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questionable words & pictures from John Linton Roberson.

John L. Roberson

John L. Roberson
Location
Berkeley, California, USA
Birthday
January 22
Title
Cartoonist/Illustrator/Writer
Company
Bottomless Studio
Bio
John Linton Roberson is an illustrator, cartoonist and writer, living in Berkeley, California. His new graphic novel is the first volume of his version of Frank Wedekind's LULU, Book 1 now available at Amazon.com, Comixology & Createspace. He is also the creator of VLADRUSHKA, SUZY SPREADWELL, and numerous other works in words and pictures since 1989. Find out more at jlroberson.org. Follow him on Twitter, too! @jlr_1969



I think...this is real. Apparently Lou Reed and John Cale had a side job...cosplaying Robin and Batman. At children's parties. I direct your attention to a piece of fetish gear Lou apparently thought would be funny to use for his costume. Although, granted, with Robin, how do you tell?

OCTOBER 30, 2013 5:44AM

Lou Reed RIP (1942-2013)



"Hey, Lester."
"Huh? --Oh, crap....uh, hi Lou."
"So, eternity, huh?"
"Uh, yeah."
"So there's some things I wanted to get off my chest."

(Lester runs, screaming.)

Lou Reed wrote short stories as poetry as rock songs. 

Lou Reed died today. When I discovered the Velvet Underground when I was 17, it chang
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From the album of the same name, here in both studio and live versions. One of Lou's finest moments.
Waltzing Matilda
Waltzing Matilda whipped out her wallet
the sexy boy smiled in dismay
She took out four twenties 'cause she liked round figures
everybody's queen for a day
Oh, babe, I'm on fire and
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The infamous, and fascinating live version in which he goes off on critics for liking him, and dishes on everyone in the song. Here is Reed at his most Lou.

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In its entirety, the late Lou Reed and John Cale's requiem for mentor and friend Andy Warhol.


And Lou's related song, from the great New York:  "Dime Store Mystery."


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Back to Earth in this week's Suzy.

Read last week's here, and click on image to read full-size version!

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 One day, Justice Scalia said of  the Supreme Court's thermostat "It's  been doing a great job regulating temperature for decades. So it's obviously done its work. Let's have it removed." And it was.

A week later he died of pneumonia.


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A very nice review of LULU I hadn't noticed, from back in July. Check it out. (You can buy LULU here)
"Unlike many female characters who are engaged in her lifestyle, wrought with open sexual encounters, she is not manipulative. Unlike many women in comics and pop cultureRead full post »
OCTOBER 21, 2013 1:07AM

The GOP and the True Believers


A thought or two on the shutdown humiliation of the GOP, which is a textbook example of what "give 'em enough rope" means:

There has, in the past, usually been a difference between what the GOP actually wants, and what it is willing to use.  

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This week's Suzy.

Read last week's here, and click on image to read full-size version!


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OCTOBER 20, 2013 3:05AM

Charlie & Artemis Today



And now, a cat post. My new li'l boy (he's the grey one) and my somewhat older little girl, who hasn't been feeling so well,  hanging out today. As you might see, he's grown a bit. (He was 6 months old on Oct. 9)

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More from the commission I told you about a while back. New illustrations for a fantasy novel by Robert Leitz, "Memoir of a King." Click either image to embiggen. 

To talk to me about doing some awesome art for you, write me at john(dot)roberson(at)gmail(dot)com.



A bit of mixed feelings for Suzy this time around. 

Read last week's here, and click on image to read full-size version!

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Newest page of Suzy, in which things...perhaps get out of hand. See last week's here

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Newest latest page of Suzy, and I promise for the record, that is definitely not Muhammad. See last week's here; click image to see in full!





This week's installment of Suzy. Last week's can be found here. Click image to see in full.


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This week's installment of Suzy. Last week's can be found here. Click image to see in full.


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This week's installment of Suzy. Last week's can be found here. Click image to see in full.




This week's installment of Suzy. Last week's can be found here. Click image to see in full.



Meet Charlie. He's only four months old, and his job is being grey.





Continuing from last week, here's page 2 of Episode 1. Click image to see in full. (and here's last week's, if you missed it)


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AUGUST 20, 2013 2:21AM

Suzy Spreadwell Starts



Enjoy the wholesome adventures of America's favorite pure, patriotic young Christian lady. The first finished color page of the long-promised Suzy Spreadwell is here for your delectation. Click image to see in full. 
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"There is...a stirring." 

"Indeed? Have you located it?" 

"Yes...not in the belts of Orion, not among the Fifty Hypermiculae of Centaurus 7." 

"And the Dark Nebula?" 

"No. Not there. I believe it is...can it be? In my belly. A void. An emptiness that hungers. Coming soon. Com… Read full post »


Today over at A MOMENT OF CEREBUS, you can read a somewhat long but informal piece I wrote for their "Cerebus In My Life" series, about the influence of Dave Sim and CEREBUS upon my own work (something readers of this blog have already heard before perhaps).