clint barton human disaster
"Not inclined to endure long lines either for high-profile panels or for the chance to buy stuff, I spent about 15 minutes on the show floor, clinging to the perimeter, before taking my bulging eyeballs right out of there. I did not dive. I waded.
And the first thing I learned — confirmed for myself, really — is that Comic-Con is much, much less weird than a lot of people who don’t attend it make it out to be.”
Image: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images
Marvel Swimsuit Special (1991)
The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.
Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry?
My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money.
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating.
#photoshopwilwheaton courtesy of meeplemechanic.com :D
This is magnificent.
by Matthew Meylikhov
We’ll actually cover this a bit more tomorrow in Soliciting Multiversity, but Image sent out a preview for the return of “Li’l Depressed Boy” that I felt needed to be posted — mostly because I love this book.
Telling the story of a half-rag doll, half-emo kid in the…
Saga - cast cut-outsComixology is having a big Saga sale.. Plus, the newest issue is scheduled to hit the stands tomorrow (7/23)!! Wee!
Saga created by Fiona Staples and Brian K Vaughn
Comic-Con poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
A little tribute piece done for Batman’s 75th Anniversary.
If anyone’s interested, I’m making the original immediately available for purchase (including international shipping): check it out.
Batman: The Long Halloween #1
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art by Tim Sale
The Image Comics signing wall at #SDCC!
Here are a couple sketches from the aborted “Bat-Man” project with Azzarello. Initially conceived as a First Wave title, I wanted Robin to be the son of Wu Cheng from the Blackhawks — fuck you, Chop Chop — sent to be raised in the US by Bruce Wayne. Get some pulp in that juice.