yesterday about what this 8house world was all about. Giving some details about Kiem, in which he works with Xurxo Penalta, and Arclight, with Marian.
We are enjoying the hell out of this thing, hope you like it when it comes out.