Not directly related to comics but…

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I don’t mean to alienate a good 8 million people, but is Washington DC a strange place or what? Go to the Corcoran Gallery near The Memorial and check out Ansel Adams in one wing, and Annie Liebowitz directly across. It’s a somewhat peculiar experience – smallish pictures of vast mountain vistas one second, and […]

2008 Eisner Judges Announced

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(Via CBR) The 2008 Eisner Judges have been announced. (Please forgive my second-sourcing blog news items. I know it’s not the best netiquette but I’m just a guest-blogger?) a.i.

Speaking of Major Dailies

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The LA Times’ Geoff Boucher on Marvel’s digital comics archive. a.i.

Speaking of (Wonder) Woman…

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The NY Times profiles DC’s first ongoing woman writer for Wonder Woman – Gail Simone, who also started “Women in Refrigerators.” This (Women in Refrigerators) is a list I made when it occurred to me that it’s not that healthy to be a female character in comics. I’m curious to find out if this list […]

Women. (sigh)

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Which came first, the thong or the asshole? Arguments for/against women being marketed for their looks are at least as old as Marisha Pessl. Second-wave feminism ebbed just in time for “computer technology” to give us “faceless egalitarianism.” So it should come as no surprise that there is a woman game programmer/producer who is being […]

WGA Writer’s Strike: Slogan’s Heroes

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The writers are still striking. Godspeed, o scribes! Nay the nectar of thine muse doth protest ill… An oldie but goodie: WIRED magazine blog points out the irony of WGA protest signs being so lame. They may be able to pen some of the most riveting dramas and hilarious comedies this side of the Atlantic, […]

Tryptopharts

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Hey y’all. It’s Anne Ishii, previously of Vertical, guest-blogging for the next few days alongside Mark. I hope you had wonderful Thanksgivings. i.e. Not the kind where you go to the movies alone and then get sick on popcorn and your flask of plasticky bourbon, come home, and watch ten hours of Law&Order. [Having done […]