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#553: Horrorshow

January 24, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #420: Hugs; #552: Screen Play

Thanks to everyone who came out to see me and Justin on Saturday!

Also: the page I did for Steve Horton's Spinning to Infinity is up, for those of you who like to see my hand-drawn comics. I was really happy with out the art turned out on this one (I'm enormously self-critical when it comes to my hand-drawn stuff). Thanks are due to TJ Kirsch for the Archie-inspired coloring!

If you're unfamiliar with Spinning, it's a sort-of anthology comic, where each page is done in one, but loosely connected by a theme. I believe that it's all heading somewhere, but only Steve knows! He's had some amazing, amazing artists do pages for it, and there are a lot more coming up soon, bookmark that shiz.


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Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

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