Thursday, 31 January 2008


Saw Sweeny Todd last night, it was alright, but it just made me want to see the stage version.

The visuals were too inconsistent (no, not just the bits where it was meant to be like that) it looked ike several films edited together. While it was mostly just a stylised costume drama Depp and HBC were wandering around like kids going to a My Chemical Romance gig in Harajuku. It was all over the place.

Burton made what is possibly my favourite film of all time (Ed Wood natch') and this isn't quite the return to form I'd hoped for.

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Friday, 25 January 2008

Is this someting to do with Minovsky physics?

Why are all the explosions in Gundam Seed pink?

Thursday, 24 January 2008

What does that even mean?

From this month's SFX, taken from an interview with Tim Roth about the new Hulk movie -

So the Hulk is computer-generated, as in the Ang Lee version?

Oh, yes. The Hulk is a creature - but I think it's morelike the graphic novels than the comic book.

Um, what?

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

The happiest place on Earth?


From AOL's article The worlds Weirdest theme parks -

Moominworld - Naantali, Finland Well, if it works for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, why not the Moomins? The exceptionally sinister cartoon trolls, which had a period of brief popularity amongst warped children in the 1980s, have their own theme park in Naantali, Finland. Aimed largely at kids, Moominworld gives visitors the chance to rampage around Moominpapa's boat and through a labyrinth accessed via a witch's hut. There are also invention workshops, theatres and out-of-work actors dressed as the fat, ghostly characters all over the place. In other words, it's absolutely terrifying.

I demand that one you out there reading this take me there right now!

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Scotch Mist

My mother keeps giving me disaproving looks because I said I wasn't paying much on the download because I'd buy the record store release if I liked it, and I haven't got round to it yet.

I am part of the problem.

Artists who are awesome - Emmy Cicierega

I need to spend more time showing the artists who make me utterly irrelevent -

This is Emmy Cicierega who I found on DeviantArt, she's about 12 or something...




On DeviantArt
On the LiveJournal

Monday, 7 January 2008

Kuro & Shiro

I just watched Tekkonkinkreet, the last half hour of which is the film equivalent of a fine mist.

Plaid are pretty awesome aren't they.

Sunday, 6 January 2008



I'm not going to comment on the whole One More Day thing, mainly because I haven't read it. Also if I had to comment on every piece of nonsense that comes out of Quesada's mouth/keyboard I'd be blogging full time (I mean the guy's been responsible for a lot of comics I've really enjoyed as EiC, but sometimes, jeez...).

Instead here's Chris the G's thoughts on the matter -

Do you think it's too late for Britney to file for magic anulment?

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Comics review of the year 2008?

I’d do a review of 2007, but I can barely remember what I just ate* so a full rundown of all the new comics I’ve read this year would be a bit too much strain on my fragile mental skills. Instead this is what I’m looking forward to in the coming year in no particular order and with some inevitable holes which I’ll edit later -

RASL by Jeff Smith

A multi-dimensional noir piece is a bit of an off the wall choice for Jeff Smith, but who can say no to Jeff Smith (except, uh, Dave Sim)

Battling Boy by Paul Pope

Modern day hipster Kirby Paul Pope draws a book about a kid who beats up monsters.

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam by Mike Kunkel

The crazy loony toons style Silvana alone is worth the price of entry.

Zorro by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla

I freaking love Zorro, and killer creative teams.

Final Crisis By Grant Morrison and J G Jones

I usually avoid crossover events like they’re spiders with bird flu, but I like Morrison, I’ve dug the stuff I’ve seen J G Jones do, and I think it’s meant to be self contained.

Kick ass by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr

Now I’m not a great Millar fan but: a) The Romita/Janson tag team of art bliss, b) I’m really in the mood for a comic where a guy puts on a mask and hits people he doesn’t like in the face with a stick, and c) the book’s called Kick ass.

Teen Titans: Year one by Amy Wolfram and Karl Kerschl

I have an inexplicable fondness for the first Teen Titans group and Kerschl’s art is dripping with awesome.

Northlanders by Brian Wood and Davide Gianfelice

Admittedly issue one of this already came out, but this sounds like it’ll work really well in trade.

Luke Cage by Genndy Tartakovsky

Sweet Christmas this is right on so many levels.

Freak Angels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield

Sound's like a really classy concept from Ellis, and Duffield is good people.

Skin Horse By Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey Channing Wells

Narbonic remains one of my favourite things ever, and this has all the hall marks of that, but with angora!

Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani

Look at them! How can you say no to that!

New Frontier Special by Darwyn CookeI did so love New Frontier, if only DC would let him do more…

New York Four by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly

When I bought an old copy of one of the same creative team's Local comic the guy behind the counter pointed out that it was the greatest single issue of any comic book ever. I might not go that far but still pretty damn good.

Water Baby by Ross Campbell

Campbell's much delayed Minx book. On a side note I wonder just how many teenage girl's read the Minx books?

East Coast Rising vol. 2 by Becky Cloonan

Waterworld would have been a far better movie if a giant squid with a skull for a head had attacked a load of hipster pirates half way through, but then so would every movie, imagine how much better Pretty Woman would have been?

Flight Explorer by various

It's Flight but for kids, even though the normal Flight is pretty much for kids. It doesn't really matter when a new Copper strip is going to feature.

*This is a lie it was a chunk of Dairy Milk.