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I was at my friend Jason’s house and had brought along this Justice League sketch cover to work on. My initial idea was to recreate an old JLA cover. Jason had recently bought a book called Fucked Up & Photocopied, a collection of old punk rock fliers and posters, many of them hand drawn and collaged. He suggested I look through the book and find an old poster to redraw as the Justice League. Unfortunately, 99% of all old punk fliers are just photocopied pictures of Ronald Reagan with a gun or in diapers, with the remaining 1% being just a drawing of a skeleton. Then I stumbled on the poster above this paragraph from the “Mad George” chapter of the book. Screaming Mad George, actually, was the singer of the band The Mad, and drew all his band’s posters. This particular one was so cartoony, and populated with characters, it was a perfect fit to be the JLA. Plus, the crouched figure – George himself, presumably – is a perfect Batman pose. While I think the band on the right (The Mad) seems to be staring at the Stimulators on the left, unfortunately, my recreation makes it seem like Wonder Woman is staring at Superman’s dick. Which she might be. I would.
So rather than just stealing the poster, I did a little research on The Mad and Screaming Mad George. I’d never heard of the band, but then I discovered that George went on to be a special effects artist for such films as Big Trouble in Little China, Predator, the Re-Animator movies, and directed The Guyver. He still does special effects today. I just thought that was awesome.
So, in an effort to battle my burgeoning agoraphobia, I am making a better effort to leave my house and be social on occasion. I am trying to accept offers of doing stuff with friends when they ask. Sometimes that means doing stuff I may not particularly want to do, like, go to the bar my ex and I would go to a lot. Or see a movie I was never planning on watching, like the animated adaptation of BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE.
THE KILLING JOKE may be one of the worst things I’ve ever sat through. Like the worst, most sexist episode of a Batman cartoon tacked onto a painfully dull and faithful adaptation of the comic. And, just super skeezy and gross. Plus, there’s absolutely no point to THE KILLING JOKE if it doesn’t look exactly like Brian Bolland drew it.
Anyway. This is another random scribble experiment. Today’s scribble was provided by my friend Carrie S.
So I tried to start an art experiment of sorts. I asked folks on Facebook to provide a random scribble and I would then turn it into something. No one responded because I don’t have any friends and you’re all assholes anyway. Except for Joe G. Joe G. is my friend and not an asshole. He provided me some random scribbles. So I made it into something. See all the fun you missed, Facebook “friends”?
He didn’t request it, but this is for Joe Grunenwald.
Last night, I went to a movie for a dollar. I saw Harry Potter and the Flatulent Corpse. Actually, I saw Swiss Army Man, which I would have gladly paid up to maybe 5 dollars to see. It’s definitely in my top 10 of weird-as-shit movies. It stars Paul Dano as a sad, lonely man who may or may not have been stranded on a desert island. Just before he is about to commit suicide, he finds Daniel Radcliffe – a corpse. A corpse with superpowers. And the rest of the movie a guy and his superpowered corpse friend, struttin’ around and trying to make it home, which might not be as far as they think. And there’s farting. Lots of farting. An incredible amount of farting. Recommended…?