Tag: Comics

Zeptoons, Part 2

On to the second part of my Zeptoons series. There is much more to explore on Deviantart, including these toons by artist and writer electricsorbet, who, like her compatriot Nicola Rivka, mines LZ and other bands for worshipful and often satirical content. In her art she concentrates on the darker side of LZ: Jimmy’s heroin …

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Zeptoons, Part 1

Now we come to the part of Zep May I have been so excited about. Zeptoons! Done by fans, in loving homage to the band. The one above depicts an incident from a real-life concert where live doves were released, one happening to fly right into Robert’s hand. But the artist turns it into more …

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Jimmy Page’s Pants

Cartoon by Nicola Rivka. I’ll post some more of her stuff when I get around to Zeptoons.

Elric: Acid, Goth, or Heavy Metal?

[Previous posting on Elric art here.]   Another way portraits of Elric can classified is by the musical genre they evoke or were influenced by. Elric was born in 1961 and matured over the decades since, which means his teenage years, the most musically-influenced period of a young person’s life, ran through the 1970s and …

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Worst Dressed Superhero

I’m aware that the list is very long, as comic book heroes and heroines have been doing their thing in questionable costumes for decades. But 1973’s dystopian gladiator Killraven takes my vote for worst-dressed: black leather boots with over-the-knee epaulets and modified slingshot thong (with lacing.) I feel dirty just by looking at him. Not …

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Wigged Out

This would have been only a slightly disturbing domestic scene but for the skull head of the man and the wig rest head of the tabby cat.

Existential Spock

Mr. Spock deals with his fear in a unique way in this old comic book panel.

Worldbuilding Wednesday 3/10/21: Let’s Talk About
xxxxWakanda

The 2018 Marvel movie Black Panther featured an advanced yet isolated African kingdom called Wakanda which is the birthplace of the titular superhero character, T’Challa, who is its King. Wakanda is powered by vibranium, one of those rare yet powerful imaginary elements favored by comic writers. Vibranium is both a blessing and a curse: blessing, …

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Fairy Queen

French comic artist Olivier Ledroit’s fairies have a wicked, wide-eyed, kinky look even as they verge into¬† disappearing into their own ornamentation. Like Louis Wain’s schizophrenic cats, they’re hypnotic.

The Skeleton

Existential angst that is in store for all of us one day, if we’re still sentient that is.