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"Wally, have you talked to your broker?"

"Wally, have you talked to your broker?"


Drug fiends + hyperspeed


The Flash on drugs, “losing it”.


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True. That bastard is still out there.

True. That bastard is still out there.



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Been reading The Flash. Started out of nostalgia, but then I noticed DC is putting out HD scans of their old comics, so I stuck around. I find the late 80’s period to be fascinating because it precedes a sea change in style. There’s still some photorealism, but uncluttered, because the stories are less verbose. The art is very spartan due to the absence of a single artistic idea. The story is also weird. This set of issues includes winning the lottery, fucking around with a least six women, yuppies doing drugs, and a weird Millenium crossover. 

Been reading The Flash. Started out of nostalgia, but then I noticed DC is putting out HD scans of their old comics, so I stuck around. I find the late 80’s period to be fascinating because it precedes a sea change in style. There’s still some photorealism, but uncluttered, because the stories are less verbose. The art is very spartan due to the absence of a single artistic idea. The story is also weird. This set of issues includes winning the lottery, fucking around with a least six women, yuppies doing drugs, and a weird Millenium crossover. 


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clubedoinferno:

Radiation 2, de Mao. 20 páginas a preto e branco, tamanho A4, com banda verde-tóxico. 1ª tiragem de 50 exemplares. Lançado a 12 de Março de 2014, na Feira Morta/Casa Bernardo

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Radiation 2, by Mao. 20 pages in black and white, A4 format, and toxic green band. First printing of 50 copies. Launched on March 12, 2014, at Feira Morta/Casa Bernardo

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Also from Clube do Inferno, this is Radiation 2 from Mao, a giant leap forward. I’m not sure if he’s gonna get where he needs to be, but it is obvious to me that in a sense he is already much further than a lot of people working in comics. I see how my Clube peeps develop and I thank god we met. Even those with no patience for storytelling tricks and evolutionary chatter will simply be taken aback by the eye candy.


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clubedoinferno:

Need More Love, de Astromanta. 16 páginas, capa menta em cartolina, miolo em papel menta de 90gr. 11,5 x 21 cm. 1ª tiragem de 30 exemplares. Lançado a 12 de Março de 2014, na Feira Morta/Casa Bernardo. Continua a história do LovebirdsContracapa do Rudolfo.

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Need More Love, by Astromanta. 16 pages, cover in mint cardboard, mint 90gr paper on the inside. 11,5 x 21cm. First printing of 30 copies. Launched on March 12, 2014, at Feira Morta/Casa Bernardo. Continues the Lovebirds story. Back cover by Rudolfo.

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My new zine, right there. It continues last year’s zine, a pocket-sized joke named Lovebirds. That story followed a fat man fucking a cumdump and feeling let down by his apathy. The fat man then buys some wine, sleeps on the bus, and finally gets home. Before he opens the door, he cums on a plant. This story shows what happens when he gets home.

The earlier zine was on the wall of a sex shop for months, and the prints and zines are surprisingly sold out. I did a sequel without knowing any of this. This time I felt the need to experiment with style, tone, and format, so it ended up kind of raw, autobiographical in parts, and queer in a much more organic sense. Rather than play up the jokes, I did what came naturally to me, which also explains how this feeble incursion has nothing to do with artists I admire — I mostly had no point of reference here. I realize a fat man with a huge libido can be seen as a joke, but to me the joke is on the reverse.

Earlier on I planned this within a trio of stories, an anthology named “Kavalkade”. Now I have abandoned the idea and ended up using only the format and the graphic elements from a Ranma paperback on the cover. Not sure how these insular efforts are gonna play out, but I feel the need to do more and try what I haven’t tried yet.

versocovers:

Henri Lefebvre, The Critique of Everyday Life: The One-Volume Edition. Design by Neil Donnelly.

This is an omnibus version of Lefebvre’s classic three-volume text. It’ll probably remain in print for the next couple decades, so we wanted something which felt substantial and iconic — and, given the subject matter, a little self-aware. Rather than simply use the front cover as a surface for imagery, Neil once again produced a cover which acknowledges the book as an object.

(Photographs courtesy Verso’s twitter feed.)


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Also got this from Panda Gordo. The idea for this one comes from Arthur Quiller-Couch’s seven basic plots. I decided to scan it because the cover has a really cool plastic skin over it, but I don’t know if you can see it. This guy is the main thing as far as zine design and production goes, and I would like to steal a couple of ideas here. I would laud it some more but I don’t see a need to engage with (narrative) comics here. I guess this could be something Nieves would put out, which is a very decent thing to aspire to.

Also got this from Panda Gordo. The idea for this one comes from Arthur Quiller-Couch’s seven basic plots. I decided to scan it because the cover has a really cool plastic skin over it, but I don’t know if you can see it. This guy is the main thing as far as zine design and production goes, and I would like to steal a couple of ideas here. I would laud it some more but I don’t see a need to engage with (narrative) comics here. I guess this could be something Nieves would put out, which is a very decent thing to aspire to.


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Not one of the greats but worth it just for this logo.


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Not sure what “the way of the mystic-warrior” is, but I got it anyway. I’m guessing it has to do with spiritualist unrest, but, taking into account the assortment of pamphlets at the table, there has to be a radical leftist turn to it. The anti-war zine is a different thing. What’s interesting in peering at this stuff is how fractured the activist causes have been.. even the 10-yr long afghan war has failed to generate a movement. Seems PTSD-ridden soldiers are opting to kill themselves instead.

Not sure what “the way of the mystic-warrior” is, but I got it anyway. I’m guessing it has to do with spiritualist unrest, but, taking into account the assortment of pamphlets at the table, there has to be a radical leftist turn to it. The anti-war zine is a different thing. What’s interesting in peering at this stuff is how fractured the activist causes have been.. even the 10-yr long afghan war has failed to generate a movement. Seems PTSD-ridden soldiers are opting to kill themselves instead.


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A great zine, kinda on the book side, bought at this weekend’s Feira Morta. These were sold by kids.. the story goes that they knew a guy in some punk band that collected these during the 90s. I would show you the interior but this is now officially “research material”.

A great zine, kinda on the book side, bought at this weekend’s Feira Morta. These were sold by kids.. the story goes that they knew a guy in some punk band that collected these during the 90s. I would show you the interior but this is now officially “research material”.


God I’m old. But to be fair I didn’t listen to this at the time.

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