Friday, February 29, 2008

Amulet


using this website http://www.scholastic.com/amulet/makeyourown/index.htm I made the comic book seen above

And now the powerpoint

I just made a short presentation about the website
viewable here
http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=dcwcg3mp_0g2fcjwgh
and on the webpage

read a (free) book

http://browseinside.harpercollins.com/index.aspx?isbn13=9780060558123&WT.mc_id=author_AmerGods_FullAccess_022208
just thought I would mention this
And now it's gone!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Link

http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/2008/02/27/the-one-about-dave-sim/
It is a very interesting article. His opinions are honestly despicable but you have to wonder how anyone could remotely admire him. He did some very bad things.
from Jeff Smith's Bone Website:

Ain’t It Cool News: We’re almost done, but I have four questions that you may not want to answer. First of all, any final words on the whole Dave Sim boxing match thing?
Jeff: Well…
AICN: Which, by the way, speaking as a lay reader was incredibly amusing to follow.
Jeff: Yes, I hope it has been… I think, just in general, when a friendship – or any kind of a relationship starts to fall apart, it’s complicated and there are mind games, and it’s not pretty, and it’s difficult enough to explain as it is. But when it’s so public –
AICN: And in print –
Jeff: It’s been a very public parting of the ways. And it’s been done against the background of what was essentially a revolution in comics, and there’s been a lot of people with very strong feelings on every side.
AICN Interview Part 3

Jeff’s friendship with fellow Self-publisher Dave Sim ended suddenly when Dave published his controversial issue of Cerebus #186, in which he defined women as creatures incapable of logical thinking. Portraying an evening spent in the Smith’s home in the Santa Cruz mountains, both Jeff and his wife Vijaya were written into the text as examples of a man and his parasitic, brain-eating wife. Smith is portrayed as agreeing with Sim’s ideas and seeming to be afraid of reprisal from his wife. Vijaya herself, whose parents come from India, is described as “inscrutable”. The feud heated up again some years later when Smith related his version of events to The Comic’s Journal causing Sim to write an open letter calling Smith a liar and challenging him to a round of boxing. Smith’s response, a letter to Dave which was printed in the Cerebus comic book said simply: “Get stuffed.”

The feud has cooled of late, and Jeff and Dave have been seen talking together at comics events. The two even joined forces to raise relief funds for victims of the 2004 Tsunami, donating original artwork and raising $20,000 for Red Cross relief. An interesting overview of both the feud and the comics can be seen at Salon.com

A little tribue to Jack Kirby


I thought I would try coloring some of his work in photoshop
enjoy!

Parental Advisary


I personally find it despicable that Peter David has turned this charming funny kid-freindly comic into one with guns on the cover and rated parental advisary (which is the last step before being a full out mature readers title.

The Realm of The Possibliity

I just finished reading the book The realm of the possibility by David Levithan and I really enjoyed it. It was very well written and the characterization was great. It was done very creatively (one of the sections is made as lyrics to a cd.) It works very well. Highly reccomended.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

and the redesign is...gone

I have deleted the new design.
And so ends the saga.


Edit: for now

The Academy Awards are tonight

The Academy Awards are tonight if you want to watch a movie beforehand might I reccomend Get Bruce?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

About the new design

this is a February only edition. It is Valentines day themed.

New Side Element: News

as some of you might notice right now on the side of the blog we have news about a few things.
I hope you enjoy

Meet the new design

So the new design is up.
I hope you enjoy it.
Comment to let me know what you think!
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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Comments

Like any good serialized thing we have a repeat episode of one of our greatest hits.
Enjoy

Comments?

I have decided to add comments to the blog. A few of my rules for commenting. If you do not follow don't comment.
Do not say anything personal
Don't expect a response (I.E Don't ask questions)
Just do formal comments about what is disscussed
NOTHING rude or critical
if you do no follow these rules I will not hesitate to delete your comments
thanks,
Book Reader

Text Commentary: and we have had not one comment since.
Feel free to be the first.

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Redesign

I am going to attempt to redesign the blog
Wish me luck

MWAHAHAHA

I have a freind who is very into Spider-Man and also hates this lead paint scare. Wait until he sees this. Mwahahaha.

Spiderman Water Bottles Sold Exclusively at Sears Recalled by Fast Forward Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Spiderman® Water Bottles

Units: About 6,600

Manufacturer: Fast Forward LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: Screws under the bottle’s lid can come loose and fall into the cup, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of screws coming loose under the water bottle’s lid. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled plastic water bottles have a Spiderman® picture on the cup and a Spiderman® figure on the screw-on lid. The water bottle is red, white, blue, and black and measures nine inches high.

Sold exclusively at: Sears stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled water bottles away from children and contact Fast Forward LLC for instructions on returning the water bottles for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact company toll-free at (877) 244-4433 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.



Picture of Recalled Spiderman Water Bottle

50 posts


Sorry to post so much abut the amount of my posts but here it is:
this is the 51st post which means that I have done past
50 Posts
Let's hope I make it to 100.
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Notes on Company

Last night I watched Company on PBS. Some Thoughts:
  • Well acted. Raul Esparza was very good as Robert.
  • The music was great as expected.
  • I thought that the staging didn't work so well

Monday, February 18, 2008

Notes on The Yanksee

I just watched a film called Up The Yanksee. I will put up some notes now.
  • It is a very sad movie
  • It is set in China
  • It takes place as far as I could tell in 2005
  • It is largely about poverty
  • It is well made
  • It tells the story of a cruise where people sail around looking at this land almost like watching someone on their deathbed
more later
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Saturday, February 16, 2008

IT IS FREEZING

It is freezing cold out.
Am I the only one who can NOT wait for summer.
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

WATCH THIS MOVIE: ACCROSS THE UNIVERSE

The Directing is extraordinary.
The acting is extraordinary
The singing is extraordinary.
Only lowlight was fifty kids singing along to Hey Jude but you can't have it all.
More detailed review coming soon
BUY IT!
READER

45 posts

I just realized I have made forty-five posts.
Can you believe it.
In just 2 months. 45 posts.
OY!!
Here's to 100.
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2 months


I have been blogging for two months now
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A free book


from http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/02/birthday-thing.html
As you may have deduced, it's the blog's 7th birthday today. On February the 9th 2001, I started writing this thing. And now,
1,071,213 words later, it is still going. (Until the wind changes, as Mary Poppins said.)

One thing we've decided to do, as a small celebratory birthday thing is, initially for a month, make a book of mine available online, free, gratis and for nothing.

Which book, though...? Ah, that's up to you.

What I want you to do is think -- not about which of the books below is your favourite, but if you were giving one away to a friend who had never read anything of mine, what would it be? Where would you want them to start?

Click below on the cover of the book you'd like to see out there, online, for free. We'll keep the voting up for a week, and then announce (and Harper Collins will post, to be read) the winning book.
American GodsAnansi BoysCoralineFragile Things
American GodsAnansi BoysCoralineFragile Things

M is for Magic - HardcoverNeverwhereSmoke & MirrorsStardust
M is for MagicNeverwhereSmoke & MirrorsStardust
[Display current results
A free book.
How did he talk his publisher into doing that!?
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Friday, February 8, 2008

Spider Man: Old New Day

I'm sorry guys but brand new day and ultimate spider man are just dull retellings of old stories. There is NO suspense.

But I have a cure.

KILL PETER PARKER.
Yes I know it's hard but let me tell you what should happen continuing from this very issue of Spider Man.
Outline
Issue 1:Spider-Man's secret identity is revealed by the registration act.
Issue 2: JJ's son finds out and becomes the Man Wolf again because his father he believes was killed by Spider Man. He brings together a new Sinister Six: Mister Negative, Doc Ock, The Gray Goblin, Venom, Doctor Doom and Man Wolf.
Issue three: They kill Spider-Man in a final climatic finale when they kidnap Mary Jane who we learn is Jackpot.
Issue 4:Harry Osborn takes up Spider Man mantle.

Call me,
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Invincible Rocks

Invincible is a great comic.
I have just read the second and third volumes and they are great!

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WARNING


Made for a play I wrote
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Thursday, February 7, 2008

My First Paintings

I have been drawing and coloring before, but never have I actually painted the colors until now and I think it looks fabulous. Images coming real soon.
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The Snow Queen's Palace


A friend of mine remarked that Toronto Looks like the Snow Queen's Palace from the film of The Chronicles of Narnia. It does

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Truth


From IMDB: Ledger Died of Accidental Overdose, Authorities Rule
Heath Ledger's death was attributed to the effects of a lethal combination of prescription drugs, none of which was lethal on its own, according to the New York City medical examiner. On the night of his death, the medical examiner said today (Wednesday), Ledger had ingested six types of painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs and sleep aids that reportedly were prescribed by doctors in the U.S. and the U.K. There was no indication that he had taken the drugs to end his life.

Monday, February 4, 2008

..........

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=fHMPtYvZ8tM
This video is creating a lot of chatter around the web.
I have NOT read this book so I can't say.
BUT I would much rather people read books like this then fantasy books etc. in schools
At least it tries to be true to the youth experience
I would support them teaching the book though
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Thank you to NDCOMICS


I just wanted to thank NDCOMICS for the very sweet photo located above. (he has a private blog located at BLOG POLICE SAY NO LINKING), it is a very good blog. He made this photo for me when he heard I was ill. Thanks NDCOMICS
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Friday, February 1, 2008

Portrait of a sick man


As you might guess I am not feeling great
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