In Which We Point You To A Very Nice Review of Our Flagship, And Also To Some Matters of a Business Nature
"Every time I read an AiT book, I feel like there's invisible ink just after the last panel that reads, 'Dare ya to one-up me,' regardless of who's writing or drawing, and I think it all stems from Larry and Astronauts in Trouble.
This book is all about making the impossible a reality in both content and execution, and the enthusiasm - enthusiasm for the creative process, enthusiasm for the source material, enthusiasm for the output - is outright enviable.
"Live From the Moon isn't
a haunting tome of modernization and the decay of Real Lives. Live From the Moon isn't
a touching story of young love and the trials and tribulations of growing up.
"Live From the Moon
is about putting reporters on a goddamn space rocket and sending them up to the moon with no way home. This is space action, ladies and gents, whatever your flavor of choice. Live From the Moon
feels like televised comics, from Matt Smith and Charlie Adlard's camera-like framing and blocking, to the static that ends and begins every issue (and oddly reminds me of 24
). Go pick this book up and remember what it was like to be a kid looking up at the stars - maybe it'll be just the shot of inspiration you didn't know you needed."
...and Mark Fossen
gets it: "Looks like AiT/Planet Lar's Larry Young is celebrating early, with a bit of economic prestigidation that will make restock fees disappear! I don't pretend to understand the razor-thin margins that dictate this industry, but I do know that once again, Larry has co-located money and mouth by making sure that retailers can keep evergreens like Demo, Couriers
and Last Of The Independents
in stock without having to pay extra to do so. He pays 3% of sales he might not get otherwise, and wrangles some visibility and press out of the deal: that's smart.
Heh. "...co-located money and mouth..." I like
Blogger Reviews Continuity Graphic Novel; Film At ElevenSean Maher:
"It's a book about being alone, about feeling strange and somehow wrong and dangerous, and struggling to pull out of that. Writer Jason McNamara hits on several different aspects of this challenge, addressing themes of alienation, friendship, responsibility, control, determination and invention over the course of an emotionally dense adventure story. It's a pretty relatable story, really - Alicia longs as we all do for acceptance and confidence and love, but fears that she'll be unable to control her own destructive potential if she actually gets those things. She can't let her guard down and relax (or, hell, enjoy life) because the moment she stops constantly examining her every impact on the world around her, she'll make a terrible, irrevokable mistake and hurt not just herself but those she cares for in the process. I'm reminded a bit of Spider-Man's guilt-ridden motivation as a hero and his 'With great power must come great responsibility' mantra; the difference is that while Peter Parker fears the violence of others, Alicia fears herself."--Larry
In Which We Anticipate Buying Our Tickets For A Scanner Darkly
Anyone have an earlier citation of the iconic status of the Shat than Philip K. Dick using "captainkirk" as a noun for a pop entertainment, in FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID?
Appropriating pop culture bits for "future" use five years after the show ended was pretty forward-thinking, anticipating Nena's song
using it as a verb on his Magic Box today.
Man, I love me some PKD.--Larry