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Sunday Brunch: 10/4/09

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Thrown together at the last minute! Would you have it any other way?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What’s the best first issue you ever read?

FREE TIBET ROBO! What’s this? Why, it looks to be like a free seven-page Atomic Robo story rolling out a page a day! As regular readers of this blog know, Atomic Robo is the World’s Most Awesome Comics Magazine, and therefore I shall link to it with gusto!


MMM, PIE: Saw this at the Savage Critics, and am assuming Jeff Lester made it:


At last, it all makes sense.

THERE IS NO TRY: In this week’s Do Anything column at Bleeding Cool, Warren Ellis discusses the power of semantics. Comics, graphic novels, story-strips, visual novels! Are they the same? Should they be?

Doesn’t a Story-Strip sound like a different animal to a Graphic Album, to you?  It’s all still comics, sure — but it conjures different ways of doing comics.  It’s the sort of thinking that keeps the form alive.  Just one way.  There are lots of different ways, and it’s not a binary process, you can adopt as many as you like at any time.  Just so long as you’re aware that you can do anything you like.

ITEM! So I forgot to link there recently, but Graphic NYC has undergone a bit of a revamp and now has a plethora of cool new articles for you to read.

NOT OPTIONAL: Jog writes his review of SPX 2009. It is mighty. Go, read.

SEE ALSO: In addition to that, there’s also a podcast of the Critics Roundtable, with the all-star cast of Jog, Tucker Stone, Douglas Wolk, Gary Groth, and more.

ITEM! Nifty interview with J.H. Williams over at Newsarama. Is there anything that guy can’t draw?

SEVEN Qs FOR SEVEN BROTHERS: Brevoort at the Bre-vault:

While in the day-to-day course of doing the job any given editor may throw off story ideas or ways of restructuring or improving a particular tale that others then get to make hay out of, the editor really belongs backstage, directing the action from there. The creators do the work, so they deserve and get the credit. Editors get the blame. That’s not a condemnation of the system in any way, merely a statement of fact–and one that a would-be editor needs to embrace before he’s truly ready to play in the big leagues.

STRANGE TALES: Marvel spotlights two of my favorites: Jim Rugg and Jhonen Vasquez! On Brother Voodoo and MODOK! It’s like they did it just for me.


While I’m mentioning it, buy Afrodisiac in December. Or Santa will give you coal. And an ass-beating.

PAUL POPE DRAWS DUNE! ‘Nuff said:


CAMERON STEWART DRAWS SOME MORE BATMAN AND ROBIN: Again, does this really require explication, true believer!?


SEAN MURPHY DRAWS THE ABCS OF WOLVERINE! The alphabet is far better when it has adamantium claws. To wit:



Click the link to see them in their full-sized glory.

SUPERFREAKANGELS: This week’s installment of Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield’s Freakangels has a fantastic wordless sequence carried on the steampunk wings of Duffield’s kickass art. Check it out:


REMAKE/REMODEL: Dynamite Thor! Yes, it’s as ridiculously awesome as it sounds. Here’s “frequentcontributor” Andrew Nixon’s:


And here’s one from a fella called DisContent:


NOT COMICS DEPT: Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo Halo

If you want me to kick your ass in Halo 3, or kick ass with me in ODST’s Firefight, then send me a message (and let me know you saw this on CSBG so I don’t just ignore you). My Xbox Live gamertag is Billuccho. That is all.

See you next week.

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