Gubbish

[a portmanteau of ‘garbage’ and ‘rubbish’; may have originated with SF author Philip K. Dick] Garbage; crap; nonsense. “What is all this gubbish?” The opposite portmanteau ‘rubbage’ is also reported; in fact, it was British slang during the 19th century and appears in Dickens.
seanhowe:

Herb Trimpe and Jack Abel’s original art from Wolverine’s first appearance, in Incredible Hulk #180. Scanned nicely enough that you can see pencil marks if you enlarge it.

seanhowe:

Herb Trimpe and Jack Abel’s original art from Wolverine’s first appearance, in Incredible Hulk #180. Scanned nicely enough that you can see pencil marks if you enlarge it.

seanhowe:

This is not an April Fools joke.

Above, you’ll see John Romita’s original art for the cover to Amazing Spider-Man #121. That issue contains one of the most important stories in the history of Marvel Comics; if you’re not familiar with it, you can read plenty about it at its Wikipedia page. It was written by Gerry Conway.

It’s also the basis for the next Spider-Man movie, which comes out next month.

Now, you’d think that Sony Pictures could find a seat for Gerry Conway. But according to the author of “The Night Gwen Stacy Died,” Sony has yet to acknowledge him.

Last year I went to a press screening of Fox Entertainment’s THE WOLVERINE with Chris Claremont, the writer of the movie’s source material. Claremont was my plus one—he hadn’t been invited to a premiere or a screening. We watched the closing credits together, searching in vain for his name. (Marvel Entertainment and its parent corporation, The Walt Disney Company, have their own checkered history with treatment of talent, but neither THE WOLVERINE nor AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 were produced by them.)

Do you think this is acceptable behavior toward creators? Should Gerry Conway have to take to social media to get an invitation the premiere of a movie based on his work? It’s not like he’s asking for any of the QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS the movie is expected to bring in at the box office.

Here is Gerry Conway’s Twitter account; have a look. And please consider helping him get the word out.

#inviteGerryConway


UPDATE:

Props to Justin Sullivan at the LA Times for covering this.
http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/amazing-spider-man-2-gerry-conway-campaigns-for-premiere-invite/

fantagraphics:

"Symphonic, tragic, revelatory, exciting and devastating as only great art can be, The Love Bunglers is one of the best comics ever made.” – The Austin-American Statesman

"The kind of rich, intricate stories — packed with sharp observations about human desire and self-justification — that only an author with 30 years of experience with these characters could write. [Grade] A" – The A.V. Club

"Even in a long career of masterpieces, Jaime’s story about missed opportunities for happiness is a revelation." – Publishers Weekly

"It goes without saying that The Love Bunglers completely knocked me out… Concise, moving, and incredibly bold, it’s like a cartooning master class.” – Adrian Tomine

The Love Bunglers
by Jaime Hernandez

112-page black & white 9” x 11.25” hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-729-1

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/thelovebunglers

You should buy this!

snakeoily:

New Digital comics store for Oily comics. If you hate paper, you can now buy Noah Van Sciver’s brand new The Lizard Laughed and Charles forsman’s Luv Sucker right now. Downloads include a PDF, ePub, and a mobi file. Also have the last 3 issues of Snake Oil up there. I’ll be adding more titles digitally. Also look for these on Comixology soon, if that is your thing.

c

Great!

Surely one of the greatest comic book covers of all time.

Surely one of the greatest comic book covers of all time.

love and rockets Jaime Hernandez fantagraphics
colsmi:

A typically characterful and poignant Jaime Hernandez cartoon, from 1982’s The Comics Journal #71.

colsmi:

A typically characterful and poignant Jaime Hernandez cartoon, from 1982’s The Comics Journal #71.

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