Saturday, March 31, 2007

Really bad at Wii jokes

Wandering into Borders looking for the newest issue of GQ, i spied Nintendo Gamer and having a quick flick through I noticed a Patrick Alexander (Raymondo) opinion piece and a Christian Read doing a first person commentary/preview of Fantastic Four 2 game. Looking at the Masthead info I saw Sally Woellner's name (one of those artists who i wish did more manga) as Art Director.

so there you go

Fools on me

Which will be online first or the 2006 Ledger awards?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

SureShot Presents Best of Ozcomics

I'm preparing the next issue of Sureshot Presents, a look back at some of the articles that appeared In OzComics magazine (2003-2005) to be ready for sale at the next Supanova Con in Brisbane (April 13-15).

Featured articles include interviews with established creators, restrospectives and directions on self-publishing. A more comprehensive rundown of content closer to the date of publication.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Seriously, its a joke

Look, I understand that their heart is in the right place but it pains me, PAINS ME, when i see stuff like this i shed a metaphoric tear. Oztaku has some great artists working for it but when stuff like the covers, posters, and essentially all their other merchandise just looks so cringingly awful. All the time and money poured (the figures i've heard is scary) into the effort of creating the magazine just gets wasted because of amateur-hour/nerd hawhaw sheningans like this.

I'm not saying don't have fun, but shit, don't expect to be taken seriously if you spend more time trying to sell a g-string than putting together a poster competition.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Don't make me choose

My spies point out the top of the Armaggedon Pulp Expo website - note the Sydney dates and location, October the same weekend as Supanova

this will be fun to watch - and competition does make us stronger.

As someone with goods to sell in Artist Alley, i'll be heading to where ever has the best deal for AA tables and best comic guests.

Jim Lee Down Under - Make it Happen

Jim Lee wants to come to Australia

Make it happen! Seriously!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Lessons learnt, arse burnt

If you spend the weekend on a Houseboat and have a choice between drinking water labelled "Raw Water" or water labelled "Filtered Water", choose the filtered option.

Monday, March 19, 2007

daddy needs new shoes

If you are the owner of a Hu-Hu that allows the penetration of boy's Pee-Pee you may consider using a root-ring, especially if you are south of Adelaide.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Turn my head phones up!

To try and get past the general shittiness of the past couple of weeks ( i wish i could rant about work but THEY read this - and no, YOU'RE cool - its the OTHERs that shit me), I've been delving in to the Chappelle Show - here are my 3 favourites that make me lose my shit everytime.

Turn my head phones up

Shirts vs Blouses

Black Howard Dean

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Thursday, March 08, 2007

not whining but wining

Because my work has been excruciably and soul shrivelling awful after finally realising that yes, i work for incapable and incompentent, complete and utter failures of management I've been trying to enjoy the finer and smaller things in life. Like wine. I've comtemplated starting a wine blog, mainly for my own use so i can keep track of what i've tasted and liked.

Lately i've been interested in small wineries who make small batches of wine, family run affairs that either are following a tradition or having a sea change. Something romantic about it, one of the last bastions of family legacy, skills handed down through generations.

There's something very similar to making wine and making comics. Wine starts organic, like the seeds of a story. it grows and its impacted by the soil, the weather and the hands of the farmer, just like a story is bound by the experiences, learnings and personality of its creators. The flavour of the grape is a rarely consistent and you never know how its going to end up. There's an artistic aspect, using creativity and technical knowledge to get the best out of the grape, to either wrangle it to taste like a preconcieved notion, or better yet, to highlight a vintages particular strengths.

A good wine can be enjoyed whilst being drunk alone but tasting in a group is great -so you can deconstruct it, compare it and savour it with others and more importantly get drunk with friends. Just like i like talking comics even more than i like reading them.

wine and comics both rock

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

not the biggest, but still a loser

It always freaks me out when i see people i haven't caught up for awhile who exclaim "You're looking good, have you lost weight!"

Um, no i've roughly been the same weight for the last 5 years, I'm probably a bit heavier than you last saw me. But thanks.

Just like TV, people's memories of me add about 10 pounds.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Azerath Subscription for free

Earlier this year i sent the Azerath boys a letter for their letter pages and have kindly been offered a couple of subscriptions, I'm taking one so if you want the other send me an email.

You want be disappointed - strong art supported with goodwriting released on a consistent schedule.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Gutters and Panels

The regular, 1st saturday of the month, comic drinks is tommorrow at the Grace Emily. So if you like comics, rock up and drink subsidised beers courtesy of Pulp Fiction Comics.