Check out super talented artist Stacey “Blackstar-Shabach” Robinson’s fine art work for sale through his Etsy store. I’ve actually got a review of his comic series “Abraham” that I need to put together and post one of these days, I’ll try to get that done this week.
Good news and bad news all rolled into one. I like Anderson and think he did a fine job as coach, the only person who had anything negative to say about him was Slava Kozlov and it’s fair to say those two aren’t particularly close (Anderson had benched Kozlov for much of this season). Waddell is getting kicked upstairs in much the same way Rich McKay was with the Falcons a few years back- he’s proven himself to have some useful qualities but the management of a team is not one of them, I think most fans anticipated this move back when Dudley was first brought on board.
Really not sure what to make of this, the Spectacular Spidey series seem to have already filled the niche of what an Ultimate Spidey cartoon would fill and did it very well. Spectacular Spidey was arguably the best cartoon Marvel has ever had.
This is neat, I’m sure most of you are familiar with the Cameron Spider-Man movie “scriptment” but the storyboards are a new and interesting treat to me. The site itself is a bit confusing to navigate at first but it’s a quick adjustment. Back when I was in the early days of doing my comic Stealth, this “scriptment” was arguably one of my biggest influences, I loved the way Cameron took the original Spidey story and put something of a modern edge to it- that influence can really be seen in the next series of “issues” after the origin.
Saw this posted on Rich Johnston’s Bleeding Cool, apparently its an ad-hoc library for old comics. Interesting idea but I’m not sure how solid the protective measures are, seems people have already figured out how to retrieve images from the cache. That being said, this seems like an idea that would be worth exploring for someone (or a coalition of someones) with the resources to really take it to another level.
This article hits the nail right on the head. I’ll probably catch a lot of flak for this but as a student of the Civil War, I’ve never had a problem with the idea of Southern whites wanting to commemorate their history and ancestors who may have fought for the CSA in that conflict- no matter how one feels about their actual cause, courage is courage and blood is blood. However, as Mr. Mecham ably points out, none of this is really about “commemoration”, the organized attachment to Confederate imagery has always been about resistance and opposition to movements to advance civil rights.
Interesting read. I’ve always found the typical libertarian approach to certain elements of American history to be a bit troubling, particularly in regards to Abraham Lincoln, the Confederacy and the Civil War.
While it is true that the direct cause of Civil War was truly the issue of states rights, one must always remember that the issue was over the rights of states to keep slavery legal. would the Southern states have ever seceded if the underlying issue was just tariffs or something of that nature? Possibly, but I doubt it. Thus, anyone who truly cares about the cause of liberty must understand that the Confederacy was indeed fighting for liberty and freedom- their freedom to deny liberty to others. While Abraham Lincoln may have done some egregious things in the name of winning the war, he was a President faced with an unprecedented dilemma and find it hard to fault him for trying to take decisive actions to deal with said dilemma. Especially when it was done in an attempt to ensure liberty and freedom for all.
Saw someone post a link to this on Facebook, fascinating article, I have to admit I’m a little disappointed that this is the first I’ve heard of this man and his status as one of the first black artists to work in the comic book industry (if not the first). The speculation that he may have helped others like Matt Baker get work and establish themselves is especially interesting.
Since I’ve gotten into digital drawing the possibilities the Ipad presents have me intrigued, to say the least. The basic specs still cause me to wonder if it can be a serious creating tool or more like a digital sketchbook. Only time will tell…