Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tarantino Comics - Issue 12

In the 1950's, Frederick Wortham wrote a book called Seduction of the Innocent. He claimed comic books were corrupting the minds of children due to sex and violence. His movement led to the censorship of comics through the creation of the Comics Code Authority - A seal of approval comic publishers would stamp on their cover to encourage parents their stories were "good and wholesome."

Using the cover of Crime SuspenStories #22 (see image in this post), Wortham was able to persuade the Senate of his cause. With that particular EC Comics image in mind, Ron Salas drew this awesome cover to Tarantino Comics #12 at this year's MegaCon:

Inspired from Kill Bill, Ron did a great job showcasing O-Ren Ishii holding the decapitated head of Boss Tanaka. I first met Ron at a previous comic convention and he drew one of my favorite pieces in my Immortal Iron Fist sketchbook. Ron has a real talent of capturing lighting and shadows in his art. He is a super nice guy, so if you ever see him at convention, stop by and pick something up from him. Also, be sure to check some of his other work at .

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