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October 3, 2011 12:17 PM   Subscribe

Four friends who collectively call themselves Igloo Tornado wrote a series of fictional tales of the love between Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig, plus some jokes from their Satan worshiping neighbors, Daryl Hall and John Oates. This land of make-believe is contained in Glenn & Henry Forever. There isn't a preview in one handy location, but various interviews, reviews, and blogs have posted some of the comics (more: Henry has no shoes, Hall & Oats play D&D, a postcard from Henry to Glenn, and a page from Danzig's diary). Danzig, often the butt of internet jokes, was not thrilled. His thoughts were made into a final comic. Oh, and there's an anti-Christmas animation special/advert. And a gallery show with more artists joining the fun.
posted by filthy light thief (18 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
The reviews link is weird and may not always work (at least, it isn't reliable for me). Here are the direct links to the images: Huey Lewis is underrated, I meant Emmanuel Lewis, and Where Eagles Dare.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:34 PM on October 3, 2011


I'm pretty sure you can take any description of any thing that happens and accurately append "Glenn Danzig was not thrilled" to it.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:39 PM on October 3, 2011 [9 favorites]


I've never really been sure how to feel/what to think about Mr. Danzig... I loved the Misfits, but I can never tell if he's a douche bag or just misunderstood. He definitely seems to have missed the humor gene somehow...

I've always like Henry Rollins, in spite of his music being hit and miss for me (He did help make Damaged which buys him a good deal of 'Get Out of Jail Free' passes I think).
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 12:48 PM on October 3, 2011


From the LA Times blog:

"We should do something like Tom of Finland, but with Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig."

Soon the idea evolved into a series of one-page riffs on the idea that Henry and Glenn are roommates or "domestic partners."

Somewhere along the way Hall & Oates got thrown into the mix.

posted by zippy at 1:05 PM on October 3, 2011


Sorry, LA Weekly
posted by zippy at 1:05 PM on October 3, 2011


I've never really been sure how to feel/what to think about Mr. Danzig... I loved the Misfits, but I can never tell if he's a douche bag or just misunderstood. He definitely seems to have missed the humor gene somehow...

Glenn Danzig is a head-scratcher. But he isn't short of nuggets of wisdon to bestow:

Danzig on God and Satan.

Glenn Danzig on books.

Glenn Danzig on urinating on drum kits, Jesus, why 70s music sucks, Hitler, etc.

But this remains my favorite story about Danzig, as told to me by my roommate.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:08 PM on October 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ohhh, I get it! Glenn Danzig is short!
posted by ardgedee at 1:15 PM on October 3, 2011


So the joke is... Henry Rollins and Danzig are gay. Not just gay, but gay for each other. Like, they live together, as a couple, and talk about their "relationship" and give each other backrubs and shit.

Fuckin' hilarious.
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 2:05 PM on October 3, 2011


Some of the more elaborate RPF I've seen. (More RPF info.)

I'm generally sympathetic to RPF writers, but the thought of Henry being bummed out by it bums me out.
posted by asperity at 2:19 PM on October 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


So basically: this is real-person fanfic gone bigtime.

*eyes her own sole fanfic piece thoughtfully*
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:34 PM on October 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


So the joke is... Henry Rollins and Danzig are gay. Not just gay, but gay for each other. Like, they live together, as a couple, and talk about their "relationship" and give each other backrubs and shit.

Fuckin' hilarious.


It is a pretty funny comic actually. The humor works because of their public personas as super serious muscly tough guys. There's nothing homophobic about it, FWIW.

I'm generally sympathetic to RPF writers, but the thought of Henry being bummed out by it bums me out.

Henry's not bummed out by it, Glenn is.
posted by Hoopo at 2:40 PM on October 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Henry seemd kinda bummed out about it, and he said “Has Glenn seen this? Trust me, he would NOT be amused.” And he reluctantly autographed our mini comics.

It looks great -- I want a copy of the whole thing, bum-out or no bum-out.
posted by asperity at 2:55 PM on October 3, 2011


I haven't clicked any of the links yet, but as someone very familiar with the music and personalities in this little joke, I think it is conceptually genius level comedy and I'm so jealous I did not come up with this idea first dammit.


(although a friend and I, now sadly gone, did a few years ago, conceive of something similar based on Paranoid/Sweet Leaf-era Black Sabbath gone out to the English countryside in their Rolls Royce and manservants, and groupies to go pheasant hunting, with powerful rifles and an insane amount of various substances...)
posted by Skygazer at 3:03 PM on October 3, 2011


As someone who likes both Rollins' various works and the first three or four Danzig albums, this is a lot better than I thought it would be from the first time I heard about it. Their settling on Glenn being done in a sort of Peanuts/Little Lulu art style, and Henry as a beefier Dick Tracy, was pretty good.

And I don't know that Rollins was actually that bummed as much as he was conscious of the likelihood that Danzig would be. From things that he's said in the past, I don't think that he takes his public image all that seriously.
posted by Halloween Jack at 3:10 PM on October 3, 2011


Oh! Almost forgot: Danzig/Shakira mashup.
posted by Halloween Jack at 3:11 PM on October 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Danzig needs a hug.
posted by Sailormom at 3:50 PM on October 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hall & Oats? That's kind of lazy. Everything else is pretty funny though.
posted by cazoo at 4:15 PM on October 3, 2011


When I read it, it actually seemed more affectionate than I thought it would've been. Danzig is an easy target and so is Rollins, and as cliche as it is to say "It was done out of love ..." well, I do think it was.

It's also hilarious. It's not so much making fun of Danzig and Rollins as people but more of their personas, which is a very different thing.

And for whatever dumb reason, I don't have my own copy of it ...
posted by darksong at 4:33 PM on October 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


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