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The Colorful Blasé: Fashionable Friends

FINALLY, a new Colorful Blasé submission from BMCMB. I’m not even going to explain how difficult it was to get this out of her.

Regarding this comic, I have a feeling things are only going to get more painful and embarrassing from here. Did I mention this is all autobiagraphical?
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dressmeupeditSMALL

Pont

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Don’t be mean to my baby.

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jellusss editBMCMB has been shaming me for my extended period of laziness. Sufficiently shamed, I offer this sketch of B’s for sacrifice. Part of the Sleep Project.

-Pont

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Fire

firePart of The Sleep Project by BMCMB.
She’s been hinting recently that some of this mess she’s been submitting has a grander theme and does connect in a story-type way. I don’t know, sounds like the rambling of a madwoman to me.
The misshaped text reads (or so B tells me):

There’s a greed in that fire
Spit, Crackle, Hiss

-Pont

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Three Word Phrase: Bully

bully

Most of us here at E. Leventine are Ryan Pequin fanchildren. Please visit his comic.

-Pont

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failed attempt

In regard to what I wrote in this postB dug out the laziest comic I have ever seen from her archives and sent it for me to post with a note. “Here is a comic, it’s totally meta. that’s an internet thing, right?”
Yeah, nice try. I still need more comics.
cant draw for crap copy

-Pont

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Heroes on the Internet: Spiderman

Wherein we examine the internet’s relationship with various pop-culture superheroes.
First installment: Spiderman

Spiderman

Listen, full-disclosure time everybody. I have an anti-Spider-man bias. I don’t like him. I don’t like his smug little one-liners, I don’t like his carefree, fun-loving attitude, and I don’t like his piss-weak dead uncle backstory. But I LOVE Spider-man memes. Something about the simple, wholesome nature of the character really lends itself well to ridicule.

The dancing spider-man you see above is one of the earliest examples of online Peter Parker mockery. The routine is taken from Kpop group C.L.E.O (in their single Illusion) and was posted on a blog called Pants on Head back in 2002. It made quite an impressive circulation online (for a meme that originated before YouTube was crowned) and has a handful of remixes, parody videos and YTMND pages under its belt. When I first saw it, I watched it on loop for a good fifteen minutes in utter delight. Little did I know that Spider-man would delight me with his dancing once more five years later, only this time it happened within the actual franchise!

check out those two extras who walk by him. “ew, Karen, what is he doing?” “keep walking, Marissa, just keep walking.”

multiple people at multiple stages of film production looked at this and went “yup. legit. cut. print. press.”

I remember seeing Spiderman 3 in theaters and all I could think was, “Did Sam Raimi see Dancing Spiderman on the internet and think we actually wanted to see this for real?” It was a really good day for me. Not so much a good day for Spiderman fans. I mean, just look at this. Outstanding.

Movies and GIFs aside, Spiderman’s strongest presence online has got to be in image macros. Many a thread on many a forum has been derailed by a sudden declaration of  “This is now a Spiderman thread”. This triggers a tsunami of screencaps from old school Spiderman cartoons. It’s called the 60s Spiderman Meme.
spidermantread2362069-did_someone_say...spiderman_threadoutofnowereIf any of you have watched the 1960s Spiderman cartoons, you can attest to the utter crap that was the animation. The physics were weird, the anatomy was weird, the facial expressions were weird. Fast-forward fifty years, and what you’ve got is a virtualy limitless supply of image macro material. Oh, and more GIFs.

Seriously, look at that hand. How do I anatomy?

Seriously, look at that hand. How do I anatomy?

web boat

spidermanpotter
realdad
pencil
drumstickbarrel i insistjackdrawme

Why Spiderman, you may ask. Why not someone sillier like Aquaman or darker like Batman?

Because Spiderman is the stupidest, enough questions. His obnoxious Type-A personality sets my teeth on edge, his powers are dumb, he is a walking punchline and no one was pointing it out until the internet did. Thank you, the internet!

Here are some more stupid things about Spiderman, thanks for reading.
uncle ben

six arms

laundromat

no, spiderman. nobody is going to think swinging down from webstring with a bag on your head to do laundry is a hazing ritual. nobody.

every fluid

i’m sorry! i’m so sorry i had to show you this but I couldn’t do this on my own. every… fluid… loving him… touching him…

-Pont

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Baby Cadel & Pig

cadel pig edit

Remember Baby Cadel from this post? I implied back then that BMCMB stalker-illustrated him at the park or something (I maintain she actually does this, creepy right?) She sent me a huffy note saying “Baby Cadel” is an avatar for her brother, and these drawings are intended to be a kind of personalized family album. So, mea culpa and what have you, here is a second installment.

-Pont

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Friends of E.Leventine: Arumakan

arumakan accounting

Having asked around about this Arumakan character, a mutual friend described spending time with her as “cathartic and wonderfully angry”  and characterizes her personal outlook on life as being “100% legit in the most hilariously brutal way” (quotes from BMCMB). She sounds like our kind of dame, please to inspect with us?

If you follow this DeviantArt link, you’re going to find some luscious and precisely rendered work in prismas, inks, and digital.  You can track her progress as an artist through her gallery and, unlike so many, her steady improvement over the years is apparent. There’s a healthy dose of old-school fanart, some wicked original pieces and some of the coolest, most humble manga-style self-portraits you’re going to find on the internet. Seriously, does this not look like a promotional poster from Kill Bill?
selfy arumakan

Honestly, if anyone out there is used to dealing with anime artists on the internet, you’re used to seeing stuff like this:

"self-portrait" by Neko Ainu

“self-portrait” by Neko Ainu

Not to detract from Neko Ainu’s artistry skills or anything, but seriously? Cat ears? Why do you look like you’ve been cornered in a dark alley? You drew this of yourself? You’re not going to find any of those weeaboo shenanigans on Arukaman’s court.

I leave you with the only completion of Nyu’s Art Meme that I have ever personally enjoyed.
about arumakan

-Posted by Pont, artist recommendation by BMCMB

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Astronaut & Robot: Dialogue 3

astronautrobot 3

Dialogue 3 of BMCMBs Astronaut & Robot.
This installment was apparently the first she ever drew and was recently dug out from her presumably dusty old box of art.
You guys should honestly have seen the crumpled, badly-scanned mess she sent to me to salvage. I did a totally half-assed job.
Sorry B.

Dialogues 1 and 2 can be found here.

-Pont

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Straw Feminists (Kate Beaton)

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straw feminists

Kate Beaton is a Canadian cartoonist (Hark! A Vagrant). Also, she is one of the coolest, funniest dames on the internet. Also, a really fantastic feminist. Feminists making fun of feminists is one of the best, most productive things you can do to create dialogue within the movement.

Whenever I see a feminist on TV, she’s always like “Ugh, oh my god, men.  I hate all of  them, I’m a feminist.” In reality, very few women actively hate all men. We all have fathers and brothers and sons we love, so when I see women like this in fiction, I’m like “Who is writing this crap?”
Well. I suppose Kate Beaton is, but she’s allowed.

-Pont

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