Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Moving House

I'm in the gradual process of switching from Blogger to Wordpress, and while the domain isn't going anywhere, some of the changes are going to break the RSS feeds and such that are already set up. If you're following this anywhere but at, you'll want to point your feed reader to the new RSS feed,

The actual URL of the blog itself will probably change away from "ramble.html" as well in coming days, but I'm still working out the bugs. For the moment, you can see the new posts by visiting the root of (And please excuse the mess, as the look and layout is still being tweaked considerably.)

Monday, February 08, 2010


Lords of Light!

Sean "Cheeks" Galloway shares this awesome illustration of one of my favorite cartoon trios, Thundarr the Barbarian and his pals Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel.

I think we're about overdue for a Thundarr revival, don't you?

Saturday, February 06, 2010


Weekend Pulp

Here are a couple bits of pulp for your weekend.

First up, and keeping with the inadvertent Green Hornet fixation, is a Kato teaser from the incomporable Francesco Francavilla, presumably tied into the forthcoming Dynamite family of Green Hornet titles.

Also on offer is this terrific design sketch for a Doc Savage statue by Ruben Procopio, forthcoming from Electric Tiki. As Ruben notes, the base of the statue is, fittingly enough, Doc's Fortress of Solitude.

Friday, February 05, 2010


Wes Anderson on Spider-Man and the Super Bowl

Two video parodies that imagine what would happen if Wes Anderson (who I just realized is probably my favorite filmmaker of the moment) took on some new projects.

What if Wes Anderson directed Spider-Man 4?

What if filmmakers directed the Super Bowl?
The other director-parodies here left me pretty cold, but the Wes Anderson bit that starts at 1:11 almost made me want to watch the Super Bowl, which is saying something. (Normally I just watch the commercials.)


The Art of Dan Christensen

I've got the Marvel Smartass blog to thank for pointing out the work of Dan Christensen, an American-born illustrator based in France. Dan has a style that's refreshingly his own, but one that occassionally reminds me of people like Seth, Andi Watson, Paul Grist, and even Jay Stephens from time to time.

Since we were discussing Green Hornet the other week, here is Dan's take on the characters, from his portfolio of Golden Age & Pulp characters.

And keeping with the <> + <> motif, here's his take on Yellow Jacket from his Superhero Alphabet (the A to Z of characters displays exceptionally good taste in superheroes, though I'd quibble that "Z" should have been Scott McCloud's Zot).

There's more great stuff at Dan's blog, including samples of some sequential stuff. Check it out.

Thursday, February 04, 2010


Trailer for Gorillaz's Plastic Beach

Here's the trailer for the forthcoming Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach, due out in March. More atmospheric than anything, but some compelling visuals.

I love the way that the island looks like a disused and long-abandoned Gerry Anderson set, in which things are about to go wrong.


Beaglemen and Were-terriers

Kate Beaton's latest Hark, a vagrant strip is particularly resonant, not with me personally but with a character of mine that I hope you'll all come to know and love--Spot, the were-terrier.

That's Spot on the left below, from the teaser story in last fall's House of Mystery Annual (which should be appearing online in its entirety before too much longer).

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Robot 6 Interview

If you don't get enough of my blathering here or elsewhere online, Robot 6 has posted a new interview with me conducted by Tim O'Shea, in which we discuss Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love, iZombie, the Harvey and Terrytoons cartoons, and much more.


Monday, February 01, 2010


The Ventures Vs. The Quests

(via) Behold artist Matt Synowicz's X-Men #100-inspired vision of a confrontation between two families of adventurers: the Venture and the Quests.

Who wins when the Ventures battle the Quests? We do, that's who.

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