Tips for Minor Comic Book Characters

Hats off to Nate Chen for this one!


Nate Chen Publications

Everyone loves superheroes. But not everyone considers what it’s like to be a member of the supporting cast of a comic book series. However, if we’re honest most of us are the kind of people who qualify more as supporting cast than main characters. So this week, I offer to you my suggestions for things to keep in mind should you ever find yourself trapped as a minor character in a comic book:

1. Never date a superhero. It can never end well, and will most likely result in emotionally traumatizing events.

a. Yes, even if you have superpowers, too.

2. Never date a supervillian. For all their charisma, power and (inevitably) good looks, there’s far too much narcissism required to go into that field of work to be good for a relationship.

a. Reforming them through the Power of Love is right out.

3. Look into the sidekick business…

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Red October: A fond memory

As we are about to drift out of November…

I want to take a brief moment…

to enjoy fond memories…

of a Red October…

It goes by so quickly…

It is gone before I know it.

But sometimes, if I am lucky…

I can glimpse a Red November.


Warm Bodies (trailer)

Just a typical love story between a girl and a zombie.

A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

In theaters February 1, 2013.


Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness: Vintage Thanksgiving Art

Thanks to my sweetie, Eva, for this yummy collection of vintage Thanksgiving Art. Have a great Turkey Day, everyone! 🙂


Darlings, today kicks off a holiday week here in the United States. While Halloween will always be my favorite, I do have a soft spot for all the events of autumn; celebrations of harvests and softly falling leaves, as we prepare for a dark and cozy period before the wheel turns once again to sun and summer.

In honor of this week’s fall festival, here is a whole collection of early 20th century Thanksgiving art from magazine covers and America’s Golden Age of Postcards. I am particularly partial to the lovely 1914 George Barbier Harper’s Bazar cover at right. Enjoy!

Related Posts:

– Silent Sundays: The Magic of Halloween (1912)

– “November Night”

– A Man, Tall and Thin, and Ghastly Pale: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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Death Fashion

There is a trend out there… not a huge trend, certainly… but a definite trend involving death as a fashion motif…

Skulls, bones…

I suppose we can call it death fashion

It’s certainly been around for a while.

There were times when death was quite the bold fashion statement.

(Givenchy skeleton-inspired gown)

At times, death can be a motif in haute couture.

It can make just as strong a statement today as it did in Victorian times… or at any time.

I can be subtle or obvious.

But it is, when done properly, most remarkable.

Long Live Death Fashion.


New York City: 1830 -1930

New York City – 1830 – 1930

New York City – 100 Years of Progress: From Streetcars to Subway Cars

Photos via: New York Historical Society, Wired New York, and Ephemeral New York.

An Evadia Enterprises Production.



Extra special thanks to my sweetie Eva at The Year of Halloween.

Realistic Bod-Mod Paintings

Japanese Artist Paints Hyper-Realistic Body Modifications

19-year-old Japanese artist Chooo-San incredibly transforms bodies of volunteers using just acrylic paint.

In her series of non-digitally altered works, she creates realistic, eye-catching illusions that make her volunteers look like they got creepy body modifications.

Check out these and other body paint creations at Chooo-San’s site.