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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




"Batman did pretty well, so I sat down with the head of DC Comics. I really wanted to do 'Kamandi [The Last Boy on Earth]', this Jack Kirby character. I had this great pitch… and he said 'You think this is gonna be for kids? Stop, stop. We don't publishRead full post »



For all of you who prefer your comics in digital form, LULU Book 1 is now available at Comixology! Click here now to buy! This edition is expanded a bit from the print version, including color artwork (and some more sketches) that I was not able to include in that edition.

Of course,… Read full post »


Looking at some old war comics--not SGT. ROCK or BLAZING COMBAT or TWO-FISTED TALES, but the actual workaday, average war comics there were the most of back in the day--brought a few thoughts to mind. Apparently not the kind of thoughts Garth Ennis has when he reads them.

So you've read some

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APRIL 28, 2013 6:52PM

LULU Reviewed by MOMUS REPORT

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This is a very internally-looking book, with numerous mental asides in between dialogue, demonstrating Roberson's understanding of how the play can be translated by the techniques of comic storytelling. As an adaptation Lulu is an education on the

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A Moment of Cerebus published a very useful speech Dave Sim (who, as I think I've mentioned before, was a very important influence on my work in many ways) gave in Savannah in 1995.

These were some of the words, which I believe were first reprinted in Sim's GUIDE TO… Read full post »



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I had the pleasure of speaking to Tim Young at Deconstructing Comics once again, this time in-depth about LULU Book 1. Click here and have a listen to the podcast!

By the way, if you missed it, I also talked recently, at length,… Read full post »



The original art for LULU Print Series 2: no. 5 is now available for you to purchase at Ebay. Click here to bid or buy now!
LULU Print 2.05 Original art by John Linton Roberson for sale at Ebay


Other pages also available here.
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John Linton Roberson is an acclaimed cartoonist, illustrator and writer. More of him at jlroberson.org. Read full post »


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Thomas Gladysz, probably the foremost expert on Louise Brooks (best known of course as the star of the most famous adaptation of LULU, Pabst's PANDORA'S BOX), has written about my new graphic novel LULU Book 1 at the Louise Brooks Society blog.…

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Robb Orr of Comics Forge (as well as a number of other sites) interviewed me regarding LULU Book 1, and you can read the entire thing, illustrated with many clips from the book, here!

Last night, I also did a talk via Skype… Read full post »

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Sixth in the new series of full-color Giclee prints (and available as magnets, mugs, postcards and more) featuring Lulu. 

Here we see Lulu teasing the painter Schwarz in a moment during the events of Book 1. This one isRead full post »


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I create comics, and have for over fifteen years. I love the comics medium, and I take it very seriously. But I absolutely loathe the industry and the kind of fans it breeds, in terrible numbers. 

Comics is theRead full post »

APRIL 13, 2013 1:01AM

Jamie Delano on LULU!

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You may know him as the genius behind HELLBLAZER, OUTLAW NATION, 2020 VISIONS, GHOSTDANCING, ANIMAL MAN, and many other great works in comics, and now his brilliant novel BOOK THIRTEEN. Jamie was kind enough to say some very… Read full post »




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Fifth in the new series of full-color Giclee prints (and available as magnets, mugs, postcards and more) featuring Lulu. Here we see a scene from the next part coming of ERDGEIST. Buy the print, inRead full post »

APRIL 6, 2013 3:27AM

Roger Ebert & Russ Meyer



It is sad to learn of the passing of Roger Ebert. Rather than run through all the biographical info or the assessment of his career as a critic, which everyone else is already doing, I'd like instead to briefly call your attention to another aspect of Ebert's career: as a collaborator

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APRIL 5, 2013 7:29PM

New Freelance Commission: Spirolab


...who asked me to do an illustration (to be placed on an award certificate) of the CEO of a tech company yesterday, and asked that it be turned around in 24 hours. I did it in 12. Below is the result, which made their client very happy.


By the way,…

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Fourth in the new series of full-color Giclee prints (and other stuff too--you can get it as postcards, mugs, and more) with Lulu. Here's the first, the second and the third) Here we see the image that graced the cover… Read full post »

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...and third in the new series of full-color Giclee prints (and other stuff too--you can get it as postcards, mugs, and more) with Lulu. Here's the first, and here's the second) Here we see the image that graced the cover… Read full post »

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Second in the new series of full-color Giclee prints (and other stuff too--you can get it as postcards, mugs, and more) with Lulu. (here's the first one) Here we see the image that graced the cover of THIS SICKNESS #7 (and alsoRead full post »

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Brand new full color Giclee print available now at Deviantart, and in a variety of sizes. This one depicts a scene in PANDORA'S BOX, the second of the two plays. (At present, I'm still in the midst of adapting ERDGEIST) Pencil original… Read full post »

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The first time I heard Lou Reed and Metallica's 2011 version of Frank Wedekind's LULU, about halfway through my work on Book 1 of my own recently-released version, I'll tell ya: I hated it, even though I'm a huge Lou Reed fan… Read full post »

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 Some of you may not know that LULU--the opera version by Alban Berg--was pronounced "degenerate" by the Nazis, and in turn was used as protest against them. From the AllMusic article:

...though Berg had completed all of the music and libretto forRead full post »

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When League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1910 came out, I happened to have just started working on my comics adaptation of Frank Wedekind's "Lulu," which had already been brewing in my mind for ten years, and poring over every version of… Read full post »

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From Google Books, the actual translation that I'm doing LULU(the first half, anyway) from. This continues in Pandora's Box. I am doing a lot of modernizing and rephrasing with the dialogue, but trying to stick as close as I can… Read full post »

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It seems that LULU Book 1 has moved up in ranking at Amazon--it's now at #132,504 in Books. (that's among ALL books Amazon sells) Please push it higher! Buy your copy now! (also available at Amazon UK and  Europe--links here)… Read full post »

MARCH 28, 2013 4:24AM

Asta Nielsen: the First Film Lulu




As I've mentioned previously, my version of Lulu (now available in print, you might have heard by now) is based on the lovely Italian 1970s actress Stefania Casini. While I love Louise Brooks, I saw no need to turn my version into a tribute to her.

But recently I came across some

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