I shot this during a parade in Guanajuato this past Sunday, thought I’d share!
If you pair yourself against someone else and they best you, even if no one sees, acknowledge it. Own it. Don’t hide behind the ignorance of others just to further your career. It belittles the relationship you had with your opponent and makes you a coward.
Issue 5 of #thefinalplague is out on the stands, if haven’t picked it up, you should. Also the trade collecting all 5 issues is ready for order from any of your shops, so ask for that as well. Thanks. #jdArnold #actionLabEntertainment
If you haven’t picked up your copy of The Final Plague 5, go to your shop and get it. This wraps up the first story arch and also wraps up my run in the story.
I caught an elbow to the face while taking ukemi tonite; that was fun. No really, it was fun.
"When Daisetz T. Suzuki was once asked, “What is Zen?” his answer was: “Zen is that which makes you ask the question, for the answer comes from where the question arises… When you ask what Zen is, you are asking who you are, what your Self is. Isn’t it the height of stupidity to ask what your Self is, when it is this very Self that makes you ask the question?”
Our usual questionings do not come from the depth of our being, but from sheer curiosity, from the intellect. Only when the intellect becomes aware of its limitations, or of its being handicapped by that dichotomy between subject and object without which discursive reasoning is impossible, are we ready to ask the existential question. The self, this ultimate Self of which Suzuki speaks, is above the level of duality. It is neither a metaphysical nor a psychological concept. It is not a concept at all: it is experienced! Rinzai pointed at it as “the True Man without rank,” Tillich called it Being, Eckhart spoke of the soul, Mahayana speaks of it as Sunyata, No-Thing, as “our Original Face before we even have been born.’”
–Fredrick Franck, from NOTES ON THE KOAN: Zen, Christian, and personal enigmas, PARABOLA, Fall 1988, “Questions.”
Photography Credit: Erwin Blumfield: “Line on Face,” 1947-1949
It took me a long time to lay down a line, and there are plenty of times i totally screw it up, but dont be so hard on yourself, you know how to make lines. If you find that your work looks too sketchy, just stick to one line at a time, long, flowing lines, even if its gets messed up. The more you practice this, the more you will feel comfortable doing it, instead of relying on those uncertain scratchy lines.
pg 17 of the Showdown
finishing up the lettering and small details to show to publishers.