Thursday, March 15, 2007

The God of Scissors

Sometimes--not often, but once in a while--I look at something I drew and I kinda fall in love. This is one of those times.

This is a drawing with a purpose, but that purpose cannot yet be revealed. Patience, my children, patience.

And hey! My Supergirl showed up over at The Beat! This is especially nice for me, as The Beat is one of the few comicsy/Internetty things I pay regular attention to. Hiya, Heidi!


april said...

holy moley, joel!
this is, well...incredible, really.

Pulpatooner said...

Thanks, April!

I'm pretty danged happy with it myself. Although, there is the temptation to redraw Him with even more scissors.

Matt Goldey said...

I haven't quite figured out your angle yet, but for some reason, I smell a 300 parody.

In any case, it's cool looking.

The Ichthyophile said...

This brings up the question: "What does the God of Scissors run with in his hands?"

Yeah...i went there...

Congrats on your Supergirl news!

Pulpatooner said...


I've avoided both the papery and filmy versions of 300 so far, but, from what I hear about its not-at-all-sexual focus on poking stabby things into people followed by glorious slow-motion splatter, yeah, the G of S would fit right in.


To crib Diana Nock's joke, he'd run with rocks.

(because rock beats... oh, you know)

f is for Fer; he failed to floss said...

Joel, you mentioned the God of Scissors recently, and I was eager to see him (it?) in person. This is bitchin' beyond words. There are just the right amount of scissors -- don't change a thing.

And rather than cutting straight precise lines through Spartan erotica, I'm thinking the G of S is a future opponent of Captain Marvel, or maybe even Promethea.

Pulpatooner said...

Thanks, Chris.

Promethea would know how to deal with someone like Ol' Man Scissors, but I'm afraid Captain Marvel tends to lead with his fists... and a successfully landed punch to G o' S is just going to be very bloody. Pretty much the only part of him that is safe to punch are his own fists.

chrishaley said...

Did you ever know that you're my hero?

chrishaley said...

Oh, also, last night April told me about the comment she left you on this post and then stopped suddenly to exclaim, "Oh, man! I should have said, 'Holy moley, Joely!'"
She then proceeded to laugh with such earnestness and vigor that I thought she was going to crash the car.

Pulpatooner said...


I can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath my wings.

And when they make the inevitable sitcom out of my life, you and April can be the wacky neighbors, and April's catch-phrase can be "Holy Moley, Joely! Try my guacamole!"

'Cuz, you know, she'll run a taquería, or something.

The Ichthyophile said...

Perhaps this character is a relative?

Pulpatooner said...


There is a bit of resemblance, isn't there? Dang it. Well, I still like mine more.

For the record, there was no conscious influence from the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past when designing the G of S. I was inspired by the Shrike from Dan Simmons Hyperion. And roosters.

The Ichthyophile said...

Perhaps that's where AQHF got their inspiration too?
I think they did a good job on Danzig.

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