themarkwall said:

Che pensi riguardo l'amore?

Penso che l’amore sia una cosa da dimostrare solo con i fatti e non con paroline sdolcinate, messaggi di whatsapp. Certo, alcune parole sono anche molto belle, ma sono soltanto parole che non puoi mai paragonare ad uno sguardo, una carezza, un bacio, un abbraccio e chi più ne ha più ne metta. L’amore non è uno stupido 'ti amo' detto al primo che passa, ”amore” è una parola troppo grande e molti, al giorno d’oggi, non lo capiscono. È un parolone e non sanno che bisogna prendersene tanta cura e soprattutto, necessita di attenzioni. Insomma, penso che l’amore, ultimamente, sia un po’ troppo scontato. 

Adventure Time Comic up for an Eisner Award

The Eisner Awards are comics’ Oscars, handed out at San Diego’s Comic-Con in July. And, hopefully, one (or three) will be handed out this year to Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb for their wonderful work on Adventure Time, the comic, newly nominated for Best New Series. The category’s nominees:

  • Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
  • Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
  • Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel) Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Congratulations and best of luck, Ryan, Shelli, Braden, and all our pals at BOOM!/kaboom.

Here is the BOOM!Studios exclusive cover I did for the first issue of The Midas Flesh, which is in stores today! You can buy it from their site:

The Midas Flesh is the baby darling project Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb, the same awesome creative team of the Adventure Time comics. Read more about it here:

Get it, read it, love it, get to it!

So che comunemente alla morte di una persona famosa tutti si fanno sentire, tra citazioni, foto, i RIP vari, condivisioni sfrenate, forse a volte così, tanto per fare. Ma questa volta due paroline le voglio dire, per ricordare una delle più grandi leggende del cinema, a parer mio. E’ stato in grado non solo di interpretare alla perfezione ogni singolo ruolo, attraverso un mix di ironia, carisma, simpatia, sarcasmo e sensibilità ma in particolar modo è riuscito a trasmettere messaggi, valori e principi, con quegli occhi che parlavano da soli, con quel tono; sembrava nato proprio per pronunciare quelle parole, in quel modo unico. Un grande maestro di vita, e in un certo senso, anche un caro amico. Per cui, non dimenticherò mai l’uomo che mi ha fatto morire dal ridere in Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook e Licenza di matrimonio, che mi ha fatto sognare e divertire con Jumanji, Una notte al museo, Genio ribelle, Vita da Camper e Imprevisti d’amore, che mi ha trasmesso la forza e la speranza di poter cambiare le cose e guardare oltre in Patch Adams e L’attimo fuggente, di riuscire a lasciare il segno. Grazie, Robin Williams. Riposa in pace.


ProFile Friday

Shelli Paroline (born September 30, 1983) is an American cartoonist, best known for her work on the Adventure Time tie-in comics.

Paroline attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design, earning her BFA in Studio for Interrelated Media in 2006. The same year, she co-founded the Boston Comics Roundtable, a collective for comics creators to socialize, find collaborators, and discuss projects. She has contributed to their Inbound anthology and helped to organize MICE, the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo.

At Boom Studios, she has worked on such properties as Muppet Snow White and Ice Age. In 2012, Boom announced that she (along with husband and collaborator Braden Lamb) would be on art duties for the newly-licensed Adventure Time. The series was a great success, and at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Paroline won an Eisner Award when it was awarded “Best Publication for Young Readers”.

Her independent work includes “The Trouble Is”, “The Potter’s Pet”, “Higher Ground”, and a Star Wars fan minicomic trilogy. She also drew Tricky Fox Tales for Graphic Universe.

For my first post-SDCC post, it seems appropriate to celebrate a newly-minted Eisner-winner! And she’ll be at Boston Comic Con next weekend!

Here is the piece I created for the Puffed Shoggoths Lovecraft zine! It’s inspired by the short story "The Hound" which is completely awesome. It’s supposed to be greyscale but I had to paint it in blue because I had no black paint, though I kind of like this version better! This was the first painting I’ve done in a really long time, which was a nice change. Anyway, go over and follow the Puffed Shoggoths page so you can keep updated on when it’s going to be released!


All-Ages New Releases: February 19, 2014

Adventure Time #25, art by Shelli Paroline and Jess Fink

Ever have a favorite item? Something that you plan to keep with you always? Something that has a history back further than you can remember? Something precious…cherished…that will continue on after you’ve left on your final adventure and keep continuing. This is the story of that gem, and how truly loved it was. Join an ensemble of fan-favorite creators as we celebrate the 25th issue of ADVENTURE TIME with this very special issue!


The Midas Flesh #3, art by Shelli Paroline, variant cover by Kate Leth

Dinosaurs, spaceships, and adventure–OH MY! With The Federation hot on their tails, how long can our favorite crew hold onto the source of the greatest power of all time: THE MIDAS TOUCH?



For the anon, some of my favorite Adventure Time covers in no particualr order:

  • Adventure Time #9 Cover D, 1/20 Lich variant by Jon Vermilyea
  • Marceline and the Scream Queens #5, variant by Kate Leth
  • Adventure Time #14 Princess Bubblegum limited edition Magenta Frame Variant - JJ Harrison 
  • Adventure Time #15 Marceline Blood Red Foil Deluxe Edition - JJ Harrison (This scan puts the real cover to shame, you can hardly see the beautiful foil detail here)
  • Fionna and Cake #1 1/30 variant by Frank & Becky
  • Marceline and the Scream Queens #2, Cover B - Braden Lamb, Meredith Gran, Shelli Paroline

I’m also HIGHLY anticipating Kate Leth’s beautiful cover for Fionna and Cake #6 link

I also reeeeeeally like some of the newer Fionna and Cake variants, but I haven’t received them in the mail yet and I just posted those the other day.

Apologies if I got any of the artists wrong. If I did, please let me know!