Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rom/Tron.



December 2nd, the winter has arrived, and with it a barren New Jersey landscape glimpsed through frozen tears. Have you loved enough in this life to hold onto your inner flame in these cold months? Do your nerves recall a tender touch? Do you stand outside in a ratty coat straining to hear the sweet sounds of the Pointer Sisters in your memory? Or something, anything to keep you going?

That's just the greeting I've been using to answer the phone recently.

Tonight at Floating World Comics in Portland is the Bill Mantlo charity/tribute show SPACENIGHT 2. I'm pretty sure the poster I drew above is in it. Look at other stuff from the show here: http://romspacenite.blogspot.com

I think I've blogged about this before, but my poster is based on (and all the dialogue is from) the issue of POWER MAN & IRON FIST where they meet Rom. It is a crazy comic. It is also awesome.

Another crazy comic that is awesome is Stanley Lieber's ACTRON 242.



Read it on Arthur

Or download pdf/cbz

I was trying to think of a way to describe this last night and my immediate thought was 'Chris Claremont fever dream' but that's because I burn most of my daylight away by reading blurbs on the back of novels, while wearing a tiger-print bathrobe and telling my dog to "Shape up."