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Shaken, Not Churned
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THE MIDDLE AGE by STEVE CONLEY:
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March 22, 2017

Shaken, Not Churned

Over the weekend, we learned about the death of legendary cartoonist Bernie Wrightson. There’s nothing I can add to the beautiful remembrances shared online by his many friends and collaborators. I encourage you to spend some time with his work this week. It’s as lush and intricate as any cartoon art ever made. As a nod to his work, I scrapped the art for the first panel and – as our hero is in a tavern – I added three of Mr. Wrightson’s famous characters raising a pint.

This coming weekend, I’ll be a guest of the South Carolina Comicon. If you’re in the Greenville, South Carolina area this weekend, come by and say, “Hail, and Well Met.”

This is episode 29 of The Middle Age. You can read the story from the beginning here.

Thanks for reading and sharing!

— Steve @theSteveConley

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3 Comments

  • MikeLinPA
    July 23, 2017 at 9:55 pm — Reply

    SwampThing, (with a twig in his drink,) what looks like Superman, (but I don’t recognize the uniform, double breasted military with shoulder patches,) and the third guy I don’t recognize, (the arms look pretty vital for a zombie.)

    • Tom Branson
      August 2, 2017 at 1:32 am — Reply

      I think the Superman guy is from the Heavy Metal movie.

  • Steve Conley (Author)
    August 2, 2017 at 2:05 am — Reply

    Mike, Tom, you both got one. It’s Swamp Thing, Captain Sternn (seen in the Heavy Metal movie) and Frankenstein’s Monster. All three were amazingly drawn by Bernie Wrightson.

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