The Saga of Rex – Another Comic You Really Should Be Reading

REX_red_600wtdThe Saga of Rex by Michel Gagné is one of the most enjoyable things I have read in a long time.  But to say I read it seems like a misstatement, since the story is told almost entirely with pictures, not words.

And what amazing pictures.  Gagné is a wonderful artist and the worlds he opens up for the reader are stunning, enticing, and charming.

My words certainly can’t improve on the work he as done, so I have included some sample pages from the story.

Hoping to expand the world of Rex, Gagné is working on turning the story into an animated feature.  Below you’ll find some video of the project so far.  You can learn more about Rex and the other works of Gagné over on his Web site.

All images are property of Michel Gagné

Artist Spotlight: James Hance


Hance’s WOOKIE THE CHEW blends the works of AA Milne and G Lucas.

The term “mash-up” has become pretty common vernacular in recent years.

The technology available to even casual users is sophisticated enough to make it relatively easy to amalgamate disparate things to produce a new and unique creation.


Pilfered from Shopped Sci-Fi

Such as  this delightful depiction of Abe Lincoln as a Ghostbuster. He ain’t afraid a no ghosts, nor no secessionists.

Or this improbably wonderful blending of Nine Inch Nail’s “Head Like a Hole” with last summer’s ubiquitous pop hit “Call Me Maybe.”

Shouldn’t work, totes does.

But these accomplishments pale in comparison to the efforts of James Hance, a fine artist who’s remarkable skills with paint and brush raise the level of mash-up to, well, to an artform!

Not only does Hance meet the mash-up criteria by mixing Doctor Who with the Iron Giant, or Star Wars with Hitchcock, but he also does a remarkable job of honoring and recreating the styles of classic artist like Picasso, Munch, and Rockwell.

Humorous, heartwarming, deftly executed – his talent and playfulness are in deed a marvel to behold.

Prints of all of these wonderful images, and many more, are available for a mere $15.

Truth in a Masquerade

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These are some things that I made. Some time near the end of the 20th Century, I was involved in a production of The Scottish Play (Google it, kids.  Self-education is very rewarding!)  Some how some member of the production had gotten their hands on bags and bags of scrap leather.  Don’t ask me how. […]