Friday, April 18, 2014

Brandon Graham's Emerald City heroes drawing



I love this drawing that Brandon Graham did for the Emerald City Comicon program book. It's all creator-owned characters from people who were at the show.

It's fun to figure out who everyone is, but if you get stumped, Graham has the cheat sheet on his blog.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kill All Monsters fan art by A.Shay Hahn



A.Shay Hahn is a Toronto-based painter who's working on a couple of comics called Squirley Corn and Homeless G-Men for planned publication next year. While looking at different formats for comics, he discovered Kill All Monsters and dug the landscape format, which I hope I can be pleased about without sounding like a jerk since that was all Jason's idea.

Anyway, he also created this lovely piece of the Lionbot and a former adversary. Thanks so much for sharing that, Mr. Hahn! Jason and I are thrilled that you like the book!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More Kill All Monsters fan art by Daniel Mead



You may remember Daniel Mead's name as the artist who made these awesome kaiju/giant robot pieces a while back featuring some of the Kill All Monsters Bots. Turns out, he's super versatile as proven by this adorable showdown between the Skullbot and a giant friend. Thanks, Daniel! Now I want Kill All Monsters plushies!

Check out Daniel's DeviantArt page for more of his great stuff.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Kill All Monsters at Barnes and Noble



The good folks at Barnes & Noble would like for you to know that Kill All Monsters, Volume 1 and other Alterna comics are now available at their stores and website. They weren't for a while, but that's changed. Always good to have another place to buy, so thanks, Barnes & Noble!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Noah (2014)



Noah is my first Darren Aronofsky film. It would’ve been The Wolverine if it had worked out for him to direct that, but it didn’t, which is too bad. As much as I enjoyed the first three quarters of James Mangold’s film, based on Noah, I really want to see what Aronofsky would’ve done with that. It’s not that I’ve intentionally been ignoring the guy, it’s just that none of his films have grabbed me enough on a conceptual level to get me to sit down with one. That changed with Noah.

I expect it’s a lot of people’s first Aronofsky film. It’s based on one of the oldest, most familiar stories in the world and whatever differences folks have about how true it is, everyone knows the basic plot. And based on the $100 million it’s made so far worldwide, they’re also curious to see how Aronofsky’s interpreted it.

That’s what got me into the theater. The story of Noah is a tough one to navigate, even for serious Christians. I had no problem accepting a literal interpretation as a kid, but the older I got, the more I struggled with it. Not just with questions about the logistics of fitting all of those animals into that boat, but also with the theological questions the story raises about the nature of God. I’ve had to wrestle with that stuff, so I was interested in seeing what conclusions Aronofsky came to about it as well.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Everyone Hates Cephalopods: The Video!



Adventureblog reader Dave Mable made this awesome montage of many of the Everyone Hates Cephalopods images I've posted over the years. And put them with the perfect song. Thanks, Dave!

I haven't posted a lot of cephalopod art here lately, but that's mostly because there are other platforms better suited to that kind of thing. I've got a whole Everyone Hates Cephalopods page on Pinterest, and that theme occasionally creeps up on my Tumblr as well. If you haven't checked out either of those yet, I encourage you to do so, especially the Tumblr. I've been very active on that lately and it's full of awesomeness.


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