Gutters: Issue #406 – Rantz Hoseley

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Whelp, there it is.

Today’s page is… well… it exists, by gum.

Inspired by the recent SAGA, er, saga (because that pun has never been made!) the image that is now burned into your brain forever might actually make a decent comic. I mean they license EVERYthing these days, how long before we get Grumpy Cat comics? Or at the very least, Grumpy Cat Comics that then sue Garfield?

At any rate, I’m glad that the situation with Saga was worked out eventually. I have the utmost respect for Brian Vaughn and Fiona Staples and I’m very glad that Saga was made available to those that want it. I have no problems with explicit sexuality in comics as along as it serves the story and isn’t there just to get fanboy blood pressure up.

However, according to Vaughn’s initial statement: “…everything we put into the book is there to advance our story, not (just) to shock or titillate…” Which is fine. But at the same time, I can’t help but wonder what part these blowjob scenes will play in the future of the story. I guess we’ll know come Saga #13.

(heh. come).

Today’s page was tasked to Rantz Hoseley:

Rantz Hoseley is a caffeine-swilling, profanity-spewing force of dark comic matter who’s been kicking around the comic industry since 1987. Having worked on everything from Phil Foglio’s “XXXenophile” to the OGN adaptation of Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” he was nominated in 2009 for the British Fantasy Award (which he didn’t win) The Eisner Award (which he did win), and the Harvey Award (also a win) for “Comic Book Tattoo.”  Rantz stays busy these days with “some TV stuff in development”, a “new technology company” & a number of other projects he can’t talk about yet. In 2012 he finished his first novel “The Homecoming Game”, which is in the Long Dark Twilight of the Editing.

We’ll let you know how he’s doing once he’s done with the therapy.

See you back here Friday!