Just a motivational poster I made using a picture from the website cracked.com that reminded me of a quote I'd read about Roosevelt. I think the picture captures Marshall's words perfectly. Also, it's freaking hillarious...
I apparently hadn't posted this! It's the cover for Ghostbusters #3 from IDW. Had a blast on this. Really miss working with those guys. I was told to do a "Creepy" cover. The design for "The Third" is one of the few creatures I've come up with that I'm genuinely proud of. I wouldn't change a thing on that guy, though as the scripts went further along, I felt the design was perhaps slightly off for the characterization. Not sure if it's anywhere near what Eric had in his head when he was coming up with this stuff. Was very cool to see Dan Schoening "toonify" it though!
An idea i got after a girl (not exactly a friend, but neither a nobody to me) just ask me about how a war between this two factions would result. She likes all that shit of magic world and stuff, so before anything i just said her; "well, science win... just because magic doesn´t exist"
I use (or trying to use) the same style than [link] "Phobs", I´m not a fan of him, however his style is awesome, after all he´s a traditional draftman (I mean, most of the people than predicates the advantages of traditional drawing over the digital is for having an excuse to never admit than they suck on digital media (including me)... but "phobs" is not the case)...
Goofy plans are back yay! I found this excellent book a month ago packed with exciting stories and events during WW2. In it I discovered Operation Greif which caused a lot of… Grief.
Hitler had the idea to send fake GI’s (Government Issue) disguised as Americans to get behind enemy lines at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944-1945 and seize the bridge on the Meuse River. It was given the name Operation Greif no doubt to ‘grasp’ the morale of the American army and provide support for Germany. Major Otto Skorzeny (nicknamed “Scarface”) had the honor in being the leader and trainer to the Germans assigned this mission in a group called Panzerbrigade 15. Training took about 5 weeks where several hundreds of German soldiers not only studied the English language but also the behavior of Americans. Some Germans were even slipped in amongst the American POWs to sharpen their skills. Then they were given US uniforms and vehicles to ride in disguise.
Operation Greif did have some success in causing confusion by giving out false directions to an American army regiment, turning road signs around and making Allied soldiers suspicious of their own comrades. A rumor was even started by captured fake GI’s that Eisenhower was to be assassinated by Major Skorzeny himself (which was a hoax). However, Operation Greif was causing quite a bit trouble among the Germans who were trying to put this forward in full swing.
Not even half of the Panzerbrigade 15 in training had mastered the English language let alone American slang well enough to be convincing save only a dozen. The Americans learned to spot a fake GI very quickly this way. Some of the clues would be when GI’s were seen riding four to a jeep instead of the usual two to a jeep, when GI’s began referring to themselves as a ‘company’ instead of a troop and calling gasoline/fuel as “petrol’. My favorite blunder was when one German military police officer captured what appeared to be an American who turned out to be a comrade in disguise.
So Operation Greif failed and didn’t succeed in getting to the Meuse River as was intended. Only a fraction of the Panzerbrigade 15 got through but even then didn’t make much of an impact. A quote from my newfound book on the topic:
“These men, Skorzeny later wrote, ‘could never dupe an American – not even a deaf one!’” Armchair Reader - World War 2: Extraordinary Facts and Stories pg. 426.
Alrighty, this is going to be the most recent/current military invention I’ve ever done. France gets the spotlight this time!
In the 1970s France had the desire to replace two of his old faithful aircraft carriers, Foch and Clemenceau, with another one larger and more magnificent. Titles for the carrier were passed around until the name of the WW2 General and former president was settled; Charles de Gaulle. The carrier was to be 858 feet long, weigh 40,000 tons, contain new and improved technology and be nuclear powered.
Truly this was going to be the next best thing!
This marvelous addition to the French Navy commenced in 1986 and many hopes were high. Then everything started to go downhill when 1990 hit with the economic recession. It was one nightmare after another.
- France ran out of money for the project, postponing it about 4x within the next 5 years. - The company producing the propellers made them incorrectly and then went out of business before refitting could be done… and the documents of the design were lost in a fire. - The new and improved engine became fried after exposure to radiation because it wasn’t installed properly. - After the deck was made it was then discovered that it couldn’t be used to defend the ship.
It sounds like this project had too much money poured into it to scrap. The ship does function, just not at an impressive speed (27 knots). Currently it is in use and is the only aircraft carrier that France has and it’s not even a “full” one at that. This creates another problem as France is suppose to have two carriers in his navy. So guess which neighbor he’s asking to share?
With all this in account I do feel sorry for France. It appears that fate does not have any favors towards him. I also feel sorry for the ship’s namesake who had no say in the matter because he died before it was conceived.
Good ol' Honeycomb head!! Well folks this concludes my take on the super friends cast! My next run will be Classic Marvel Group shots and some single action shots of some classic characters. I'm open for CLASSIC Marvel character request.
This story about the origin of the phrase ‘your goose is cooked’ (a.k.a. you’re done for) was shared with me by my younger sister. I don’t have enough information to back up its authenticity so this will be another one of those historical jokes. It’s too funny to keep to myself.
In the 16th century, a town in England was under attack by Eric the Mad of Sweden. The townspeople were irritated to the point they wanted to make a statement again the enemy. So they hung a dead goose outside the wall to say they had enough food no matter what.
Well, Eric took that personally as the goose is a symbol of stupidity. You can imagine what his interpretation of the situation was. He set the town on fire and burned it to the ground… literally cooking their goose.