Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Giant Robot vs. Super Infra Man

One of my all time favorite TV shows from my childhood (and from Japan) is Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot ('67 - '68.) And recently, thanks to Bizarre Bazar in Philadelphia, I added this great vinyl figure made by Marmit in '96 to my personal toy collection! He's so awesome I literally took a billion pix of him, but here are just two because I'm not totally insane like Emperor Guillotine. The only way GR could more awesome is if he shot actual missiles out of his fingertips --and also if he was ten hundred feet tall instead of ten inches! (see also: FLYING)


Alllllllso, one of my all time favorite movies from my childhood (and from China) is Super Infra Man ('75), and recently Unbox Vinart teamed up with the Shaw Brothers to release what is seriously one of the most killer 10" vinyl figures ever-- Super Infra Man!!! Incredibly colored, his helmet is removable to reveal the actor underneath, plus he has a back-up set of alt colored fists you can swap out. The box design is just as spectacular.



Get more info and order your Super Infra Man HERE! Also-- if it's villains yee be after, then click HERE for info about Unbox's awesome Skeleton Spectre pre-order too! You know you need somebody for Infra Man to fight!!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bob Hale's Cartoon College: How to Draw Cats

My buddy Brian went to an estate sale recently and found a neat pile of old "Cartooning for Profit" manuals, plus this incredibly fun Bob Hale Cartoon College lesson #3 packet from 1962 on How to Draw Cats-- my favorite animal!! Brian (of MondoPiece Theatre fame) was also cool enough to give all of these great finds to me!! THANKS AGAIN, MAN!! Anyway, I'll spare you the other overly excited and rather long winded introduction pages by Bob Hale himself (except for one, this way you get a proper taste of the artistic enthusiasm he has for all budding young arteests) --and just like a feline, we'll pounce right in with the main point of everything, by golly-- drawing pussy cats!! Hale possessed a very cute, very unique style, and these pages are also a slick showcase on the differences between inking your creations in with a pen vs. a brush.

Now get to work drawing-- and with hours upon hours upon nine lifetimes upon reincarnations, very soon you too can be an ultra rich and famous artist-- just like Bob Hale!

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Kentucky Fried Chicken had hilarious Scratch 'n Sniff Valentines this year at participating locations, (free with the purchase of a meal deal), and yes they actually do smell like fried chicken-- you don't even have to scratch them to get that delectable scent a'rising! I sometimes wonder how the real Colonel (RIP) would feel about all this current funny business with his image? Anyway, here are all 4 Valentines, front and back (the backs are all the same) --and yes, it's another holiday post that's better late than never!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Blooper Girls 1966 Calendar

ADULTS ONLY! More bouncy, busty bloopers as documented by veteran NY radio and TV producer, Kermit Schafer (see my other two related posts HERE), and this time instead of a black and white paperback presentation format, we get a nice, colorful, year long calendar (from 1966) full of shapely, and hilariously, naked ladies to gawk at. Yes, whether you're a hoer, an intercourse champ, or just out for a free goose, these authentic broadcasted boners will definitely tickle yours! Art credit goes to amazing adman, and occasional children's book illustrator, Pete Anderson. It's hysterical to me how small the actual calendar info is on each page! Make way for the babes!!! This is absolutely my favorite kind of vintage ephemera to find at the antique mall.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hot Stuf'

Found a copy of the black and white anthology comic mag, Hot Stuf' #2 (Winter 1975), at my local shop the other day. It's full of sci-fi / fantasy tales and nude lady art (and just look at that gorgeous Ken Barr cover!), plus other random silly fun, and highlighted by 70's artistic big guns like Gray Morrow, Richard Corben, Neal Adams, Bob Keenan, Berni Wrightson etc. These two tales for example are a bit on the adult side, but will give you a pretty good idea on what this mag was all about. For more from this issue, CLICK HERE!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

No Fooling!

Another vintage kids Valentine card from my personal collection, which only goes to show that flowers and chocolate might be the go to for some-- because not all girls appreciate a good squirt in the face on February 14th! (but exxxtra props out to the ones that do!)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

No More

It's February finally, and that usually means a Valentine post or two, depending on what I can find in my own personal collection. This vintage Valentine for example with moving, die cut eyes, has been sitting on my desk for a few months now, and yes, while it's incredibly offensive, at the same time it's super cute in that superbly painted, mid century style that I love so much --umm, the "chink-think" sentiment now, I can NOT say that I love even in the slightest bit. I'm assuming this card implies that if you're getting your clothes cleaned at a Chinese laundry, then possibly finding a loved one instead who will scrub-a-dub your dirty racist underpants will in the end benefit you both financially as well as in your love life. *sigh* I post this card anyway and leave the comments to you guys on whether or not you feel like talking about racial stereotypes or whatever. I'll hopefully have a few more of these (with more tasteful and improved rhymes) throughout the entire month.

ACTION CARD: Pull down on the lace part at the bottom to reveal "To My Valentine", and in doing so, her eyes and the heart behind her head shifts from left to right, and vice versa, visible movement through the die cut eye holes.

Personally, I like to eliminate all Valentines sentiments, and have her pupils not line up at all through the eye holes so that she looks either demonically possessed, or like Ultraman's daughter.