Saturday, May 21, 2005

Computer Geniuses: Win Free Comics -- I need help with a one-time special project to help tweak the site's archives; you need to understand HTML and/or website construction, and need to have the time and desire to help out. In exchange, the Galaxy Prize Vault will be thrown open and you will find Free Stuff on Your Stoop in no time fast. The ideal candidate may be enlisted for future projects with the enticing lure of even more free, yes free comics and graphic novels in exchange for being just a little smarter and more efficient than me, which is not exactly a difficult requirement. Anyway, if you think you can help and would like some goodies, e-mail me now. HELP!

Friday, May 20, 2005

Cup of TCAF -- Over at Silver Bullet Comics, Christopher Butcher is interviewed about The Toronto Comic Art Festival. Man, I wish I could be there. Crap. But, bit of good news, we will have some pre-show coverage from a prominent mini-comics creator planning to attend and debut a new title at the event. More on that very soon.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A Worthy Cause -- Warren Ellis's blog has a lot of visitors, and therefore costs more money than, say, Schmucky Schmuckerson's LiveJournal that no one reads.

Therefore, I urge you to go give Ellis a little money.

Propane Powers, Activate! -- When did Hank Hill's niece Luann join the Teen Titans?

Soup's on! -- Yes, it's a visual gag nicked from Meticulous Mark Evanier, but the message is the same; posting has been light here on the blog, and new content much the same over on the main site, but there's some good reasons, all of them of a positive nature. I'm working hard on a Galaxy-related project that should blow your mind when it finally arrives*, as well as the usual real-life stuff that occasionally gets in the way of the FUN, FUN, FUN of running a comics website. Meanwhile, Chris Allen tells me a new Breakdowns is coming this week, and I do have a good-sized stack of stuff I need to review ASAP, so, please be patient, and check out the stuff I posted links to directly under this post. Enjoy your day!

* Official Hint #2, for those of you playing along at home.

That Thing You Dugan -- Go read Marvelous Marc Sobel's Dugan Under Ground review, right here at Comic Book Galaxy.

Kochalka Meets Cute Arrant -- It's a headline only a Roger Ebert fan will appreciate, but anyway, you should go read Chris Arrant's Kochalka interview at Newsarama, if for no other reason than it's not a Kochalka interview written by moi.

Monday, May 16, 2005

The Straight Poop -- Good news for fans of good comics; here's Rick Bradford's press release.

Poopsheet Shop Relaunches at a New Domain

Now that I've conquered with plenty of help a few minor setbacks and technical hurdles, I'm happy to announce that

the new Poopsheet Shop is open for business!

With the relaunch we've added around 25 new books, many of which are included in the graphic above. On the main page

of the site is a "Newest Additions" section where the most recent are spotlighted. However, the entire list of new items is

as follows:

John Porcellino / La Mano - Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man
Robin Bougie - Cinema Sewer #16
Ansis Purins - Duppy and Zombre vs. Slappy
Mark Burrier - The Intruder
Josh Simmons - All About Fuckin' #s 7, 8, 9 and 10 and Pussies #s 1 and 2
Chris Cilla - Hot Dog Holiday and A Moon, A Girl... Swonk
Lonnie Allen - The Cheerleader & Other Stories, Boxer #1 and Tell Tale Signs
Zeke S. Clough - Petstatic #5
Dan Moynihan - Catching the Moon and Sidewalk Bump
Jim Siergey - Pete the Pit Bull Puppy
Dave Kiersh - Dave K. Greatest Hits
Damien Jay - Plates Are Cult #2
Warren Craghead - Jefferson Estates #s 1-3

Plus, there's lots more just waiting to be added, including books by Robert Goodin, Derek Ballard, Souther Salazar,

Vanessa Davis, John Hankiewicz, Debbie Huey, Warren Craghead and others.

So surf on over, take a look, and let us know what you think!

Thanks for your time,

Click on over now and spend some money on good comics!

Butcher: Always Right -- Christopher Butcher at linked to Tom Spurgeon's Guide to the San Diego Comicon. I've never been and probably never will, unless I get rich and retire, so, I didn't think I'd need to read it. I was wrong, Butcher was right. It's a great damned piece, in the usual Spurgeon style of engaging, sardonic prose. I particularly like his comment on cell phones. Go read it, whether you're going or not.

Jay's Back Online -- I should mention that autobiographical cartoonist and all-around ubermensch Jason Marcy has started posting his daily diary strips to his LiveJournal. And after some fine-tuning, they're looking good! Jay's strip and James Kochalka's American Elf are the first two things I check out every morning, and you should add them to your day too.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Reason #11 -- Tom Spurgeon provides 10 Reasons He Won't See Revenge of the Sith, to which I can only add that the last good Star Wars movie was The Empire Strikes Back, and that was a long frigging time ago. Since then, it's been nothing but Ewoks, all the way down.

Nostalgia -- I am instinctively interested more in the here and now and the future of comics than I am in its often crumbling, off-white-to-brown VG- history.

That said, I was delighted to think about my answers to this week's nostalgic Five for Friday at The Comics Reporter. Tom Spurgeon always comes up with thought-provoking questions, and the answers of his readers are often nearly as interesting as his own. So go on over and see what makes me all misty for the Good Ol' Days of Comics.

First official hint: I have definitely been looking more to the future than to the past over the last week, and the future of Comic Book Galaxy looks pretty damned cool to me at the moment.

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