When I think of western comics that inspired Bill Woodcock and I to co-create HOLLIDAY, one that comes to mind is The original Ghost Rider! Created by writer Ray Krank and artist Dick Ayers (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, Rawhide Kid ) for Magazine Enterprises’ Tim Holt comics #11 in 1949, Ghost Rider stood out among so many Lone Ranger knockoffs, Billy the Kids, and variations on Hollywood cowboy actors and characters. To me he stood out for two reasons; one, the iconic all white faceless costume and horse. Two, because he used the trappings of horror/occult and after a time began fighting both phoney (ala Scooby Doo), weird and real and supernatural threats too.
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Wild weird western comics! If you want to read the stories sampled above, they are all public domain and available at the following links: ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
After 12 months dealing with personal issues including health- I am back producing HOLLIDAY pages! Turns out you can’t just put band-aids on what ails you- particularly when it’s more than 1(or5) things burning you down. But with many many months of various therapeutic and enchanting medicinal curatives and adjustments behind me- I am again your ink-stained scribe of pictogrammatical pulchritude!
With dearest gratitude and Huzzars-
Upon him I shall lay
My touch, the touch of him men dread and call
The Amadan-Dhu, the Dark One, Fairy Fool.
He shall have madness even as he wills,
And think it wisdom. I shall be his thought
A dream within a dream, the flame wherein
The white moths of his thought shall rise and die.
Greg Giordano here. I’m not posting very much- more about this comic, Holliday, and more form Bill Woodcock; writer and co-creator of our venture later.
It’s been many years getting to the point of having something ready for you to read- very, very exited for y’all to go on this journey with us- and with our hero. Thanks to everyone who have helped, had faith in or just been friends on the way.
On with it!