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by shathley Q

13 Sep 2013

Here’s one of those crime scenes I return to frequently:

In Graphic Storytelling & Visual Narrative that Eisner is at his most seductive. Bemoaning the loss of daily news strip comics, Eisner suggests, “There is a major structural difference between newspaper storytelling strips and comic books. In comic books, stories come to a definite conclusion, a tradition that began when the early comic books advertised that each story was complete. A book is free-standing whereas newspapers are connected to the pattern of daily life. In a daily continuity, therefore, the storyteller need only segue into the next adventure. [Milton] Caniff understood that the story had to emulate the seamless flow of life’s experiences and that the human adventure doesn’t have neat endings. His work shows us how to tell a story that could make itself part of the reader’s daily life”.

by shathley Q

30 Aug 2013


For WZW, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. never said “I have a plan…”

Could Beethoven, even in his deafness, have retained the memory of perfect pitch? Could his music be nothing more than the rigorous working out of an abstract calculus? A working out on a scale of genius far beyond any of us?

by J.C. Macek III

27 Aug 2013

It was the day before my 39th birthday and I was doing what I do most every night… sitting in the tree in my back yard eating pomegranates drinking Argentinian Malbec (trust me, there is NOTHING like an Argentinian) and surfing Facebook. That’s when I saw a link that I was quite sure would lead to an article on The Onion. The story it led to announced the hilarious prospect that Christian Bale’s successor as Batman would be none other than Shannon from Mallrats: Ben Affleck. I laughed out loud until I realized this wasn’t The Onion, this was The Hollywood Reporter.

by shathley Q

26 Aug 2013


If you’ve missed out on the first two issues of Larfleeze, not to worry… well, maybe worry a bit. Maybe go out and go find them, because you’ve really missed out on a secret treat. But if you’re worried about picking up with issue #3, not to worry. There’s an easy introduction to the current dilemma faced by our not-quite-so-intrepid protagonist, by way of (of all things, if you can imagine), postures, poses, places really.

by J.C. Macek III

21 Aug 2013

Once Superman got over his weird shift into his Electric Blue and Red forms, he was more or less back to normal in his classic red, blue and yellow costume and short hair with spit curl and he was again surrounded by many of his classic friends and opponents (Supergirl and General Zod were both back in more or less their recognizable forms, with the “new” Superboy still bounding around the planet) and with the longest-accepted version of his power scheme. (Big Blue did switch to a black background as opposed to the traditional yellow on his S-Shield after the bleak events of the Imperiex war.)

The dawn of a new Millennium also marked the dawn of a new television show featuring characters from the Superman mythos in the form of Smallville, which ran for ten seasons starting in 2001. Instead of focusing on Superman himself, the show focused on the young Clark Kent as he grew up with an increasingly more public use of his powers each season and an expanding number of post cape-and-tights supporting cast members appearing in Smallville before adolescent Clark even took his first real flight. Everyone from Lex Luthor (Clark’s erstwhile best friend in the series) to Brainiac to Lois Lane to Green Arrow to Morgan Edge to even General Zod and Doomsday for heaven’s sake have been witness to Clark and the strange things that surround him, so once he hits Metropolis in his fedora and glasses, he may look like a new man, but when he flies around in the cape and tights with no mask, pretty much every surviving one of them will say “Yep… that’s Clark!”

//Mixed media


Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

// Notes from the Road

"McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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