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FUNRAMA #3: CACTUS MAN
Written and drawn by Ryan Kelly. April, 2014.
Here comes Cactus Man! Cactus Man joins the expanding Funrama universe in this harrowing tale of one person’s journey from man to cactus.
The setting is the hot, turbulent summer of Minneapolis, 1934, and there is a war against labor in the city. Floyd MacAloon is an
agent of The Citizens Alliance, a pro-business, anti-union organization, and he does his job well. But, when he finds out he’s just a pawn
in a violent game, he must make a decision. A decision that will lead to a fateful change in his life, his mind, his body…Forever!
Includes pin-up art by Don Cardenas, Barbara Guttmann, Jim Towe, Mike Rooth and Julia Scheele!
Yet more over-researched historical seriousness from Ryan. Get it!
Behold my Awesome Con homage to Kelly Sue Deconnick.
This is my favorite thing that has ever happened. Ever. Ever ever.
Oh my god, seriously?! This is amazing. I’m so glad you don’t think I’m a weirdo.
It is hilarious, and I adore you.
(Also I think we might be the same height.)
OMG Kelly sue Cosplay!
As someone who leans face-blind, this could lead to me speaking to a Kelly-Sue cosplayer as if she were the real Kelly-sue.
Poet boyfriends. (Via Amy Key)
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astonishinglyuncanny asked: Is WicDIv in the same "universe" as Phonogram?
In short, no.
prophesise asked: How come Kohl didn't stop all of that Britpop at the BBC stuff recently?
He tried, goddammit, he tried.
I now have the Image of Kohl as the Winter Soldier, being woke up and sent out to do what’s needed.
The question here though is, would his eyeliner game be as strong as the Winter Soldier?
Er… David Kohl.
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qualapec asked: Did you read any LGBTQ* fiction as part of your research for the young LGB characters in Young Avengers?
Not especially as part of the research.
Generally speaking, I’m writing from life.
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magesmagesmages asked: I've been meaning to ask, but were you ever a Blake's Seven fan? Seventies and eighties British Sci Fi doesn't get as much love on tumblr as more recent stuff does.
The end of Blake Seven is one of my formative childhood sci-fi memories. I have no other memories of watching it bar that.
You can probably see its influence.
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leoseesvoices asked: The good thing about Britpop at the Beeb though: no Kula Shaker in sight!
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ouroborial asked: Do you keep up with indie/"art" comics? What are your favorites?
Not as much as I used to, which is just time.
I pick up stuff when I’m at cons, especially from the real small press end of things. I read all my friend’s stuff in the British small press. When collections of work from almost any of the usual big art comix suspects come out, I’ll grab them on publication. If I’m in an arty leaning shop, and I know the retailer, I’ll ask what I’m missing. I throw cash down on Kickstarters, etc. Equally, that I came to comes as an adult means there’s major creators whose work I’ve only ever had a limited exposure to - the Hernandez Brothers are the biggest, who I’ve only read tiny bits of. This means I actually go and buy collections to help fill those gaps.
In other words, it’s less “keeping up” and more just generally reading them in a casual basis.
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kingcornetto asked: Do you think there's a fundamental difference between American and British Sci-Fi, and if so, how had this affected your Iron Man?
I’d like to say no, but the real difference would be the cultural soup you grow up in. Certain elements are far more formative to you. Certain writers and shows and whatever are bigger in one country than the other, that dictates the nature of the people it produces, to some degree.
The thing with the Internet is that it’s closed that gap considerably. This would also apply to comics.
Talking personally, I suspect the biggest single influence on my Iron Man run was IAIN M BANKS, which is a fairly hefty Brit-centric reference.
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