Process shots for “The Town” print for Mondo & Ben Affleck. 24x36" ink on clayboard. All said and done it took me a week and a half, and the separations took me another two days. definitely a fun job to work on, even if i was totally sick of drawing police cars by the end.
Boston: People march through downtown to the Massachusetts State House after the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri announced there would be no criminal indictment of killer cop Darren Wilson, November 24, 2014.
Today, presenting as a boy on my way to school, I was pulled over by an unmarked police officer. When I pulled over, two other unmarked cars, pulled over with me, making it three total police vehicles.
I was pulled over for swerving on the road (admittedly I was on my phone). When the officer came to my window, he saw I had an empty beer bottle in my cupholder, a bunch of emptied out cigarillos, a bag of weed, and lots more.
I was wearing headphones while I was driving. I was speeding, 35 miles over the speed limit. I was not wearing my seatbelt. I violated a marked lanes law. I had NO physical license. My right directional is broken and doesn’t work.
And the officer returned to my vehicle - after checking my record to see that i have:
2 counts of assault on a police officer An open container violation 2 Outstanding speeding tickets/moving violations 6 recorded Protective Custody violations 2 Outstanding parking tickets
And you know what he did?
He gave me back my registration…and told me to drive safer.
Comics to Read Today, 8/13 - The Wonder Woman Sensation Edition
Greetings fellow comic fans, after a much needed vacation I am back with some comic picks for the week. As usual I am starting with a first issue of a new comic or actually an old comic!
Today we get the first chapter of the digital first comic Sensation Comics starring Wonder Woman. When the project was announced last year I wrote about why I thought it was important chief among them it gives Wonder Woman a second title of her own for the first time 62 years.
Today is the first chapter of one of two stories that will end up in a floppy out next week. It’s interesting that the first issue of Wonder Woman is set in Gotham but it gives writer Gail Simone a chance to write not one but two characters she closely associated with - Wonder Woman and Barbara Gordon as Oracle. As you can see from the cover costumes this is very out of continuity. It’s take 62 years to get Wonder Woman another title that doesn’t include her taking second bill to her boyfriend, if you want more you may want to drop the $.99 to buy this today to tell DC you want more.
The current arc of Captain Marvel has been quite enjoyable. Hey that makes me think - you know who should be on the silver screen in their own movies? Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel! Wonder why that hasn’t happened yet?
You may be familiar with Genius which won the Top Cow pilot season many years ago. Or you may not. Doesn’t matter I strongly recommend you pick it up (be aware this contains adult language). Woman of color lead and incredible art by Afua Richardson who, come to think of it, would draw an awesome Wonder Woman (or just about anything - get to it comic publishers).
A man and woman are able to make time stand still by having sex! Kegel face! Brimping. You know who doesn’t make kegel face? Wonder Woman.
Gail Simone OWNS the female warrior comic book world today because she is writing Red Sonja AND Wonder Woman today.
Zero Year is over but that Snyder keeps writing! During Boston Comic Con Snyder said he wants to write Wonder Woman - let’s make that happen DC! (Also I think we’ll probably see Wonder Woman appear in the next arc along with every character in the DCU!)
I spoke to Tim Seeley for awhile during Boston Comic Con about how they manage to the writing on the multi-author multi-character book and it was pretty interesting. No Wonder Woman in this book … so far (actually I doubt she’ll show up but wouldn’t it be awesome?)
I bet you’re wondering how I’ll work Wonder Woman into this? Hah, Eve Coffin was a Boston cop - Wonder Woman lived in Boston during Perez’s run.
And that’s it for me this week. What did I miss? What’s on your list?
Prompt for you! From the one night stand list, "who topped?" for Bellarke, please!
Anon, I tried. I really, really did. But I could not get this dialogue to work in any sort of natural way for me, so instead please accept my humble apologies in the form of bellarke-where-they-wrestle-for-control-during-sex, which I hope is close enough. Set in the FBI training universe. (Part I.)
Clarke should have guessed that sex with Bellamy would be a competition. He pushed her hard during training, always convinced she could do better, run farther, fight harder. In training, that drove her insane even as she worked to show him she could handle whatever he threw at her. But here, his hand roughly caressing her breast, it was a goddamn gift.
One minute he had her pressed to the wall, kissing down her sternum, and the next she spun them around so he was the one trapped against her body while she nipped at his lower lip. They fumbled toward his bedroom, a trail of clothes marking their path, and when the backs of her thighs hit his mattress she let him push her down and cover her with his body.
But only for a moment, because then she shifted his weight and twisted until she was hovering over him with a smirk on her face. Bellamy grinned back and let her savor her victory for once, and after some brief fumbling for a condom she positioned herself above him and sank down slowly, enjoying the way he fit inside of her. She pinned his wrists near his ears and rolled her hips, slowly at first and then faster and faster, eventually tangling her fingers with his as they reached their peaks within moments of each other.
“Good enough for you?” she mumbled against his sweaty chest.
He chuckled, his hand cupping the back of her head. “You could say that.”
Clarke sat up and helped him throw away the condom. “Water?” she asked, since between their training in the gym, their other activities in the gym, and then the sex, she was feeling a little dehydrated.
Bellamy tossed her a clean shirt that she pulled on without a second thought and followed him into the kitchen. He flipped on a light over the sink and filled a glass of water, which she drank while wandering around his kitchen, taking in who Bellamy Blake was when he wasn’t grousing at new recruits to run faster. She stopped at the refrigerator and frowned at a photo of him and a pretty brunette in front of the Statue of Liberty. “Sister,” he explained before she could ask, although their jawline had already indicated to her that they were at the very least related. “Her name’s Octavia.”
Something about her name and face stirred a memory, and Clarke furrowed her brow. “She live in New York?”
“Is she by any chance a cop?”
Bellamy cocked his head. “She is,” he confirmed a little warily.
“Got it. I know her boyfriend, so I thought she looked familiar.”
“Octavia doesn’t have a boyfriend.”
Clarke giggled. “You sure about that? Does she do martial arts, by any chance?”
Clarke patted Bellamy’s shoulder in mock sympathy. “Then unless you think there’s some other female cop in Boston named Octavia who looks just like you, she’s got a boyfriend. He’s my MMA instructor up there.”
“Then he’s shit at his job,” Bellamy growled. “You’re sure?”
“I am. And judging by your reaction, I get why she didn’t tell you. But for the record, Lincoln is an excellent instructor. And very handsome.”
Bellamy’s face clouded over and Clarke couldn’t help but rise up on her tiptoes and land a peck on his lips. “Lincoln’s a good man. I swear. Your sister is lucky.”
“She’s lucky I trust you,” he grumbled.
Clarke rolled back down to her heels and smothered a smile. “You trust me?”
“Don’t get cocky. You still haven’t passed hand-to-hand.”
She slipped her arms around his waist and rested her chin on his chest. “But you trust me,” she sing-songed.
His arms encircled her and a reluctant smile crossed his face. “I do.”
Clarke sobered from her sex-high and looked into his eyes, so dark in the dim light they seemed almost black. “How much trouble will we be in if we get caught?”
The smile melted away. “A lot. Me, for sure. You might just get a reprimand. I’d be reassigned at best, maybe lose my job at the worst.”
“This was a big risk then, wasn’t it?”
“It was.” Suddenly, the smile was back. “Totally fucking worth it, though.”
“Yeah. And since the damage is already done and you don’t have to be back to the barracks until tomorrow at noon, I say we make the most of it.”
So I'm a cop in Boston, Mas. And once was called in to check out a call we got about teenagers smoking we'd in their house, which was next to very old white people whom I assume made the call. I took one step onto their property and saw through the windows that they were watching naruto, turned around, and left. Ninjas gang y'know
So obviously I’ve just started watching Rizzoli & Isles because I’m bored out of my mind and I love Boston and mystery/ cop shows. But seriously I thought the shippers were wicked insane and just seeing what they wanted to see (like a lot of ships tbh), but I can safely say that now I’m done with the first season: This ship sails itself. Like what the fuck. I was definitely not expecting this, and to this extent. What. Just what. And there’s 5 seasons of this???
Interview: Caitlin Kittredge Talks About Vertigo's Coffin Hill
The Vertigo arm of DC Comics has been busy this year publishing six new comics. One of those, Coffin Hill by novelist and first time comic writer Caitlin Kittredge, has just issued a trade of the first arc and started the new arc is out this week. I enjoyed the first arc which follows former cop and member of the one of American’s leading family of witches as she solves a mystery in her town. I chatted recently with the author about the arc, the character and working in comics and my interview follows. I also have a couple of copies of the first trade to give away so read away to find out more!