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22 August 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Once again, I reference Irma Eriksson's comic, "Imy"!  In the center panel, Rianne is wearing a version of Imy's classic "ROCK" shirt!  Seriously, if you're even remotely entertained by my comic, you'll love "Imy"! :)  CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Also, for this strip you may find Rianne's "rock on" hand gesture in the center panel a bit unusual. It's not her usual "Sign of Horns", but the "Kitsune", in reference to the "cute metal" band Babymetal. They were first introduced to me by Liz Staley of the comic, "Adrastus", earlier this year but I didn't think much of them back then.  But after their set at Sonisphere 2014, I found it hard to ignore them further.  Say what you want, but I think three high school girls from Japan fronting a metal band performing in front of 50,000+ metalheads and sharing the same stage as Metallica, Iron Maiden, Slayer, and the like... AND being generally well-received in spite of their unusual take on the musical genre. Man, that's impressive.

Tags: imy  comic  irma eriksson  liz staley  adrastus  babymetal  music  metal  rock 
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