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Archive: May 2009

Danish political cartoonist Boris Artzybasheff was heavily influenced by the then-contemporary surrealist movement (from what I see, I’m guessing Di Chirico and Dali). In his collection As I See, while discussing modern warfare, he wrote In their long search for better tools and weapons, men at last have found the way of locking a pinch […]

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2009-05-24 :: Jordan // centex
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I’ve seen the movie and want to talk about it with other h’thonners who’ve seen it. SPOILER WARNING! Don’t even think of clicking on this unless you want to read major plot points immediately given away (in my first comment within). You have been warned. [Octopunk sez: Jules and I just saw it tonight and […]

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2009-05-19 :: Jordan // centex
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Another spoiler-filled bunch of comments on the new Star Trek movie — this time, focusing exclusively on questions of visual design. Not surprisingly, it turns out that I have a lot to say about the design elements in the new movie. I make no promises about any of this being remotely interesting to anyone, as […]

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2009-05-15 :: Jordan // Cartoons + Horrorthon Posts
Zack On My Back

Zack On My Back is a children’s rhyme that my friend David composed for his godson Zack a few years ago and asked me to illustrate. (This was way before octopunk and julie had their own Zack.) Now that 7 Souls (my teen supernatural thriller, co-written with my genius friend Barnabas Miller) is complete, I’ve […]

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2009-05-13 :: Jordan // Horrorthon Posts
Don Martin Dept.

The drawing above is the very first panel of the very first Mad magazine strip cartoon by Don Martin (1931-2000), “Mad‘s Maddest Artist.” For those of you who are familiar with Mad and with Martin, you’ll notice that the style of this image (from Mad‘s 29th issue, published September 1956) is noticeably different from the […]

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