Posts tagged comic
Posts tagged comic
Might as well wear Cochlea & Eustachia while you’re reading about them in Folly: The Consequences of Indiscretion! His work might make you feel uncomfortable, but at least your clothes won’t be…
This is Folly: The Consequences of Indescretion by Hans Rickheit, published by fantagraphics. I followed many of these strips online, as they were being produced. I even commissioned one of the strips myself (it happens to be the one used on the cover).
Get to know the surreal, disturbing, yet addicting world of Hans Rickheit. You won’t be sorry. If you want a huge sampling of his work, go to http://chromefetus.com/page1.html
Page 3 of The Animist (working title).
What is happening on this page?
The lead character, Reid Brennan, is recounting his troubles with the local community college, which has recently become a part of the university system. His problems are not with the university, though. Apparently, there was a big shakeup when his colleague, Boz Miller, attempted to murder another professor (Dr. Trent Wertham) over some kind of dispute. Now unemployed, while watching his favorite physics program on television, Reid laments the lax role that he played in that dispute… even though the part that he played represents no actual guilt, he still thinks that he could have prevented the whole ordeal had he been a better friend and been a better listener (which becomes clearer on page 4). Here on this page we see the camera roll back to show planet earth and the sun, in outer space as Reid recalls the last year. Then it pulls back even further and we see that Reid is watching the earth and the sun on television. When Reid emerges fully into the fourth panel, he reveals that the focus of his anger is himself. His back remains turned to the “camera”, to further emphasize his sense of isolation and guilt.
I think it’s safe to say that Paul Pope’s Masked Karimba is one of the most under appreciated characters in his pantheon of creations. That, and his very psychedelic elephants. Gotta love that guy.
Spider-Man versus The Terrible Tinker by Paul Pope
I love Paul Pope’s Spiderman. It is probably my second favorite Spiderman, after McFarlane’s. Pope has an amazing understanding of what makes Japanese Manga, Jack Kirby, and Pablo Picasso awesome (at their best, that is.).
Spider-Man & The Human Torch by Paul Pope
The White Stripes by Paul Pope
Day four of Paul Pope in Music Week.
Here is a rarely seen gem. Apparently Paul Pope drew a pinup of Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen. So cool.
UPDATE: I just found out that this was a cover image for the new Watchman series. I wouldn’t know because I’m not buying/reading any of it. But this is very cool nonetheless.
From Michael Kupperman’s Tales Designed To Thrizzle.
This particular strip gets even crazier shortly after this. You should buy it to see the rest. (HOT TIP, click the pic to see the rest… then go to Amazon to buy the collected Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol 1.)