The Lizard King, by Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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7 Responses

  1. Rick Taylor says:

    The lizards serve a real purpose.They eat the tons of BUGS that multiply outta control there in the summer.

  2. Elayne Riggs says:

    I'm not sure most comic book artists do stillness well. Time sense, yes, occasionally. (I always liked how Christopher Priest measured "beats" for his artists as well.) But most comics that have lots and lots of talking heads are, frankly, visually boring to me. With some superhero fare it's like one or the other extreme — the artist can't envision "action" equalling anything but fighting, and non-"action" scenes as anything but characters standing around. One glorious exception, as usual, is Alan Davis. He almost always has his characters doing little bits of business to keep the page visualyl interesting.

  3. John Tebbel says:

    They taught stalking in the Boy Scouts. It's about being still and staying out of your target's field of vision, even when it turns around. And as John LeCarre wrote about it, in a free country you can never be sure you're not being followed.

  4. Joe in Philly says:

    I love the way Google throws out ads based on the content on a page. Thus, right now I'm looking at links titled "Pet lizard," "Lizard King," "Pet Frog," "Small Pet Lizards" and my favorite, "Gorgeous Iguana Cages." Because you just can't keep an iguana in any old cage.