My ScrapbookThe Last Three Dick HammersWritten and drawn by Chris Wisnia Hot-tempered, foul-mouthed, crotch-scratching DICK HAMMER is a private skulk working the web comic mean streets of Crude Bay, Southern California, written and drawn by Chris Wisnia. He first popped up in 2004 in Dick Hammer: Conservative Republican Private Investigator, a regular back-up feature in Tabloia Weekly Magazine (which … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The Last Three Dick Hammers
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Turn It Up to Eleven!
Gonzo Eyes "I wouldn't recommend drugs, alcohol and firearms as a way of life for anyone, but they've always worked for me.” — Dr. Hunter S. Thompson When the pedal hits the metal, when the yeggs hit the pan, when neo-noir’s soft-muted jazzbo soundtracks warbling behind shadow-shrouded mean streets just don't get your motor running, and … Continue reading Turn It Up to Eleven!
Ohio Players: How Many More?
Private Eyes of the Buckeye State Cincinnati (Whatever Became of Me?) Patricia Delaney by Sharon Gwyn Short Eli Paxton by Mike Resnick Harry Stoner by Jonathan Valin Cleveland Rocks! Jinx Alameda by Brian Michael Bendis Jim Bennett by Robert Martin Gil Disbro by James E. Martin Milan Jacovich by Les Roberts Nick Kepler by James … Continue reading Ohio Players: How Many More?
My Scrapbook: The Florida Man Ad Campaign
My Scrapbook The Florida Man Ad Campaign Netflix Steps Up… sorta Someone at Netflix’s art department decided it would be cool to spotlight each of the seven episode of their 2023 comedy-thriller Florida Man with a graphic done in faux-pulp paperback cover style (something I know a little about), and much like the show … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The Florida Man Ad Campaign
It’s Only Words
Lyrics to Some Songs About Private Eyes “Watching the Detectives” by Evis Costello “Private Eye" by The Nips "The Continental Op" by Rory Gallagher "Private Investigations" by Dire Straits “The Long Drive” by Hamell on Trial Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
Its Only Words: Private Eye by The Nips
Performed by The Nips 1978 Words and Music by Shane MacGowan This little piece of braggadocio comes from The Nips (aka “The Nipple Erotors”), a feisty little bar band that played in and around London in the late seventies, best known for their high-energy blend of punk, rockabilly, mod, R&B, ted, indie, and a slew of other influences, and … Continue reading Its Only Words: Private Eye by The Nips
A Jackson Donne Story by David White Autumn 2002 "Where were you?" Omar said, his voice like a needle in my ear. We were sitting on the New Jersey Turnpike, heading north. Traffic was slow, grinding, and typical for any weekday morning. People were making their way to their jobs, most heading toward New York … Continue reading “Closure”
My Scrapbook: “Look Out” by Leslie Peterson Sapp
My Scrapbook "Look Out" by Leslie Peterson Sapp This is the one that sold me. I love most of Oregon artist Leslie Peterson Sapp’s noir-inspired art, but there’s something about this one that screams "NOIR!” And it’s not just the fedora—there’s something bitter and resigned and dripping with regret about this one. Something incredibly sad, … Continue reading My Scrapbook: “Look Out” by Leslie Peterson Sapp
My Scrapbook: “Exit” by Leslie Peterson Sapp
My Scrapbook “Exit" by Leslie Peterson Sapp "A woman in a red dress and shocking white heels steals down a dim stairwell, her shadow looming against the wall, with nothing but a glowing red exit sign to observe her." A personal favourite of the Portland, Oregon artist, who’s art has been heavily influenced by film … Continue reading My Scrapbook: “Exit” by Leslie Peterson Sapp
My Scrapbook: “Circle Mirror” by Leslie Peterson Sapp
My Scrapbook “Circle Mirror" by Leslie Peterson Sapp "Bathed in deep green hues, a person of ambiguous gender is buttoning their shirt. In the background, seen in an art deco style circular mirror, a voluptuous woman stands, silhouetted in the doorway, her shadow casting far across the floor." That’s what the artist, noir-inspired Oregon artist … Continue reading My Scrapbook: “Circle Mirror” by Leslie Peterson Sapp