Metro Pulse Comics Issue 2009

Full gallery »Word Clouds

  • Knoxnews.com Comments Source: 194 comments left between February 28 and March 3 on the Knoxnews.com site under Jamie Satterfield’s story “Judge questions media intent on Web Commentary.” Total word count: 14,261. Word cloud created using wordle.net
  • Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Bios Source: Biographies taken from the campaign websites of announced Independent gubernatorial candidates James Reesor and Carl Whitaker. Total word count: 495. Word cloud created using wordle.net
  • Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bios Source: Biographies taken from the campaign websites of announced Republican gubernatorial candidates Bill Gibbons, Bill Haslam, Ron Ramsey, and Zach Wamp. Total word count: 2,937. Word cloud created using wordle.net
  • Jack Neely’s Secret History Source: All Secret History columns published in 2009. Total word count: 25,806. Word cloud created using wordle.net
  • Sam Venable Columns Source: All of Sam Venable’s News Sentinel columns published in 2009. Total word count: 45,088. Word cloud created using wordle.net
  • Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Bios Source: Biographies taken from the campaign websites of announced Democratic gubernatorial candidates Ward Cammack, Roy Herron, Kim McMillan, and Mike McWherter. Total word count: 2,266. (Note: As of this writing, potential Democratic candidate State Sen. Jim Kyle had filed his campaign paperwork with the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance but had neither formally announced nor launched a campaign website.) Word cloud created using wordle.net

<em>Metro Pulse</em> has taken several pieces of local writing and run them through wordle.net. Now you can know that, in the opinion of News Sentinel columnist Sam Venable, the noble bass is a greater fish than the damnable trout, because look, he has used the word “bass” at least one more time than “trout.”


Full gallery »Knoxville Artist: Daniel Maw

  • Daniel Maw: Book Collector, Excerpt
  • Daniel Maw: Book Collector, Excerpt
  • Daniel Maw: Jon, excerpt
  • Daniel Maw: How I Be
  • Daniel Maw: Steamboat Symphonies, excerpt
  • Daniel Maw: Incidental Theatre

"I draw in cars, on planes, at coffee shops, in class, while I teach, at work—I used to bring India ink, Dipping Pens, and Bristol Board into this manufacturing pharmaceutical facility I worked at for three years." - Daniel Maw


Full gallery »Knoxville Artist: Chris Echols & Jordan Taylor

  • Chris Echols: Sapceman, Issue 52
  • Chris Echols: Sapceman, Issue 53
  • Chris Echols: Sapceman, Issue 54
  • Chris Echols: Sapceman, Issue 55

"We are Echosan and Dr. Cosmos, fearsome merchants of hot lasery justice throughout the universe! Echosan and I became a comic superforce after dispatching a particularly loathsome gang of interstellar cattle rustlers and finding amongst their belongings an ancient scroll and filmstrip inscribed with the adventures of SAPCEMAN, Brave Hero of the Universe!" - Jordan Taylor


Full gallery »Knoxville Artist: Michael Giles

  • Michael Giles: Quiet Adventure, 'honey and candula'
  • Michael Giles: Quiet Adventure, 'How 2 Deal'
  • Michael Giles: Quiet Adventure, 'Superpower'
  • Michael Giles: Quiet Adventure, 'Shoegazer'

"At my most basic, I am an artist. A painter by training and inclination, I also dabble on the web, with video, and with comics. I'd like to say that I'm a musician, but that would be an utter lie." - Michael Giles


Full gallery »Knoxville Arist: Marcus Parcus

  • Marcus Parcus: Nemo
  • Marcus Parcus: Nemo
  • Marcus Parcus: Whitman Sampler
  • Marcus Parcus: Horus
  • Marcus Parcus: Jan, the Jager-Meister
  • Marcus Parcus: Four-Fisted Jock Socko

Marcus Parcus is the greatest Knoxville comics artist you may not have heard of yet, with works appearing everywhere from 'The New Yorker' to 'Late Night.'



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