I know it's Saturday and most of you are probably still hung over from some sort of shenanigans last night. The only thing that could possibly make you feel better is some fresh news from the Comicsphere.
Well, the Dude abides.
Brian Cronin over at CBR
posted a transcript of a recent chat with Mr. Tom Beland
. Check it out, and let Tom catch you up on his recent adventures. Larry even pops his head in to see what's shaking (and talk about boobies).
At Soundtracks For Them
, contributor Antrophe offers a look at Channel Zero
. "...anyone with an interest in Cyber Punk ought to check it out."
Johanna Draper Carlson digs on both Colonia
trades on her freshly redesigned site
On Colonia: Islands and Anomalies:"*Colonia* shows how enjoyable history can be, and how thrilling."
On Colonia: On into the Great Lands:"Nicholson's vision here captured on paper is refreshingly creative. Anything can happen, and new, unexpected adventures appear around every turn. It's unpredictable and thus widely entertaining."--Josh
Making Comics Better, baby, 24/7:--Josh
Matt Price at The Oklahoman takes a look
at some major upcoming comic projects in 2006, including the long awaited Sky Ape: King of Girls
I'm telling you, this book is going to hit like gangbusters.
I'm sure most folks are familiar with the Isotope's
weekly staff recomendations, but James really outdid himself this time. Check out the Isotope staff as 2000 A.D. characters.
All bow to the Sime: Master of Illusion.
Laura Gjovaag witnesses the sheer power of AiT Marketing:
"The first ad that really caught my eye (in a positive way) had a quote from Entertainment Weekly:
'A gorilla with a jetpack really is the second best idea in the history of comics.' I giggled, then looked to see the title and who was publishing it. I should've known. It's another AiT/Planet Lar (215) book, called Sky Ape.
Quote of the Day: "Crom laughs at your Four Winds."
Crom knows why.
What could possibly be so awesome as to make Larry stir from his self-imposed online hibernation?
Why, by providing some massive Sky Ape: King of Girls love
on The Engine, of course. From the Sky Ape theme to a never-before-seen strip, this thread-post contains it all.
But don't get too excited, he's back to being neck-deep in his two projects. You're still stuck with my half-drunk silliness.--Josh
Our new favorite blogger, Vic Fluro at Freaky Trigger
, equates Larry to Jesus and to Huey Lewis in the same post. Vic also offers up some nice words on Last of the Independents
and True Facts
and also explains the difference between the good sodomy and the bad sodomy. This guy is an absolute riot to read, so make with the clicky.
****"I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is. And love is a brand-new adventure of America's favorite gorilla with a jetpack. Sky Ape: King Of Girls is a $4.95, 48-page slab of black and white goodness by some funny local boys; it's easily worth twice its price."
I may give you folks a little sneak at the New Hotness™ once I'm done tweaking the lettering. If you're lucky... or you send me gin.
Sean Maher serves up some love for yours truly in his latest Quality Control column
.Mr. Sime does too,
at the Isotope Communique.
Not every general thing Larry says is a POISON DART MEANT JUST FOR YOU, Mark Fossen.
And that goes double for you, Chris Allen.
Say what you want about the guy, but the one thing he's not
This has been an AiT public service announcement.--Joshjosh@ait-planetlar.com
Matt at The SFist:
Every Monday we review a slew of nifty comic books, courtesy of the neato kids at Isotope Comics, but we didn't expect the get a warm mushy feeling this week. Nevertheless, tiny little hearts and flowers bubbled out of our head as we read True Story, Swear to God,
the first volume of a romantic autobiographical comic book series by former Napa resident Tom Beland. A few years back, just as he was feeling at his loneliest, he met a Puerto Rican lady named Lily, and they instantly fell into a dizzy romance. Tom's good-natured, slice-of-life books chronicle their shy flirtations, family meetups, and the personal baggage that both parties brought to their ongoing romance; like a My Big Fat Greek Wedding...
plus an internal monologue... plus cartoons!"
****The Comic Treadmill
has tossed Mag's hat into the Best of '05
ring. Smoke and Guns
and Full Moon Fever
race for the No. 2 spot, but there can be only one.
Kirsten Baldock is the new Number 2. Way to go Kirsten!
Chris Arrant goes all Inside the Actors Studio with Brian Wood
, taking a retrospective look at the recently released Demo
trade. This interview is so good you could print it out, fold it, stick it the back of your Demo
collection, and BAM! Instant DVD-Style bonus content.
reviews Channel Zero
and thinks Brian Wood's old stuff is better.
Hopefully they'll dig the new cover coming in tribute to Channel Zero
's fourth printing.
New Hotness™ coming soon from AiT/Planet Lar.
****The Brown Wedge
offers a passionate review of Black Heart Billy
. This reviewer particularly favors the aesthetic aspects of the book:" Kieron Dwyer does excellent art."
and " This Remender person isn't a bad artist either, in fact, he's excellent."-- Josh