And this is a picture of...?
Looks like Wally Wood
it's Wally Wood. Found it on Tumblr.
The grin on his face, enhanced by the dangling cigarette, is most disturbing,
And he liked to drink. Being a little lit up with a, hopefully full function, tommy gun with the big clip.
So, be younger.If you post a picture of Jack Cole we'll stage an intervention.
Ellis--man, sorry to hear about the job. Dang it. Really a bummer. But try to look at the bright side--you're getting closer....Keeping our fingers crossed for the future...and the personal email from them is more than a courtesy--it surely means you were close. Hang in there.
Be sure to write them a very gracious thank you note that restates your interest in their company and requests them to keep you in mind--seriously!
Sorry to hear Ellis,Yeah, it a KID's world now. 40 and over are screwed at this point unless your well connected. Logan's Run may have well had some wisdom to it after all. It's a very disturbing feeling now dealing with my Dad at home. Not Happy, Not happy at all looking at the future.
Yes, sorry to hear about the job Ellis.
How did APE go Marty? I assume details are coming.Jack Cole the Plastic Man artists? I can't find any pictures of him.Yes Jim. It is very obviously a big consideration in hiring. That's why Avis, with their "The more Feeb the better" hiring policy was such a good deal for me. I'm a trick dolphin around that group.
Um, it doesn't seem to me that you guys are aware of one common denominator between Wally Wood and Jack Cole, and it is a bit macabre to post them when there is a career disappointment. Do you ever post and bid on the sites that are for freelancers like Thumbtack or Elance?
I take it Jack Cole committed suicide.Now worries there. If I were to contemplate suicide, it would have to be like Wood. In a lot of pain and things pretty hopeless.Plus my suicide would be by proxy. Ala suicide by cop.I would suicide by gorilla enclosure. Or be declared the King of the Apes.
Great Gif Tom.
Wiki says: Cole killed himself on August 13, 1958. R. C. Harvey described it as "one of the most baffling events in the history of cartooning". Cole was living at 703 Silver Lake Road in Cary, Illinois, about 40 miles northwest of Chicago, and told his wife at about two in the afternoon that he was picking up the mail and the newspapers. Driving his Chevrolet station wagon to Dave Donner's Sport Shop in nearby Crystal Lake, he purchased a .22 caliber, single-shot Marlin rifle. He phoned a neighbor between 5:15 and 5:30 pm to say what he was doing, and for the neighbor to tell Dorothy. Parked on a gravel road west of the intersection of Illinois Routes 176 and 14, Cole was found by three boys at approximately 6 pm, shot in the head but still alive. A McHenry County sheriff's deputy arrived and called for an ambulance ten minutes later. Cole died at nearby Woodstock Hospital at 6:45 pmThat morning, he had mailed two suicide notes, one to Dorothy (who at a coroner's inquest testified that he had given his reasons) and one to his friend and boss, Playboy editor-publisher Hugh Hefner. The letter to his wife was never made public and the reasons for Cole's suicide have remained unknown. Dorothy never again spoke with her late husband's family nor with Hefner, and remarried approximately a year later.
Fascinating. Knew nothing about that. I love the Plastic Man work. Got that smart staging that real cartoonists understand so well. Great figures, expressions.22 marlin rifle. I wonder id he also used short ammo. Yeesh.OK, I don't really plan on Gorilla Enclosure end of life.I think Phillip Seymour Hoffman showed the way. Be your own Krevorkian. Buy a months worth of heroin, be a happy addict for a week, then use the final 3 week supply all at once. That's how you kill yourself. With bliss inducing drugs, not mayhem.
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