Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Hearts Day!

And we are all full of happy hearts! (Also, of candy!)

We had a lovely Valentine's Day!


We all hope you had a love-filled day with your sweetie! We hand- hoof-made special Valentine's for Randi using pictures from Dan Goodsell's "Mister Toast" blog (here's Valentines; look around his beautifully fun blog to find more great artwork!) and got some wonderful yummy treats. Don't eat 'em all at once—you'll get a tummyache!

In short, kiss somebody today! If you can't, eat some chocolate!


365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 45

The Thing #7
Page from The Thing v.2 #7 (July 2006), script by Dan Slott, pencils and inks by Kieron Dwyer, colors by Laura Villari, letters by Dave Lanphear
(Click picture to heart-grew-three-sizes-that-day)



Valenten of a Kind: Love is the answer and you know that for sure





















See also.

(More Ten of a Kind here.)



Valentine's Day Cartoon: A quoi ça sert l'amour?


A quoi ça sert l'amour? (aka Perils of Love) by Louis Clichy,
featuring music by Edith Piaf and Theo Sarapo



Love the song? Buy it here for your sweetie!:



Friday, February 13, 2009

Arroooo Cartoooooon: Shaun the Sheep in "Little Sheep of Horrors"


Shaun the Sheep in Little Sheep of Horrors (2007), directed by Christopher Sadler and Richard Goleszowski



So Close But No Cigarroooooooo

Ever have one of those days? Where, sometimes, despite your beast intentions, you just can't get that proper arroooo out? Let's take a look at some of the more hilarious arroooo bloopers and blunders, shall we?

Not Quite Arroooo
Panel from Werewolf by Night #8 (August 1973), _script by Len Wein, pencils by Werner Roth, inks by Paul Reinman, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Jean Simek Izzo
Hey, not perfect, but pretty good! That's not a bad start, but you've got to growl it more.


Not Quite Arroooo
Not Quite Arroooo
Panels from Captain America #330 (July 1987), script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Tom Morgan, inks by Sam DeLaRosa, colors by Ken Feduniewicz, letters by Diana Albers
No, no, emphasize your R's. Deep in your throat, repeat after me: rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


Not Quite Arroooo
Panel from Werewolf by Night #1 (September 1972), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Mike Ploog, inks by Frank Chiaramonte, letters by John Costanza
Oooh, that's better. But don't forget about the follow-through. That kinda just dropped off at the end. You know better than that, Wolfie!


Not Quite Arroooo
Panel from Marvel Comics Presents #56 (August 1990), script by Len Kaminski, pencils by Jim Fry, inks and letters by Brad Joyce, colors by Gregory Wright (Colors)
Better! But make that 'H' silent, all right? No 'H' at the beginning of it.


Not Quite Arroooo
Panel from Werewolf by Night #37 (March 1976), _script by Doug Moench, pencils and inks by Don Perlin, colors by Diane Buscema, letters by Debra James
No, no, no! What did I tell you about the "H's? Bad werewolf! Bad! (slapping you on the snout with a rolled up Transylvanian Times)


Not Quite Arroooo
Panel from Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #9 (November 1989), script by Roy Thomas, Jean-Marc Lofficier, and Randy Lofficier, pencils by David Day, inks by Dan Day, colors by Christie Scheele, letters by Joe Rosen
Okay, now you're forgetting the follow-through "oooooooo" again. (Either that, or the panel just ended too early.) Let's just try that bit: repeat after me: ooooooooooo


Not Quite Arroooo
Panel from Moon Knight #30 (April 1983), script by Doug Moench, pencils and inks by Bill Sienkiewicz, colors by Christie Scheele, letters by Joe Rosen
Excellent! Well done! Here's a snausage. Now, put it together with what we've learned so far, and what do we have?


Not Quite Arroooo
Panel from Giant-Size Werewolf #4 (April 1975), script by_Doug Moench, pencils and inks by Yong Montano, colors by Janice Cohen, letters by Marcos Pelayo
Geez, now you're just vamping. Stick to the script, Hairy! Take it one more time from the top!...


Not Quite Arroooo
Panel from Marvel Comics Presents #54 (July 1990), script by Len Kaminski, pencils by Jim Fry, inks and letters by Brad Joyce, colors by Gregory Wright
No, no, no! Arroooo! ARROOOO!


Not Quite Arroooo
Panel from Strange Tales v.5 #1 (September 1998), script by Paul Jenkins, pencils and inks by Leonardo Manco, colors by Mariana Manco, letters by Jonathan Babcock
No, look! Let's try a different approach. You're sneaking up on a gothic regency damsel in distress. How are you gonna express yourself in a way that will send her running into the arms of Mister Rochester, huh?


Not Quite Arroooo
Panel from Spider-Woman #19 (October 1979), script by Mark Gruenwald and Steven Grant, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Mike Esposito, colors by Ben Sean, letters by Jim Novak
Oh, for Pete's sake! You're not even trying anymore.


Not Quite Arroooo
Panels (this one and the one below) from Werewolf By London v.2 #1 (February 1998), script by Paul Jenkins, pencils by Leonardo Manco, colors by Marie Javins, letters by Janice Chiang and The Human Touch
Oh, for...I give up. Just forget it. Drop it. I'm done.


Not Quite Arroooo
Ehhhhh...close enough.


Arroooo 4: Howl at the Moo

Arrooo
Panel from Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #9 (November 1989), script by Roy Thomas, Jean-Marc Lofficier, and Randy Lofficier, pencils by David Day, inks by Dan Day, colors by Christie Scheele, letters by Joe Rosen


Arrooo
Panel from The Supernaturals #1 (December 1998), storyteller: Brian Pulido, script by Marc Andreyko, pencils by Ivan Reis, inks by Joe Pimental, colors by Elizabeth Lewis and Dean White, letters by Comicraft


Arrooo
Panel from Marvel Comics Presents #107 (August 1992), script by Chris Cooper, pencils by John Stanisci, inks by Jimmy Palmiotti, colors by "Fernando Mendez" (Justin F. Gabrie), letters by Mike Heisler and Steve Dutro


Arrooo
Panel from Morbius: The Living Vampire #28 (December 1994), written by Lisa Trusiani, pencils by Craig Gilmore, inks by Rick J. Bryant and Mike Witherby, colors by John Kalisz, letters by Janice Chiang


Arrooo
Panel from Savage #1 (October 2008), script by Jeff Frank, Steve Niles, and Dan Wickline, pencils and inks by Mike Mayhew, colors by Frank Bravo, letters by Jason William Hanley

Aw, man, werewolves...leave the poor cow alone.


365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 44

Marvel Two-in-One #88
Panels from Marvel Two-in-One #88 (June 1982), script by David Anthony Kraft, pencils by Alan Kupperberg, inks by Chic Stone, colors by George Roussos, letters by Joe Rosen



Thursday, February 12, 2009

Arroooo 3: This time it's personaarrooo

Arroooo
Panel from Exiles #57 (February 2005), script by Tony Bedard, pencils by Jim Calafiore, inks by Mark McKenna, colors by Jung Choi, letters by Dave Sharpe


Arroooo
Arroooo
Panels from Moon Knight v.3 #1 (January 1998), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Tommy Lee Edwards, inks by Robert Campanella, colors by Melissa Edwards, letters by Ken Lopez


Arroooo
Panel from The Supernaturals #2 (December 1998), "storyteller": Brian Pulido, script by Marc Andreyko, pencils by Ivan Reis, inks by Joe Pimental and Elizabeth Lewis, colors by Dean White, letters by Comicraft


Arroooo
Panel from Marvel Premiere #59 (April 1981), script by Steven Grant, pencils and inks by Win Mortimer, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Jean Simek


365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 43

Detail from Not Brand Echh #13
Detail from cover of Not Brand Echh #13 (May 1969), art by Marie Severin
(Click picture to see the entire cover)



Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Arroooo 2: Electric Boogaloo

Arroooo
Arroooo
Panels from Captain America #402 (Early July 1992), script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Rik Levins, inks by Danny Bulanadi, colors by Gina Going, letters by Joe Rosen

Arroooo
Panels from Captain America #404 (Early August 1992), script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Rik Levins, inks by Danny Bulanadi, colors by Gina Going, letters by Joe Rosen

Arroooo
Arroooo
Panels from Captain America #402 (Early July 1992), script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by...oh wait, it's right up there.




365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 42

Avengers #3
Avengers #3 (January 1964) script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman, letters by Sam Rosen



If the Neil Gaiman issue of Batman doesn't look like this, I'm gonna be disappointed

Neil Gaiman's Batman



Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Arroooo

Arroooo
Arroooo
Arroooo
Arroooo
Arroooo
All panels from Captain America #164 (August 1973), scripted by Steve Englehart, co-plotted, pencilled and inked by Alan Weiss, colored by Jim Starlin, lettered by John Costanza