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What if D&D illustrated

Friday, June 20th, 2008

the concept of Alignment with comic book characters?

Their first comic book

Friday, April 18th, 2008

See which comic made them fans, by folks like Warren Ellis and Brad Meltzer.


Monday, March 31st, 2008

I see haven’t mentioned it yet, but if you haven’t read anything by the great Warren Ellis, he’s doing a free weekly webcomic (several pages a week) called FreakAngels (start here), a post-apocalyptic graphic novel about a group of teenagers with powers.

Books I’ve read, week eleven

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

16. X-Men: Wisdom – Rudiments of Wisdom
Writer: Paul Cornell Artists: Trevor Hairsine and Manuel Garcia
I know Paul Cornell for the Doctor Who episodes he’s written, so when I found out he’d written a series about an English mutant spy, I was curious. Nice little Warren Ellis-superteam-like story. B-

Sandman political mashup

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Someone sent an animated gif to Neil Gaiman mashing up a scene from Sandman with today’s politics. I couldn’t get it to embed, you can find it here.

In other Gaiman news, through March, you can download a free copy of American Gods here.

What comics to read

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Pop culture columnist Whitney Matheson at recently ran a series of columns on what comics you should read. I found the first three to cover the essentials – the last one didn’t have any I liked. Nearly everything I really love is covered: Sandman, Watchmen, Dark Knight, Bone, Buffy, Fables, Planetary, Preacher, Strangers In Paradise, etc.

Part one: 25 essential graphic novels
Part two: 25 family-friendly titles
Part three: 25 must-see series
Part four: Twenty-five personal favorites

Books I’ve read, week four

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

8. 100 Bullets:First Shot, Last Call
9. 100 Bullets:Split Second Chance
Writer: Brian Azzarrello Artist: Eduardo Risso
The first two collections of the comic book, an intriguing take on revenge: what would you do if you had an untraceable gun and 100 bullets for it? There’s also an overarcing storyline, so it mashes up noir and spy genres. This was a sampler to see if I liked it enough to buy more – I think I will. B+

Finally, a Lego set I really want

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Sandman as lego.


Friday, September 14th, 2007

I was thinking of checking out some new webcomics, then I saw this post. It’s got a link to the 8 best chosen by, but I liked the ones in the comments for the original post better. So far I’ve subscribed to Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and User Friendly.

Unlabored weekend

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

The rest of the weekend was pretty lazy on purpose. That crick in my neck developed into my head being pulled down and to the left, so the week was totally a pain in the neck, and I couldn’t get in to see my chiropractor or massage therapist until next Wednesday. So while Jill had a busy weekend finishing a project, I sat around and read comicsand newspapers and watched TV on Saturday. I made a quick trip out that afternoon to get my car from the bus station, stopped at Target to get a CD, then went to Safeway and picked up some pork kebabs for dinner, which we enjoyed outside with some black beans and rice and a watermelon/pineapple salad.

Sunday, more comics and movies, plus a new fun thing for me – a runny nose (although my neck was feeling better, must have been the muscle relaxants I drank). So plenty of fluids and Cold-Eeze, and my portion of the BBQ sauce I made for the pork ribs I grilled was extra hot.

Monday was the annual Herndon Labor Day Jazz & Wine Festival, and I got free tix for doing that quickie website. Unfortunately Jill still wasn’t done with her project, so we only went for a little while, but we caught up with some friends, and she saw some classmates. I made BLTs for lunch (so good with fresh tomatoes) and reheated pizza for dinner while I made a salad. More comics read, all done with my pile (those were waiting for me to reread the stories in the hardcover). On the plus side, my neck’s feeling better and my cold feels like it’s ending.