Where Are The Nowhere Men?

Today’s post takes a bit of a departure from the usual stuff found here. I’m lucky enough to know
Nate Bellegarde who happens to be a very talented comic book artist. Nate is the artist behind Nowhere Men, a comic that was gaining a lot of traction, but also very late. He decided to explain why and he reveals his issues with depression. Hopefully by sharing this it might help someone else out who is suffering the same afflictions

I’ve presented his essayhere in it’s entirety, but you can also go to the original found on Google Docs here. Oh yeah, and here’s his Twitter.

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Where are the Nowhere Men?

On December 12, 2003, Will Eisner gave a talk at Umass Amherst and I drew this while seated in the auditorium. I don’t know why I felt the impulse to draw him, but I did. I was able to come earlier in the day and meet him because my girlfriend at the time knew whoever had organized the engagement. I shook his hand and told him how great it was to meet him and he signed my 2001 reprint of A Contract with God. It felt significant.



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Transformers: Victory Episode 25 Recap – “A Deadly Battle”

Operation. Fun game.

Operation. Fun game.

Last episode ended with the Decepticons luring the Autobots into an obvious trap and beating up on Star Saber. They also mauled Blacker, severely damaging his arm and leg. This episode? The Autobots basically fall for the same thing twice in a row. But first, we catch up with the Autobots licking their wounds back at their Shuttle Base. For reasons I’m sure no one can fathom, they’ve bandaged Blacker up with gauze and seem to be letting the Rescue Patrol micromaster team play Operation on him.



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Rev. Ron’s Bite-Size Review of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

What is it?

The sequel to the rebooted origin of Planet of the Apes.

Who’s in it?

 

Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

What is it about?

10 years have passed since the last film and mankind is slowly going extinct as apekind is thriving. However, after the two societies accidentally come in contact with each other, All Hell gets in the queue to release itself with War close behind.  The Kraken, however, won’t be released because that joke is now ancient by the Internet’s standards.



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Voyager Torture: Parturition (Episode 23 Season 2)

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Voyager Torture features Vincent reviewing an episode of Star Trek Voyager that he’s seen for the first time and Chris Piers drawing an image based on that episode that he’s never seen.

Its been a couple of weeks since I watched Star Trek Voyager. It was a nice break… but back to work. And the episode I come back to features Neelix. Argh!



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Dinosaur Toy Vault: Buy My Stuff Part 3

Welcome folks to another round of cool collectibles that you can actually purchase. I got a lot of cool stuff this round including Starcom, Star Wars, and G.I. Joe stuff!

If you want any of this amazing stuff, please send an email to RobotsPajamas[at]gmail[dot]com and I can send you a Paypal invoice. Free shipping is for Continental U.S. only.

This stuff will only be available for direct sale for about a week. Act quickly! It will go on eBay if it doesn’t sell here. Oh yeah, you can check out my current eBay offerings here.

Remember: When you order direct from me you get cool bonus stuff like post cards, trading cards, and occasional special pack in.

G.I. Joe Cobra Glider

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Fans of G.I. Joe and especially fans of the G.I. Joe cartoon will remember the gliders. The original were made of Styrofoam and were so fragile that they’re worth a fortune now. This one is a fan remake that’s more preportional. It won’t fly, but it sure looks damned cool.

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Price: 15.00 + Shipping



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Transformers: Victory Episode 24 Recap – “Crisis! Ambush in the Desert”

When the mood strikes you, visit a new planet.

When the mood strikes you, visit a new planet.

Greatshot, who’s sort of an asshole Autobot that grudgingly follows orders but mostly prefers to be left alone, decides to visit Earth. No explanation why, sorry. But please, read on for an episode featuring limbs being blown off, dead robot families, and of course, lots of foam sprayed in faces for giggles.



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Dinosaur Toy Vault: Buy My Stuff!

Hey folks, guess what? I need help getting rid of my cool toys and collectibles and you can help. Here’s another post listing stuff that I have for sale. If you buy it direct from me you’ll get some free stuff in your order. If this stuff doesn’t sell it’ll go to eBay and nobody wants that.

If you want any of this amazing stuff, please send an email to RobotsPajamas[at]gmail[dot]com and I can get you a shipping quote.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Pack

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Check this out! Items for your TMNT themed party! Cups, plates, napkins, and a tablecloth! It’s all sealed. Either throw a party or keep it sealed for an impressive and cool item for your collection.

I love the peripheral licensed merch of beloved properties so much. That’s why this was an instant buy. I got this, a Batman one, and an Alf one at the same time. I like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but they’re not in my top tier stuff to collect, so it’s got to go to a home where it’ll be appreciated more.

Price: Make me an offer.



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FRU: Wrapping Up Transformers Week & Sundry Other Items

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Welcome to the Friday Round Up for Transformers Week. It’s only fitting that we include links to all the cool Transformers stuff we couldn’t find time to write about this week. But don’t worry, we have all the important nerd culture news of the week here, too!



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Ten More Amazing Transformers Animated Gifs

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Everyone loves animated gifs. They don’t love debating how to pronounce “gif.” So let’s just keep going and look at 10 ridiculous animated gifs of Transformers! Post your own in the replies if you can top us.



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Transformers and Me: A Fan’s Story

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There are a lot of ways Transformers has affected my life, both large and small. I’ve got a memory of getting Power Master Optimus Prime for my 8th birthday. And only 2 years later seeing that same Prime surrender to Scorponok on a news stand on the cover of the original Marvel comics run (issue #71). Like a lot of kids of the era, I was obsessed and even without access to episodes not available on VHS or any comics as a kid, I created stories for my Transformers that would rival the greatest sci-fi created.

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Transformers started to dry up by 91. I turned 12, and although there was a brief relapse into Generation 2, my focus as a young man had turned toward spending my allowance on the music of Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and other bands of the time. My Transformers disappeared into the oblivion of yard sales, donations, and the trash. I was the editor of the school newspaper. I played bass in a punk band. I still had interest in Sci-fi but I had outgrown the toys of my youth literally and figuratively.



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