Saturday, November 16, 2013

An Early Image from Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer #1

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer #1
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I mentioned yesterday that despite the colorful cover, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer #1 is black-and-white artistry, and you see an excerpt here above.

This is an early scene in the story, but apparently from an earlier edition than the one I ordered, which has darker shadows, especially effective in not letting us see too much when Pinocchio's nose grows as a consequence of his lie about being a real boy! Illustrator Dusty Higgins improved on the original seen above. Better in this 'chic' scene to obscure Pinocchio's weakness made strong.

If the image is too small for you to see clearly, simply click on it, and watch a vampire who's just bitten into the wooden boy react in shock as Pinocchio readies the comeuppance.

But the crucial question is: Can poor, tragedy-ridden Pinocchio maintain wood long enough to generate an incessant supply of stakes to rid himself, his village, and apparently the whole world of the evil blood-suckers? Or will he pine away "as he were wood" over friends lost to the 'immortal' vampire realm?

For that answer, we'd need to read the entire series . . .

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At 5:31 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

Ha ha ha ha ha, Pinocchio using his nose as a weapon is really great!

At 5:44 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

It's all a lie! Just a made-up story!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 5:52 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

But the issue of material sources is very interesting. Yep, where did he take the extra wood from? by creating matter out of nothing? by modifying the molecular structure of his body? After all, he may have done so to turn himself into a flesh boy.

At 6:31 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I would argue it's photosynthesis, but Pinocchio is green only in years . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Tom Ball said...

I imagine he could get through several chapters by denying climate change.

The spontaneous generation of nose material is completely consistent with quantum theory. The energy of the lie is converted into matter. Perfectly reasonable. Bye

At 11:49 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thank you, Tom. You bring a voice of reason to this discussion.

Jeffery Hodges

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