Tofurkey Turkey?

A little Holiday humor from Alison Bechdel… sorry my head can’t get out of the vacation/holiday mode

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Carly Topazio 2 Comments

This act of heroism brought to you by…

Superheroes are, in their own worlds, one of the greatest forces of good. They help people, save the world, and prevent villains from succeeding. Most of them do this only because they feel some personal responisibility, that because since they have these powers, they should use them for the good of others.

But, what do they recieve in compensation? A thank you? Injuries galore? Most superheroes don’t really recieve any real “reward” for their actions. I recently found an article about how some superheroes might get paid, specifically via corperate sponsership. http://www.comicvine.com/news/off-my-mind-should-superheroes-get-corporate-sponsors/142592/

Granted, I’m personally against this, but the idea does have some merit. What do you guys think?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 All Users 1 Comment

Miyazaki the Walt Disney of anime?

Is he really? The name of this article seems to suggest so. I was intrigued by Spirited Away when we watched it a couple weeks back, and so I decided to watch Princess Mononoke as well (loved it) and now I’m thinking of moving on to “Howl’s Moving Castle”. I heard that one’s really good too, what do you all think?

http://articles.latimes.com/2005/jun/10/entertainment/et-howls10

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 Tesha Chai 3 Comments

Interview with Alison Bechdel

This is a 2-year old interview, but I thought it really gave some neat insight into the process of making Fun Home, like why it’s told in a cyclical format and how Bechdel at first wanted it to be black and white. She talks a little about her family’s reaction to the book’s publication, and her integration into (dare I say) mainstream comics, as well as some up and coming works. And as an added bonus, there’s a shout out to Dickinson College! Woot woot!

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 Leah Miller 1 Comment

This just in from Burma…

With the “elections” safely in hand, apparently the ruling junta in Burma is feeling their oats. It will be interesting to see what happens with this story.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/world/asia/14myanmar.html?_r=1&hp

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Saturday, November 13th, 2010 David Ball Comments Off on This just in from Burma…

Who Needs a Planner?

So this is me procrastinating on my seminar homework because I’m not sure what I want my paper to be about. My roommate pointed out to me recently that I use an obnoxious amount of sticky notes to remind myself of things and what not… This guy I found seems to be putting his stickies to a different use. Could these be considered comics? (taking it all the way back to McCloud now)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcfkjKddOuU&feature=watch_response

Friday, November 12th, 2010 Carly Topazio Comments Off on Who Needs a Planner?

A sad coda to Fun Home

This sad news from Middleburg, PA, which is almost directly in between Carlisle and Beech Creek.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/09/AR2010110904656.html

Friday, November 12th, 2010 David Ball 1 Comment

An update from Burma

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/world/asia/08myanmar.html?_r=1&hp

Hardly a promising sign for the time being.

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Sunday, November 7th, 2010 David Ball Comments Off on An update from Burma

How I Learned to Love No-Face

This is what I’m doing instead of writing my paper.  The process of crafting a compelling, controvertible, and defensible thesis has clearly driven me insane.  Either way, I was pushed into the welcoming arms of Youtube and found this particular gem: NO FACE!  My roommate and I are especially scared of No-Face as he is the creepiest mofo this side of the Vatican.  Anyways, enjoy being serenaded by No-Face…he’ll see you in your dreams :).

No-Face Sings

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 Colin Tripp 1 Comment

New Style Superman

So apparently, Superman is going to be getting a bit of a makeover.

http://www.pantagraph.com/entertainment/article_7709dd88-e2e1-11df-a855-001cc4c03286.html

According to the article, “Superman: Earth One” will make the Man of steel more “hip, moody, and sexy in order to really appeal to who are really wanting to read novels with our characters.”

But that’s not all. You see, this retelling is supposed to reach out to buyers, and I swear I am quoting directly from the article, such as “fans of books and series like “Twilight”.”

I think I’ll be avoiding this one.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 Michael Mason Comments Off on New Style Superman