Have you read Broodhollow? You should. It's pretty great. I could describe it to you, but I think I might lose some folks who would think "That doesn't sound like it's for me." Thing is, I'd think it wasn't for me as well if someone just described it to me. But the story and art … Continue reading The Strange End(?) of Broodhollow
I started to write about one of my favorite comics, Broodhollow. The problem was, I started discussing what had happened to try getting a handle on what I thought about the potential future of the strip and it quickly ballooned into an enormous post with an attempt on my part to reconstruct the timeline since … Continue reading A Return to Broodhollow
I've commented before on how there's just too many comic book movies. Far too many and far too quickly. Yep. Bond, James Bond. The crucial difference? They've put out 26 Bond films in just shy of 60 years. It will only have taken Marvel about 15 years to do the same.— Bob (@khazhad) October 3, … Continue reading I’m All Funned Out
Once upon a time I wrote a post about my admiration and respect for the work of Kris Straub and, in part, what seemed like a serious oversight in his epic comic Broodhollow. It was important that, if it came to his attention (which, in fact, it did!), that he not take it the wrong … Continue reading Return to Broodhollow
I must begin by saying that I am a big fan of Kris Straub and the work he's done over the years. I was (am!) a fan of Checkerboard Nightmare. From some of his writings, Straub gives the impression that he finds his earlier work lacking in some regards. It makes sense; we all look … Continue reading The Problem With Broodhollow
Penny Arcade is doing a Kickstarter and I have learned an interesting thing from it. They have been doing a thing for a number of years now called Pinny Arcade. Basically, they sell you some overpriced pins with stuff on them related to games or their comic and then you can trade them with folks. … Continue reading An Interesting Thing
I'm a big fan of the Stripped documentary. (About comic strips! Get your mind right.) You ought to buy a copy yourself, it's well worth watching. But if you really like comics, then you can also splurge for the extra features, the best of which are the extended interviews with a lot of the cartoonists. … Continue reading Bonus Stripped
Before we get started, let me say that, after Checkerboard Nightmare, Time Friends was the best thing Kristofer Straub ever did. And the fact that the archives aren't available online is a travesty. Not that anything we can ever do will change that, but I'm glad I was able to say that publicly. Okay, now … Continue reading TIME!
More of the usual nonsense about banned books from Unshelved? Not quite. You'd think librarians would have a better appreciation for the fact that, well, Ideas Have Consequences.
I hope that my kids will end up with the same attitude towards the awards for participation that Big Nate has.----------------Now playing: Yoko Kanno - Farewell Bluesvia FoxyTunes