Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Anti- Social Distancing


This story by Stefano Intini has got to be some kinda record for the number of obscuro characters crammed onto one page.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021

Sixty is the New 93


Celebrating the Mouse's 93rd birthday by revisiting this souvenir magazine from his sixtieth.

...Because we've got his HEAD in cold STORAGE.  by Ray Bradbury.

This incomplete Alien from the Great Movie Ride is the scariest gd thing I've ever seen in my life.

No, wait, this neon Brer Fox is scarier.

Hopefully it's better than what they teach at Cluck U.

One last quick hit of nostalgia before we wrap this thing up, it's Mickey's Birthdayland!

Look, I know I was "too old" for this sort of thing in 1988, but I was 100% unironically fascinated by Mickey's Birthdayland as a kid.  It was a real life Duckburg! It had the statue of Cornelius Coot and everything! You could go inside Mickey's house!!

My then-girlfriend now-wife and I went to Disney in 2005 and I took as many pictures as I could of "Mickey's Toontown Fair" because you just knew it wasn't long for the 'World.  Don't get me wrong, the Barnstormer is great, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss Birthdayland just a little.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Beat Happening


So I learned from a thread on the Fethry Society message board that there is a "classics illustrated"-type parody of On The Road starring Mickey and Goofy?

This On the Road?

This one???

I mean, yeah Goofy and Dean Moriarty share some similarities, I guess?  


The whole thing seems wild to me.  I hope Fantagraphics or whoever gets to work on a translation ASAP.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Death To False Comics


If you had asked me a month ago which were the most heavy metal Disney comics, I probably would have pointed you towards Dragonlords or the Ice Sword Saga,  but I think Wizards of Mickey might actually have it beat.

The Yen Press reprint goes way further into the storyline than Boom!'s did, and in Book 2 Mickey Mouse is a sorcerer king who is falling under the corrupting influence of the disembodied shadow of the Phantom Blot.  I'm really digging this series so far, looking forward to ripping though all six(!) volumes.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Still Sixty After All These Years


Only Disney Weirdness has what the people have been clamoring for, Yakov Smirnoff's thoughts about Mickey Mouse.

Minnie only gets one page, because of the patriarchy.

Hey, it's Roman Arambula! and Mark Henn, Glen Keane, and Frank Thomas!  Glimpses of the artistic talent behind Disney productions were gold to me as a kid.  I was the type of kid whose parents had to drag him out of the Animation Building at Disney-MGM studios.

Aliens did it.

Annette!  Dolly!!

Other, lesser 1980s celebrities: