It’s been a long time since Destructor began his fateful journey up Alpha Mountain, and we’re nowhere close to finished. But this leg of the climb has concluded, and with it begins a new chapter in Destructor’s life as well. While my colleague Matt Wiegle, whose artistic gifts have rescued Destructor’s legacy from the haze of legend, takes an extended break to pursue other projects, we hope to begin a new story with, for the first time ever, an artist other than Mr. Wiegle interpreting the events therein. More on this as it develops. Thank you for reading, thank you for your patience, thank you from the bottom of our collective armor-clad heart.
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With that, we bid farewell to the catpeople of Spectacle City and Destructor’s current adventures therewith. The reasons for their arrangement must unfortunately remain opaque…for now.
Coming up next: our biggest Destructor story to date. We look forward to seeing you there.
In the meantime, we wish to direct your attention to the dynamic portrait of Destructor by artist Jared Morgan above, and to this lovely and complimentary review of this series by Ian K of Not in China Anymore:
Destructor is an enigma, constantly teasing us to figure out his motivations. It seems like he has an agenda, but we have only hints as to what it is. He has no compunction against killing, but he is not without honor. In Samurai Jack, the fun is in watching the hero stop villains. In Destructor, the fun is in figuring out which one is which.
We thank both of these gentlemen for their interest and enthusiasm.
Sources have made available to us this rare black-and-white version of today’s page from “Destructor Meets the Cats.” In its painstakingly applied inks you can clearly see the effort and artistry with which my colleague Mr. Wiegle chronicles Destructor and his world. Bravo, sir. Students of the Destructor Era will be in your debt forever.
Artist Dan White, whose field of expertise normally centers on the efforts of earthbound adventurers Cindy & Biscuit to fend off alien and/or eldritch invasion, shares with us this image in his possession, of a triumphant Destructor standing athwart a defeated Sharkman of Planet O. It’s likely this conflict took place as Destructor consolidated the support of the Aquarions. We thank Dan for the contribution!
Here’s a fine view of Destructor and the Wall on a walkabout, from the personal collection of Aviv Itzcovitz. It’s possible that it dates to Destructor’s quest for the Jewel of Alpha Mountain, though more extensive testing is required to make a definitive determination.
Remember, if you find yourself in the possession of an interesting image of Destructor and his world, we would be happy to take a look.
Artist and archivist Jordan Shiveley continues to uncover new images of Destructor in an unfamiliar crystalline incarnation. Who knows what else is out there?
If there are any visual representations of Destructor in your personal collections to which you would like us to have access, please let us know.
Behold! Shawn Cheng, who with our own Matt Wiegle chronicles a world of monsters and violence in the webcomic Road of Knives, has ventured into our own monstrous, violent word for this portrait of Destructor. How well would Destructor fare on the Road? Scholars have debated this very question in their cups for many a year, and we are no closer to the answer.
Hello, it’s me, Matt Wiegle, the gentleman who draws this comic. I’ll have a selection of drawings and prints on display at the Franklin Art Works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, starting this Friday, February 17 and continuing until April 28. On hand will be several drawings based on Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian:
…as well as the Pink Meteor prints, made by me and John Mejias for John’s Paping anthology:
Also also, our colleague Shawn Cheng will have ten paintings on display, which I’m looking forward to seeing in person, because use your eyeballs to see this thing, and then imagine it four feet wide:
If you’re in Minneapolis, Mr. Cheng and I will be there for the opening on the evening of the 17th. We hope to see you there.