Friday, October 20, 2006

EVERYTHING'S CHANGING


THIS BLOG HAS NOW BEEN RELOCATED. ALL ENTRIES PLUS NEW STUFF CAN NOW BE FOUND AT
http://www.saintoxenbooks.com

But the title of this piece has a lot more relevance than me moving my blog. Everything's changing. Have you noticed? 21st Century World Police State, here we come!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Bible For People Who Hate The Bible


This is the way it really happened!

"Exorcism"
by Liam Thurston
from The Bible For People Who Hate The Bible Book 2

Saturday, August 05, 2006

I Make the Decisions Here! I'm the King!




Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Bible For People Who Hate The Bible


Jesus Raises A Girl From The Dead!

"Raising Jairus' Daughter"
by Jessica Volpe
from The Bible For People Who Hate The Bible Book 2

Monday, April 03, 2006

The Bible For People Who Hate The Bible


The Biggest Party They Ever Had

"Worshipping the Golden Calf"
by Matt Brown
from The Bible For People Who Hate The Bible, Book 1
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The Bible For People Who Hate The Bible


The Magic Box: God's Voice Comes Out Of the Air
Between the Angels' Wings

"The Ark of the Covenant"
by Mary Vida-Chiang
from The Bible For People Who Hate The Bible, Book 1
www.saintoxenbooks.com

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Howdy, Friend!

I found this on the net. Howdy Doody tells us what we need to know.

Friday, March 10, 2006

FAT-PIE











I recommend that anyone reading this - if you have a strong stomach - should go look at David Firth’s animations. They can be watched on your computer for free. Some are in mpeg form, meaning you need a media player to watch them. And some are flash, meaning they’ll show themselves to you without a player.

Firth, an Englishman, is still young - mid/late 20s - but his portfolio is astounding. And he is a brilliant and disturbed man. He calls his website Fat-Pie. This is his home page:
Fat-Pie Homepage

On this next page you’ll find his cartoon shorts. Most have developed into series. My favorites are the four pieces called Spoilsbury Toastboy, an intestine-knotting look at a lost little boy in a world run by giant cockroaches. This series even disturbed his fans. The first is just called Spoilsbury Toastboy. The next three installments have the numbers 1, 2 and 3 following the title.
Salad Fingers is one of his more popular series.
The short Happy Valentine’s Day is utterly, hilariously sick.
The Child That Smelt Funny is inspired humour and weirdness.
Watch all of the stuff on this page.
Short Cartoon Series

One of his series, about a super-hero called Burnt-Face Man, has taken on a life of its own:
Burnt-Face Man

On this next page are his three epics, called Fat Pie Full (as in “full-length feature”). There are three episodes, the longest being about 10 minutes long. There’s also a clip from the aborted #4. This stuff is stunning and should be watched in sequence (as should all his series) - they tell the story of a kid called Jimmy, who has a very special relationship with his local convenience store, Pelk’s Supersave, which he can see from his window and which gives him great comfort. We also meet the people in his town - all bizarre - one of my fave characters is Dane, an ugly illiterate dishonest schemer who sees himself as a great entrepreneur and ladies’ man.
Fat-Pie Three Epic Episodes

In Episode 3 we meet Panathinaikos Bear and his creature friend Meep. They have a twisted children’s tv show, and whenever anyone in this episode turns on a tv, we see Pana-Bear. No one watches anything else. Reaction from Firth’s fans was so dramatic that Firth slapped together a series of 10 brief shorts featuring Pana-Bear and Meep, to keep his fans happy. He doesn’t consider it to be his most important work, but I’ve watched the shorts twenty times and I love them. These 10 shorts are at the bottom of the short cartoons page:
Pana-Bear 10 Mini-Episodes (bottom of page)

There are some other works on his home page, like videos he’s made for a few bands, that for some reason we can’t watch. They won’t show. That's why I provided the exact links to get to the cartoons you can watch. His site also links to some other graphic artists who are friends of his.

Aside from all this, Firth has attached himself to a young street kid called Devvo, and follows him around with a camera documenting his life of alcohol, street-life and home-squatting. Devvo is very funny, and is now a sort of star among Firth fans. One of the home movies is from an outdoor film festival (Leeds) where Firth was appearing. He brought Devvo with him - Devvo was surprised that everyone knew who he was. He reacted by asking everyone for spare change! Devvo’s unlikely stardom could only happen in the context of Firth’s surreal world.
Devvo's Corner

David Firth is a gigantic artistic talent. Graphic artist, filmmaker, scriptwriter, digital animator, poet, musician, he even does the voices for half of his characters. Check him out. He’s more than worth your time.

(pics: top, Spoilsbury Toastboy; middle, Salad Fingers; bottom, still from "Sock")

Saturday, February 18, 2006

YEAH I SHOT 'IM ! SO WHAT ?


I AM ALLOWED TO SHOOT PEOPLE! Of course no charges will be laid. Preposterous. I've slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Who cares about one little lawyer? In fact I shot him at nearly point blank range (go here for proof) and IT FELT GOOD!
Wouldn't you just love to know whether I was drunk or I did it on purpose? I'LL NEVER TELL.
I just want you to keep saying to yourselves: "He's the guy I want influencing the doings of the giant American Military. When he kills people, he's got a good reason."
It really would be better for you if you stop asking me any questions. You should know by now that we never tell you anything, and now things are set up so that if you dare question us, we can round ya up and KILL YA!
Look Out World I'm On Top and I'm Comin' Down On All Of Ya!!!

- from the desk of the Second Most Powerful Man In America

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Beautiful One


This is my little girl. Her name is Bella. She's shy and sweet and everyone who meets her falls in love with her. She is capable of crushing the leg of a cow with her jaw, but she doesn't use this freakish ability against people or other dogs. She's even good with spiders. Last week I found a huge spider on a sidewalk heading for traffic. We stopped and I said "Bella he's in trouble. We have to help him." She looked very concerned and touched her nose to the spider's body twice, so softly that he didn't even have to crouch down. We took the spider to a tree and some grass and let him go.

In the park she runs into the thickest concentration of people and dogs and drops her ball at everyone's feet and gets them all to play. For some mysterious reason she's decided that everybody should be involved, and she randomly chooses who'll throw it next. A guy named Frank played with her for 20 minutes, and when she suddenly went off to play with a new visitor to the park, he yelled, "Oh yeah, just use me and toss me away like last week's lover!" I said, "Frank, she's had you now. It was good while it lasted, but she's off to fresh game and new love. I'm sorry but that's just the way she is."

Lots of strangers have photographed her on public transit, smitten by her soft eyes and humble face. One day we were on the subway, and an elderly lady at the other end of the car was getting off. She walked all the way down to our end just to tell me how lovely Bella is, and said "She's so well behaved!" The lady had been staring at Bella for the whole ride with a big smile on her face.
Bella is a star and a goodwill ambassador - welcome in shops, cafes, bookstores, comes with me when I babysit for friends, has been in recording studios, radio stations, to parties, the local community center (where I do volunteer work), loves visiting people and gets thrilled to the point of religious delerium when any of my friends come over, and all the dog owners in our local park know and love her. Ahh. This is a perfect dog. And she's in great shape and eats a healthy diet, too. If you ate dog, she would probably taste delicious.

photo by me, with a borrowed digital camera (thanks Marion), which I'm still learning how to use

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Drastic Measures logo designed by Valarie White 1978, recolourized for the CD release (original colours were black and yellow).