Illustration, Storyboards,
Comics, Concept Art

 

With @reneereeserzelnick at #LAFashionWeek #ArtHeartsFashion

With @reneereeserzelnick at #LAFashionWeek #ArtHeartsFashion

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anyone know what this is from?

"Judgement Day" by EC Comics. From wikipedia:

The story depicted a human astronaut, a representative of the Galactic Republic, visiting the planet Cybrinia inhabited by robots. He finds the robots divided into functionally identical orange and blue races, one of which has fewer rights and privileges than the other. The astronaut decides that due to the robots’ bigotry, the Galactic Republic should not admit the planet. In the final panel, he removes his helmet, revealing himself to be a black man.

Apparently the Comics Code Authority tried to prevent the author from making the main character black.

Boy did they! It took the writer (and the company) threatening the CCA with a lawsuit and telling the guy to fuck off (literally) to get this thing printed: 
Comic Historian Digby Diehl recounted in Tales from the Crypt: The Official Archives:

This really made ‘em go bananas in the Code czar’s office. ‘Judge Murphy was off his nut. He was really out to get us’, recalls [EC editor] Feldstein. ‘I went in there with this story and Murphy says, “It can’t be a Black man”. But … but that’s the whole point of the story!’ Feldstein sputtered. When Murphy continued to insist that the Black man had to go, Feldstein put it on the line. ‘Listen’, he told Murphy, ‘you’ve been riding us and making it impossible to put out anything at all because you guys just want us out of business’. [Feldstein] reported the results of his audience with the czar to Gaines, who was furious [and] immediately picked up the phone and called Murphy. ‘This is ridiculous!’ he bellowed. ‘I’m going to call a press conference on this. You have no grounds, no basis, to do this. I’ll sue you’. Murphy made what he surely thought was a gracious concession. ‘All right. Just take off the beads of sweat’. At that, Gaines and Feldstein both went ballistic. ‘Fuck you!’ they shouted into the telephone in unison. Murphy hung up on them, but the story ran in its original form.[18]


You know, it’s times like this that I am deeply comforted, knowing that history isn’t just everyone being nice and polite and better than the current generation.  Sometimes it really is just people bellowing swear words over the phone to get shit done.

lb-lee:

lakidaa:

baroncaveyeti:

snarkbender:

jamsradio:

 

anyone know what this is from?

"Judgement Day" by EC Comics. From wikipedia:

The story depicted a human astronaut, a representative of the Galactic Republic, visiting the planet Cybrinia inhabited by robots. He finds the robots divided into functionally identical orange and blue races, one of which has fewer rights and privileges than the other. The astronaut decides that due to the robots’ bigotry, the Galactic Republic should not admit the planet. In the final panel, he removes his helmet, revealing himself to be a black man.

Apparently the Comics Code Authority tried to prevent the author from making the main character black.

Boy did they! It took the writer (and the company) threatening the CCA with a lawsuit and telling the guy to fuck off (literally) to get this thing printed: 

Comic Historian Digby Diehl recounted in Tales from the Crypt: The Official Archives:

This really made ‘em go bananas in the Code czar’s office. ‘Judge Murphy was off his nut. He was really out to get us’, recalls [EC editor] Feldstein. ‘I went in there with this story and Murphy says, “It can’t be a Black man”. But … but that’s the whole point of the story!’ Feldstein sputtered. When Murphy continued to insist that the Black man had to go, Feldstein put it on the line. ‘Listen’, he told Murphy, ‘you’ve been riding us and making it impossible to put out anything at all because you guys just want us out of business’. [Feldstein] reported the results of his audience with the czar to Gaines, who was furious [and] immediately picked up the phone and called Murphy. ‘This is ridiculous!’ he bellowed. ‘I’m going to call a press conference on this. You have no grounds, no basis, to do this. I’ll sue you’. Murphy made what he surely thought was a gracious concession. ‘All right. Just take off the beads of sweat’. At that, Gaines and Feldstein both went ballistic. ‘Fuck you!’ they shouted into the telephone in unison. Murphy hung up on them, but the story ran in its original form.[18]

You know, it’s times like this that I am deeply comforted, knowing that history isn’t just everyone being nice and polite and better than the current generation.  Sometimes it really is just people bellowing swear words over the phone to get shit done.

Here’s a little more work-in-progress of that sketch I posted the other day, now with a little ink and tone thrown on it.#wip #pulp #illustration #drawing #sketch

Here’s a little more work-in-progress of that sketch I posted the other day, now with a little ink and tone thrown on it.

#wip #pulp #illustration #drawing #sketch

Just a little work-in-progress of a project I finally got around to start sketching this weekend.

Just a little work-in-progress of a project I finally got around to start sketching this weekend.

"'We Have Always Fought': Challenging the 'Women, Cattle and Slaves' Narrative" by Kameron Hurley

An amazing and award-winning essay by Kameron Hurley. It’s beautifully and powerfully written, the first blog-post ever to win a Hugo Award:

"But the moment we re-imagine the world as a buzzing hive of individuals with a variety of genders and complicated sexes and unique, passionate narratives that have yet to be told – it makes them harder to ignore. They are no longer, ‘women and cattle and slaves’ but active players in their own stories… And ours."

Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain.

Doctor says “Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town. Go and see him. That should pick you up.”

Man bursts into tears. Says “But, doctor…I am Pagliacci.”

Watchmen by Alan Moore

At #ComicCon with @brisieg in our matching #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy shirts. Via @StyledByMarvel

#sdcc #sdcc2014 #comicon #gotg #marvel

At #ComicCon with @brisieg in our matching #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy shirts. Via @StyledByMarvel

#sdcc #sdcc2014 #comicon #gotg #marvel

"Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars." —Serbian Proverb

"Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars." —Serbian Proverb

At @lbardugo ‘s book launch party for #RuinAndRising. Book III of #TheGrishaTrilogy.

At @lbardugo ‘s book launch party for #RuinAndRising. Book III of #TheGrishaTrilogy.

At @lbardugo ‘s book launch party for #RuinAndRising. Book III of #TheGrishaTrilogy (at The Last Bookstore)

At @lbardugo ‘s book launch party for #RuinAndRising. Book III of #TheGrishaTrilogy (at The Last Bookstore)

#arclightcinemas #xmen #dofp #mystique #hollywood (at Arclight Cinemas Hollywood)

#arclightcinemas #xmen #dofp #mystique #hollywood (at Arclight Cinemas Hollywood)