First, let me introduce Gluck, the newest member of the GingerDead and Friends cast. I’ve been toying around with concepts for a couple of weeks and finally fell in love with this guy, perpetual bleeding head wound and all. Undead, yet dapper, I suspect Gluck will be fun to write for.
I wanted to name him Splinter as I was dying to use that word as a name until I found out there was a Teenage Mutant Ninja character by that name…a rat, I believe. I came up with the word ‘gluck’ imagining the sort of sound that might escape a reanimated corpse’s mouth. After tossing around a few other ideas, I realized that I was already referring to him as Gluck in my head so that decided it.
Speaking of names, I have an important announcement to make. leNoir is bored with people mispronouncing her name so she’s changing it to reflect her feeling on the matter. As of now, leNoir’s name is officially Ennui. Hope you guys can respect her wishes and adapt to her new name.
I know you got used to leNoir, but honestly how often do I even use their names in the writing? Hardly ever. I really felt like since people can pronounce Renoir it wasn’t a stretch to say leNoir. I also thought combining the French words for the (le) and dark (noir) was pretty clever but alas, if even a quarter of my readers are pronouncing it lenore, it bugs me. And if I take this comic beyond the internet, it may get confusing. There is already a comic character named Lenore in the same genre by the talented and ridiculously sexy Dirge, so I had to make an executive decision and give Ennui a name that is completely unique, still French and happens to be one of the means of death in Edward Gorey‘s the Gashlycrumb Tinies (one of my favorite artist/writers). Besides all that, it’s a name very sentimental to me for the years I’ve spent as a fashion designer in Second Life under the name kaia Ennui.
That’s all I have to say on that. Now for something really cool…
On Saturday night, I went to a fun local dive to check out a band called Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz which based on the ad conjured images of psychobilly and alternative burlesque. The show delivered and then some. The band was awesome putting on a great show in their own right but add the Voodoo Dollz dancers and wow.
The girls did a sort of tongue in cheek style burlesque show in pin-up and cabaret costumes which changed for each number. They performed practically every other song with a perfomance relative to the song’s lyrics and mood. There were mock knife threats, voodoo marshmallow roasting and twirling pasties. So. Much. Fun. Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dolls are on tour now throughout the US and then into Europe I believe, so keep check out the dates and check them out if they are coming to your area. I’d even drive an hour or so to see them. It was that good. Here’s some links…
And some photos…
Photographed by the incredible Jesse Louttit:
photographed by Leigh Armstrong – (read Leigh’s TBT Sound Check blog for more photos and a review of the St. Pete show):
I think I forgot to mention I put up an Easter-oriented card on etsy using an old Easter comic.
Also, I have a Mother’s Day one complete, just need to format it for printing and put it up. I’ll surely have that done by next week’s update.
Have a great week and please give Gluck some welcoming love through your mad haiku’n skillz!