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“Last Kiss Halloween: Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires, Oh My!”

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s).   Yes, it’s that time again! My pal John Lustig, who writes the hilarious retro-romance comic strip LAST KISS, had another lapse of judgment and asked me to contribute some Halloween gags and art. For those unfamiliar, he takes original Silver Age Charlton romance comics art and adds hilarious dialog. The strips are…

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“Hitler And Diet Pills”

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s).   First, THANK YOU to everyone who supported the sixth annual WOMEN OF WONDER DAY in Portland and Texas. You did well! Now…

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Check In And Check Out HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA

Pop culture and other perspectives with an artistic P.O.V. By Mike Pascale. All contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2012 their respective owner(s).   Finally got to see Sony’s latest animated entry, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA. Quick pros and cons: –Loved much of the animation. The director, Genndy Tartakovsky, also created SAMURAI JACK; the quick-cuts and jumpy style show the connection. But what I really enjoyed were the fast-paced, over-the-top movements, exaggeration/characterization and double-takes taken right out…

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A Question Of Taste:Silver Age vs. Modern Age, or Old School vs. New School

Wednesday’s Heroes Blog 100: “A Question Of Taste:Silver Age vs. Modern Age, or Old School vs. New School” Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners.   First, a minor celebration: This is my 100th blog post for APW here on Wednesday’s Heroes. Judging by the numbers, enough of you enjoy this to come back regularly, and for that I thank you very, very much! Means a lot to me. And of…

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The Art And Making Of Frankenweenie

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners. At Comic-Con back in July, there were two different exhibits of art and props from the upcoming Tim Burton FRANKENWEENIE film. One was outdoors, off-site and the other inside one of the exhibit areas on the convention floor. Due to time constraints I was unable to see either, unfortunately. Thankfully, when I took my wife to Disneyland last weekend for her birthday, I was…

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Is Successful Writing Always Bad Writing?

Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners. Awhile ago, I was involved in a Facebook debate about books with “good” writing vs. those that sold well. The guy with whom I was arguing was ripping on the Harry Potter novels for being lousy, while touting his own abilities as superior. Problem was, I–and most of the world from what I could tell–had never heard of this guy. He was largely an…

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2006 Jack Kirby Tribute Panel at Comic-Con

A Picture’s Worth #97 – “2006 Jack Kirby Tribute Panel at Comic-Con” Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners. I was digging around and found a treat from the past. Back in 2006, I contributed a wrap-up of a couple panels to the Comics Buyer’s Guide web site. Since that was awhile before I began this blog, I figured hey, it’s new to you! Since Jack Kirby would have turned 95…

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Avengers Assemble 60 Years of MAD at the Cartoon Art Museum

A Picture’s Worth #96 – Contents ©2012 Mike Pascale. Visuals copyright and trademark their respective owners. As mentioned last week, my wife and I recently went to see the “Sixty Years of MAD” and “Avengers Assemble!” exhibits at San Francisco’s wonderful Cartoon Art Museum. The MAD display ends on September 16th, so if you want to see some incredible work from some of the best, funniest and most respected creators, artists and writers on the…

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