By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
Hello new followers! Welcome! Here’s an overview of By Crom! for you all!
If you’re looking for By Crom! this fall, you can catch me flailing excitedly around GenCon with some postcards and high fives but no table, or you can come to booth a287 at FanExpo in Toronto for all the books and prints and originals a true barbarian could desire.
Cromulent Summer Reruns have been running here on By Crom!, having now completed a rerun of the full first zine. We’re taking a short break and will be back on the 21st with reruns from The Collected By Crom!.
Thank you all so much for all your support here! It’s been a wild ride and I’m touched that you’re touched by all Conan’s “weirdly inspirational” advice!
Omg! These are the best!
I bought the L’oreal color riche in golden splendour and it inspired me to do this afro futuristic android look.
I love this makeup it was so fun to just go with my flow and I felt unnatural and robotic in it. I also drew inspiration from Janelle Monae’s Metropolis, it just gives me all the dystopian feels for some reason and I like to think I’m an android that’s not quite right, that part of technology unsettles me, so I decided to approach with that discomfort and integrate it into these photos + makeup. I think for me the appeal of androidom would be the removal of human emotions, I feel everything and I feel it to much. To be robot is to take the humanity out of the equation, I find that I am drawn to creatures and devices that have that lack of humanity aka vampires, androids, always have been. This was interesting and I really do think I may want to pursue and learn more about this concept in makeup. Thanks to arabellesicardi for introducing my to the concept of robot blogging, though I would like to clarify I in no way understand what your agenda is about or am implying this has to do wit it. It led me to understand my own interpretations of personhood and existence within a body and a space and an emotion and what that can present itself as. I wish I was programmable and easily renewable, I think it also addresses my fear of vulnerability in terms of decay and aging.
So with that said I present the Shelly 4000, fully equipped with human like synthetic skin, multiple language packages that can be uploaded, can be programmed for whatever tasks you needs and only needs to be charged 2 out of 24 hours. The shelly 4000 can replicate human facial expressions but does not experience emotions.
Makeup by me
Concept by me
Photography by my s.o Henry walker.