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United States
Current Residence: Atlanta
Favourite genre of music: Freakbeat, abstract noise, jazz, doo wop, Japanese HC, American HC, 80's Library Music
Favourite photographer: Jason Maris, Nan Golden, Micheal Levene
Favourite style of art: comic
Operating System: Both kinds - Country & Western
Favourite cartoon character: George W Bush
Personal Quote: Don't You Judge Me!!
The great comic book artist / writer Will Eisner once said "I basically took two ineptitudes (art & writing) and made an aptitude (comics)."

This statement really struck me as a very ' punk rock' sentiment and made me pick up my shaky pencil once more and scribble out my goofy fantasy world.  For the first time since I was a teen and told by a group home councilor that "No one will buy this shit."  (thanks Ed, way to lift the youth up, buddy), I've felt some sense of joy in drawing.

You'll notice that it's mostly weird superhero type stuff.  Well, comics are in my family's blood (my mother was named after Terry from Milton Caniff's TERRY & THE PIRATES); I learned how to read thanks to early - mid 70's comics from the Mom & Pop store rack across the street from my great grand-mothers house.

After being denied comics for a turbulent period of time, I picked up two comics that changed my life:
Saga of The Swamp Thing #22-the issue following Alan Moore's debut with 'Anatomy Lesson', and Uncanny X-Men #167.

After years of just liking weird comics because they looked funny (my childhood favorites were DC's 'Freedom Fighters', 'Kamandi' & 'Shade, The Changing Man', the 1977 Fantastic Four blew my mind as well), comics were getting weird on a level that was entirely new to me.

With the exception of the Image ushered 'Dark Age' of the early to mid 1990's (which I'm now able to appreciate, however skewered), I never turned away from the tights.

Of course, I loved plenty of indie / Euro / underground books as well.  Chester Brown's 'Yummy Fur', Charles Burns 'El Borbah', Gilbert Shelton's 'Fabulous Furry Freak Bros.', Bill Griffith's 'Zippy the Pinhead', Libeatore's 'RanXerox' to name a few.  

But when it's all said and done, the moronic science fiction power fantasies of the cape and cowl have always held the most sway with my pencil.

It's the absurdity.  If Bob Burden, Jack Kirby, Grant Morrison, Tom of Finland, John Kricfalusi, Peter Milligan and Frank Quitely used black magic to make the ultimate avant-garde superhero comic creator, but when they left the room Rob Liefeld and Fletcher Hanks sneaked in and pee'd in the circle, the resultant mess would be me.

Buck Remus.

I am not that talented.  But I am funny.

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the-Jeb-D Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
hoye bato! thank you for the fav!
Skaramine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite!
MarsHottentot Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Okay, so I've decided that, if I'm going to actually get the opportunity to make a damn cartoon, maybe I should make one that someone might watch!

So I've gone with something that, while not as wonderfully disturbed as 'S.O.B.S.', is still a great idea and one that I believe has a chance of getting shown, and if I try hard enough, maybe picked up.

It's called 'Hamburger C-60' and it's going to be total Hardcore Punk Chaos from the Reaganite Miasma. Expect breaking glass, blood, booze, loud, hard, fast music, angst, random acts of violence, distortion, a robust mistrust of authority, philosophical debate from the pit, and of course, social satire.

If you like these things as much as I do, then you're going to love "Hamburger C-60".
MarsHottentot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Myself and a friend are going to make a 'trailer' for the S.O.B.S. (Superheroes Of Body Sculpting)! Apparently, this page has made the rounds at the cartoon tv studio offices and has been roundly mocked - so we're going to take it to the EXTREME!! Wish me luck!
iKoj Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
I can't help noticing you've been offline for a while. I hope you'll return though, your stuff is riveting. Also Kudos for mentioning Saga of the Swamp Thing and Tom of Finland in your journal.
ZombieToaster Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Student General Artist
So what happened to you? I miss the jojoness :_(
ZombieToaster Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Student General Artist
With all this freeky jojo art youre doing lately i cant stop myself from watching you back ;)
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