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Farel Dalrymple (popgunwar)
Pop Gun War: Gift

comiccartography:

The City

Farel Dalrymple (popgunwar)

Pop Gun War: Gift

— 1 day ago with 139 notes
#pop gun war  #map 
firstsecondbooks:

Tiny adorable postcards for Farel Dalrymple’s THE WRENCHIES at SDCC!

firstsecondbooks:

Tiny adorable postcards for Farel Dalrymple’s THE WRENCHIES at SDCC!

— 1 day ago with 26 notes
#The Wrenchies  #sdcc 2014 

sequentialstate:

Review: The Wrenchies, by Farel Dalrymple

Last week was a surprisingly great week for new comics. Books like Terraformars, Through the Woods, and Seconds all were published to great fanfare. But the book that came out last week that I read first was Farel Dalrymple’s The Wrenchies. I was expecting it to be out around September, so getting it early was a great surprise.

An even greater surprise is how stylistically and intrinsically odd The Wrenchies is.  If ever there was a time to call a comic book a fever dream, now is that time, and The Wrenchies is that comic. In many parts, a gang of super-powered children, adults from an alternate dimension, and a boy from the past in a superhero suit all team up to destroy an ancient evil called the Shadowsmen who have taken over the world.

Dalrymple’s art is one of the key features of any of his comics, but in The Wrenchies he stretches and pulls his abilities in ways that are astonishing and exhilarating. With a mix of dark inks and oversaturated water colors, Dalrymple quickly sets the tone for the book – noxious, dangerous, mystifying. Dalrymple uses color in really cool ways – a concert scene in the first 70ish pages comes to mind with its mix of reds and pinks, simulating darkness and fire. It is clear above all else that Dalrymple has slaved over the illustrations of this comic, and the result is a true joy to behold.

The story leads the Wrenchies on an epic quest to find the poisoned and manipulated body of Sherwood, the progenitor of the chaos and the source of the Earth’s damage. Taken at face value, the book meanders through multiple storylines, with flashbacks and retellings. But nothing about The Wrenchies should be taken at face value.

Consider Sherwood – the story shows that he is the source of the damage and evil feeding the Shadowsmen. But is this evil world a manifestation of Sherwood’s mental illness? There are many potential theories about the source and reality of The Wrenchies‘ dark, polluted world. Is this Sherwood’s breakdown after accidentally killing his best friend in a drug-induced stupor, or perhaps Sherwood’s failed attempts to cope with the unexplained loss of his brother Orson? Conversely, the source of the fantastic story may not be some deeper darkness, but the overactive imagination of Hollis, a boy trying to navigate between his love of fantasy, his mother’s deeply religious ties, and the schoolyard bullies. And what does the end of the book tell us about the “truth” of The Wrenchies, if such a thing can even be derived?

With The Wrenchies, Dalrymple wrings out the darkness of the human condition and builds it up so that he can tear it down with his cast of wizards, ninjas, and marksmen. And despite all my questions, it’s clear that Dalrymple has created something fantastic in The Wrenchies. Recommended.

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Farel Dalrymple's  The Wrenchies is published by First Second (tumblr: firstsecondbooks). You can find Farel on twitter here, and read his series It Will All Hurt, which is set in the same universe, at study-group

— 3 days ago with 41 notes
royalboiler:

One of the pages by Sandra Lanz from Prophet Strikefile #1
Some of the standard gear the clones get.

royalboiler:

One of the pages by Sandra Lanz from Prophet Strikefile #1

Some of the standard gear the clones get.

— 4 days ago with 483 notes
vicemag:

Eric Garner and the Plague of Police Brutality Against Black Men
If you haven’t heard about Eric Garner yet, let me fill you in. He was a 43-year-old father of six who lived in Staten Island, and he died in the street on Thursday after as many as four New York police officers choked him and slammed his head on the ground. The NYPD told the Associated Press that they stopped Garner because he was selling untaxed cigarettes, something he’d been arrested for before. However, witnesses who spoke with local news website Staten Island Live have basically said that’s bullshit. Ramsey Orta, who was on the scene and shot a now infamous video that is making the rounds, can be heard in the clip saying that all Garner had done to get bothered by the police was break up a fight.
In the video, Garner denies any wrongdoing and asks why he’s being hassled. “Every time you see me you want to mess with me,” he says in an exasperated tone that most men of color across this country can relate to. Garner, who was 400 pounds and has been described by people who knew him as a “gentle giant,” suffered from chronic asthma and police claim his death was the result of a heart attack suffered during the arrest.
Police say that Garner made a “fighting stance” and resisted arrest. Which, based on the video clip, is complete nonsense, considering we can see him pleading to the officers, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!” before going completely silent as several officers pile on him.
The video of Garner’s death is disgusting, but I can’t say I was shocked or even outraged the first time I watched it. At this point, as someone who’s read and written about some of these stories time and time again—and who’s had firsthand experiences with the way cops treat black males—this kind of reprehensible shit is not surprising at all. After so many cases like Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell, you start to feel desensitized by the seemingly insurmountable injustice that plagues communities of color.
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vicemag:

Eric Garner and the Plague of Police Brutality Against Black Men

If you haven’t heard about Eric Garner yet, let me fill you in. He was a 43-year-old father of six who lived in Staten Island, and he died in the street on Thursday after as many as four New York police officers choked him and slammed his head on the ground. The NYPD told the Associated Press that they stopped Garner because he was selling untaxed cigarettes, something he’d been arrested for before. However, witnesses who spoke with local news website Staten Island Live have basically said that’s bullshit. Ramsey Orta, who was on the scene and shot a now infamous video that is making the rounds, can be heard in the clip saying that all Garner had done to get bothered by the police was break up a fight.

In the video, Garner denies any wrongdoing and asks why he’s being hassled. “Every time you see me you want to mess with me,” he says in an exasperated tone that most men of color across this country can relate to. Garner, who was 400 pounds and has been described by people who knew him as a “gentle giant,” suffered from chronic asthma and police claim his death was the result of a heart attack suffered during the arrest.

Police say that Garner made a “fighting stance” and resisted arrest. Which, based on the video clip, is complete nonsense, considering we can see him pleading to the officers, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!” before going completely silent as several officers pile on him.

The video of Garner’s death is disgusting, but I can’t say I was shocked or even outraged the first time I watched it. At this point, as someone who’s read and written about some of these stories time and time again—and who’s had firsthand experiences with the way cops treat black males—this kind of reprehensible shit is not surprising at all. After so many cases like Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell, you start to feel desensitized by the seemingly insurmountable injustice that plagues communities of color.

Continue

— 5 days ago with 2543 notes
firstsecondbooks:

Our full schedule for San Diego Comic-Con is over on the :01 blog!
We’re excited for this show — if you’re there, stop by our booth and say hi!
http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/events/first-second-books-at-sdcc-2014/

firstsecondbooks:

Our full schedule for San Diego Comic-Con is over on the :01 blog!

We’re excited for this show — if you’re there, stop by our booth and say hi!

http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/events/first-second-books-at-sdcc-2014/

— 6 days ago with 17 notes
jpjones1970:

Prophet Farel Dalrymple

this might be a pretty good motto for life

jpjones1970:

Prophet
Farel Dalrymple

this might be a pretty good motto for life

— 6 days ago with 45 notes

renallspark:

royalboiler:

newschooldrawing:

One Minute Wonder 34 - Brandon Graham
comic books

A quick video of me from when me and my significant otter were in Amsterdam working on an art show. 



(Source: vimeo.com)

— 1 week ago with 238 notes
jaywillson asked: Hey Farel - love your work. Two questions - what pens do you use for that nice penwork, and is there any way to get a signed copy of your new book? Thanks much!


Answer:

Thanks Jay,

from my website: http://fareldalrymple.com/bio-contact/

artist materials

aaaaaand also on my website is my tour schedule for the wrenchies so far:

Events:

  • CCS (Vermont), 9/11
  • SPX (Bethesda, MD), 9/13 – 14
  • Politics & Prose GN Panel (Washington, DC), 9/14, 5pm
  • Locust Moon Event (Philadelphia, PA), 9/16 7:30pm
  • Greenlight (Brooklyn), 9/17
  • Million Year Picnic (Boston), 9/18 5:00pm
  • Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21
  • Floating World Comics (Portland, OR), 9/24, 5pm
  • Powell’s Art Exhibit (up through October), 10/1
  • Powell’s First Thursday Reception (Portland, OR), 10/2
  • Elliot Bay bookstore (Seattle) 10/3 7pm
  • Locust Moon Fest, 10/25
  • The Miami Book Fair, (Miami, FL) NOV 21st – 23rd
  • more to come on the west coast and midwest

— 1 week ago with 15 notes
royalboiler:

I scene I really liked from my pal Farel’s It will all hurt. That you can read up here

royalboiler:

I scene I really liked from my pal Farel’s It will all hurt. That you can read up here

— 1 week ago with 213 notes
Tuesday Tease →

locustmooncomics:

This week’s special TUESDAY TEASE goes out in honor of all those who’ve backed, supported, and spread the word of our insane LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM Kickstarter campaign. We’re halfway through, and thanks to all the wonderful comics fans who’ve found us so far, we’ve raised an outright…

— 1 week ago with 12 notes