Hello, I am Jesse. These are things I'm thinking about at any given moment. Often this means I'm thinking about Batman.
Oh, you can see some of my artwork at JFSculpts.com .
the-postmodern-prometheus said: What's your favorite comic shop in Boston?
I usually go to Hub Comics, which is a cozy comic shop in Union Square with a great selection of comics, manga, and kids’ books. They also hold an annual Batman art show and they’re debuting their Sailor Moon art show this Saturday!
Some of my other favorite shops around the city are Comicazi (they have a great selection of vintage toys), New England Comics (The Tick HQ, as well as my LCS since I was a tiny Betty), and The Million Year Picnic (a great little shop in Harvard Square).
Hey, I’ve heard of Hub Comics!
Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived.
Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)
It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.
True fact: during WWII Kirby was assigned as a scout due to his art skills, meaning that he went in alone and unarmed, ahead of Allied attacks so that he could draw enemy fortifications.
Once he was ambushed by three Nazi soldiers, all of them with guns. He killed all three with a knife he stole from one of them.
Dude was verifiably grade-A stone-cold badass.
And that’s why Jack Kirby was the King.
"You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your media player and write down the first 20 songs. Rules: No skipping! Then pass this on to 10 people"
Ugh. #sgtjamesbarnes has roped me into this, as though anyone else cares what a musically retrograde dope like me has on his player. BUT HERE GOES:
1. “Book of Liars” by Walter Becker, 11 Tracks of Whack (aka when everyone gets up for beers at a Steely Dan concert except me and #awakeningliquid because we are true fans)
2. “Godzilla vs. Megalon- Jet Jaguar/ Megalon SFX” from The Best of Godzilla 1954-1975 (this is not a song, but a 15 second sound effects clip. Does it count because it’s not a song? We’ll see…)
3. “Master Blaster (Jammin’)- Stevie Wonder, The Definitive Collection
4. “One Way or Another”- Blondie, from the Mean Girls soundtrack (!)
5. “When 2 R In Love” -Prince, The Scandalous Sex Suite
6. “Hold You Down” -Childish Gambino, Camp
7. “Trust” -Prince, Batman Soundtrack
8. “Superfeats”- John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra, Superman Soundtrack (Batman then Superman… Pattern?)
9. “The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize” -Devo, Duty Now For the Future
10. “High Fidelity” -Elvis Costello, The Best of the First 10 Years (apparently Elvis Costello just turned sixty today, which… Hurts.)
11. “Crosstown Traffic”- The Jimmy Hendrix Experience
12. “Lord Only Knows”- Beck, Odelay
13. “Forever Came Today” -The Jackson 5, Anthology: The Jackson 5
14. “Roxanne” - The Police, The Police
15. “Anderson’s Theme” - Paul Leonard-Morgan, Dredd Soundtrack
16. “Delirious” -Prince, Ultimate
17. “Release It” -Prince (WHAT IS GOING ON?), Grafitti Bridge Soundtrack
18. “Toledo” -Elvis Costello, Painted From Memory
19. “European Son” -Velvet Underground, Velvet Underground
20. “White Knuckles” OK Go, Of The Blue Colour of the Sky
And BONUS (because one of those wasn’t a song):
21. “Starman” -David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
…And there you have it, folks: three entire songs from this century. Musically backward.
I have -supposedly- 91 hours of music on this machine, which still seems like someone out of science fiction to me.
I won’t tag anyone else, but if you follow me and feel like it, do likewise and I’ll be glad to read your musical hit list.