We are constantly reminded lately that respecting religious traditions is, like the most important thing ever. So this one is mine and you better be respectful.
Played 20 times.
The Tiger Lillies - Banging in the Nails
This has become my traditional Good Friday hymn. Tradition is important.
‘Goofy’s Concern’ by Butthole Surfers
This is the best soundtrack for not giving a fuck.
If you haven’t been keeping up with Ze Frank’s “True Facts” wildlife series, you are as dumb as a clam.
So, my pal Mike Norton (in addition to other diversions) writes and draws the weekly web comic Battlepug. So far he’s won a Harvey, an Eisner and is probably in line for a Nobel or some shit. Also he’s a bit taller than me. Basically, he’s infuriating.
But I have to forgive him because he asked me to do a pinup page for the next Battlepug collection giving me the opportunity to make the above pale (but amusing (to me)) imitation of Frank Frazetta.
Also it was an excuse to force myself to sit down and actually do a thing in Corel Painter for real. It was hard, then kind of fun. And I figured some stuff out. Anyway, ta da. Go read Battlepug now.
Artist: Kuniyoshi (Genji)
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e 9.75 by 14.25 inches
Description: Chapter number: 22 Chapter name: Tamakazura (玉鬘, Jewel Garland) Scene: The diving girl Tamatori grasping the sacred jewel and brandishing a dirk while being attacked by an octopus. In the background, there is a mirage of Hôrai, which is like Shangri-La and is the home of the Dragon King.
Series: Genji kumo ukiyoe awase
Publisher: Ise-ya Ichibei (via JAPAN PRINT GALLERY: Chapter 22)