Sunday, March 30, 2008
Here are some ideas I'd like to see fleshed out:
The Comics Don't Need No Stinkin' Narrative Column
The Men in Tights are Creepy Column
The Why Can't Comic Artists Draw Anymore Column
The What Comic is Now a Movie Column
The I Haven't Read Comics in a Long Time But I Still Like to Give My Two Cents Column
Friday, March 28, 2008
We've been asked many questions about how this competition will go. So here are some clarifications:
1. It's $5 for your band to play per song. It's all for our charity - Moveable Feast.
2. One person bands are allowed. But you must play at least 2 instruments. I mean, come on.
3. Sign up will only take place that night. So the earlier you get there the better. It starts at 7pm.
4. You can play in more than one band.
5. You can play the songs on any level you choose.
6. DLC songs will be available for play as well as the standards.
7. Songs will be chosen AT RANDOM for your band to play. But don't worry, songs that are too short or too long have been taken out of the pool in order to keep the score potential fairly even.
8. The winning band is determined by the highest band score.
Any more questions?
ETA: Yes, you can bring your own guitar.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
"I think this is very hypocritical," said Elizabeth Barden, owner of Big Hat Books on the Northside. "On the one hand, we feel a need to censor ourselves, while on the other hand, we are spending our tax dollars to free the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people."
Barden said the law could potentially cover "just about any coming-of-age novel and books on health, hygiene and human sexuality."
Fight it Indiana!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
And the rest didn't get much better:
"They care much more about two-dimensional people than they do about three-dimensional [ones],"he says of his comic fans. "You can evoke ire that you've never dreamed of in TV."
Consider my ire evoked!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Yes, Paul Pope and James Jean are working with DKNY Jeans and Prada, respectively, but now even comic artists and fans are getting a spread for their "look" in The New York Times.
I suppose the struggle to be taken seriously and being noticed is now over and we're in the early jumped the shark stage. We can all just relax and go back to reading and enjoying comics without the chip on the shoulder, even reading them in public without shame at a sidewalk cafe. Get over it already.
Maybe we can even stop calling them "graphic novels" to bury the comic stink.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
For the next First Friday, we're having our annual fundraiser for Team Atomic & Ride for the Feast, a bike riding event for Moveable Feast, a non profit organization that delivers meals to people living with AIDS and cancer.
This year it's a Rock Band competition! Bring your band, form a band there with other players, or sing and play an instrument by yourself! The winning band wins a $100 Atomic gift card for each member!
There will also be raffles at the event for various awesome goods:
Rock Band for the 360 Xbox, donated by the good people at Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band.
A 3 game pack for the 360 from Big Huge Games.
Feel free to contact me for more information!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
This is the sort of bathroom reading type trivia book that I get addicted to and bring out of the bathroom and carry around with me until I finish. Featuring a who's who of the literary canon, Schnakenberg finds trivia and dirt on many of our most beloved authors (a few surprises even for English majors like me). By the end, you come to the realization that many of our greatest authors were anti-semites (even the Jewish ones), racists, alcoholics or drug addicts, adulterers, had some sort of mental illness, and a sexual perversion. In the long run, it really has no impact on the great works they left behind, but the reading is tawdry and fun. There is also a lot of room for a sequel as there seems to be a lack of great writers born after World War II. Oh, and a bibliography of some sort would lend nicely to the credibility here.
Maggie comments on Naked Girls Smoking Weed:
Lauren channels Dalek's Space Monkey Qees:
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tomorrow night we have Mikita Brottman over at POP, reading from her new book Solitary Vice. Starts at 7pm!
And for April's First Friday, we're having a Rock Band competition for Team Atomic, a fundraising event for Moveable Feast!
More details to come! Get ready to rumble.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
And we'll be resuming our Buffy Reading Club next month! Remember, new issues come out the first Wednesday of the month, and we meet over at the Hon Bar, at 7pm.