The Real Reason You’re Circumcised - Adam Ruins Everything
Assuming this all works properly, today is August 28, the 97th birthday of Jack Kirby, pictured above.
As part of the overall Hero Initiative/Kirby4Heroes effort (and assuming I get all of this stuff input properly) all throughout the day we’ll be posting examples of the King’s work here.
And if you wanted to take this opportunity to click the donate button at the upper left and give a few bucks to the Hero Initiative, that would be lovely as well.
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Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards
The word “nerd” was first coined by Dr. Seuss in “If I Ran the Zoo.”
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down — hence the expression “to get fired”
Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year. So do cows.
Cows have best friends and they tend to spend most of their time together.
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Toy Mammals and Dinosaurs Burdened with Miniature Civilizations by Maico Akiba
just hangin’ out with my
crested geckoBABY DRAGON
From my dangerous comic, Snap Crackle Pop.
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Stan Lee, 1968:
” … And we talk it out. Lately, I’ve had Roy Thomas come in, and he sits and makes notes while we discuss it. Then he types them up which gives us a written synopsis. Originally-I have a little tape recorder-I had tried taping it, but then I found no one on staff has time to listen to the tape again later. But this way he makes notes, types it quickly, I get a carbon, the artist gets a carbon…so we don’t have to worry that we’ll forget what we’ve said. Then the artist goes home…or wherever he goes…and he draws the thing out, brings it back, and I put the copy in after he’s drawn the story based on the plot I’ve given him. Now this varies with the different artists. Some artists, of course, need a more detailed plot than others. Some artists, such as Jack Kirby, need no plot at all. I mean I’ll just say to Jack, ‘Let’s make the next villain be Dr. Doom’… or I may not even say that. He may tell me. And then he goes home and does it. He’s good at plots. I’m sure he’s a thousand times better than I. He just about makes up the plots for these stories. All I do is a little editing… I may tell him he’s gone too far in one direction or another. Of course, occasionally I’ll give him a plot, but we’re practically both the writers on the things. “
— (via comicbookartwork)
Here are some of the images I created for Topp’s new series of trading cards, Star Wars: Chrome Perspectives.
It was a blast to make them, and I’m gratified that the folks who’ve seen them seem to dig them.
I love these.
Lake View Cemetery: The Haserot Angel
It’s called the Angel of Death Victorious. Due to an effect of weathering and erosion on the bronze, the statue appears to be weeping black tears at all times.