Monday, April 18, 2011

ZERO DEFEX COMIX


I had an idea for a real article today. But I'm tired of writing after finishing off my first e-book (more on that later) and doing taxes.

Here instead is a comic from a zine I made circa 1983. My friend Logan scanned it. But the scan is pretty bad. I fixed a couple lines that were completely illegible. Click on the image and it'll show up bigger. It's a true story! And one that I hadn't remembered in years.

Here are my upcoming live appearances in Georgia and Tennessee. For more info including links to all venues, go to my tour page.

• April 18, 2011 (Mon) 7:30 pm Universalist Unitarian Church 1911 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta, GA 30329
• April 19, 2011 (Tue) 8:30 pm Atlanta Soto Zen Center 1167 C/D Zonolite Place, Atlanta, GA (Zazen from 7:30)

• April 20, 2011 (Wed) 7:00 pm Universalist Unitarian Church 1808 Woodmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37215
• April 22-24, 2011 (Fri-Sun) 3-Day Zazen Retreat at Punuel Ridge near Nashville, TN Contact Nashville Zen Center for info

106 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ichiban!

Anonymous said...

dva

Bizarro Seagal said...

La Hierba Mala No Muere.

Mumon said...

Well, I'll wait for the breakfast cereal.

Anonymous said...

Cool story, Poe.

john e mumbles said...

In 1983 I published my 1st comix col, a 28 pager, MUMBLES#1. "Iconoclastic comix from the Heartland" said reviewer Dale Luciano in Comics Journal #96.

Your style reminds me some of my friend and collaborator Steve "Morty Dog" Willis.

And that...is a high compliment indeed...

Thanks for sharing. Now on to the e-book. One of your novels?

tattoozen said...

true story.

1985, Plano texas. i wear my dead kennedys "nazi punks fuck off" shirt to Clark High school and get called down to the office. They tell me I have to wear my t-shirt inside out or be suspended. I mention that the kid in front of me in gym wears a "Adolf Hitler, European tour" t shirt almost every day. The Vice principal replies, "The Adolph Hitler shirt doesnt have a curse word on it".

tattoozen said...

true story.

1985, Plano texas. i wear my dead kennedys "nazi punks fuck off" shirt to Clark High school and get called down to the office. They tell me I have to wear my t-shirt inside out or be suspended. I mention that the kid in front of me in gym wears a "Adolf Hitler, European tour" t shirt almost every day. The Vice principal replies, "The Adolph Hitler shirt doesnt have a curse word on it".

Mysterion said...

Unitarian Universalism today, Buddhist tomorrow.

Come on! Just because Calvin burned some dude* at the stake.

*Servetus was burned at the stake by John on October 26, 1553.

At least it's not like being tortured during the inquisition - or by Bush/Cheney.

Nor is it asymmetrical retaliation or another ordinary [normal] beheading.

When are the Buddhists folks going to just join a mainstream religion, anyway? Have faith!

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john e mumbles said...

That's a great story!

I recall wearing my DK's "Too Drunk To Fuck" T-shirt on the Plaza in Kansas City about the same time and I was.

Later, I was in a short-lived band called Doc Wor Mirran with Jello Biafra. We did a few DWM lp's together.

Anonymous said...

maybe you can catch a Nashville Predators playoff game while you are there!

john e mumbles said...

That's not true, Mysterion. I'm from El Paso, and I'm neither. And I know skinheads in your area that ARE scary. If you want to meet them, let me know, it can be arranged.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0ZMj5RksbE

Anonymous said...

for mysterion the world is statistics.

Anonymous said...

misunderstood statistics

john e mumbles said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a50gPRSi3Ic&feature=related

Mysterion said...
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john e mumbles said...

Well thats kind of the point, isn't it, perhaps you are basing your comments on Texas, for example, or skinheads, on the typical, "statistical" popular model, rather than personal experience, which, for example, I have.

Anonymous said...

mysterion, why would you let something like erectile dysfunction get in your way?

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Excalibur said...

Words and letters will get you nowhere.

anon #108 said...

So STFU then, Excal.

With oodles of metta,
Malcolm

john e mumbles said...

Robert Cummings vitamins and tarot!

Begs the question, were Rbt Cummings and Paul Foster Case ever seen in the same room together?

Or for that matter, Dick Clark and Jack Lalayne?

Immortals!

Grampa Simpson said...

Does Mysterion's story at 9:15 PM remind anyone else of Grampa Simpson?

Seagal Rinpoche said...

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.

john e mumbles said...

Brad, if you're spending time in the South, I recommend doing your homework. Here are some of my cousins...If you run into any of them, tell 'em Goober says "Hey!"

http://www.wildandwonderfulwhites.com/trailer/

Anonymous said...

We Want Your Soul - The New Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH_DkBI9Qsk

Anonymous said...

yeah, we saw that in the last thread already.

Mysterion said...
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Cookie said...

I like to have my tummy tickled. I like it a lot. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=db7_1302940835

john e mumbles said...

You know why redneck murders are so hard to solve?

All the DNA is the same.

No dental records.

mysterion's lament said...

http://www.stationmuseum.com/power/pics/photo35.jpg

Anonymous said...

@Grandpa Simpson:

EVERYTHING that Mysterion says sounds like Grandpa Simpson.

excalibur.info@kingdomcomes said...

- Due to "anon #108"'s kind request @ 4:14 AM Excalibur will no longer portray his message.


Fuck you too, love.


;)





!!!

anon #108 said...

Excalibur, you reminded me of a story I read about S Suzuki:


"One Saturday morning a student arrived late for the beginning of a sesshin. He was Suzuki Roshi's first ordained student to wear the traditional priest's robe, the okesa in America. After breakfast Suzuki took him to task saying, "Priests don't arrive late! You're no priest! You have no right to wear that okesa!"

The student was mortified and started to take off his robe.

"What are you doing?" said Suzuki. "No one has the right to tell you take off the okesa."


- From "To Shine One Corner of the World" edited David Chadwick.


Hugs and kisses,
M

john e mumbles said...

Dude, I AM Bubba HoTep.

Well, before the nursing home days anyway.

Thank ya, thank ya very much.

Anonymous said...

The title of that comic is not accurate. I see some defects in it.

excalibur.info@kingdomcomes said...

However, - you do not prove worthy of Excalibur's message.

Anonymous said...

Please give us the message.

everyone said...

excalibur can stuff it.

Anonymous Bob said...

"Dizzie Gelesbian"

Dude, you crossed the boundaries of political correctness there. It is not OK to joke about jazz musicians..

CAPTCHA : rentama : I kid you not

Anonymous said...

defex zero comix

Bizarro Seagal said...

I consider it part of my life's work and music to push the boundaries of love and acceptance. My apologies for not speaking thoughtfully. To anyone that was hurt, please know that it was furiously unintentional.

Cough said...

The Probability Broach: Mysterion Jewelery.

excalibur.info@kingdomcomes said...

Excalibur does not carelessly stuff it.

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Anonymous said...

where's that 'e' book at Brad?

how's the film coming along?

updates on the dating scene?


Thanks John e. for bringing it up: Bubba Ho-Tep is in my top 10 grade B films
I highly recommend it
Poignant, well acted, decently crafted, heroic and funnin' w/the mummy genre.

john e mumbles said...

About 5 years ago I made a pilgrimage to Graceland.

You might not think Elvis was the King of Rock and Roll but, the block-long room filled with framed gold records might change your mind.

And the room filled with testaments to his local philanthropy and generosity to charities is impressive.

As are all of the themed rooms, and the general white-trash-kid-makes-good gaudiness of it all.

At the end of the tour I was shocked when we were led into a gated, fenced in garden with the graves of Elvis, his & his folks who lived with him there. His grave had a torch thing like JFK's but the flame had gone out.

anonymous anonymous said...

Maybe mysterion is the real king of rock and roll.

anonymous anonymous anonymous said...

No. Mysterion is the queen of denial.

el duce bag said...

Bradley used to be pretty insightful. This blog used to be at least interesting at times. Now I guess I'll add it to the sites I used to frequent. Pretty lame all in all.

Anonymous said...

yeah, don't try to add anything, just slag it mate. Thanks for your nothing.

Anonymous said...

O Canada

Chaitanya said...

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare,
Hare Rama, Hare Rama,
Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

john e mumbles said...

Just in time for Easter!!!

http://www.archive.org/details/HolyGhostPeople

Lakshmanjoo said...

Early in the mornings for all of you.
Sit motionless. Do not grumble of bad environments. Build up your character properly. Establish virtuous healthy habits. Understand the glory, splendor and glory of God, who is at the back of your mind, thoughts, will and memory. Keep your body strong and healthy through regular exercise. Become a spiritual hero. Shut out the doors of the senses. Still the thoughts, emotions and feelings. Sit motionless and calm in the early morning hours. Have a receptive attitude. Go along with God. Enjoy peace in the silence. How I like these golden rules that have come out from some divine lips.

Yours as ever,
Lakshmanjoo

Lane said...

Happy Easter to all my Buddhist friends!

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Brother Love said...

I am a full time evangelist, also a serpent handler. You know we also drink poison, and handle fire. We are a people who are true to their belief, it is not a show but praise unto God. You can tell we have a great love for God and one another. Over the years our church has shrunk considerably, yet though we may have lost followers we have lost absolutely no power. Thank god though that the church is now beginning to grow again with leaps and bounds in the great states of Alabama mainly Alabama, but also in Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky , The Carolina’s and in Virginia, and West Virginia. People are once again hungry for God and Love of their fellow man. The bile says in Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
And in Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
If you hunger and thrust after righteousness you shall be filled.

merciless said...

I've got a serpent you can handle..

Anonymous said...

is that why you set that bottomless basket on your lap when you play that flute music?

Anonymous said...

News Flash:
Ethicists Update List Of Acceptable Things To Masturbate To

Anonymous said...

we don't need a cigarette
we don't need a cigarette

Mysterion said...
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Anonymous said...

Psychology of snakebites.

R said...

Genpo Merzel is now in possession of 66 Zen teachers.

- Explicitly stated: - "Sincerely yours", - with all signatures following.

See http://sweepingzen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Letter-to-Genpo-Merzel-from-66-teachers.pdf.

Anonymous said...

The hardest man in zen business?

The hardest man is good to find!

john e mumbles said...

Someone gifted me with a beautifully carved and painted 7 ft totem pole carved by a native american friend I'd lost track of 20 years ago.

What a good day!

merciless said...

Mumbles: I'm going to gift you with another totem pole. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ7v5lrkT_4

john e mumbles said...

Police car tipping should win next year.

Mumon said...

This Genpo thing is getting stranger and stranger and stranger, at least as far as what's been report on the intertubes is showing.

I wish all involved a speedy transit to equanimity.

Gendo said...

Having read that, Mumon, we here at BWB (Brad Warner Blog) require a full disclosure of your income, its source(s), and your capitol wealth (houses, cars, boats, robes, statues, fetish items...)

Mumon said...

Gendo,
Having read that, Mumon, we here at BWB (Brad Warner Blog) require a full disclosure of your income, its source(s), and your capitol wealth (houses, cars, boats, robes, statues, fetish items...)

I have no clue about everything (like income, yes, I admit it, except I'm not doing badly but not nearly as well as Merzel did in 2009), but then I'm not incorporated. :-) Here's what I can tell you:

But I have 4 robes - 3 are bathrobes. I just seem to have acquired them.

We have 3 cars - one's a used Lexus my wife insisted we get. The others are subcompacts.

I do not own a boat. Maybe my son still has one that he used to put in the bathtub.

I have 1 1/3 houses, some statues of the Buddha, and no fetish items. Except socks.

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Anonymous Bob said...

"I have 1 1/3 houses, some statues of the Buddha, and no fetish items."

What are multiple statues of the Buddha unless fetish items?

CAPTCHA : manshin : I kid you not

Mumon said...

Anonymous Bob:

I never really used them in any kind of, um...games. Unless you count dusting 'em.

They kind of just sit there, being statues and all that.

Anonymous Bob said...

Hi Mumon: Um, I wasn't thinking of fetish in that way.. I was suggesting an anthropological definition. But now that you mention it.. Was it a feather duster?

Uncle Willie said...
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Mumon said...

Anonymous Bob:

No, just cloths...& Lemon Pledge, IIRC.

Anonymous said...

I Lemon Pledge allegiance to the statue of the Buddha Shakyamuni Tathagata. And to the Dharma for which it stands. One vehicle for all the Sanghas, with Nirvana and Metta for all.

Mr. 10%er said...

What the hell is 1/3 of a house?

Mysterion said...
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Mumon said...

Mysterion:

#1. It was inherited. Like KZC..uh... uh...I mean "Big Mind" Center.

And not one penny do I take from it.

Not even from Bill Harris!

Anonymous said...

Why you can't trust Democrats.

I'll tell you what. He (Obama) went to Occidental College. Then suddenly he ends up at one of the best schools in the country, Columbia. He vaults from there to Harvard Law School. Suddenly he's on the Harvard Law Review. Suddenly he's the editor of Harvard Law Review. We've never seen any grades of the guy. He is at least as fishy as George W Bush.

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Anonymous said...

How does a ‘C’ average student from Occidental College make it into Columbia?

Relatavio said...

What does "to excess" mean?

Anonymous said...

WTF?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8475965/Pub-singers-racism-arrest-over-Kung-Fu-Fighting-performance.html

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Brother Love said...

Some shake their heads dismissively at these “nut-jobs” who so rigidly tread the perilous path they believe God has set aside for them. Some people are genuinely repulsed, shaking their fingers and crying out “blasphemy!” to the highest courts in the land. Others still are merely curios. What does it feel like? How is it done? It is not unheard of, however, for even the most innocent of observers to be caught up in and swept away by the spiritual fervor of those homos who take up serpents in the name of Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

At 8:26, 27, 28 is mysterion wearing his compassionate Buddhist, loving liberal, wise academic hat. Or more accurately, his hood.

mysterion's Brother Love @8:32 is closer the real mysterion, but I think he is still holding back a little. Some of his other anonymous persona's are even more crazy. Who but an old man would use the antiquated pejorative Homo?

Homo said...

Anonymous at 10:01 AM, what have you got aginst Homos?

Mysterion said...
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Holy Boner said...

Homo
Homo
Ho MO!

Homo
Homo
Ho MO!

CONGA LINE!!!!

Anonymous said...

M, I'm glad you admit to using the cowardly put-down under an alias. Previously you've denied commenting under another name. Your cravenness is first-rate and out of the closet to anyone paying attention.

Bizarro Seagal said...

We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have better stuff to do. I have got better stuff to do. We have got big problems to solve...We are not going to be able to do it if we are distracted, we are not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other ... if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts, we are not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by side shows and carnival barkers.

ShoshinTX said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Zen practice, and sharing yourself through your blogs and your writing. To me your "teachings" are very clear and simple, and helpful. And your philosophical temperament resonates very much with my own. Thanks again. -Gassho-

Anonymous said...

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