Friday, December 27, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


In 1988, a pair of comic artists, Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy released a one off graphic novel called 'Skin'. The story was an odd one, not only that the main character was a skinhead, but one whom was also a victim of Thalidomide. The nickname for these children with these defects was 'sealboys' and it just so happened , most of them were teenagers during the skinhead movement in England of the late 60's.

The comic art was done mostly in a series of pastel pieces, divided into panels. The effect is almost hallucinatory and give it a strange style.

Out of print now, but copies are available online, it was a great one-off I wish they would've continued.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Creature Features

Channel 2 in the bay area (Oakland) was by far my favorite channel as  10 year old, growing up in the Santa Cruz mountains. I didn't always come in clearly (years before the cable-coup takeover) Primarily because this was where you saw 'Creature Features', showcasing all of the best Roger Corman-esque B-moves you can think of.

Around this same time, my brother Joe had sent me a birthday gift which enclosed the card below:

A bit faded now, but the signature reads, "Dear Jimmy, wishing you the horriblest of horrible birthdays and many nightmares to come!- John Stanley" Also enclosed with this card was Man-Thing issues 1-10. Possibly one of the best gifts I ever received.