Nov. 30th, 2008 | 11:28 am
"Science which seeks to know and art which seeks to interpret are two forms of love which constitute the only availing way of worship. That these two greatest expressions of the human spirit should be subservient to religion, politics, nationalism and war is the ultimate blasphemy."
Nov. 25th, 2008 | 09:48 pm
location: All over the world
music: Radiohead - B Sides, Remixes, and Live Cuts
I'm working on a "top secret" project with Patrick Morrissey as well as a comic about Zarathustra and the origins of secret societies. Yes, there will be lizard-men.
Not to mention "Grope for Luna" with Jonathan Bass.
Life is pretty good.
Nov. 24th, 2008 | 08:19 am
Nov. 17th, 2008 | 07:47 am
Nov. 10th, 2008 | 06:17 pm
There is a new page of The Marvel up today! Invoking of Archangels! Some of Robin's best work yet; I can't wait for you to be able to see the detail he put into this when the book is released in print!
He's also just sent me another 11 pages of pencils which are mind-blowingly amazing.
Thanks for the continued support! And check out our Cafe Press shop too for a limited-edition Magician's Journal featuring a Tarot-inspired sketch cover by Robin! More cool merchandise to come soon.
Nov. 2nd, 2008 | 09:46 am
Tomorrow you'll get to see Jack perform the first part of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, vibrating his voice in a pretty neat font!
I think it's an appropriate way to kick off the new season.
Tuesday is voting day here in the States. Please remember to do your part. Even if you're an anarchist, if you are a citizen of this country, you deserve to exercise this right. Protest, make some noise, contribute how you will, but remember that apathy is not anarchy.
Having an opinion is not the same as making a statement.
Oct. 31st, 2008 | 11:04 am
My Pan costume has fallen through. Too bad too, because the weather would have permitted me to galavant about town wearing only horns and fur leggings. Any good last minute ideas?
There's a new page up today! I absolutely love the mysterious and sinister image of Jack that Robin created for the last panel of the page. It may be one of my favorite images of Jack so far in the series.
I just received two pages from Jonathan Bass for my next wee little project and they look great! More info on that later!
I'm assuming everyone has seen the images of Christians worshipping the Golden Calf on Wall Street by now.
Man, when Moses comes back from his trip to the Adirondacks he's gonna be pissed!
Seriously though, it looked like a fun time, I'm sure everyone had a Baal! HA!
I'm here all week, folks...
Aren't you glad it's Friday?
Oct. 26th, 2008 | 07:09 pm
I attended the Windy City Comicon yesterday, and though it was small, it was full of heart. I can see it becoming a significant event in the near future. It was good to have a good old-fashioned con in Chicago, and in Boystown no less. Theatre up the hall from the con, Drag Queen pageant on the second floor, and an air of community all over.
The original plan was to attend the con then head to my buddy Patrick's studio space with Michael Peterson and work on a comic jam together, but instead we retired back to my place with colleague, friend, and writer Len Kody who skipped the after-party for some Chinese food, bourbon and grab-assing. Take that how you will.
I'm also working on a project with talented artist Jonathan Bass to be revealed in the near future.
I'm so happy for the feedback and love that The Marvel is receiving. Jack is an important figure to remember in these times of change when individuality, personal ambition, and a rebellious spirit struggle against ego, herd mentality, and complacency. It is my hope that Jack's life can be an inspiration and a lesson. He was far from perfect, but he can inspire us to reach beyond ego and the demands of society to take control of our future.
Whether you believe that change will come with the November election, or with global consciousness expansion in 2012, or you think it's aliens or revolution that will cause that change to happen, what we need to change first are ourselves. It's not enough to hope for change. We need to be the types of beings who are ready to embrace the future. Evolution on a personal scale, love, and awareness can change the world.
I'm going to leave off today with a quote from Jack from the first chapter of "Freedom Is a Two Edged Sword." It concerns tyranny, and also liberalism. I tend to agree with him. If you're interested, you can read the rest here.
For numberless centuries society accepted the proposition that certain men were created to be slaves. Their natural function was to serve priests, kings and nobles, men of substance and property who were appointed slave-masters by almighty God. This system was reinforced by the established doctrine that all men and women were owned 'in mind' by the church and 'in body' by the state. This convenient situation was supported by the authority of social morality, religion and even philosophy.
Against this doctrine, some two hundred years ago, rose the most astonishing heresy the world has yet seen; the principle of liberalism. In essence this principle stated that all men are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights which belong to every man as his birthright. This idea appealed to certain intractable spirits -- heretics, atheists and revolutionaries -- and has since made some headway in spite of the opposition of the majority of organized society. As a slogan, however, it has become so popular that it is rendered unwilling lip-service by all the major states and yet it is still so distasteful to persons in authority that it is nowhere embodied as a fundamental law and is continually violated in letter and in spirit by every trick of bigotry and reaction. Further, absolutist and totalitarian groups of the most vicious nature use liberalism as a cloak under which they move to re-establish tyrannies and to extinguish the liberty of all who oppose them.
Thus religious groups seek to abrogate freedom of art, speech and the press; reactionaries move to suppress labor, communists to establish dictatorships -- and all in the name of 'freedom'. Because of the peculiar definitions of freedom used by some of these camouflaged tyrants, it seems necessary to redefine Freedom in the terms understood by Voltaire, Paine, Washington, Jefferson and Emerson.
Freedom is a two-edged sword of which one edge is liberty and the other, responsibility. Both edges are exceedingly sharp and the weapon is not suited to casual, cowardly or treacherous hands.
Since all tyrannies are based on dogma and since all dogmas are based on lies, it behooves us to look beyond them for truth and freedom will both be far away. And yet the Truth is that we know nothing...
Oct. 24th, 2008 | 03:29 pm
Looks as though we'll be posting one new page a week with slight deviations for the next couple of months.
Sep. 2nd, 2008 | 08:22 pm
I'd like to thank all of you again for your continued support. The response has been just fantastic.
Keep the emails and messages coming!
Ad Astra Per Aspera.