The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley, written and directed by
Edward Einhorn, closed FringeNYC, the New York City Fringe festival, on
October 28. I drew the backdrop images. Click the links below for a
couple final reviews of the show:
The new color edition of A Thousand Ships got some nice words from reviewer Tom Batten in the November 2018 issue of Publishers' Weekly. Batten's final verdict is:
"Filled with enough political machinations and symbolically laden visions of a war-torn future to sate the appetite of all graphic novels readers as well as Game of Thrones fans longing for fresh content with a scholarly attention to detail and keen psychological insight."
Talk about saying a lot with as few words as possible. This guy could write comics.
And to illustrate the "war-torn future" that Publishers' Weekly mentions, here's yet another sample of artwork from A Thousand Ships, featuring the beautiful coloring of John Dallaire.
Jamie and Shiri of The Great Big Beautiful Podcast interviewed me recently about the new color edition of A Thousand Ships, about Age of Bronze in general, and about the rest of my career. It was a fun interview and I hope you'll enjoy listening to it at the link here.
And here's another sample page of artwork from the new color edition of A Thousand Ships, featuring coloring by John Dallaire.
Got a problem with male functionality? See Dr. J. R. Brinkley. He'll insert goat testicles into you!
Surely, you say, no one would be stupid enough to buy into this trumped up impotence cure. But back in the good ol' 20th century US of A, people did. And on the strength of his popularity Brinkley ran for public office.
Edward Einhorn's newest play The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley brings you the true story of the charlatan who performed this bizarre, stupid, and ineffective impotence cure and achieved a level of success difficult to believe.
Well, maybe not so difficult. Trumped up trumpery even more bizarre, stupid, and ineffective is trumpeted these days, too. And people buy it.
But anyway, I designed and drew the images projected as backdrops for The Resistible Rise of J. R. Brinkley, which runs October 12-28 as part of FringeNYC, this year's New York Fringe festival.
On October 26 and 27 come attend the Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium 2018 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. I'll be speaking Saturday, October 27, on a panel about Classical Mythology in comics, along with panelists Glynnis Fawkes and Guy Hedreen. I'll also have a table in the exhibition hall where I'll be signing autographs and you can say hi and find plenty of Age of Bronze comics and graphic novels.
One of my favorite cartoonists, Jaime Hernandez, is a keynote speaker on Friday, October 26. My plane arrives a couple hours before he's scheduled to go on. I sure hope I have a chance to catch most of his speech.
The current Back Issue magazine, no. 108, is devoted to the character Aquaman. It sports a cover I drew, featuring the king of the ocean. Inside many articles discuss the differing treatments of Aquaman throughout the years.
Aquaman swam across my drawing table a couple times in the 1980s, when I drew the Secret Origin of the Justice League of America and I inked Curt Swan's pencils for The Legend of Aquaman Special, and once in the '90s, when I inked an Adam Hughes Aquaman cover. John Trumbull interviewed me for an article inside the magazine. Back Issue is published by TwoMorrows and is available in print now at your local comic store and digitally online from the publisher at this link.