Seriously, is there any more I can do for Ryan Yount? Taught him everything I know about marketing and promotions so he could get a good job at Ubisoft, sure; I'm not even going to mention personally making him lunch and sandwiches and whatnot for three years straight... that'd just be crass. I made him lunch because he worked hard and I appreciated it. Least I could do to put mustard on a slice of meat while he lettered Last of the Independents
But, hey! Here comes Brian Cronin with a review of Ryan's own Scurvy Dogs:
"To say that these stories are madcap would be to undersell the term 'madcap,' as these comics are just off the wall laugh riots.... I only wish that Boyd and Yount would give us more Scurvy Dogs
Well, Brian, I can tell you, that whenever those clowns do more SD, I'll publish them, no kidding.
Boy, there was a lot going on there, at the holidays, wasn't there? The one thing that struck me, as I was inflating a three foot by four foot by three foot Thomas the Tank Engine
ball pit with an air compressor that we have for blowing up the air mattress we have for Jared or Ian or whoever crashes in the AiT suite at San Diego... is that when I was a kid my father used to routinely blow these kind of things up with his own damn lungs.
I can't believe it. If I had tried to blow this thing up on my own power, I'd still
be down in the playroom, and it'd only be half done.
Seriously, this thing took fifteen minutes with an air compressor.
My dad would have done it in ten with his smoke-addled lungs.
Saw a funny review of Switchblade Honey:
"This story might be pretty lightweight, but they sure didn't skimp on the artwork. Brandon McKinney is a polished penciller who takes the project seriously, regardless of the actual content. I see hints of Dave Gibbons and Alan Davis here, but McKinney most closely resembles Mark Bagley. If you ask me, that's pretty good company to be in. It's a testament to Warren Ellis as a force in this industry that no matter which publisher he's writing for or how much of a lark the project is, he always attracts first-rate artists to work with.
"I'm not entirely clear on the publishing history of Switchblade Honey;
I guess it was originally published in 2003, although it was recently resolicited in Previews
, which is when I ordered it. Perhaps this is a new printing."
I wish people in comics would dig on the backlist a little more. This guy might not have even been
reading comics five years ago; good thing we re-solicited.
...and you all are reading Robot 6,
yeah? As soon as the DSL gets fixed, I'm sure I'll be in there with the fire and the brimstone. As the man said, "You have been too long absent from the games, Flavius."