Tuesday, June 17, 2008

At the Mountains of Madness. Wish You Were Here.

I've started reading "At the Mountains of Madness" by H. P. Lovecraft, which has sparked in me a mild interest in the great southern continent. So I've just now watched this video, presumably by a scientist, showing through time-lapse photography the course of one year. It's utterly breathtaking. The scenes of natural splendor and life in a bustling scientific base make Antarctica seem downright welcoming.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

How to Draw Like a Commercial Hack

Say, is it just me, or are 90% of the "How to Draw Comics/Manga/Whatever" books on the shelves written by artists who have never published successful comics?

Mind you, about 89% of "How to Draw Comics/Manga/Whatever" books are written by Christopher Hart...

Those who cannot do...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

For the Record

I don't really believe Doctor Who is a ripoff of Superman and Star Trek. I was just being glib.

But more importantly, bear witness to the Angry Video Game Nerd's top 10 list of giant movie monsters:

Stick around for Number One. It's a doozy.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Doctor Why?

You know, I have to admit, I've never seen the appeal of Doctor Who. Maybe it's just the culture barrier at work, but whenever I've seen clips from it, the program just struck me as "like Star Trek, but even sillier."

And really. Dude comes to Earth, last survivor of a powerful alien race (except for a few others who keep popping up), gets involved with human woman, has adventures around the universe... I can get all that from Superman.

And then there's those robot salt-shakers with plungers on their heads. 'Nuff said.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Sailor Krypton

So is it just me, or is Superman basically every optimistic, idealistic anime girl heroine who Never Gives Up and Believes in the Power of Friendship rolled into one big muscley guy in a cape?


I think so.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Loving the Legion

I do believe I have become a Legion of Super-Heroes fanboy.

I started watching the WB animated series on a whim recently as I've been looking for something to replace Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans, and it more than fit the bill. Since then my interest in the comics has piqued, and I've checked out bits and pieces from several eras, including Mark Waid's recent Supergirl and the Legion and Geoff Johns's storyline in Action Comics. The best I've read so far, though, has been the "Legion of the Damned" and "Legion Lost" storylines from the post-Zero Hour/pre-Infinite Crisis Legion, which honestly got me a little misty-eyed at the end.

At this point I'm looking forward to Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds more than Final Crisis itself! I just hope Johns doesn't mess up the post-ZH Legion, 'cause I've gotten rather attached to them.

That's all I've got to say for now. Just felt like sharing my enthusiasm.