Give it up for Kent and Root Beer Guy
After years of working in a dank cave for beans, our pal Kent Osborne—board artist and writer of scads of your favorite Adventure Time episodes—hits the big time with today’s launch of the six-issue Banana Guard Academy mini-series from BOOM! Studios. Kent’s the writer with Dylan Haggerty on these, and Sakana’s Mad Rupert is the artist. Here’s what BOOM! has to say:
Turns out that there is a lot to being a Banana Guard—but being a Banana is not mandatory. This crazy adventure follows Root Beer Guy as he starts his search for new recruits among Ooo’s citizens. Only the best will do in his quest to protect the Candy Kingdom!
So order yours today, or swing by your local comics shop, if only to give your resounding support of Mr Osborne.
Cover B by Michele Petrucci
Previously Unpublished Harry Potter Illustrations by Mary GrandPre
In honor of Jo Rowling and Harry’s birthdays being today, here are some previously unpublished illustrations by the original American cover and chapter art artist, Mary GrandPre. They’re so beautiful!! There are a few more, which you can see here.
I’m obsessed with these. The artwork on the books did such a great job of setting that very uniquely Harry Potter atmosphere of whimsy and vibrance and… magic!
I’m so mad they’re reissuing the covers, I don’t like the new ones at all! I’m all for change but they’re literally just worse.
I pass no judgement on the new covers other than I think they are nice and aesthetically sensible, and also, just different. Different isn’t bad. I think they have their own positive points.
Yo Dawg, i heard you like quotes on pictures of McDonald’s so i quoted John Green quoting Dom Pérignon, so you can read a quote on a picture of McDonald’s while you’re reading a quote on a picture of McDonald’s.
I love you, Internet.
DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR #1
New Doctor! New Beginning! Offering shocks, surprises, and timestream-shaking revelations, don’t miss your chance to get on board this amazing ongoing series!
Eagle award-winning writer Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, The Authority, 2000AD, Nikolai Dante) and New York Times-bestselling artist Dave Taylor (Batman: Death by Design, 2000AD) dive headfirst into the TARDIS console room and spin the new Doctor off to his most challenging destination yet!
As with the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor ranges, Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1 comes with a beautiful regular cover painted by Alice X. Zhang, plus five other variants - including a “100% rebel Time Lord” photo cover and Mariano Laclaustra penned picture of Clara.Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor is available to pre-order from comic stores tomorrow and will hit retailers on October 1. Due to licensing restrictions, fans in the UK and Ireland can only purchase this comic digitally. [x]
July 1: Ann had to wait until today to get her first paycheck from the Twisted Pretzel.
45 pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson
i always end up thinking about the economic damage in superhero movies
make a movie.
the movie would be set entirely in the office of one over-worked insurance agent answering phone calls and in the window behind him we see various Super Heroes destroying things
Cast Amy Poehler
DIY storage solutions, Better Homes and Gardens, 1977
STEAL THIS LOOK!
1. Walls are great, but so blank. Fix this problem by filling your walls with CREEPY CHILD FACES and ANONYMOUS MUSTACHIOED MEN. Ideally, they should be staring at the side of your head all the time so you can kind of see them but not directly.
2. Same with curtains. No one must see inside.
3. Desk walls are the worst so get an even CREEPIER PICTURE OF A CHILD and put it JUST TO THE LEFT OF YOUR LINE OF VISION. For the right: warthog.
4. Creepy doll above? YES.
5. This is all going to give you the sweats so tape a fan to the wall in front of you.
6. Carpet? Check. Shag? Check. Color? Kind of an orange-vomit? Check.
7. Deeply suggestive seashell? You know it! Put it above your head so you can reach up and touch it.
Now you have a workspace from which you can plan your killing spree.
I just keep staring at the phone, thinking “How do I get this to connect to the Internet?” I feel someone must have done that until they made it happen.