Technicians in plastic protective suits and face masks repair pressure valve at atomic energy plant. In: LIFE Magazine, 1954 April 5.
So apparently some rich French guy was sitting around one day and wanted to sit in the middle of the desert and watch Dune with his friends. So he made a theater and then it turns out It was a really, really bad idea and not a single movie was shown there. The local’s in the middle of somewhere Egypt didn’t like the idea for some reason and sabotaged it. Now there’s a random theater in the middle of the desert and some day no one will know why.
I still have some of these Noisy Alphabets for sale:
A two… http://ift.tt/1dyPgjQ @tomgauld
JESSE JACOBS is coming to TCAF!
“Jesse Jacobs is a Canadian artist living in London, Ontario. He was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, and now draws comics and things from his home in London, Ontario. He has worked on the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, and has appeared in the 2012 and 2013 editions of Best American Comics…” - Full Bio at TCAF site
Artist’s Website: www.onemillionmouths.blogspot.ca
TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 9-11, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/
A lot of Western comics readers are familiar with Yoshiharu Tsuge’s dark, ambiguous stories from the ‘60s and ‘70s (Nejishiki, Oba’s Electro-Plating Company, Red Flowers, and other stories are available in English), and his great 1987 work Muno no hito (L’homme sans talent / The Useless Man(. But did you know that Tsuge started out in the ‘50s, doing crazy crime comics in the early, Tezuka-influnce gekiga style, for the kashihon rental market (these scans are from a reprint collection called 四つの犯罪 Yottsu no hanzai. I don’t know exactly what Tsuge’s relationship to the Matsumoro/Tatsumi/Saito gekiga group was; from what I can tell (from this article published in the great Swiss-German comics journal, Strapazin, for instance), he made his debut in 1954 “in the anthology “bukku Tsukai” (“Exciting Book”) published by the publisher Hobunsha.”
One of my favorite anecdotes from comics history: after the collapse of the kashihon market in the early ‘60s, Tsuge disappeared from manga, and apparently fell into one of his long periods of depression; then, in 1965, in an the early issues of Garo, publisher Katsuichi Nagai ran a classified ad reading, “Yoshiharu Tsuge, please get in touch.” Tsuge responded, and the great period of his work in Garo soon began…
Darth Vader leading Luke to the Emperor’s underground lair on Coruscant - Concept art by Ralph McQuarrie