Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Coming Soon: The Best of 'Kathy'

NUELOW Games is soon releasing Kathy, a small collection of classic teen comedy comics illustrated by the team of Frank Frazetta and Ralph Mayo. If you like teen comedies, if you like the screwier sit-coms, if you just want to read some funny stories with goofy characters, you should check out this book.

You should also check out the book if you have an interest in comics as an art-form. In the course of the four included stories,Frazetta and Mayo trade off being the penciler or inker, and doing both art chores. It's an interesting display of how much an artists style can influence the look of a comic depending on what task he is performing.

You can explore the entire selection of NUELOW Games comics/rpg books by clicking here. It's a treasure trove of obscure comics from the Golden Age! And look for Kathy by Frank Frazetta and Ralph Mayo (with RPG content by Steve Miller and L.L. Hundal) within the next day or two!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Judy of the Jungle Returns!

NUELOW Games has just released the second volume in the "Judy of the Jungle" series. It features some great "jungle girl" comics and short fiction, along with all-new material for use with jungle-themed d20 System roleplaying games. (Now... when I say the stories are great, I am biased, given that I edited the book. That said, out of all the Jungle Girls that graced the pages of comics back during the Golden Age, Judy's adventures are the ones that hold up the best. The artwork by Frank Frazetta and Ralph Mayo compares to favorably to any top artist working in comics today.)

Judy of the Jungle: Warriors of the Laughing Hyena is available at DriveThruComics, DriveThruRPG, and RPGNow.

You can click here to get your own copy, or to see previews.

And speaking of previews, here are some of the splash pages and spot-art from the book.
Click on the images to see larger versions.

If you decide to download Warriors of the Laughing Hyena, I hope you'll let me know what you think of the book. I can't make the projected Volume 3 better if I don't know what readers thought was wrong with Volume 2.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Picture Perfect Wednesday: Virginia Belmont

Born in 1921, Virginia Belmont was a formally trained linguist who specialized in Italian, and who enjoyed success as an actress both in Hollywood and in the studios of Rome during the 1940s and 1950s, playing mostly in westerns and other period films. Following her retirement from acting in 1957, she went to work for United Airlines and traveled the world with her husband Albert Califano. She passed away on May 6, 2014.

But her youthful beauty is captured forever on film and in photos.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Or as it is known among those who observe it, Drinko de Mayo. Here is genuine Mexican, Raquel Torres, showing some of the key elements of a successful Cinco de Mayo celebration.