Tuesday, March 19, 2013

diary of a guttersnipe 03/18/2013: a girl named kathy wants a little of my time..................

by Shawn Starr

Quick reviews this week, because i’m 15 and irresponsible. Teenage dreamin' man, teenage dreamin'.


Batman And Robin #18 (DC)
by Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, John Kalisz

[Batman cries...a lot]

Age of Ultron #1-2 (Marvel)
by Brian Michael Bendis, Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary, Paul Mounts 

The story of one man sitting down without a plan, for an unspecified amount of time, only to rise up when he had one.

Crossed: Badlands #25 (Avatar)
by Garth Ennis, Raulo Caceres, Digikore Studios

Ennis returns, and all is right again with 'Crossed'. It’s about the British Empire, and religion, and guys being tough...oh and there's a scene where two “Crossed” partake in anal fisting.

Thor: God of Thunder #6 (Marvel)
by Jason Aaron, Butch Guice, Tom Palmer Sr., Ive Svorcina

I really like my comics about pagan gods who beat the shit out of each other to instead be about sad aliens being sad.

Links links and more links!

Oily Comics reopens its subscription service. Five quality comics a month for three months, ain't no better deal in town.

Well, i guess from my twitter feed a lot of people know what trying to get tickets to SDCC feels like now.

As a consumer the idea of curated and “first come, first served” convention policies really intrigues me. From the strength of BCGF and TCAF it seems like (especially in the era of self made comics) curation is the best policy. It both insures a certain level of quality is present throughout the show, and quickly cements the show's “identity”. TCAF is quite clearly a international show, while BCGF is firmly an art comics focused show. The increased financial importance that these shows represent for many small press publishers also makes weeding out the “professionals” and the “amateurs” seem more vital to the shows continued success, and if a “professional” is not chosen, it seems unlikely that they couldn't drop off books at a friends table, as in the case of BCGF where i don’t think i could go five tables without seeing a Retrofit Comics production.

Lena Dunham writes something for The New Yorker, i suspect about puppies.

Executive notes on "Blade Runner". Some of the highlights include “The movie gets worse every screening.” “The have to put back more tits into the Zhora dressing room scene”. I’d love to see a book of production notes from classic films, it would provide an interesting look at the Hollywood system and their thought process.

A transcription of a Tom Spurgeon, CF, Brian Ralph panel from BCGF a few years back.

"Nathan For You" is a funny show. You should watch it.

Like everyone else said, the new Connor Willumsen comic on Study Group is amazing.

I’m kind of shocked MOCCA has such a strong panel lineup, and that they somehow got Dan Nadel to participate, since not even a year ago it seemed like that dude had a blood feud with that festival. Next thing you know Box Brown will be at BCGF ‘13 (Also someone please record the Ryan Sands / Jillian Tamaki panel for me, and maybe the Anne Koyama / Mickey Z / Zach Hazard one if you have time).

Of course it was a Celebrity Apprentice podcast! How did i not call that.

Dylan Horrocks sketches the King. "Kid...comics will break your heart."

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