This is still one of my favorite Gladstone’s pieces:
Ghost Girl from ‘Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors’ colored by Shawncee McCoy. Art by Armand Villavert.
I’m getting started writing book 4, and this book is more Ghost Girl and Mummy Girl centered.
The rough lettering script for the first page of ‘Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors’ Book 3:
LARGE TITLE TEXT THAT READS: THE SCIENCE LAIR OF MARTIAN JONES
GHOST GIRL (OFFSCREEN VOICE OVER): Nice place, Marty!
KID NEFARIOUS (OFFSCREEN VOICE OVER) 1: Wait a minute.
KID NEFARIOUS (OFFSCREEN VOICE OVER) 2: Are those what I think they are?
KID NEFARIOUS 1: They look like the machines used during the Martian invasion of Earth.
KID NEFARIOUS 2: You know… back when you guys were beaten with a sneeze.
MARTIAN JONES 1: You guys ‘beat us with a sneeze, huh? I’m going to have to stop you right there before you make an even bigger fool of yourself.
MARTIAN JONES 2: Why is it, I know everything about your history, and you next to nothing about mine?
VERS 2. (Alternate)
MARTY: Excuse me? “You guys?”….UGH.
Ah, Kid Nefarious. Why is it that I know everything about your history and yet you are so incredibly in the dark about mine?
MARTIAN JONES 1: If you’re referring to ‘THE INCIDENT OF 1938’, those “Martian” invaders were a bunch of aristocratic lunatics, who happened to be Martian.
MARTIAN JONES 2: They didn’t represent the entirety of Martian civilization.
MARTIAN JONES 3: I mean, it’s nearly impossible to get Martians to see eye to eye on anything as a group.
MARTIAN JONES 4: Especially, the invasion of another planet.
NOTE FOR PATRICK: Here Martian Jones is continuing on his rant, and the balloons in the panel with Kid Nefarious should feel a little bit claustrophobic and imposing, like Kid Nefarious is almost pushing them back with his hands. You could maybe put a little bend in the ones near his hand to sell this effect more, of when you’re with a friend, and they start talking and don’t stop. So you’re just stuck there letting them talk to the finish.
MARTIAN JONES 1: Martian Society is about as complex as it gets, with Science, Mysticism, and the Arts all existing side by side.
MARTIAN JONES 2: So yeah, the invaders were a group of aristocratic brats with something to prove, who happened to be Martian.
MARTIAN JONES 3: They’d never been outside of their clean protective dome covered palaces and into the real world…which is…well…of course….’germy’.
Vers. 2 (Alternate)
Those Martians were a bunch of Aristocratic brats who’d never been outside their pristine domed palaces and into the real world, which is…how to put this…well…’germy’.
MARTIAN JONES: And yes, they were in fact, as history likes to put it, ‘beaten by a sneeze’.
MARTIAN JONES 1: The Martian invaders represented only the smallest sliver of Martian Society.
MARTIAN JONES 2: But you know what’s far worse than some Martians trying to conquer the Earth?
MARTIAN JONES 3: It’s you reducing Martians to that stupid stereotype of us all as mysophobic wimps and getting a laugh out of it.
MARTIAN JONES 4: That’s the real crime here.
MARTIAN JONES: You follow me?
KID NEFARIOUS 1: Um…Real sorry about that, Marty.
KID NEFARIOUS (Whispers to Mummy Girl who is offscreen): Geez. Someone’s a wee bit touchy lately.
MARTIAN JONES (FROM OFFSCREEN): I have excellent hearing, you know!
So here I am. I finally got a Tumblr. I’m pretty bad at social media stuff but one of my goals lately has been to really push myself in getting myself and my art seen more and more. So along with an Instagram, twitter, and now a Tumblr i journey into the void. See ya out there space cowboys.
I’m pretty sure you guys must have noticed that I’ve been yelling about this manga I’ve been reading for the past 2 weeks, Cat Eyed Boy (or Nekome Kozou) so I decided to make a post explaining it a little more in hopes that more people could read it!
Taken directly from the Amazon page for volume one:
Cat-Eyed Boy is a half-human, half-monster child who mostly resembles a human, and therefore cannot live in the demon world. He lives hidden in the shadows of the human world, hated by both demons and humans. But wherever he goes, awful events occur. Humans interact with demons, but for the most part the humans that appear to act more evil than the monsters. Cat-Eyed Boy acts like Trickster, saving the innocent and helping the wicked receive the punishment that fate metes out. The stories are mostly tales of revenge and retribution for the evil acts people do.
It’s written by Kazuo Umezu, who’s been called the most influential horror manga artist ever, and doesn’t take very long to read at all. It’s not really frightening (in my opinion at least), and is a fairly quick read. The stories are pretty immersive and make you want to keep reading as quickly as possible, while still making you stop and appreciate Umezu’s unique style.
This is one of my favorite series ever.