The King in Yellow
Most know the King in Yellow from Lovecraft’s stories and the Cthulhu mythos in general, but it predates his stories by quite some time. The King in Yellow is a forbidden play which causes those who read it to go mad, and comes from a collection of stories by the same name written by Robert Chambers.
Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
OUT RIGHT NOW! GO, GO, GO!
The end (until December) is here.
This Wednesday. September 17th. 2014. A.D.
People (and not-people) are reunited. Revelations start coming. Blood’s drawn.
The fuller picture opens up (THE SHUTTER, IF YOU WILL)* placing Kate & co. in a very different place than when the series began and kicking off our next big arc, taking us to… well, you’ll see.
*sorry not sorry
P.S. I can’t imagine I’m alone in thinking that Leila draws some of the best Totally Normal Fish comics has ever seen.
P.P.S. If you’re at Rose City Comic Con this weekend, Leila and I will be at tables G-09 + 10, selling our Shutter wares (including our Us-Only exclusive Shutter #1 sketch cover featuring real life sketches by Leila [or me if you’d like to burn some money]) AND some copies of #6. Maybe some other stuff, but more on that later.
[RE-post cuz the first one was screwed up]COPRA Round One is now available through Diamond Comic Distributors, order code OCT141106.The book has received some great write ups so far! One by Chase Magnett for ComicBook.com and the other by Oliver Sava for the A.V. Club!And, hey, I did an interview for Italian comics site Lo Sazio Bianco. Here’s the Italian version and the English version.Image by Adam Pruett
Yesterday, I told a friend that after 45 books, three dozen comic books, and 2 film adaptations of my work, I ignore all reviews, both good and bad. Doesn’t matter if they are five-star or one-star — I ignore them all.
Reviews are written for consumers. They are supposed to help consumers make an…
Alarm Cat pin-up for Mr. Greg E. All y’all who love reading throw your hands up!
This weekend is spx and I am going to do something special to promote my tumblr webcomic, creatorscomic - to ANYONE who comes up to my booth (W46) and follows my comic on tumblr right there, I will do a FREE nightmare animal sketch! Above are a few examples including a bird, a cat, a centipede, an octopus, a sheep and a bunny. These sketch card sized drawings can be made of ANY animal you want…go ahead and challenge me.
Anyway, hope to be doing a ton of these at SPX this weekend
watch this and do everything he says…
then buy this and read every word….
The bleak male rage is problematic. Roughly 90% of violence in the world is perpetrated by men. We also start most wars.
The bleak male rage is the “black thing” war veterans with PTSD talk about. To quote Alan Moore’s “25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom,” sexually open and progressive cultures such as ancient Greece have given the West almost all of its civilizing aspects, whereas sexually repressive cultures such as late Rome have given us the Dark Ages. We live in a world where we are taught to be afraid of sexuality but we accept hate and violence as normal parts of our daily lives. We can show a head torn off in a comic without a problem but a woman’s nipple gets people upset. It’s time to change that narrative.
In order to understand what is happening I posit that the root factor of violence is often shame. The church or the government (what’s the difference, really?) tell us what we can do and can not do with our bodies, which parts we can show and which parts we can not — and unless we’re harming other people, there is never any need for that. What then does such repression do? What is the aim?
I posit that the aim is to create soldiers. All the unspent energy has to go somewhere. Sex dissolves barriers. War creates them. As long as we stay unaware of our conditioning, we might be processed by the machine.
How to get out of it?
Exploration and dissection are perhaps always the first moves. Identify the systems and then act.
A healthy dose of screwing also helps.