Damn — Google loves April Fool’s jokes as only a bunch of borderline Asperger’s tech nerds can (Moss, see under). For today, they’ve also replaced the dignified and beloved font Helvetica with the Rob Granito of fonts, Comic Sans, when you make a search for “Helvetica.”
We don’t have the energy for an April Fool’s joke so this doozy from Comics Alliance will have to do.
The comics community is an accepting one–perhaps the most accepting. The greatest masters feel a kinship with someone who makes mini-comics, and will make time for them. It’s a giving, friendly group of people who share a passion for comics and a collegial sense of belonging.
But then there’s Rob Granito.
Oh, PS, until they make that Spider-Man: The Musical opera, here’s Ward Sutton’s more humorous take.
For a while last night, Twitter and Facebook were a parade of laughs as a number of prominent comics pros were struck by a hacker who commandeered their tweets and status updates to suggest that “I just viewed my TOP10 Profile STALKERS. I can’t believe my EX is still checking me every day.” Really no fun for the hackees, but it was amusing to watch unfold. Poor Ed Brubaker was hard hit, and Chip Zdarsky suggested it was getting really out of control.
Okay, maybe you had to be there.
In the spirit of Cthulhu Family Circus and other great remixes, Jon L. and Chris D. present
Sheen Family Circus.
In case you have been in Shaolin seclusion this week, actor Charlie Sheen has been on a manic-phase media run with a series of hyperventilated interviews highlighting our new found media ability to watch famous people pathetically and tragically act out right in front of us. As distasteful as it all is…these quotes are comedy gold.
Jody Culkin is an artist, photographer, and teacher. Thanks to being married to PW comics maven Calvin Reid, she’s also a veteran of many comics and book shows. Camera in hand, she has chronicled the activities and faces of the past seven or eight years of comic cons — her work can often be found in PW Comics Week.
But she also has a hobby.
Although shouldn’t that be “If Green Lantern WERE A Pervert”?
Cartoonist Ward Suttonlooks at the recent Batman XXX movie via the healing medium of funny drawings.
Writer Ian Boothby has been at play in the fields of Gail Simone’s forum, and aided and abetted by other posters, it turns out Ryan Choi, the recently deceased Atom, is not dead, he’s just resting, or something. (The above example of “His Choi is Alive” art is by a poster, it should be noted.)