Monday, June 25, 2007
In the meantime, here's a little Yoda sketch of mine to keep us company:
Friday, June 22, 2007
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
Next week the CIA will be declassifying what is unofficially known as "the family jewels"--records of much of the agency's worst abuses, from assassination attempts to drug tests on unaware U.S. civilians. More information can be found at this link:
I'll be interested to see what kind of news coverage this receives.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Stuff I've been reading lately:
Houdini, The Handcuff King, by Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi. Nice little book about a particular day in the life of Houdini. Lutes remains one of the very best layout men in modern comics, and Bertozzi adds an energetic, loose quality to the work. I like the historical notes at the end.
--Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 1. You may have gotten the impression from my previous post that I love this book. Let me add to that: I really, reeeaaaallly love this book. I've been waiting/hoping for a quality collection of Kirby's Fourth World comics for a long time, and this is just about perfect. The paper stock, reproduction, and color quality are all top-notch. In fact, the only blemish in the whole thing are all those unfortunate Al Plastino/Murphy Anderson Superman heads (DC had artists redraw all of Kirby's Clark Kent/Superman/Jimmy Olsen heads--as well as some figure work--because they wanted Superman and Jimmy to retain a certain established in-house look).
But a giant green Jimmy Olsen clone and a guest appearance by Don Rickles goes a long way to make up for all those heads.