Category: Notes

Abyssal Creatures

Fascinated by the ocean’s abyss? There’s a gallery of mysterious wonder and beauty–and even more mysterious occasional cuteness–at the website for Claire Nouvian’s new book about abyssal species. (Link updated, Oct. 2013)

Comics Fans, Grow Up!

Over at Salon.com, Douglas Wolk writes a dense article about comics culture, graphic novels, collecting and nostalgia and urges comics fans, whether art or pop, to grow up: “The medium’s new enemies are internal: the much less casual snobbery of the commercial mainstream and the art-comics world toward […]

Games x2

Gamers With Jobs looks at the pendulum that’s swinging from fantasy back to science fiction: “After ten years of elves and magic, I could use a bit of a change.” And The Escapist is the new home of Shoot Club! Awesomely nerdy dialogue reproduced faithfully, and some insights […]

Steam Trek

Steam Trek: The Moving Picture is a silent setting the starship Enterprise in the steam era. In space, no one can hear you–though the music cues are neat. Go here for a full version and here for more information. (Updated and thanks to Hellblazer.net).

JLA Songs and Stories

Just hearing the first song on Songs and Stories about the Justice League of America left me stunned. By the second, I decided it might be one of the best things ever with its hammond grooves and swinging Sixties songsters. But the stories are fun too with a […]