Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Panel of the Day 30/10/07

Halloween Week

Planetary - Warren Ellis & John Cassaday

Monday, 29 October 2007

Panel of the Day 29/10/07

Halloween Week

Frankenstein - Grant Morrison & Doug Mahnke

Friday, 26 October 2007

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Monday, 22 October 2007

Pane of the Day 22/10/07

Frankenstein meets Shirley Temple - Roger Langridge

Friday, 19 October 2007

MJ vs. Gwen Dance Off a go-go Week
Spider-man Blue - Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Panel of the Day 18/10/07

MJ vs. Gwen Dance Off a go-go Week
Amazing Spider-man - Stan Lee & John Romita

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Panel of the Day 17/10/07

MJ vs. Gwen Dance Off a go-go Week Amazing Spider-man - Stan lee & John Romita

Special 100th post extravaganza!

Yes my hundredth post, and I'm going to use it to make your lives a little better. Bookmark this and then whenever you're feeling down you will be instantly perked right back up again, all because of...

Dancing Ryu!

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Look'it'im go!

Dancing Ryu is by the wonderlicious Emlan who always makes me smile.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

So you don't want my money Vertigo?

So what are the chances that these great Joshua Middleton images were connected to the cancelled 20th anniversary Sandman mini-series to be written by Gaiman.


Panel of the Day 16/10/07

MJ vs. Gwen Dance Off a gogo Week
Amazing Spider-man - Stan Lee & John Romita

Monday, 15 October 2007

Panel of the Day 15/10/07

MJ vs. Gwen Dance Off a go-go Week
Amazing Spider-Man - Stan Lee & John Romita

Thursday, 11 October 2007

In Rainbows

Disclaimer: I know pretty near to fuck all about music so any advice I give should probably be discounted.

The new Radiohead album, y'know that one, is pretty awesome. No real standout singles but that's a welcome change from Hail to the Thief's few good songs and annoying filler.

Also kinda upbeat in an Electioneering style way.

It's powering me through my drawing right now, woo.

Monday, 8 October 2007

The monster shark to Jutland

Now I love me some Terry Gilliam, I even made a comic telling the story of the making of Adventures of Baron Munchausen for college once (if only so I could use a joke I stole from an issue of Promethea), so seeing Tideland for sale in my local HMV I thought 'sure probably going to want that'.

It's been about 24 hours now and it's still rolling around inside my head, whenever i try to think of words to describe it I realise that I'm using the wrong part of brain. It's not disturbing, or shocking, or freakishly twisted (well maybe a little twisted), but I feel that those terms are the ones most people would understand the film by.

I'd compare it to Pan's Labyrinth but it's the contrasts between the two that really make Tideland so potent. There's no shocking violence to show that the adult world is a horrible place, fantasy and reality have a very different relationship. Both are advertised as children's stories for adults but it's Tideland that is more accurately described.

As a viewing experience it felt so personal that I'm almost afraid to hear what other people think of it. I felt a very similar way after I read the novel of Peter Pan for the first time last year, it's primal, it sits in your mind like a stone. Like Gilliam says in his introduction, it's innocent and true, that's where the power comes from.

Perhaps it's just me.

Tomorrow I'll go back to my feeble attempts at humour, but for today you get the meditative Smithy thinking about doll heads and taxidermy.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Panel of the Day 02/10/07

Nickelodeon magazine - Craig Thompson

Monday, 1 October 2007