Tuesday, July 17, 2018

By The Moons of Munipoor: Summer Edition



Here's some quick summer gags for you guys courtesy of my action figure shelf's production company, starring Dr. Strange and Not-quite-Namor The Submariner.


First up, we get a look at what the good doctor's been up to on his much needed summer vacation in a dimension that mimics the best of our own hot beaches, but exists that way all-year round forever....






Meanwhile........



That's what right true believers, apparently one of Namor's ancestors was once the Supreme Sorcerer of Earth Atlantis. Guess he didn't stay employed for too long......



Later the two erstwhile frenemies meet up and compare notes on their summer vacation so far.....




Probably should've spent a little more time on this, but it'll suit it's purpose:






Monday, July 16, 2018

"Wesley Willis"



If you happened to catch one of my tweets late yesterday, you'll note how I said I was was ashamed that up until yesterday, I'd never heard of the late Wesley Willis, or his musical genius.


I wasn't kidding about that because I'd truly never heard of him before.
I'm willing to bet many of you out there probably haven't either.

You will after today....

Here's a little intro into Wesley's life:



   Here's one more if you want a quicker snippet of the Wesley Willis experience in under 5 minutes:


And here's his wikipedia link for further detailed info I may skip over



So basically Wesley Willis was an unconventional musician who also happened to be a chronic schizophrenic. In he was constantly plagued by inner demons who always put him down and tell him horrible things. In order to drown out those voices, he'd often take long bus rides, or Joyrides, as he called them, listening to music for hours on end and drawing many Chicago city landmarks.

Here's some examples of his very vibrant work:




Over his brief lifetime, he'd go on to draw thousands of these drawings, often selling them for 20-40$ a pop.

It wasn't until after his death that his works would go on to make bigger money than that, hundreds of  of dollars big money:




There's even exhibits in certain art museums all over the world, even as far as Egypt, where his famous cityscapes hang.

Eventually he started making his own music. And it caught on, growing into a small, but faithful following on the Indy music scene.

With the help of some local punk musicians, Wesley formed his own band, the Wesley Willis Fiasco from 1991-1996, influencing many mainstream musicians and music industry movers and shakers such as Eddie Vedder, Members of Rob Zombie's band White Zombie, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Henry Rollins, and legendary producer Rick Rubin, who signed Willis to a recording contract for his American Recordings sub-label.

He'd also go on to tour, as well as make frequent appearances on MTV, especially MTV2 as well as that time he was a guest on the Howard Stern show.

Here's a track listing of a lot of these, and to me they're funny as fuck, and no not in an exploitative way, but because he sings a lot about kicking or getting his ass kicked by certain famous superheroes, or imploring someone to suck on some various animal's dicks.

Trust me, the songs are funnier than I'm doing them justice right now.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wesley+willis

Sadly Willis would die of complications from Leukemia on August 31, 2003.
Gone way too soon, but influencing countless others with his musical talent and art.


Why he even makes a cameo of sorts, in a 2013 issue of the Phew 52-era Wonder Woman
as a supporting character named Milan, a blind demigod with the power of far-sight who just so happens to really physically resemble Willis.


Anyways, do yourself a favor and see what all the fuss is about. Who knows, you just might get a couple of laughs at out of it.










Friday, July 13, 2018

"I'm gonna finger bang bang you into my life"

TGIF!!!!!


Well what else was he going to do with that hand? Make a collect call?

I prefer he reach out and touch somebody instead. 



Btw, in case you didn't know, it's Friday the 13th, and you know that means don't you?

Why it's Jason Voorhees Day, of course!
























Happy Friday the 13th everybody.





















Try not to get killed by an undead mommy's boy while you have illicit sex at camp ;)


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

There, Fixed It: Two Problems For The Price Of One!



Here's the original, a panel from a random issue drawn by the late, great Steve Ditko:




There, Fixed It.....


He looks so happy just to be nominated....

And as promised, here's how we got to this mess in the first place:


Monday, July 09, 2018

RIP Steve Ditko (1927-2018)



If you haven't already heard, legendary comic creator Steve Ditko died last week at the age of 90.


Considering his advanced age, it really shouldn't be a huge shock that he's passed, yet knowing that fact shouldn't diminish what a loss for the industry as a whole this one is.



That I figure he was probably pissed that Stan outlived him.
You just know he was if you're at all familiar with their tempestuous relationship by the end of Ditko's run on ASM.

What's really amazing is juts how active Ditko was as far as regularly producing new  and original works well past retirement age. He would just keep pumping out work, no fucks given.


                           Gotta' respect that if nothing else.


That all being said, my Top 7 (why not 2 more than 5) Ditko creations are as follows:


7). Spider-Man's Initial Rogues Gallery (Dr. Octopus, Green Goblin, Sandman, Mysterio, Electro, The Vulture, The Lizard, Kraven, and the Chameleon)






6). Captain Atom


5). The Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)



4). The Creeper



3). The Question


2). Dr. Strange



1). Spider-Man





What are your favorite Ditko creations and stories?


Thursday, July 05, 2018

Head Swap A Doo-Bop

TGIT!!!!!!!



Just randomly decided to take some pics of a little head swapping project I got into Tuesday night.
That new Cable body buck seems to be ripe for just that, as I experimented by using different heads I had lying around the spare parts box from my figures.

This is what came out of that.....


Old Man Thor/King Thor Head:



And now all of a sudden, he's Old Man Cable. 
He wouldn't be too out of place as follow up to an Old Man Rogers strip I did a couple years back.


Bullseye:




Gotta' love that crazed, shit-eating grin/smile he's got on his face, ammirite?
For some reason that alt unmasked Bullseye head really seems to fit (well not size-wise) with the overall body. I think it suits him.


and finally......

Colossus:


That bearded alt head from the recent Colossus ML X-wave figure really sets the body off as well, easily complimenting the metallic arm.


 The alt battle-damaged Nuke head and regular Nuke head next:




Why there's even a shared awkward moment between the respective owners.



When you're battling yourself.....





































Just fucking around with some head-swappin'. Shit's fun.








By The Moons of Munipoor: Summer Edition

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