Thursday, June 1, 2017

Barcade Boards IV

Hey, here's another batch of random chalkboard scrawlings done over the past few years at various Barcade locations (two of which I also sling drinks for a living)... I'll get to do this again soon as they/we open the seventh location in downtown Newark NJ (where I also happen to live, so this will be a quick commute). The photo at the top is me doing my most frequent update, redoing the draft list in Jersey City (my primary location). Also, there's an embarrassing typo in one of the photos, in which I screw up our slogan, "The Original Arcade Bar" by adding the company's "B" in front of "Arcade," making it kind of superfluous. I later fixed it.  There are a few repeated themes in this gallery from the previous three, but heck, it's been a while, you probably don't remember.






























Thursday, March 9, 2017

Prince Street News: Of Cape and Cowl

BACK ISSUE! #95 spotlights "Creatures of the Night" with features on Moon Knight (a character whose relative worth was a source of battle between me and my pal Billy Alpha), Ghost Rider, Eclipso, Night Nurse (really!), I... Vampire!, and, of course, the Batman. Rather than do a PSN about Night Nurse, I opted to delve into Batman's costume evolution over the years. In dealing with the Caped Crusader's live action adaptations, there was way too much detail to do the drawings in the allotted space on the ol' bristol, so I drew them all large and placed them in the strip. And, MAN, are those modern movie costumes ridiculously detailed! LESS IS MORE, I always say, and not just because they're a pain in the butt to draw! I mean, relative realism is one of the things that makes Batman attractive, but c'mon, Lucius / Alfred / whoever's responsible in any given version... he ain't Iron Man!

Anyway. Up next in BACK ISSUE! #98, I tackle the thorny topic of comic book continuity... see ya then.