Submitted by RyanEstrada on December 18, 2009 - 12:25
Another chapter has ended over at Chillin' Like Villains. The next chapter just started running daily, and will be the last one due to a lack of readership. But I'm still working on... Infiltration, the comic that would have followed this, is being developed for Zuda, and I'm deep in preproduction on an animated feature!
Submitted by Howard Tayler on December 18, 2009 - 11:01
Iâ€™m going to see Avatar in just over two hours.
My expectations for this film have been all over the map, and I think Iâ€™ve finally set them reasonably. Based on what Iâ€™ve heard about the filmâ€™s budget and the technical aspects of its creation, I believe it is going to be a technical masterwork â€” state-of-the-art everything, with great cinematography, great editing, seamless special effects, and very immersive 3D and sound.
I expect the story to be moving, but decidedly unoriginal. Letâ€™s face it, if youâ€™ve read lots of science fiction it is unlikely that Avatar is going to break new ground. And for a film that may be costing the studio upwards of $300 million, itâ€™s probably best that they donâ€™t break new ground on the story. Theyâ€™re taking enough risks with the new technology.
Submitted by Delos on December 18, 2009 - 10:00
It’s finally gotten bitterly cold here in the northeast, which is seemingly just as good as a sunny summer afternoon for reading comics. Who knew?
- Luprand reviewed Finder’s Keepers and mpd57 looked at One Hit Knockout, Jason and The Argonauts, Goop Jr., Subsuelo and Unseen Tribe. Pigs of the Industry praised Jason and the Argonauts and Webcomics Critique thought Bonejangles maybe has some potential. Paperless Comics pointed us toward reviews of Copper, Love and Capes and Pajama Forest.
- Madinkbeard questioned Tokyopop’s rating in his review of Aria Volume 5, covered A Drifting Life, Ooku: The Inner Chambers and one more for every day of December. Optical Sloth covered Rock That Never Sleeps and The Airy Tales and Ghost Jar along with various comics by Pat Aulisio and Kris Lachowski.
- Rosscott gives us a few good comic picks that he liked and Paperless Comics shared this (exciting to me) trend about Manga News and Commander X. Ben Towle continues his Cristo project and Precocious pointed us to CrebHeads and Sometime Alone.
- I was hoping this Webcomic List thread about reader pet theories would generate some further interesting comments but it seems to have stalled out. To make up for it, there is a very interesting discussion on how different artists script out their comics.
Submitted by dave_roman on December 17, 2009 - 22:20
I just uploaded a new Holiday Mix CD to share with friends and family!
It includes nerdy stuff like a song from the Doctor Who Christmas special and classic Sesame Street.
You can also download my previous two holiday mix cd's in the Holiday Mix Archive.
I can't get enough Christmas music, so if you've got your mixes definitely send them my way!
Submitted by CalamityJon on December 17, 2009 - 12:40
Chicken with Plums
Pantheon Books (Marjane Satrapi) 2006
I know, youâ€™re probably asking â€œIf you're going to pick a Marjane Satrapi book, why not pick Persepolis?â€ Well, I enjoyed Persepolis, and I think itâ€™s a very important work, but I frankly found this relatively unacknowledged work (although it has a film version in the works, evidently) of artistry, love, loss and depression to be the tighter narrative and the more emotionally evocative. Mind you, I don't want to take anything away from Persepolis - or really any of Satrapi's work, which may vary in affect and quality but which is uniformly worth reading - but I also felt that it was very dependent on lessons learned from David B, where Chicken with Plums possesses much more of the independent voice of the author.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on December 17, 2009 - 01:01
December 10th concludes the third chapter of Gingerbread Houses, and brings to a close the first year of our somber retelling of Grimms’ “Hansel and Gretel.” Gingerbread Houses will resume regular updates on Thursday, January 7, 2010, with the beginning of Chapter Four.
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