Monday, November 30, 2009

Delirious? takes a final bow...

It is a sad day. Last night was the final performance of the Christian rock band, Delirious? as they played for a sold-out crowd at London's Hammersmith Apollo. On July 6, 2008, the band had announced that they would be breaking up. Delirious? stated that they wished to spend more time with family and focus more on other projects. So, we knew that this day was coming.

As Delirious? lead singer Martin Smith states:

Last night was the end of an era. The last Delirious? Show. What can I say. It was awesome, sad, happy, definitive. One can never correctly adjudicate ones emotions at times like this but I feel at peace. I feel joy. I feel like I’ve completed an assignment.

On behalf of Stu G, Tim, Jon, and Paul I’d like to say thankyou. Thankyou for 17 years. Thankyou for allowing us to be part of this great movement across the planet.

Still, Delirious? has been my favorite band for the past several years (if ya don’t have NOW IS THE TIME: LIVE AT WILLOW CREEK, then you’re missing out). Delirious? performing live is… was… absolutely amazing.

There aren’t many bands like Delirious?. There aren’t many bands that have such a strong love for God, and who aren’t afraid to say so. This is a sad day, indeed.

Lyrics to "Hear I am Send Me":

Here I am send me, Here I am send me,
There’s nothing in my hands,
But here I am send me.

Show me a vision like Isaiah saw,
Where the angel touched his lips and he sinned no more.
Let me hear your voice saying "Who shall I send?"
I’ll say send me Lord, I’ll follow you to the end.

Show me a vision like Ezekiel saw,
An army of light from a valley of bones.
Breathe life into these lungs of mine,
So I can scream and shout of your love divine.

Search light, burns bright, floods my eyes,
Invade me, serenade me, I’m giving back my life.

Here I am send me, Here I am send me,
There’s nothing in my hands,
But here I am send me.

I’m in Jacobs dream seeing heavens gate,
Let me climb all night on my ladder of faith.
Wrestle with the angel till my body is weak,
Dislocate my bones for it’s you that I seek.

Show me the light Paul apostle saw,
When he fell to the dust and he could see no more,
Open my eyes, open my eyes,
Open my eyes, open my eyes.

I’m frightened what you’ll find,
When you open up my heart, I’m walking in the light,
Cos it’s light that changes the atmosphere,
So touch these lips that criticise,
And put a song in my mouth that opens our eyes.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Covering ARCHIE & FRIENDS #137…

It looks like ARCHIE & FRIENDS #137 is now on sale. The cover was inked by me and penciled by the great Fernando Ruiz. That’s all I did for this issue.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I read IMAGE UNITED #1...

Above: Artwork to Jim Lee’s variant cover to IMAGE UNITED #1. Inks by Scott Williams.

I have always liked Image Comics. They publish some really wonderful books. I also enjoy comic book team-ups and crossovers. So, it’s no surprise that I have been looking forward to IMAGE UNITED #1.

IMAGE UNITED #1 is a pretty good read. Nice artwork by the various Image creators. Robert Kirkman (my favorite comic book writer) does a fine job with the writing. The coloring is absolutely beautiful! And it’s really fun to see some of the original Image characters teaming-up again (although, I would have loved to see the Maxx and Trencher show up, as well). It kinda reminds my of the early days of Image Comics.

Not a whole lot happens in issue one, though. There’s some big bad that all of the Image super-heroes need to band together to confront. Not much else happens. This is understandable, of course. It’s only the first issue of the mini-series.

The down side to IMAGE UNITED #1 is that I thought the $3.99 cost was kinda pricey. There’s twenty-four pages of the main story with a six-page HAUNT story. $3.99 might be a bit much, but, I think many comic books are too expensive now-a-days, anyway.

If you enjoyed the early years of Image Comics, then you should enjoy IMAGE UNITED #1, as well.

I give IMAGE UNITED #1 three and a half out of five NM’s:

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Mayflower Compact…

In honor of Thanksgiving: The Mayflower Compact…

In November 1620, the Pilgrims arrived at (modern day) Massachusetts. They made their historical landing at Plymouth Rock in December 1620. The Pilgrims had left England for religious freedom from that of the Church of England. They were Puritans who wished to worship God in the way that they saw fit.

Before leaving the Mayflower, the Pilgrims wrote (and signed) the Mayflower Compact. The Mayflower Compact provided the Pilgrims with a simple constitution. It declared the establishment of law, the idea that everyone was created equal, and the right to gather and vote. The Mayflower Compact is an inspiring piece of work that some see as a precursor to the United States Constitution.

Take a read…

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009


Above: Cover to Josh Alves’ THE ADVENTURES OF THE ARAKNID KID #1.

Got some comic book booty in the mail today… THE ADVENTURES OF THE ARAKNID KID #1. The package also included a Nihilist-Man trading card illustrated by Josh Alves!

Above: The Araknid Kid getting ready for some action before kicking some Gorp butt!

In the tradition of fun comics like LETHARGIC LAD and BUZZBOY, comes THE ADVENTURES OF THE ARAKNID KID #1. Well, the Araknid Kid first appeared as a webcomic for DC Comics and Zuda Comics. Fortunately for us, Zuda Comics didn’t keep their grubby hands on the Araknid Kid.

I thoroughly enjoyed THE ADVENTURES OF THE ARAKNID KID #1. How can ya not like this goofy-looking hero with such cool web-guns!?! In this issue, the Araknid Kid battles the Jack Pack gang, the diabolical Kracker and Flea, and the thieving Glorp. The Araknid Kid even goes to rescue a bunch of pets, too.

Above: An amazing-looking Araknid Kid by Dan Schoening.

So, if ya like fun, all-ages comics, then don’t be a dope, get yourself a copy of THE ADVENTURES OF THE ARAKNID KID #1!

I give THE ADVENTURES OF THE ARAKNID KID #1 four out of five NM’s.

Above: A trading card by Josh Alves depicting Nihilist-Man and a couple of robotic villains.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Above: A sneak-peek of the cover to BACK ISSUE #40. The issue ships in mid-April.

BACK ISSUE editor, Michael Eury, gives the skinny on the cover:

Here's the cover to BACK ISSUE #40, our "Cat People" issue, by Joe Staton and colorist Freddy Lopez. Enjoy!

For more on BACK ISSUE magazine, stop by TwoMorrow Publishing’s website.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Yankees win!!!

Last night, the New York Yankees won their 27th World Series championship. With the series-clinching win in a 7-3 score, the Yankees won game six against the Philadelphia Phillies. Hideki Matsui (with his 6 RBIs in last night’s game) was named Most Valuable Player.

I like this statement from Yankee first baseman, Mark Teixeira, concerning the win: "I’ve been praying, praying, praying. God didn’t let me down."


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Archie Comics art show @ MoCCA...

In my latest comp copy package, I received the above postcard from Archie Comics. I have no idea if any artwork that I inked will be part of the MoCCA show. Info of the event is listed above, or stop by MoCCA’s website.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Is Lethargic Lad dead!?!

Above: Artwork from LETHARGIC LAD by famed cartoonist, Greg Hyland.

Is Lethargic Lad dead!?! Could be. Comic book characters die and come back all the time. And Lethargic Lad has died at least twice before, right? Just check out LETHARGIC COMICS #1 and "Lethargic Lad R.I.P." So, is Lethargic Lad dead? P.I.C. News has the inside scoop with an exclusive interview with LETHARGIC LAD creator, Greg Hyland...

P.I.C. News: Is Lethargic Lad dead?

Greg Hyland: Lethargic Lad is as dead as Batman and Captain America!

Stay tuned for continuing updates!