In between regular postings of This EMPIRE are “yesteryear” strips.  These segments will hopefully provide some interesting vignettes into Niall and Jamal’s past.

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Related Strips:  Yesteryear

Ugh… Infrequent patterns in this changing of seasons has left me quite out of sorts. Another posting of a yesteryear comic, currently in development, the theme is another film theater setting. This one was spurred on by the recent passing of Ray Harryhausen, visual effects creator whose work you probably saw (if not please check out)  Mighty Joe Young (1949), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Clash of the Titans (1981) just to name a few

Ray Harryhausen (1920–2013)

Producer | Visual Effects | Director


 “When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic – Ray Harryhausen.”

Source IMDb

 “I asked him once HOW he got so much emotional anguish out of his creatures (especially in their death throes), and he stated that he felt that it was only when he put real EMOTION and EMPATHY into his creation that it transformed from merely a ‘Monster’ to a ‘Creature’  In all my life, I’d never considered that distinction…”

Source Derek Thompson

Kickstarter is just b-a-nan-a-s

There are some interesting projects looking for crowd participation in funding.

*Yellow Peril Book Kicker by Jamie Noguchi

*Rocket Girl comic book by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare

*Wish I Was Here by Zach Braff

Thank you for reading, back to making comics.