Bartkira: volume 1, page 259
Erica Henderson is an American hero.
Bartkira: volume 1, page 259
Erica Henderson is an American hero.
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The writer/publisher talks about his series, the struggles, and inspiration from behind-the-scenes at Image Comics.
This article is full (capacity: 3) of behind the scenes process images from script to inks from issue 6. I’m not supposed to post any of that stuff so you’ll only find it here!
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Copying artwork to teach yourself how to draw is essential, absolutely crucial to the growth and development of a good artist in the same way sucking your mom’s tit and shitting yourself in a diaper is to the development of an adult.
I am mostly uninvolved in those parts, Eric writes them all, if there are photos he’ll tell me what he needs, and Fonografiks does all the placement and effects. So I am strictly covering just the drawn portions. Pieces with “illustrations” I get to play around more with mimicking styles and things like that, and will suggest a direction to go in. I can’t remember if the TSC Fact Finder originally called for a cartoon or if I suggested it, but I had been looking at all these old illustrations and more abstract cartoons from the 50s and really wanted to do something in that style. We tried a few different versions of the Simon illustration before settling on what appears in the end of issue 3. For the retrospective in issue 6 Eric asked for a bunch of photos of the World Corp guys through various stages in time, as long as they included one of each dude and a group shot. So there are a few bits of things that are lying around waiting to be used in future issues.
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
"No one was more stunned than I over the media attention given to my flurry of tweets posted this past Sunday, each commenting on some aspect of the Bullock-Clooney film Gravity. Hundreds of references followed in blogs and news sources, including television’s Inside Edition the Today Show, and Brian Williams’s NBC Nightly News.
What few people recognize is that science experts don’t line up to critique Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs or Man of Steel or Transformers or The Avengers. These films offer no premise of portraying a physical reality. Imagine the absurdity of me critiquing the Lion King: “Lions can’t talk. And if they could, they wouldn’t be speaking English. And Simba would have simply eaten Pumba early in the film.”
The converse is also true. If a film happens to portray an awesome bit of science when there’s otherwise no premise of scientific accuracy, then I’m first in line to notice. In Chicken Little, for example, the hexagonal sky tiles, each mirroring what lies beneath them, was brilliant. So too are the factory-made doors in Monsters, Inc. As portrayed, they’re, functional wormholes through the fabric of space-time. In A Bugs Life the surface tension of water, which makes it ball up in small volumes was accurately captured at the Bug Bar, and for the little fella’s makeshift telescope.
To “earn” the right to be criticized on a scientific level is a high compliment indeed. So when I saw a headline proclaim, based on my dozen or so tweets, “Astrophysicist says the film Gravity is Riddled with Errors”, I came to regret not first tweeting the hundred things the movie got right: 1) the 90 minute orbital time for objects at that altitude; 2) the re-entry trails of disintegrated satellites, hauntingly reminiscent of the Columbia Shuttle tragedy; 3) Clooney’s calm-under-stress character (I know dozens of astronauts like that); 4) the stunning images from orbit transitioning from day to twilight to nighttime; 5) the Aurorae (northern lights) visible in the distance over the polar regions; 6) the thinness of Earth’s atmosphere relative to Earth’s size; 7) the persistent conservation of angular and linear momentum; 8) the starry sky, though a bit trumped up, captured the range and balance of an actual night sky; 9) the speed of oncoming debris, if in fact it were to collide at orbital velocity; 10) the transition from silence to sound between an unpressurized and a pressurized airlock; … and 100) the brilliantly portrayed tears of Bullock, leaving her eyes, drifting afloat in the capsule.
So I will continue to offer observations of science in film — not as an expression of distaste or disgust but as a celebration of artists attempting to embrace all the forces of nature that surround us.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson
39,000 feet over Arizona
“To ‘earn’ the right to be criticized on a scientific level is a high compliment indeed.”
This is important.
I love the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show. I love how Nickelodeon buying up the entire TMNT property in all its forms has allowed them to fold in characters from toys, games, cartoons, movies, and comics all in one great looking universe (for real, the episode that Cudley the Cowlick appears, whether or not he takes them to Stumpworld to fight Cryin’ Houn’, I will just fucking shit.” This latest episode was no different, offering cool references and nods for all us old farts who are familiar with the original stuff. SPOILERZOMG
- Reginald D. Hunter (via honda)
Also he’s turned Gotham into an arena for playing out his own twisted little psychodrama, avenging his parents’ death over and over again, which is why he doesn’t just fucking kill the recurring villains and spare everybody the danger of their continual reappearances.
He’s a big rich man and he doesn’t want to deal with his feelings in any kind of healthy way, so an entire city is vulnerable to terrorist attack on a more or less daily basis for the sake of his sad, creepy power games.
You’re all making very valid socio-economic points
I like Batman anyway
This is the kind of bullshit spewed by dummies who never read Batman comics and never watched Batman: The Animated Series and have never met me.
BASICALLY YOU GUYS ARE ALL STUPID AND DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT BATMAN.
First off, Batman fights those would would endanger others. That’s it. The majority of Batman’s villains have amassed criminal fortunes at the cost of innocent lives. Batman doesn’t give a damn about property or social status or even his own inherited wealth (except that it can be used to prevent tragedies like the one that defined his life), he only cares about saving lives. Preventing crime. Capturing criminals.
On top of that, dude is all the time giving criminals second chances. He gets ex-cons and even ex-Arkham patients(!) jobs at his own damn company, geniuses! Yeah, he’s such a Republican. Dude helps fund the police crime lab, manages outreach programs and scholarships, donates to every freaking charity in the city, and STILL spends all his time and money saving your hatin’ ass, because THAT’S WHO HE IS.
Please tell me Bruce Wayne isn’t for higher taxes for after school programs, public housing, and healthcare, all of which reduce crime, because I like arguing with people who don’t know shit. If Batman cared about his money, he’d be running Wayne Enterprises instead of letting his pal Lucius do that stuff. And he sure as heck wouldn’t be funding Batman, Inc. all over the world if it was just about getting his kicks punching poor criminals in the face.
Batman poured his bleeding heart out on the floor before congress to get federal assistance when Gotham needed it.
Batman FREQUENTLY adopts orphans whose parents he couldn’t save or who generally just need his help. (Robinhood is like the Big Brother program, but replace Big with Bat.)
Batman is hardcore BFFs with the biggest liberal softy in the DCU, Superman, whom he respects, both for his work as a superhero AND a member of the fourth estate.
Batman fights rich criminals all the damn time, son. And you know what? If you hench for a homicidal maniac, sometimes you get batarang’d and them’s the breaks. You don’t get to hurt people and get away with it in Gotham City. Not anymore.
Batman doesn’t kill. Batman doesn’t use guns. Batman wants the mentally ill to get help, not be sent to prison. Is it working out great? NOT REALLY, BECAUSE WE ALL WANT MORE ROGUES GALLERY STORIES. Blame the fans for the failure of Arkham, not Batman. Dude’s doing his level best, and it’s a damn sight better than any of you are doing.
But if you’re having trouble getting your head around there being ONE GOOD RICH GUY (and he’s fictional), let me break it down for you:
LEX LUTHOR IS A CONSERVATIVE.
BATMAN IS A LIBERAL.
Dean Trippe drops the damn mic.
And this is the moment I fell in love this Dean Trippe.
Reblogging because I heard this argument again. Guys. I have strong opinions about Batman. For reasons.
only time i ever truly like batman is when dean talks about him.
God I hate reading that dumbshit argument because it comes up all the time because knowing only enough about Batman to make you seem like you are smart instead of a bullshit spewing idiot with such a vacuum in the place of a brain that it has a gravity well on par with a singularity is really, really easy. Because even though the past 3 Batman movies made a jaballion dollars and someone won an Academy Award FOR PLAYING THE JOKER, even though there is shit IN THOSE MOVIES that negate what they’re saying (Wayne Foundation, building the fucking monorail, orphanages, the fact that Bruce Wayne clearly shows NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER in being an idle fortune hoarder, etc) the second anyone goes “aw hell naw fuck Batman” everyone’s brain reverts to this image:
And their heavy breaths turn into ejaculations of convulsive grunts and flecks of saliva fly freely from their teeth as gusts pass through them, all of which I am led to understand is how this species laughs.
And every time I wish I was there next to them screaming in their stupid gapemouthed faces all this knowledge Dean is dropping.
Hey I heard Obabacare is gonna force you to get injected with autism and will enact forcible abortion retroactively for the past 3 years so kiss your babbies goodbye they’re gonna come strangle them and it’s all legal according to Muslam Law aka the new Constitution HUEHUEHUEHUE WHY BOTHER LOOKING IT UP OR WHATEVER HUEHUEHUE WHY SHOULD FACTS OR BRAIN CELLS GET IN YOUR WAY
UGH GOD also, never mind the stupid fucking inevitable conflation of the REAL WORLD (wait there are capitalists, corporations and industrialists raping the planet left and right are you sure???) and the FICTIONAL DC UNIVERSE IN WHICH BATMAN TAKES PLACE that, by merit of initiating this garbage argument, they establish they have absolutely no knowledge of whatsoever (where all of the most well-known capitalists, corporations and industrialists are actual LITERAL super-villains or dedicated to saving the world).
What is the fucking point of stepping foot through this door when the room on the other side is called the “Hey check me out I don’t know shit about anything hahaha what a fucking idiot I am no seriously look” room and the only people who are going to agree with you are the people already in there?