That's one song in the bank. Next song. Next song.
's all over the place this week. Steve Pheley of gutterninja
says "Always a good read." And really, what higher praise is there?
Noted Brian Wood fan Augie De Blieck, Jr.
hosts a discussion about the issue on his message board at CBR and calls it his "favorite to date." Also high praise.
Fábio and Gabriel have an excellent interview with Chris Arrant over at Newsarama about their book Rock and Roll.
That one's well worth seeking out.
...and a tip of the hat to my brother-in-law, Thayer, who's got the front page of the Nation and World section of the San Francisco Chronicle
today as a Chron
foreign correspondent with his article on animal poaching in Kenya.
Nice job, Danger Man.
Happy Birthday to our good friend, Smoke and Guns
writer Kirsten Baldock (who turns 30 today), from artist Fábio Moon
and Mimi and me.
Enjoy Fábio's illo of the Grand Avenue Puffs, and wish Kirsten the happiest:
says, "I'm really happy that Ursula
was translated into English because something this sweet deserves to be read by as many people as possible."
Obviously, I agree.
Elsewhere in the blogosphereiverse, Garrett Dwyer
springs on us the first review of Demo
#9 I've seen. This one's gonna make strong men weep and strong gals look at them askance, I can tell you.
Guest blogger (what a great phrase! Reminds me of Joan Rivers sitting in for Johnny) Carlos Hernandez Fisher
reviews Scurvy Dogs
over at Laura Gjovaag's place. One of the things I love about all the Scurv
reviews I've read is the apologetic tone they share. The recurring theme of nearly all of the reviews has been, "Dear Jesus, this comic is substandard BUT GOD HELP ME I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!" Carlos was particularly entertaining to me in that he wrote: "In sum, really good but not quite great. I found the book deliriously funny in parts, rivalling some of my favourites like Rex Mantooth, My Monkey's Name is Jennifer,
and Barry Ween
for lines and scenes that make me put down the book for laughing so hard. Concepts and lines like Vikings from the future, "pigeons of the sea," the king of the hobo mafia, and Menudo Island could only come from some sort of demented genius, and I mean that in the nicest way."
Seriously, there's so much crap being published and trees are being killed for pretty much no reason other than to bolster market share, so if "some sort of demented genius" makes you "put down the book for laughing so hard" and ends up "really good but not quite great," then I'd say our scurvy job here is through. Ryan and Drew will take "really good" any day, demented geniuses that they are...
Enjoy this pic from the upcoming Demo
#9 is in shops tomorrow.
reviews Astronauts in Trouble,
and finds it "a wonderfully character-driven story that doesn't spend any time proving that it's a character-driven story."