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Miss Fury Page 3: The Silent Page

I wonder sometimes if people were surprised by Miss Fury Page 3. I wrote the dialog, and it was all ready to go but… we heard it before. “You beat up my man how could you, You have no idea how much me means to me, I can change him, blah blah blah blah.” You heard it before.

I thought the whole page was more eloquent just silent, especially since the pictures so effectively tell a weird story that is strangely easy to follow. About half the panels were drawn freehand from the Tarpe Mills original with variations, and half are original panels by me. Fifty fifty – I love Tarpe Mills, so all must be 50-50.  I liked doing these a lot, but they can be time consuming to draw and “color.” (I used six gray markers of different shades).

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Page three and last chapter of part one.
Page three and last chapter of part one.

I encourge people to pick up a collection of Tarpe Mills work –  Miss Fury by Tarpe Mills: Sensational Sunday’s (1941-44) edit by Trina Robbins. Tarpe Mills’ color work in the book is really gorgeous – done with just four color separations for the printer – amazing work. The second half explodes in rich red tones everywhere. Well worth the cover price!

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New Update Very Soon (by Thursday night)

Working title – Die Like a Dog, Part One of Three, from Four Men Against Satan, loosely based on public domain pulp characters from 1936-1941.  Iillustrated short story, lots of illustrations. I plan on releasing it in chapters, 15-20 pages at at time. Total length without illustrations – 50 pages, already carefully plotted out. This is not a nostalgia trip, amateur stream of consciousness, or a story by someone with little knowledge of the year 1938. blood-dripping

This is not a dreamy eyed look at pulp fiction. This is pulp fiction bashing someone’s head in with a tire iron. What if a batman or green hornet had to exist in the world of true crime? This is the story for you. It is very violent. The entire thing is very carefully structured and plotted, and often reads like a police report, a little high on something. True Crime and Fantastic Crime. People will die horribly.

Preview Illustrations due in a few days, definitely by Thursday. Its a busy week!

Here are some of the images that inspire and inform the story, although my new version will be a “Post Tarantino” look at the genre, so please remember, Noir is not shadows, its shadows that represent the slippery nature of moratlity. Crime Fiction with a bizarre edge. Very, very soon!

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Preview Illustrations due in a few days, definitely by Thursday. Its a busy week!

 

Miss Fury Liberated, 1939 – Page 3 of 3

New Miss Fury Liberated, 1939. The silent page! The next Miss Fury Page may take a few months, as I have to pick up other neglected titles and roll out some fun new stuff.
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Page three and last chapter of part one.
Page three and last chapter of part one.

If anyone wants to see more Miss Fury Liberated 1939, then they better got to Contact and send me a message. Feedback will always get me interested in doing more of a particular title. My current project is the same era as Miss Fury (1939 vs. 1938) so check back for that information , to be posted in one week. It’s a pulse pounding pulp story called “Three Against Satan.” Soon!