The King Doth Work


Jack Kirby working on that famous colour montage of his crazy alien machinery.


Screaming Trees – “Dollar Bill”

This popped in my head today because I read that Steve Rude is illustrating a Dollar Bill comic for DC’s never ending corpse fuck that is the Before Watchmen series of comics (a not so quick aside: I don’t have a huge problem with the idea of Before Watchmen, but the few I’ve perused have been joyless and fatally hamstrung by all the important continuity points in the original work. We all know how it ends, and know the highlights of how it got there; a cash grab that fills in the gutters is some bullshit).

Every time I listen to Screaming Trees I wonder why I don’t do so more often. They were my favorite band in the world for a stretch of time there, and, along with Mudhoney, the cream of the crop that came out of Seattle in the late 80s and early 90s.