Rainy day shorts

Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs is the creator of the popular blog Pen-Elayne on the Web. She was a founding member of Friends of Lulu, an organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of girls and women in comics, as readers and creators. She is married to inker Robin Riggs, with whom she shares two cats, and has odd love/hate relationship with Hillary Clinton.

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  1. David says:

    Pulpsecret.com has scored some shots from All-Star Batman #5 in Episode 1

  2. Russ Rogers says:

    Is it too late to change the Magical Translating Leaves the men put in their ears into Magical Translating Fish? Some concepts are just easier to accept.I actually like the way the severed head continues to scream after getting lopped off. It reminds me that the violence is just a cartoony story. Makes a pretty graphic scene a bit easier to digest.Modi's men in China are boredA grim warning goes ignoredAnd unanticipatedThey get decapitatedBy a Lady in Jade with a Sword

    • MARK WHEATLEY says:

      You know – I was not even thinking about HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE. It even took me a while to place your reference. But I can see it. Really – I was going for the banana in the ear gag. But the leaf thing is out of the old Viking tales.And at the end of BACK FROM THE DEAD we will have to get Modi into MUNDEN'S BAR so he can sing some of these songs you're coming up with!

    • MARK WHEATLEY says:

      Oh – and having the head scream is more about these stories being TALES. Mike and I are aiming for the type of tale that is told in places like – well – MUNDEN'S BAR, after a lot of ale.

      • Russ Rogers says:

        Yeah, I really grok the vibe you are aiming for with these stories. It's cool knowing that "Translating Leaves" is an element in older Viking Tales. I can really tell that you've done a ton of research for these stories. You're not shoving that in our faces. This isn't massively footnoted, like Alan Moore's, "From Hell." I just get the sense that these stories are growing out of an existing tradition, an established point of view. It adds to the larger than life feel of the Viking Tale, larger than your average comic even. It's funny you mention Munden's Bar, my inspiration for this Limerick came from Munden's Bar … sort of. I found a site that Hilary Barta contributes to called Limerwrecks. So I wrote a Munden's Bar Limerick, partly inspired by how much I liked my spoof of the CCR song, "Lodi," in the HotG #3 comments. By the way, do you pronounce the name MO-DYE, like the song "Lodi," or is it Mo-DEE, like "Loki?"It would be VERY cool to see a Hammer of the Gods/Munden's Bar crossover! You figure Cynosure and Yggdrasil are intertwined somehow, both are the nexus of realities. Speaking of Nexus, what about a Munden's where Modi meets Judah Maccabee (AKA The Hammer)? Wait a sec! Toss in "Captain Hammer" too! I bet Joss Whedon would be down with that. And pulling in the Dr. Horrible fans would be fun. "Stop! Hammer Time!" M.C. Hammer! Oh my GOSH! With the genie pants! "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em," that could be the TITLE! Ah heck, this just writes itself!

        • MARK WHEATLEY says:

          Okay – the pain is subsiding enough that I can respond to this now.I believe that Mike and I pronounce Modi differently. I pronounce it as in Loki: Mo-DEE. But I think I recall hearing Mike pronounce it as: MO-DYE. Considering the oral traditions of these tales – who is to say which is the correct way? Well – I assume that will be up to the director of any movie version.