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Hey y'all, long time no see -- too busy making stuff and selling stuff to read stuff. This DC relaunch seems to be pretty good for the independents too -- anything that gets more people into stores helps!

This is the new comic that I did with Gewel Kafka. I'm pretty curious to hear what s_d thinks about it, especially since it was so much inspired by conversations on the old s_d lj about HPL.

So if you ever wanted to see Busta Rhymes punch H. P. Lovecraft in the face, here is your chance.

Busta/Lovecraft, by Geoff Sebesta and Gewel Kafka, 28 pages black and white, published freely on the web. Warning: we deal pretty squarely with issues of racism and homophobia and the n-word gets thrown around quite a bit.

We took our first draft of this story to San Diego Comic Con, sold out, printed more, sold those out too. Easily the best-selling comic I've ever done (and Gewel is the finest collaborator I could ask for). The readership really helped to revise the story too, specifically Stephen Notley of Bob the Angry Flower, who unleashed a magnificent drunken critique of the story. We did our best to answer his criticisms into the expanded version, which you just read.

If you'd like to see the comic in its original habitat it's at:

Enjoy! Our next comic will be called "War on Christmas," it's about a stripper and an elephant who join forces to destroy the Patriarchy, and it will be along after a little while.

Date: 2011-09-19 05:44 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Red Robin WTF (Red Robin WTF)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
...i.... i don't know what to say......

Date: 2011-09-19 06:04 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
lol sorry its just... wow a lot to take in.... my brain is processing it...

also i have always been uncomfortable with the N word... i mean if i had black friends who used that word, and were okay with me using it, it... well i probably still wouldn't...

its wierd... i don't really have a problem using the word Fag, with my friends, or the word Bitch (both used as endearements)...nor do i have a problem with my friends using it with me (so long as they are not actually using it in a derogotory way which they don't, and if they do they quickly appologize) i guess its kinda the same... i don't know... its weird...

the comic looks really cool, and in a way totally Lovecraftian in and of itself... (meaning it mind fucks me leaving me very confused...) which is not bad fora lovecraftian story

Date: 2011-09-19 06:03 pm (UTC)
salinea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] salinea
That was fun. Always wanted to see Lovecraft punched in the face.

Date: 2011-09-19 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
*slow clap*

I'm not sure if I know what I just read, but I fucking loved it. :D

Date: 2011-09-19 06:18 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
That was amazing, Busta is not the Rapper I'd have chosen but wow that's just bafflingly awesome.

Date: 2011-09-19 06:28 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Ah, that makes it make a fair bit more sense.

Date: 2011-09-19 06:34 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
oooh okay that soo makes much more sense. i hoenstly dion't know much about Busta Rhymes...

Date: 2011-09-21 12:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] droolfangrrl

I have problems remembering the names of songs and artists doesn't mean I don't recall some of it and that it was grand when I first saw it.

Date: 2011-09-21 12:24 am (UTC)
droolfangrrl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] droolfangrrl
This was the first of his videos that I saw.

still good to the last drop :D

Date: 2011-09-19 06:58 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
If nothing else, this was worth it for the Ascended!Lovecraft vs. Optimus Rhymes fight but I loved all of it.

Date: 2011-09-19 07:08 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
Oh, and driving the sphinx back in time. I dream of crazy awesome like that.

Date: 2011-09-19 07:24 pm (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Why do I love comics, let me count the ways.

Date: 2011-09-19 07:55 pm (UTC)
zyriex: Best Spiders Ever (Default)
From: [personal profile] zyriex
You, you made this? HOLY crap, that was one of the awesomest and most insanse things I've seen in a while!

Do you have a store online or irl?

Date: 2011-09-19 08:15 pm (UTC)
dancesontrains: (Fluttershy reading)
From: [personal profile] dancesontrains
That shit was fucking epic! And I'd love to punch Lovecraft in the face too, ngl.

Date: 2011-09-19 09:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jetblack927
Words CANNOT express...Busta is perfect for this because before Y2K he was always prophesying "There's only # years LEFT!!!!" If there were someone who saved the world at the dawn of the millennium it would be HIM!!!!

We need an audio rendition of this, spoken book narration or something!!!!

Act this out!

Date: 2011-09-19 09:58 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Fuck I'm up for playing Lovecraft.

Date: 2011-09-20 02:17 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Which is why I volunteered. The only voice acting role that could fit a man who's voice refuses to believe he isn't 15 anymore.

Date: 2011-09-20 02:35 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
I know a couple independent Rappers I could talk to if you want to seriously pursue this. Talk it over with your collaborator but yeah I'm totally willing to put the work into this to make it happen.

Date: 2011-09-20 05:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jlroberson
You kids today and your half-human hybrids and elder gods. When I was your age, ONE angle was fine for us.One that you could POINT TO.

Those were fine days.

Date: 2011-09-19 10:18 pm (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
Fuck the haters, HPL would spattered Busta all over the walls and sent him crying back to MTV.

Lovecraft rules! IA! IA! CTHULHU FHTAGN!

Date: 2011-09-20 02:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
I thought we were the in the arena were both had super-ablities.

Unless, it was a blistering battle of corresponding letters. Then HPL would whup ass.

Minor creator? Busta, yeah. He's a '90s rapper but even he obtains a small measure of immortality due to the youtube and shows.

But there ain't nothing minor about HPL, his creations and his influence.

Date: 2011-09-20 03:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
To be fair, like many pulp writers, he regreted his racist views later in life. I've read enough of his writings and of the memories of the Lovecraft Circle to consider him a product of his times and isolation rather than a to-the-bone racist.

I'm not much for hip-hop, never grabbed me but I've been a devotee of HPL since I discovered his work one childhood summer.

Date: 2011-09-20 05:08 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
What the where the why the huh.

Date: 2011-09-21 10:44 pm (UTC)
salinea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] salinea
Same reason I'm now working on a collectible card game about the French Revolution.
that does sound interesting.

Okay, wait, I know there's a card game about the French revolution already but still..

Date: 2011-09-21 11:16 pm (UTC)
salinea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] salinea
Oh that sounds awesome!

Date: 2011-09-21 08:13 pm (UTC)
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