March 24th, 2009
|05:55 pm - Spider-man saves boy!|
Apparently a Thai fireman dressed up as Spider-man to lure an autistic lad out of a burning building. Awwwww
Meanwhile, on the other side of town, a smarter, more literarily evolved boy was being rescued by a fireman dressed as Marjane's grandmother from Persepolis.
Current Mood: cranky
January 31st, 2009
|02:15 pm - The liberry likes me|
Young Adult Library Services Association voted Minister Jade one of their 2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. My very first non-sarcastic kudo.
Current Mood: content
January 1st, 2009
November 4th, 2008
|11:08 pm - Wow|
It's nice to witness the good kind of history for a change. Even my cracked, curmudgeony heart can't help but feel moved.
Current Mood: cheerful
October 17th, 2008
|06:58 pm - Enough with the cutesy in-jokes in comics|
Look, officer Kirby is arresting Senator Ditko! I sure hope District Attorney Bendis can get judge Steranko to keep him out of Warren Ellis Prison!
Ok we GET it. You're a geek. Now knock it off and write like a grown up.
Current Mood: cranky
October 6th, 2008
|06:22 am - Tchiki Tchiki!|
I don't know what she's singing, but damn it's catchy. It's like the Livin' La Vida Loca of Romania. Or Bulgaria. Whatever. I'm gonna go break dishes.
October 3rd, 2008
|10:08 am - I fear I don't have the facial hair to make it in comics|
It's no secret that the facial hair mafia has its claws deep in the world of comics. And as a bald-faced lad I worry that my anti-facial hair stance may hurt me. There seem to be fewer and fewer places to hide from them-- the moon beards, the goatees, the soul patches, the full beards, and the sideburns that are long enough to be considered facial hair. For a while I considered Image Comics something of an oasis. With its proudly clean-shaven founders it seemed to be a bastion against the forces of facial folicles. Then HE arrived, Robert Kirkman, with his olive oil voice and bearded charm. Now I give it a month before Jim Valentino has a handlebar moustache and Erik Larsen is sporting a full Van Dyke. If push comes to shove I'm considering a Billy Wilder scenario where I masquerade as a female comics creator.
My name will be Lucious LaFoote.
Current Mood: anxious
September 25th, 2008
|11:37 pm - Time to brighten things up!|
No need to be so sullen.
Current Mood: bouncy
September 21st, 2008
|10:04 pm - Pass the Formaldehyde|
After a recent hearty meal a question popped into my head--how much would you have to eat to actually eat yourself to death? So I went and found out.
Turns out the rupture point for the average human stomach is about 4 quarts. Someone who suffers a stomach rupture generally dies within hours (but a few people have survived). But even if your stomach stays intact, severe overeating can bloat it to the point of restricting your breathing. So when it comes to eating yourself to death those are your two options--painful stomach explosion or suffocation. Just in time for the holidays!
Current Mood: morose
September 8th, 2008
|05:03 pm - Well I made it onto Zuda|
But the competition looks pretty solid, so I doubt I'll run away with it. I actually submitted this idea to Oni at the last New York Comicon, but after several months I assumed they weren't interested. Now I hear that their turnover time for submissions is about six months.
Oops.. Sorry Oni.
Current Mood: quixotic