Finally, a look at the new “remastered” MIRACLEMAN #1 by Alan Moore (name removed at his own request so credited as THE ORIGINAL WRITER) and Garry Leach with Mick Anglo along for the ride.

The new Marvel edition has modern computer coloring on some pages which leaves the art, if anything, flatter than the original, IN OUR OPINION. Retro moire patterns and all. But tastes change and all that.

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OH AND PS: Graeme McMillan has a side-by-side comparison of the old and new coloring here.

Heidi McDonald » The Beat » Marvel releases first look at remastered Miracleman #1

Dopo “The Artist Formerly Known As…”, “THE ORIGINAL WRITER”.

Originally Posted By pensierispettinati

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pensierispettinati:

(via Mix-tape spine-art)

È permessa la lacrimuccia.

Anche due.

tastiereconsumate:

pensierispettinati:

(via Mix-tape spine-art)

È permessa la lacrimuccia.

Anche due.

Originally Posted By livelymorgue

livelymorgue:

Training for the football season, Red Grange, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost,” leaped over Coach Ralph Scott, both of the Yankees, a team that lasted two years as the American Football League was in decline. An article dated Oct. 26, 1926, reported on the Yankees’ home debut at Yankee Stadium (the football and baseball iterations shared the field) and surveyed the season, naming long-forgotten teams like the Pacific Coast Wildcats, the Brooklyn Horsemen and the Philadelphia Quakers. Photo: The New York Times

Heartbreakingly Awesome Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon that Won’t Happen

Ugly Americans animator Adam Brown made this test footage, dreaming of a show that likely can never be, due in part to Calvin creator Bill Watterson’s resolve never to sell out, but also his doubt that any voice for Calvin could possibly be the equal of the one in the reader’s head. (Ain’t that the truth; I remember how long it took me to adjust to Lorenzo Music’s Garfield.) I think The Boondocks probably made the best transition to cartoons, but it should be duly noted that doing so killed off the comic strip in the process. And incidentally, the Uncle Ruckus movie didn’t get funded.

I understand Watterson’s desire for purity, but would we be better off with a few items of high-quality merchandise…or endless knockoff designs of the lead character urinating?

Don’t answer all at once.

via Gawker

[Topless Robot, via @JasonThibault]

Pictures We Didn’t Take Before Digital Cameras

I recently picked up a Polaroid camera “as is” at an estate sale. Curious to see if it actually worked, I spent $24 on a pack of instant film with 8 exposures. I had a hard time deciding what was worthy of being the subject of these $3 photographs. I turned to my camera roll on my phone for some inspiration only to realize that it was best if my digital photos, stayed digital.
So what kind of pictures did I take in the past that were worthy of making being developed? I can’t remember… but I’m sure it’s not these. I’m ashamed to say that these are the kind of photos I take now.

[20px - Twenty Pixels, via The Daily What]

Pictures We Didn’t Take Before Digital Cameras

I recently picked up a Polaroid camera “as is” at an estate sale. Curious to see if it actually worked, I spent $24 on a pack of instant film with 8 exposures. I had a hard time deciding what was worthy of being the subject of these $3 photographs. I turned to my camera roll on my phone for some inspiration only to realize that it was best if my digital photos, stayed digital.

So what kind of pictures did I take in the past that were worthy of making being developed? I can’t remember… but I’m sure it’s not these. I’m ashamed to say that these are the kind of photos I take now.

[20px - Twenty Pixelsvia The Daily What]

In her new memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen, the pop musician Tracey Thorn bristles at how the decade in which she first became famous is lazily remembered. “Scenes which I never witnessed in my life – yuppies chugging champagne in City wine bars, toffs dancing in puffball skirts to Duran Duran – have now become the universal TV shorthand used to locate and define the era,” she complains. Thorn’s book is in part an alternative history of the 1980s: one populated by political rallies, “Meat Is Murder” and “Dig Deep for the Miners” badges, benefit gigs and literate musicians with an indie DIY aesthetic like herself worrying perpetually about not “selling out”.

A new, publicly available digital archive just released by the University of Sussex, Observing the 1980s, aims to give substance to this subterranean history and helps to free the decade from the simplifications of popular memory. Among other resources, it brings together contributions by the volunteers who wrote about their daily lives for the Mass Observation archive in that decade. […]

Joe Moran » The 1980s that time forgot

Originally Posted By theitaliangame

theitaliangame:

1972. Una balena esposta a Cuneo.

Be’, cavolo, io c’ero. Avevo cinque anni, mi ci accompagnò mio nonno e per me fu una mezza delusione (la balena era imbalsamata così male che sembrava di legno). Ricordo questa pubblicità sul giornale (Gazzetta del Popolo?) e ricordo abbastanza bene anche i volantini a colori, con i fanoni in primissimo piano. Che dire? Ci divertivamo con poco.

theitaliangame:

1972. Una balena esposta a Cuneo.

Be’, cavolo, io c’ero. Avevo cinque anni, mi ci accompagnò mio nonno e per me fu una mezza delusione (la balena era imbalsamata così male che sembrava di legno). Ricordo questa pubblicità sul giornale (Gazzetta del Popolo?) e ricordo abbastanza bene anche i volantini a colori, con i fanoni in primissimo piano. Che dire? Ci divertivamo con poco.


Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. have been working hard to make sure that the two of them stick with the "Kick-Ass" universe from top to bottom, including the currently running "Hit-Girl" spinoff for Marvel’s Icon imprint. But the co-creator’s lasting team-up on the book doesn’t mean they haven’t invited others to get involved with the foul-mouthed heroine’s Middle School mayhem.
After a string of covers by the likes of Phil Noto, Geof Darrow, Dave Johnson and Jock, Millar and Romita today shared the last “Hit-Girl” variant exclusively with CBR! Covering November’s fifth and final issue, it features the work of the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz who homages his own work with a pre-pubescent take on Sienkiewicz’s classic cover for “Elektra: Assassin” #1!

[Comic Book Resources]
E come se non bastasse, “20th Century Fox Inks Deal with Comics Guru Mark Millar”.

Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. have been working hard to make sure that the two of them stick with the "Kick-Ass" universe from top to bottom, including the currently running "Hit-Girl" spinoff for Marvel’s Icon imprint. But the co-creator’s lasting team-up on the book doesn’t mean they haven’t invited others to get involved with the foul-mouthed heroine’s Middle School mayhem.

After a string of covers by the likes of Phil NotoGeof DarrowDave Johnson and Jock, Millar and Romita today shared the last “Hit-Girl” variant exclusively with CBR! Covering November’s fifth and final issue, it features the work of the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz who homages his own work with a pre-pubescent take on Sienkiewicz’s classic cover for “Elektra: Assassin” #1!

[Comic Book Resources]

E come se non bastasse, “20th Century Fox Inks Deal with Comics Guru Mark Millar”.

The J Scott Campbell Austin Powers Comic That Never Was

Just sold on eBay for a ridiculously low price of $10.50. One of a very few remaining posters that prove that, at one point, Wildstorm Comics pitched to make an Austin Powers comic book. This poster, with art by J Scott Campbell, was created for the pitch.
Naturally, it never went through, but we are left with this glimpse of what once was…

[Bleeding Cool]

The J Scott Campbell Austin Powers Comic That Never Was

Just sold on eBay for a ridiculously low price of $10.50. One of a very few remaining posters that prove that, at one point, Wildstorm Comics pitched to make an Austin Powers comic book. This poster, with art by J Scott Campbell, was created for the pitch.

Naturally, it never went through, but we are left with this glimpse of what once was…

[Bleeding Cool]

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geek news - Remixed Mario Game of the Day

Johan Peitz’s Super Mario Summary, created for the latest Ludum Dare game development challenge, rebuilds the original Super Mario Bros., but with only one screen to represent each level.

Condensing the levels changes the entire style of the game, turning it into more of a puzzler. To get a top score on each screen, you’ll have to figure out how to get all the coins and hit the top of the flag.

[kotaku.]

[TDW Geeks]

Jim Henson’s original pitch reel for The Muppet Show, starring Leo from Henson’s strange series of corporate training videos, The Muppet Meeting Films.

Key selling points:

“Small children will love the cute cuddly characters. Young people will love the fresh innovative comedy. College kids and intellectual eggheads will love the underlying symbolism of everything. Freaky long hair, dirty, cynical hippies will love our freaky long hair, dirty, cynical Muppets.”

It’s inspirational, celebrational, muppetational!

[laughingsquid.]

[The Daily What]

Quant’erano avanti, ragazzi.

Cosplay Corner

Cosplay Corner: Cosplayers SoDespair and La Vash bring MTV’s most sarcastic animated teenagers — Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane — to life in a straight-out-of-the-’90s photoshoot.

It’s as true now as it was then: there’s no aspect, no facet, no moment of life that can’t be improved by pizza.

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[reddit]

[TDW Geeks]

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