Saturday, December 10, 2005

Beautiful Atrocities: BEAUTIFUL ATROCITIES COMPLETE GUIDE TO JENNIFERS: "Jennifer was the most popular girls' name in the 1970s, which explains why we're now up to our ass in Jennifers. If, like me, you have trouble telling them apart, here's a handy guide."
Vicious Imagery: The Old Order Changeth: " I've been contracted to write a six-part FIENDS OF THE EASTERN FRONT strip for the Meg, with Colin MacNeil attached as artist. "

Fiends of the Eastern Front would be the classic 2000AD strip about Russian vampires killing Nazis in WWII. A great concept, with great art by Carlos Ezquerra, and so-so scripting by Gerry Finley-Day, heavily rewritten by Alan Grant. Dave Bishop isn't the most spectacular writer working for 2000AD/Judge Dredd Megazine, but I usually enjoy his work, plus he's a heck of a nice guy. And Colin MacNeil is just fine as an artist. So this ought to be fun.

BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY: Barnaby

Another forgotten classic, which I read (one of the Dover reprint books, plus a couple of the Del Reys) in my childhood... That there are a million Garfield books in print, and not one Barnaby book, is a crime against humanity, I say.
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Menu from my new favorite restaurant.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The first (and most likely last) Captain Cosmic Web Page

This was just a weird, surprising discovery: a page about the local kid's sci-fi TV show I used to watch growing up...
No cat pictures today (yet) but last night, I received the graphic novel adaptation of Mark Gatiss' fantastic Vesuvius Club, a comic novel about a gay Edwardian secret agent. A graphic novel, published with little to no fanfare, as far as I can tell, by Simon & Schuster UK. Who saw that coming?