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Friday, August 21, 2009

Beyond the Galaxy 082109 -- Being an occasional assemblage of links to posts and articles I found enjoyable, informative and/or infuriating.

* Sorry to see Shawn Hoke's Size Matters (which started here at Comic Book Galaxy) is calling it a day. Shawn's giving away a big box of mini-comics as a farewell gesture, so get over there and enter his contest. (Link via Sean T.)

* Tom Spurgeon reviews the new Jacques Tardi crime graphic novel from Fantagraphics, West Coast Blues.

* Do you know what Eddie Campbell's favourite TV series is? The answer may surprise you.

* Ah, Jason Marcy. Still willing to express the truth about your inner life at the cost of a peaceful dinnertime with the wife. It's just these kind of brutally honest strips of his that keep me coming back for more. I could find a way to link to the exact strip I am talking about, but scroll down -- it's the one with "July 13th" handwritten at the top of it.

* Not Comics: Nik Dirga writes something of an open letter to Kevin Smith. I'm kind of in the same place as Nik, although I haven't seen Zack and Miri Make a Porno and don't really plan to. I did get a review copy of Smith's latest book, a collection of transcripts of his podcasts, and other than a hilariously filthy story about his dogs mating against his will, the whole thing was really a waste of time, energy and paper. I love enough of Smith's work to think he could be pretty close to a Tarantino-level talent if he knew how to focus the gifts that he has, but it seems like he tends to go for the easy laugh and passive income-earning (how much work did he have to do to make the book happen once he'd recorded the podcasts?) rather than really planning out a career for himself.



Blogger Nik said...

Thanks for the link, mate!

21 August, 2009 14:13  
Blogger Alan David Doane said...

Any time! Great post.

21 August, 2009 14:13  

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