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Postby Scorptrio » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:01 am

Hey Kids, Comics!
by Andres Bonifacaeio

I've had an unnerving experience.

Through friends, I was invited to profile a group of young people who are starting a comic-book company here in the city. I don't often do good-news stories, but I was in the mood for something light, considering what's going on in the city lately. You know the story: Young people making their dreams real. This generation's Superman by this generation's Siegel and Schuster (who were teens when they invented the Man of Steel, don'tcha know). You've read it before.

When I started interviewing their editor, their writers and artists...I found something else.

I guess I'll just give it straight.

No Limits Comics, operating out of a pair of apartments in the Apollyon district, has announced its first three titles: The Vengeance, about a driven, mentally-unstable superhero group; Arachnihilium, about a human-appearing alien whose stomach opens into a maw and a number of leathery spider legs to engulf, mostly, evildoers; and Sorrow, about a woman who births super-powered children who do her bidding for a day, then die.

"We wanted to do comics more connected to real life, if not in detail, in emotion," says editor Alia Ghanem, a twentysomething goth festooned with leather accoutrements and multiple piercings. She and her boyfriend, writer Bruno Schulz, started the company.

She continues, "The Vengeance is about what super-powers would really do to somebody, which is bring out their worst, id-like selfishness and cruelty. Real people steal, beat people, and rape when they can get away with it. So our heroes do, too."

We're supposed to sympathize with these heroes?

"You're supposed to be amused," she says. "I used to be disgusted by life, but now I'm amused." She smiles with her black lips.

Schulz is a small young man with haunted eyes. I ask about his approach. "I basically describe the blackness all around us. There's poetry in it, like beetles in a rotted log. Arachnihilium is a wandering, random force who erases people, like a father."

Like a what?

"My father killed my mother, then himself, after trying to shoot my sister and me. He didn't get us. We were too small, and crawled under a broken fence he couldn't fit through. Sometimes I dream I'm hung up on that chain-link fence, as I was, briefly, and he's coming for me."

At this I notice Bruno's nervous tic. He looks over his shoulder about once a minute.

I also notice something else. Alia has scars, over a dozen, on her wrists and arms. She's a cutter, it looks like. I ask her about it.

"That's a woman's life. That's what Sorrow is about...pain, disappointment, regret. Sorrow has her children when she needs them - and it's as painful as real birth, each time - knowing they'll age and die by the end of the twenty-four hours. So she doesn't attach. She couldn't bear it."

I ask if this relates to personal experience.

Alia reflects for a while. "Of all the mysteries of this world the one that's most baffling is why a woman would bring a new life to it, to all this suffering. Better to be in black nothingness for eternity, without this vivid episode of horror punctuating it. Life, I mean."

The artists of No Limit Comics are similarly full of sunshine. Halest Tranfo, who draws The Vengeance and Sorrow, has a muscular style reminiscent of "Jim Lee and John Watkiss and Jerry Ordway, the three Jays," whom he says are his artistic Trinity. He hides the letter "J" in his work, on walls, in clouds, in cracks on the street. He says he feels their power helping him when he does. He also says that the ghost of the famously troubled cartoonist Wallace Wood jars his table, and sometimes his elbow, while he is inking. "Woody likes to see me screw up. Sometimes he visits in dreams and tells me to go out the way he did."

Wood, his eyesight, liver and fine muscle control shot from years of alcoholism, facing a life of dialysis and decline, took his own life with a firearm.

Jade Seven, as she calls herself, illustrates Arachnihilium. Her work is detailed and sensitive, otherworldly, which is how she seems in person, too.

She has a lifelong fear of spiders, she said, which are "the embodiment of depression". "If you're ever depressed, or near a depressed person, look around. There will be a spider somewhere in the shadows. As if they feed on it."

So why does she draw a book about a human-eating spider-alien?

"I master it this way. I control the page. Usually."

This small crew of cockeyed optimists has produced six issues of each of these books already, in advance of publication. This impressed me; it's one thing to announce big plans, and another to do the hard advance work to make it happen on schedule. It's the difference between passion and discipline.

"That's Alia. She doesn't let us get lost in our private Hells. She demands we produce, and can make you feel very, very small when you blow a deadline or turn in pages that are just adequate," says Jade Seven.

"She has the personality of a dominatrix," Halest Tranfo declares.

Alia Gahnem smiles at this. "Go back to your drawing, Halest," she jokes, and everybody laughs.

Times change. The can-do heroics of early comics, the suburban horrors of the Fifties, the neurosis of the Sixties (I'll spare you the rest)…every decade has its popular culture reflecting its time. These walking wounded have their own type of fantasy, black on black, pain upon sorrow, creating a visual poetry for other sad souls.

"My dad left a note," Bruno Schulz says. "He wrote that none of this was real, the world is a lie built on deeper lies. He couldn't stand that, and he couldn't stand leaving us, either, which is why he tried to take us out with him. I dedicate my work to his memory."

The comics will be available next month.
Vetustatem novitas, Umbram fugat veritas, Noctem lux eliminat.
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Postby Paladin656 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:15 am

linkage?

I wouldn't know what to say about something without seeing it for myself.
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Postby interf4ce » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:17 am

Yeah, I'd like to see some examples.
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Postby The Fallen » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:36 am

Nice piece of fiction
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Postby junkie christ » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:41 pm

All the insults i want to sling at this can be summed up by the article itself.
"We wanted to do comics more connected to real life, if not in detail, in emotion," says editor Alia Ghanem, a twentysomething goth festooned with leather accoutrements and multiple piercings.

is contradicted by
No Limits Comics, operating out of a pair of apartments in the Apollyon district, has announced its first three titles: The Vengeance, about a driven, mentally-unstable superhero group; Arachnihilium, about a human-appearing alien whose stomach opens into a maw and a number of leathery spider legs to engulf, mostly, evildoers; and Sorrow, about a woman who births super-powered children who do her bidding for a day, then die.

is made dumber by
My father killed my mother, then himself, after trying to shoot my sister and me. He didn't get us. We were too small, and crawled under a broken fence he couldn't fit through. Sometimes I dream I'm hung up on that chain-link fence, as I was, briefly, and he's coming for me."

and the icing on the cake is
Alia has scars, over a dozen, on her wrists and arms. She's a cutter, it looks like. I ask her about it.

"That's a woman's life. That's what Sorrow is about...pain, disappointment, regret."


anyone remember goth talk on SNL?
nuff said
this is a promotion spheel from the kids that got curb stomped in high school for trying to hard to be different like everyone else

they dont need a pen in hand, they need a stapler to nail the palm to the forehead.
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Postby Russo » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:42 pm

Gothtard alert.
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Postby junkie christ » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:38 pm

Russo wrote:Gothtard alert.

/signed.

im thinking the world may have to invent a new term just for these pricks.
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Re: Interesting Article I Found Online. COMMENTS PLEASE!

Postby junkie christ » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:14 pm

Scorptrio wrote:No Limits Comics, operating out of a pair of apartments in the Apollyon district, .

it came from the fucking matrix online
scorpy, you may need to play a little less.
that isnt a real location.
in Amsterdam they have treatments for this. if a country that legalized most drugs has rehab for games, re-evaluate.
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Postby The Fallen » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:15 pm

It's about time someone got it, the article came from here http://thematrixonline.station.sony.com/sentinel/index.vm
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Postby badkiity » Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:32 pm

QUESTION: How much time do you guys actually spend disproving things like this?..... hmmm. Sooo "Stop bitchin' start a revolution." :cat:
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Postby The Fallen » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:08 am

badkiity wrote:QUESTION: How much time do you guys actually spend disproving things like this?..... hmmm. Sooo "Stop bitchin' start a revolution." :cat:


Actually I didn't go out of my way to disprove this, but itdid take all of 45 seconds.
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Postby B_Ko » Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:43 pm

Schulz is a small young man with haunted eyes. I ask about his approach. "I basically describe the blackness all around us. There's poetry in it, like beetles in a rotted log. Arachnihilium is a wandering, random force who erases people, like a father."


Ha ha ha, oh wow.
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Postby junkie christ » Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:30 pm

badkiity wrote:QUESTION: How much time do you guys actually spend disproving things like this?..... hmmm. Sooo "Stop bitchin' start a revolution." :cat:
If your intellegent, it takes almost no time.
Or if you love google as much as me and Fallen.

Also, I dont even have to google that stop bitchin quote.

Its from Zendik
Zendik is a fucking cult.
Zendik should be stopped.

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Postby footprintzinthesand » Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:49 pm

junkie christ wrote:
Also, I dont even have to google that stop bitchin quote.

Its from Zendik
Zendik is a fucking cult.
Zendik should be stopped.

--Jc out


Lol- had to look it up... that bitch looks like Charles Manson's sister...

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They even have a farm n shit..... fucking creepy....
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Postby badkiity » Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:04 am

junkie christ wrote:
badkiity wrote:QUESTION: How much time do you guys actually spend disproving things like this?..... hmmm. Sooo "Stop bitchin' start a revolution." :cat:
If your intellegent, it takes almost no time.
Or if you love google as much as me and Fallen.

Also, I dont even have to google that stop bitchin quote.

Its from Zendik
Zendik is a fucking cult.
Zendik should be stopped.

--Jc out


It's also a T-shirt that I see people wearing very often. But they are also people that have their heads up their own asses most of the time. What happen to your sense of humor guys....can't take just a little friendly criticism? I could honestly care less as to how much time you spend gaming, looking up fake articles, downloading music , porn or whatever it is that you do for fun. As long as YOU are enjoying yourselves, what does it matter to anyone else. But that's just my opinion.
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Postby The Fallen » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:37 am

badkiity wrote:
junkie christ wrote:
badkiity wrote:QUESTION: How much time do you guys actually spend disproving things like this?..... hmmm. Sooo "Stop bitchin' start a revolution." :cat:
If your intellegent, it takes almost no time.
Or if you love google as much as me and Fallen.

Also, I dont even have to google that stop bitchin quote.

Its from Zendik
Zendik is a fucking cult.
Zendik should be stopped.

--Jc out


It's also a T-shirt that I see people wearing very often. But they are also people that have their heads up their own asses most of the time. What happen to your sense of humor guys....can't take just a little friendly criticism? I could honestly care less as to how much time you spend gaming, looking up fake articles, downloading music , porn or whatever it is that you do for fun. As long as YOU are enjoying yourselves, what does it matter to anyone else. But that's just my opinion.


But I thought you wanted us to Stop bitching and start a revolution. How is a revolution started? Most likely someone was bitching and did something about it. As for our sense of humor, well if I was ever serious about anything it wouldn't be this.
But as for this post in general, we were asked to comment, but now we are being chastised for commenting? This shall not do.
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Postby junkie christ » Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:42 pm

badkiity wrote:
junkie christ wrote:
badkiity wrote:QUESTION: How much time do you guys actually spend disproving things like this?..... hmmm. Sooo "Stop bitchin' start a revolution." :cat:
If your intellegent, it takes almost no time.
Or if you love google as much as me and Fallen.

Also, I dont even have to google that stop bitchin quote.

Its from Zendik
Zendik is a fucking cult.
Zendik should be stopped.

--Jc out


It's also a T-shirt that I see people wearing very often. But they are also people that have their heads up their own asses most of the time. .
the tshirt is the Zendik fundraiser.
and the stickers.
their "missionaries" sell them.
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Postby iblis » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:01 pm

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Postby Zeo » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:40 am

While I'm a big fan of the Matrix series, I'll admit I'm still new to the whole "online gaming" aspect...

If you have to take a shit in the Matrix online, who cleans your ass? I mean, do you really have to have a tube rigged from your asshole to the toilet with auto-suction?

Also, is a feeding tube necessary for subsistence if you don't have time to go to Taco Bell between missions?

Lastly, can you really use your own body as an energy cell to supply electricity to your computer, or do you still have to pay KUB?
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