Free Comic Book Day 2019 is coming up quickly. This annual event is this Saturday, May 4, 2019, at all of your local and regional comic book specialty retail stores. Most have big plans for FCBD and will have a variety of different offers and sales, plus the special edition free comic books from various publishers. Planet Comicon Kansas City wishes to thank all of these stores for their support of our event. In celebration of Free Comic Book Day we have provided to each of the listed stores a limited quantity (100 for each store) of the PCKC branded bag/backpacks, which were our signature merchandise and VIP package item at this year's 20th anniversary show. They will be given out to fans who visit the store on FCBD.
Stop out and show your support for your local comic book specialty store! The stores participating in FCBD which will have a limited number of these PCKC giant bags/backpacks are:
In the greater Kansas City area:
A to Z Comics
1300 US Highway 40
Blue Springs, MO 64015 (816)224-0505
B-Bop Comics North
6320 NW Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64154 (816)746-4569
B-Bop Comics South
5336 W 95th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66207 (913)383-1777
Clint's Books, Comics & Games
3943 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 (816)561-2848
11842 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66210 (913)345-9910
361 Legend Lane
Peculiar, MO 64078 (816)620-4323
Pop Culture Comix
9337 W 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212 (913)341-0040
Pulp Fiction Comics & Games
1100 SE Blue Pkwy
Lee's Summit, MO 64063 (816)554-7333
In Lawrence, KS:
1410 Kasold Drive, Suite A8
Lawrence, KS 66049 (785)766-3656
844 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044 (785)856-1540
In Columbia, MO:
Rock Bottom Comics
1013 E Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201 (573)443-0113
In Springfield, MO:
The Comic Cave
1316 Battlefield Road
Springfield, MO 65804 (417)720-4281 #FCBD #FreeComicBookDay #pckc #planetcomicon
Goliath's Character Sheet is finally complete for Rob Arnold's Replicator The Comic. (Check out the book here: https://igg.me/at/Replicator/x#/) A big draw back for me as an artist is the amount of time it takes to complete something to this level of detail. The rendering is usually what stands out most - but I gotta tell you, it's not a fast process. In fact when I get too carried away, I can be astonishingly slow.
Sacrificing quality for speed is a tough call. It's a compromise that challenges the way we think of ourselves as an artist. As a professional working for a client, or large studio a shift in mindset is absolutely necessary.
The shame of it is that a certain detachment from your art takes place when you're rushing it to meet a deadline. I don't feel as proud of my work, nor do I care about it as much. It just becomes another product sent off down the conveyor belt.
That's why I knew a long time ago that working for a comic book studio wouldn't be anywhere near as fulfilling for me, as putting together my own book.
Commissions are a little different. Sometimes there's deadlines, and sometimes there's not. And you can kind of pick and choose the projects you want to jump on board with. Which is why every now and then, I'll partner up with someone like Rob.
He had to twist my arm a bit, but eventually I caved. Mostly because the project he was pitching was super cool - and character design is always fun. How could I resist?
I'm glad I went the extra mile with Goliath, and I think Rob is also quite happy with the pay off. Goliath was an important character to both of us, so we had to do him justice!
For fellow artists out there who are interested in seeing how this guy came together - I've recorded the whole process - so at some point I'll compile all the footage and narrate over the top of it. Parts of it will be published on the How to Draw Comics channel, the rest you'll be able to get on Skillshare.
Hope you enjoy the art - thanks for checking it out!
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This is one hell of a depressing movie. ☹️
This movie revolves around Arthur Fleck, there was basically no scene in this movie where he wasn’t in. This is a movie about what happens when you put an already broken man into a broken world and let him be met with all sorts of situations that would break him even more.
Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as Arthur is really one of if not his best acting performances ever. You really feel sad for Arthur and what he was going through in the entire movie. Because he is not mentally sane, you don’t really understand what is really going on in his mind.
There were other supporting characters in the movie but they all pretty much just played minor roles that helped to bring out Arthur’s broken character even more.
FINAL THOUGHTS 💭
This is supposedly a comic book movie. A DC universe Joker stand-alone movie. But I wouldn’t even call it a comic book movie at all because this just felt like some kind of intended oscar bait original movie with small and insignificant Batman easter eggs thrown in. 🦇
This is a depressing movie from start to end, there were zero rays of hope in this movie.
I can see why the opinions on this movie are so mixed. It’s probably because of expectations and reality. If you expect this to be some kind of comic book Joker origin movie that involves lots of big comic book Joker action throughout the movie then you’ll probably be disappointed. This is not a comic book movie, the title might as well be called ‘Arthur’ instead.
Oh and I need to mention, the score in this movie is absolutely on point, it’s just so perfect. 👌🏼
I liked the movie and found it to be quite good as like an indie movie with minor comic book references. That said, there are other movies that I think did a better job of exploring the same themes in this movie. 🙂
P.S there are no end credit scenes where you see Bruce Wayne in a cave full of bats or anything like that 😂