Sunday, August 24, 2008
Hello Pulp Friends :)
Soo, this is weird: I tried the whole day to get on the old radio shows of the Archive.org, but I got the message the "items" are not available all day.
So let's rely on our dear feature "Pulp Pinup" to save the day ;)
Today's pinup is dedicated to some of the most noirish character of the recent times: Blacksad by Spanish writer Juan Díaz Canales and Spanish artist Juanjo Guarnido. Blacksad is a private eye black panther in a world of anthropomorphic noir set in 1950. No, this is not a "furry" comicbook: once you start to read it, you forget these are animals and you get fully captured by this story that will kick you in the guts. If you like Sin City, you should give this GNs a try (even if they might be a little hard to find in English version).
Pulp Pinup is dedicated to showcase commissions, pinups, or simple sketches I do every now and then, dedicated to our beloved pulp heroes.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Hello Pulp friends,
And here's the conclusion: hope it was worth the ride :)
It's no mystery that Nazi "stole" lots of works of art before and during WW2 to place them in their personal "art galleries". Nazi were not the first to do so and not the last, but that was the inspiration for this short tale of Cap America.
Hope you all enjoyed the strips :) (click on the one below to see the second full strip in color)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
And then there was day 5... with a double panel!!! :)
One more panel to go so make sure to tune in tomorrow for the ending of this short tale (tomorrow posted also in a color strip format :))
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Hello Pulp friends,
Day 3 is here with the final panel of the first strip (which you can see in its entirity and in color below - click on it for larger view). Stay tuned for the next panels which will conclude this short Cap America tale.
Have a great Pulp Sunday, everyone!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
And this is day 2. I think you should get a "clue" of what this strip is about ;)
Hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more.
Have a great Pulp Saturday, everyone!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Alright guys, I hope you don't mind if I mix a bit two features we have seen here at Pulp Sunday for the next few days: the features I am referring to are the Shadow strips I did on Xmas and the recent Dick Tracy's A Villain a Day.
So for the next few days I will be posting a panel a day (mostly) of this short story I had in mind. I am not going into details becuase I like the surprise you all tomorrow with panel 2 ;)
And, of course, it's Pulp (1941, c'mon... :))
Hope you enjoy this ride :)
Please also allow me to dedicate this project to Mike Wieringo (who left us a year ago in these days) and to Carlos Meglia, who sadly just left us: hope you guys are keeping drawing the awesome wherever you are and keep inspiring who's left behind.
Cheers to you, Mike and Carlos.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Hello Pulp friends,
time to do that pimpin' thing again, but as you know I always try to make it worth for you all by posting behind the scenes and preview images ;)
Today there are two books which are out in the comic stores and that you should pick up. The first is the 6th chapter of Zorro: things start to get wrapped up as we head toward to end of the first origins arc (in the next 2 issues). You don't want to miss this :)
As you probably don't want to miss the clash of the Century, brought to you by truly yours and master of Horror Steve Niles. The one shot, inspired by a famous Frank Frazetta painting, tells a classic romantic gothic tale adapted for the modern audience: please let me know if you dig it :) Special thanks to Jay Fotos and Nat Jones to make this possible.
And now here's something to get you attention and push you in the store direction (wow, it rhymes! :P)
Hope you all enjoy the read!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
TRUST NO ONE!
No, I am not talking of the recent new movie of X-Files (which I haven't seen yet even if I was a HUGE fan of the tv show back in the days), but of today's radio episode of The Shadow. First of all, sorry for the little absence from these shores, but, as you know, I was in SD a couple of weeks ago and that required some catch up on work once I got back home, hence my little time to do anything this past Sunday. I hope you guys will accept my sincere apologies.
So, where were we? Oh yeah, the TRUST NO ONE! We are seeing it in the current Marvel arc of Secret Invasion, we saw it in many movies (for example the beautiful "THING" by Carpenter or the Classic Cult "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"), but the very first story about a secret invasion of aliens that look exactly like us and are infiltrated among us is apparently this little jewel of The Shadow radio show which is dated 1945. That's right! "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" will come only 11 years later (1956) but I thought to close the cycle by tributing the famous movie poster of that movie in my today Shadow lobby-card (I forgot how fun were these Sunday cards :)). Hope you guys dig this cool episode. (download here)
- This might be the first time where I see The Shadow literally running away from a room: in this case the room has some sort of alien technology that can possibly reveal the identity of the Shadow.
- Since the original episode is lost, what we are airing today is a recording from the Australian version of the show which features the title "Out of This World". The original title was "Death is Just Around the Corner".
Cheers, and as the Shadow says: (Intergalactic) Crime Does Not Pay! ;)