Not to be navel gazing, but the Toronto Comic Jam discussion board has a lively discussion on the offensiveness of us calling the gutter the gutter.
Richard Scheib on Big Fish: “It is really like Burton has been abducted and replaced by a pod person.” Scheib reviews hundreds of obscure B-movies on his site.
The atmosphere is unmistakable. The scratchy scrivening of a dozen people hunched over drawing boards. The acrid fumes of Staedtler nibs rubbed raw, of wet ink, sweat and concentration. A comic jam is in progress.
Small Beer Press’s Gavin Grant does an interview with China Mieville, a fantasy writer who considers what he does “the pulp wing of surrealism.”
It’s been just over a year since Frisco writer and editor Marc Weidenbaum founded this stellar blog, a public service to one of his dearest passions. “Writing about comics on the internet is itself a form of reading in public,” he says.
What is science fiction good for? One answer: to speculate on what the future might be like. But I would argue that the game of science fiction is only sometimes about predicting the future. Sure it’s fun to invent flying cars and moonbases, but as even these two […]
I have to admit, I’m not much of a cultural theorist. My grasp of our cultural gutter is about as sophisticated as a falling anvil — and it’s nowhere near as funny. Which isn’t to suggest I haven’t myself reclined in the gutter and slurped up its spillings […]