This week features the topic pick of our 3rd Place Winner of the TLDB Scavenger Hunt, Adam Laarsen! Adam's pick: Lord of the Rings Villains.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Those Annoying Post Brothers

I had a hard time settling on which characters to choose. I had a lot of favorites from the 80's: The Tick, Red Fox, Stig's Inferno, Eagle, Shuriken... but Those Annoying Post Brothers still stands above them. I actually discovered them by accident. I was in the hospital after having some surgery and my mother picked up my comics from New England Comics and Amazing Heroes was in there, and this particular issue had The Worlds of Matt Howarth as the cover story. I'd never heard of him, or any of his work, but reading his interview I was quickly sucked in. I mean, c'mon... Ron & Russ Post, two psychopaths with the ability to travel to any reality by simply thinking about it? And wait.. they hang out with C'Thulu (who wears a tie and smokes cigars). Ad C'thulu is part of an electronica band? Say what now?

Anyhoo... I've long said that my main artistic influences are George Perez, Akira Toriyama... and Matt Howarth. Honestly? I think my work actually favors Howarth more than anyone else.


  1. Now I wanna check this comic out! Love the scowl on that guys face lol. And the oh so 80's hair on the other. Yeah I am having the same difficult struggle on who to draw this week to.

  2. I must have missed this section of the 80's. I don't know what any of this is except the Tick. I dig the illustration though. :)

  3. Yeah man this was a cool challenge, and that's a great illo!
    I'm going to have to look up these books!!

  4. Those Annoying Post Brothers is a lot of fun, and you can probably find back issues fairly cheap (All in A Dream in Denver had a lot of stuff). I know there was at least one trade published through AEON called DAS LOOT which collected the first 5 or 6 issues of the Vortex run. It has an introduction by Steve (Swamp Thing) Bissette, and nice quotes on the back from Neil Gaiman and Phil Foglio. Definitely worth checking out if you can track some down.

  5. Agreed Kevin. I need to check out more books from that era. Nice work Scott!