I wish I had written this eulogy. I have admired Ditko for over 60 years. I will miss his work very much

Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

Okay, here’s the deal : I had this whole thing done — and probably done better — and I scrapped it. This now-meager memorial to the inimitable, irreplaceable Steve Ditko — artist, creator, visionary, iconoclast — initially had a soaring, elegiac title, was loaded with florid and heartfelt prose, and went into his work in excruciating, exacting detail.

It was a good piece. I liked it a lot. It took three-plus hours to whip it into shape. And then I shit-canned the whole thing and started over from scratch because I realized that’s not what Ditko would have wanted.

He was all about letting his work speak for itself, you see — that’s why he famously never gave interviews or appeared at conventions after 1968. That’s why he never wanted his photo taken. That’s why he headed for the exits at one publisher after another when he felt that…

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Netflix has a new documentary coming out: “One of Us” and it is about American Haredim leaving their society.
What strikes me is that all kinds of people write books about “leaving haredi society” or they make movies and documentaries. Basically it is always the same: The runaways are the good guys and haredi society is bad.
By the way, Deborah Feldman lives in Berlin now from where she spreads her Satmar hatred throughout the German media world. This is probably how Deborah earns her living: By supporting German leftist Antisemitism.
What I would find much more interesting: If there were documentaries or books about a secular Jew doing Teshuva. How he decides to become part of the haredi world and why. What are his reasons and how does haredi society receives him. All the difficulties, inner doubts and just everything around. The reaction of his former…

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Source: Artist Profile: Leo Morey (1899 — 1965)

Through the Shattered Lens

Born in Peru to a well-off family, Leo Morey wanted to be an artist from his earliest years.  However, his father had other plans and insisted that Leo become an engineer.  At the age of 19, Leo set sail for the United States, where he studied at School of Engineering at Louisiana State University.  Morey graduated, with a degree in engineering, in 1922 but by 1932 he was living in New York City and making his living as an illustrator.  Though Morey worked in all the pulp genres, he was best known and best regarded for his science fiction work.  Morey worked through the mid-60s and is today considered to be one of the best of the pulp era science fiction illustrators.

Check out some of his work below:

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