Monday, August 28, 2017

Violence Becomes Tranquility

While I am slowly working on a post about covers, and on my review of #287, I want to to note that someone put up a Heavy Metal story from March 1980, Violence Becomes Tranquility, by Shinobu Kaze, and since it's such a wonderful example of the best work HM had to offer, I wanted to link it here:

Linked via The Bristol Board, a very nice and active collection of comic art through the years (apparently via a Morioh a few years back).

This has most everything I liked about HM in the early days, delightful art with terrific storytelling, that presented itself very well in comic form, and thought-provoking exploration of consciousness and reality.  Since most who have not seen this particular issue would not have seen this story, I thought I would promote it so others would have the chance.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Ferran Xalabarder actually emailed me again.  It's always nice when an actual creator contacts me, especially since it happens so rarely.

The fundraising effort to publish his ONIRIA:  GENESIS book had little response and poor results, but he was able to publish the book by "using more regular methods", so it's for sale at his website: 

So good for him and I hope he has better success with this.  I would certainly recommend that anyone with the interest and means to purchase this book, should do so.  I may, through "regular methods" or otherwise, and make a little review sometime.