This is such a glorious ass-kicking work! The details like the tattooes and the ripped rosary are nice touches of emotion to the piece.
And god, the artist’s description elevates it:
“In my mind, Matt learned to use a sniper rifle in El Paso—long story. He’s got tattoos up and down both arms. He wonders why they can’t ever go on normal dates, but it doesn’t bother him so much once all the shooting is over, because Mello is a total warrior babe and gives very good boo-boo kisses.”
bro i love sports and women. i got to like 8th base with this hot babe “8th base whats that” she took me to the house she grew up in and showed me pictures of her dead relatives. We sat in the living room and she told me the stories of her life that lead to that moment. Like quicksand they, and that moment were gone and we left back into the cold world which we’d been spat into. It was raining
So since it is getting close to Halloween I REALLY want to recommend my favorite scary manga. Orochi by Kazuo Umezu
Orochi is a bit like the Twilight Zone, with stand-alone stories, sometimes supernatural sometimes simply tragic or strange.
The only thing connecting them is the titular mysterious narrator Orochi, an immortal being who doesn’t know her own past. She has strange powers, and appears to be a young girl, she’s perpetually an outsider in almost all the stories, occasionally intervening but ultimately alone.
Only one volume of Orochi was ever translated to English, Called “Orochi: Blood” a tale about two sisters and bitter jealousy and love. you can buy it HERE even though its out of print!
Although Orochi:Blood is very good my favorite story is probably Orochi:Battle. Battle asks the audience to question the very core of what makes a person good or bad, when a son finds out his fathers terrible secret past. “Battle” stuck with me for a long time after I read it and I still feel very strongly about it its very good.
you can find that story HERE!
Orochi was originally drawn in the 70s, so the look is very different, its often rough and ugly, but in a way I really like, the ugliness is beautiful.
so check it out!
emotion right now: shinji ikari staring soulfully at teen sensation britney spears in class
i should be sending pitches or studying for that 8 am exam about books i’ve never read but all i want to do tonight is watch episodes of it’s always sunny in philly and eat pizza
My weeks can get pretty hectic, so I’ve taken to making colour-coded skeds; this week looks pretty calm, despite the terrifying pink slot of a zine fair I am in no way prepared for yet.