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Comix Talk for Monday, February 28, 2011

So last day of February already. The year is 1/6 over already.  

DEAD TREES: Zach Weiner's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - now with lots more fiber!  It's a print volume titled Save Yourself Mammal! collecting the very funny, science-savvy comic, coming out this April. And the profits on the book will go to DonorsChoose which funds lots of cool science projects that will help today’s children grow up to become tomorrow’s scientists.

OLD SKOOL: Big Shiny Robot remembers Aaron Farber's Men In Hats. Farber's Pentasmal was pretty funny too.

OSCARS: Well Gordon's probably a bit bummed that How to Train Your Dragon didn't win but Shaun Tan did win for animated short.

MAILBAG: Jason LaTendresse writes about his new webcomic Three Panel Throwdown which just started up and updates on the 3rd, 13th and 23rd of each month (tri-monthly?)  The webcomic has a good high-concept concept: one panel for each contender with the last panel revealing the winner.  Not much in the archives yet -- Optimus Prime vs Prime Meat and Johny Cobra Kai vs. Johnny 5 are the first ones.

MOTION COMIC: Dean Haspiel has a new motion comic out called The Angel which is actually really good.  I'm pretty sure I'm on record not really enjoying the vast majority of motion comic efforts over the last 2-3 years (but if not well now I am) so it's still not my favorite approach to story-telling, but this one does some things well. There is a real intelligence to how the panels are shifted, the limited animation included and most of all - the visual movement and appearance of the text is very good.  Here it is - what do you think?