weird Comic Stories!
Why did Wally Wood off himself? What was Chris Claremont smoking when he created Bird Boy? Is Stan Lee an actual storyteller, or is he just an organizational figurehead who was in the right place at the right time? Are there other fantastic questions about comics that can be asked and answered?
I sure don’t know. Maybe. On this page is comics’ version of “Chariots of the Gods” where Comics For Grownups looks at the crazy comic industry and discusses the weird stories that no one likes to talk about. Or maybe stuff that happened more than 70 years ago and people have utterly stopped caring about it, but we’ll talk about it here because there might be a good joke in it.
The comics business attracts a lot of colorful personalities, and the men who made comics happen certainly deserve the laurels of the hero. However, if they do weird things and I can make a good joke about it later on, then I’m gonna talk about it. I’m no comics insider; I’ve been on the fringes of the industry for decades but I sure have read a shitload of them. It is for this reason I consider myself fully qualified to present mannered remarks on the foibles and follies of America’s indigenous artform.
The Strange Affair of the Sniffer
What was the Sniffer’s relationship to Adolf Hitler? Find out!
Comics and Dreams
A digression on the connection between making comics and dreaming.
Why Superhero Comics Bite
A visual essay regarding why it’s hard to enjoy new superhero comic books.
Goony and Phil Motion Comic
A motion comic about characters I created in college.
Who is the Crimebuster?
Learn about the origins of the mysterious Crimebuster.
The Future of Motion Comics
What I think needs to happen to make this art form good.
1986 Watchmen Original Cast
There was a Watchmen movie planned for release in 1986. Who was in it?
Oriental Rock and Boy Comics Motion Comic
Motion Comic with music by Bill Haley!
Mr. Pipps and the Wide Awakes
Was there a comic published in 1860 that presaged the War against Northern Yankee Arrogance? No.
The Wingless Griffin
A visual story based on a dream.