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Making Zines is Important

On twitter today it seemed like everyone I follow was talking about making zines (or ‘zines short for fanzine or magazine depending how you feel about it). I…

Maps to Adventure: You Are Swept Into Eternity

If you were a kid in a Western country in the 1980s who was at all interested in reading, chances are your parents and teachers tried to encourage…

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What Makes Nighthawks Important

It is unimportant that Nighthawks is based on a real place. What is special about it, is that we know how what those people are feeling.

wondermark is a great webcomic

The Power of Collage! (Wondermark, David Malki, Squirrel Girl)

David Malki, creator of WONDERMARK, contributed a page to issue 9 (V2) of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (if you’re not reading it, you really should be). In the…

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The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

I’m not a Tarzan fan by any stretch (though I do love a lot of old pulp characters) and I haven’t seen the new film, but I have…

bob elliott, bob and ray

Influences, Part 2: Bob Elliott, Magical Realism & Hiding Your Hand

Following up on my post about David Bowie In 1946 radio broadcaster Bob Elliott teamed up with Ray Goulding, and for the next five decades the duo crafted…

richard case art (remixed)

Influences Part 1: David Bowie, Cut-up Writing

No matter what genre of music, film, or art you like, the number artists and creative celebrities passing since the start of 2016 has been staggering. Putting the…

millions of unusual creatures lurking everwhere

What I’ve been up to: January 2016

End of year rush has forced me to be choosy about what I work on. Over at the FLIMSpringfield.net blog, my wife and I have put up a few…

Installation art "The State Hospital" Edward Klienholts

Joke Origins: I wish I could retire / The State Hospital

I blog at another site, FLIMSpringfield.net where a friend and I muck about with the classic Simpsons years, and their relation to media tropes. Basically, it’s an excuse to…

Motivation and Starting Early

I ran across this today via boingboing: “Sitting Bull: A Life Story” as told in in comic form. I recommend taking a look at it, not necessarily because it’s by…