Linkblogging is lazy, but let’s do it anyway, OK?
“Someone once compared the comic book medium to jazz or poetry. Both are fairly niche art forms now, but I don’t think anyone believes that jazz music or poetry is going away anytime soon. If that’s our lot in ife, then so be it. Let’s just accept it and concentrate more on content — making good comics — rather than testing the glass ceiling of the Direct Market with the latest gimmicks (be it variant covers, shock value deaths or outside media writers). I mean, is that really something to be proud of? “I sold a shitload of (insert name of inherently meaningless product here).” Okay, great. Congratulations. Eight track players and pet rocks sold by the truckloads once, too.”
Secondly, Mike Sterling’s Progressive Ruin turns two! I’m not going to wax poetic about Sterling, but I’ll say this – he’s one of the reasons I’m a dedicated comics blogger now. I came across his site and went “Eureka! He likes comics and that’s all he writes about and he sucks and I don’t so I will defeat him in blog combat!”
That may be sarcasm there, kids. Happy Anniversary, Sterling!
there is no fourth item.
Chris reads an issue of Tarot so you don’t have to. He’s a real giver, that boy.
That’s a fucking huge robin right there.
The list will be up later tonight. I’ve not even peeked at what’s shipping.
Something like 9 years on, the Fila Brazillia mix of “Cotton Wool” by Lamb can still send tiny little tingles up my spine.