Here’s a quick timelapse of me inking the comic for June 29, 2011. I may have done the timelapse just so I could use the Kamen Rider “Clock Up” and Kamen Rider Faiz “Time Out” sounds.
I get stupid giddy when I see photos of Blazing Sword Burgers!
First up is this tasty entry from Jared Ferenczy. Those are some big ass red onions!
Next, we’ve got some Blazing Sword Sliders from Joseph Sybounheuang. So many! I want to eat them all!
Oh man, now I’m ready for lunch! Too bad the nearest burger place is a good hike and a half away.
If you’ve got a hankering for burgers and want to try to make them yourself, the Blazing Sword Burger is ready to form arms and legs with you. Send me photos of your creation and I’ll feature it here!
A short little demonstration of how I use eyes to communicate emotions in my comics.
It’s my first Q&A session! Not actually that many questions, but I figure it’s a new feature. Hopefully I’ll get some more next week. And to check out the cover in question, be sure to check out my tumblr.
Superman fans, actually fans of any DC comic, you have everything to fear. Without warning, DC Comics pulled the original story for Superman 712 that was to hit shelves this week and replaced it with an old Kurt Busiek Krypto story that was originally solicited four years ago. Chris Sims of Comics Alliance posits that DC pulled the story to avoid controversy as it featured Superman teaming up a Muslim hero, Sharif. Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool reports that DC felt the opening page depicting Superman saving a cat from a tree was too cheesy so they instead ran a story about a dog in a cape.
This is a horribly funny lose lose for DC.
If the Muslim story is true, DC comes off as a bunch of xenophobic idiots. If the cat story is true, DC comes off as a bunch of kitty-hating idiots.
As stupid as it sounds, I’m inclined to believe the kitty version. DC never shied away when Fox News lost their shit over Nightrunner, an Algerian-born Muslim recruited by Batman to patrol the streets of Paris. Muslim characters have been featured in recent DC comics. I don’t think there’s an editorial bias against Muslims. So the kitty story holds some weight. Which makes it doubly stupid. They killed a story starring a positive Muslim hero because saving a cat from a tree on one page is too cheesy? Yet they replace it with a story about a flying dog? No. A real editor would tell the writer and artist to rework that page so that there’s no cheesy kitty saving scene. Instead, they open themselves up to accusations of racism, xenophobia, and kittyphobia.
That’s fucking dumb as shit and demonstrates an editorial laziness that more than anything, more than putting Babs back in her Batgirl gear, more than the eye-sore costume updates, more than any of this reboot shit makes me truly fear for the future of DC Comics.
I kinda want the Siegel and Shuster estates to win their case so they can protect Superman from DC editorial. DC’s doing it wrong.