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Chunky Comic Reader for iPad
Chunky has replaced Comicflow as CBR/CBZ reader of choice. It's really nicely made.
apps  ios  comics 
july 2014 by infovore
▶ Dan Abnett: "Ka-Boom! (And Other Made-Up Words)" - YouTube
Dan Abnett talks about writing. A lot of his writing is formulaic and genre-based, but he's really eloquent about the craft of writing to spec, and the simplicity of getting to know your medium. Really enjoyable talk about craft that percolates nicely.
writing  comics  genre  danabnett 
november 2013 by infovore
INCIDENTAL COMICS: The Elephants of Typography
"...no book exists that cannot be improved with elephants." This is true.
comics  elephants  type  typography 
april 2013 by infovore
Dredd Reckoning: Mega-City Undercover
"...given a choice of ur-texts to inspire the scenius of creative technologists, I’ll take the Dan Dare and 2000 AD of Silicon Roundabout over the Atlas Fucking Shrugged of Silicon Valley any day of the week."
debchachra  design  comics  judgedredd 
november 2012 by infovore
Paul Gravett | Article Detail
"Over the past few months I have been collaborating with her to curate her first ever career-spanning exhibition. Retrospective Posy Simmonds: Essentially English opens on June 12th at the beautiful Art Nouveau, Victor Horta-designed Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels and continues until November 25th 2012. I’ll be adding photos from the exhibition shortly, but below are the texts I have written for the explanatory graphic panels." Paul Gravett on Posy Simmonds - some great sketches in here and details of early work.
posysimmonds  paulgravett  comics  cartoons  illustration  writing 
june 2012 by infovore
Patient BW, DOB 2/16/1971 — The League of Ordinary Gentlemen
"Patient explained most of these (and most subsequent) injuries as being the result of membership in a private and apparently quite intense mixed martial arts club.  Patient has denied being the victim of domestic abuse by Mr. Grayson following indirect and direct questioning on numerous occasions." Patient BW's medical records make for iiinteresting reading.
batman  comics  medicine  brucewayne 
november 2011 by infovore
Meanwhile for iOS
IF legend Andrew "Zarf" Plotkin has adapted Jason Shiga's marvellous "Meanwhile" for the iPad. If you wanted someone to adapt your interactive fiction for another format - I can't think of a better person. Really looking forward to seeing how they've done this.
jasonshiga  zarf  andrewplotkin  interactivefiction  comics 
october 2011 by infovore
ComicsAlliance Top 10 Best Comics of 2010: #3 - Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour - ComicsAlliance | Comics culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews
"...in the end, adulthood isn't a single decision you make, but a long series of decisions you make every day for the rest of your life. And the best reason to grow up isn't because it is expected or required, but because it means moving forwards. Because while it may also involve incredibly tedious things like mortgages and car payments, growing up is a natural function of seeking a life that is more dynamic than static, of choosing ambition and hope over avoidance and fear, of wanting to know who you're going to be and not just who you were, even if that takes you away from the things you used to love." A lovely reading of Scott Pilgrim #6.
comics  scottpilgrim  adulthood  youth  change 
december 2010 by infovore
Paul Auster published for PlayStation | Books | guardian.co.uk
Or, more accurately: Dave Mazzuchelli's adaptation of City of Glass is now available in the PSP comic store. A totally bizarre sentence in many ways, but know this - it's brilliant, and if you actually read comics on your PSP, thoroughly recommended
psp  comics  paulauster  davemazzuchelli 
october 2010 by infovore
The Silver Age - The Gameshelf
"I see Valve Software today holding the same position in the overall media landscape that Marvel Comics occupied in the early-mid 1960s. In both cases, we have two experienced studios, neither the mainstream-recognized giants of their fields, who made an unusual decision: they chose to spend the creative capital gained from prior commercial success to quietly revolutionize their respective medium's dominant genres, rather than take the safer path of grinding out more derivative sameness."
comics  games  valvesoftware  valve  marvel  invention 
march 2010 by infovore
xkcd minus xkcd
"XKCD minus XKCD is a site dedicated to removing XKCD from the XKCD comic strips, with apologies to Garfield Minus Garfield." Very droll.
xkcd  comics  meta 
march 2010 by infovore
Creative Review - Kicking ass in six frames
Six-panel comics truncating movies in their entirety. Although the Zombieland one won, I love the American Psycho one.
movies  comics  condensation  americanpsycho 
march 2010 by infovore
Super Colossal » Joe the Barbarian
"...the next seven issues of the eight issue series will document parallel journeys through the house. One where we follow Joe descending through the house from the attic to the basement (where I am assuming his medication is?) and the other where he follows a a Narnian/Wizard of Oz like adventure populated by his toys and the contents of the house. The domestic as landscape for epic adventure." Oh, that sounds great.
comics  joethebarbarian  grantmorrison  vertigo 
february 2010 by infovore
Bá and Moon Go "Daytripping" - Comic Book Resources
"This December, the Eisner-winning artists behind such acclaimed projects as "Sugar Shock," "Umbrella Academy," and "BPRD: 1947" will present "Daytripper," their first original title from DC Comics' Vertigo imprint... The comic, which jumps around moments in the life of Brazilian aspiring novelist and newspaper obituary writer Brás de Oliva Domingos, will follow the main character as he explores and evaluates his own existence and attempts to discover the answer behind the mystery of the meaning of life itself." Oh. This sounds good!
gabrielba  fabiomoon  daytripper  comics  vertigo 
november 2009 by infovore
Fullbright: The middle child at peace
"...maybe this is the best of both worlds. An audience that, having crossed the barriers to entry, is by its nature more invested in our work; a public profile by which we have the means to occasionally reach into the mass consciousness, but which affords us the freedom to continue experimenting with subject, form, and style; an industry which is truly international; which is capable of producing both multi-million dollar blockbusters and single-creator labors of love (and releasing both on the same platform); which manages to be neither too big nor too small, and is the more vital, unique and exhilarating for it. We are a medium for us, and while there are more and more of us every day, we'll never be for everyone. In a way, that's beautiful." I think Steve's about right.
games  criticism  comics  culture  stevegaynor 
november 2009 by infovore
The City Is A Battlesuit For Surviving The Future - Future metro - io9
"Ah - The Big Meg, where at any moment on the mile-high Zipstrips you might be flattened by a rogue Boinger, set-upon by a Futsie and thrown down onto the skedways far below, offered an illicit bag of umpty-candy or stookie-glands and find yourself instantly at the mercy of the Judges. If you grew up on 2000AD like me, then your mind is probably now filled with a vivid picture of the biggest, toughest, weirdest future city there's ever been." Jones on future cities, collating and refining thoughts into a lovely piece of structure and rhetoric. Also, the sentence "wrapping himself in Tokyo to form a massive concrete battlesuit".
cities  comics  mattjones  colleagues  design  architecture  futurism  writing 
september 2009 by infovore
Lee Maguire – Destruction by Advancement of Technology
"Strange that, in order the simulate the experience of moving without the guidance of a machine, we are granted the perspective of a god." Lee on games and perspective and HUDs and comics and maps and navigation and more. Ding.
leemaguire  maps  navigation  games  graphics  hud  comics  ironman 
may 2009 by infovore
hiimdaisy's entries tagged as "metal gear"
Lots of comics neatly surmising the plots of various Metal Gears; "Let's Destroy The Shagohod" is pretty spot-on, start to finish, and full of Giant Spoilers, obviously.
comics  pastiche  games  metalgear  metalgearsolid  humour 
april 2009 by infovore
69 Love Songs, Illustrated.
"We are a loose collection of mostly London-based comic-artists, illustrators and writers, who have grown up listening to the Magnetic Fields and got together over a mutual love of the songs. One day, on Twitter, a couple of us decided that illustrating - or writing a comic - or a short story - inspired by all 69 songs was a worthwhile and exciting pursuit, so here we are!" Let's see how this will turn out.
comics  art  illustration  magneticfields  69lovesongs 
april 2009 by infovore
Lee Maguire – BPM
How did I miss this when Lee first wrote it? This is all-encompassing, wonderful stuff about visualisation, exercise, comics, futurism, privacy, and the whole shebang. Top notch stuff, worth a read.
ubicomp  privacy  everyware  visualisation  personal  comics  informatics  leemaguire  futures 
march 2009 by infovore
Saturday Morning Watchmen
The title sequence to a Saturday morning kids' cartoon series. Of Watchmen. It is not, shall we say, particularly reverent. Probably better for it.
pastiche  watchmen  comics  cartoons 
march 2009 by infovore
pup 15
Pup ponders the heat-death of the universe. Beautiful, and a lovely use of space, too.
art  space  comics  astronomy  webcomic 
february 2009 by infovore
MINUTEMEN 1940 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
The New Frontiersman is on Flickr. The paperverse is collapsing. (Although: "taken on August 10, 2008" breaks the illusion a little).
flickr  comics  watchmen  dontcrossthestreams  crossmedia  paperverse 
january 2009 by infovore
Whiskey Media Developer Site
"Whiskey Media provides fully structured data APIs for the following: Giant Bomb (games) Comic Vine (comics) Anime Vice (anime/manga)". This is a really good page for both explaining what you can and can't do, and explaining what the damn thing is. Wonder how good the data is?
games  ugc  development  api  comics  content  manga 
january 2009 by infovore
Who Botches The Watchmen? » Murderblog 3D
"Sweet! Quick time events? Combos? Finishing moves? It’s like they distilled Watchmen to it’s very essence. Wonderful."
watchmen  games  comics  licensing  adaptation  brawler  bad  wrong 
november 2008 by infovore
Tiscali Games - Watchmen galerie obrazků
Oh jesus it's a Watchmen videogame and it's been converted... into a free-roaming beat-em-up. Rorschach in Streets of Rage 3D. Shoot me now.
badidea  games  watchmen  alanmoore  comics  tiein  licensing  movies  makeitstop 
november 2008 by infovore
The Nietzsche Family Circus
"The Nietzsche Family Circus pairs a randomized Family Circus cartoon with a randomized Friedrich Nietzsche quote." This one is particularly good.
comics  webcomics  nietzsche 
november 2008 by infovore
Who Stole My Volcano? Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dematerialisation of Supervillain Architecture. « Magical Nihilism
"[The modern supervillain's] hidden fortress is in the network, represented only by a briefcase, or perhaps even just a mobile phone.... for a “4th generation warfare” supervillain there aren’t even objects for the production designer to create and imbue with personality. The effects and the consequences can be illustrated by the storytelling, but the network and the intent can’t be foreshadowed by environments and objects in the impressionist way that Adam employed to support character and storytelling." The network as fortress and ideology all at once.
design  architecture  comics  culture  kenadam  mattfraction  gobag  network  infrastructure  mobility 
november 2008 by infovore
MS Paint Adventures
Weird; point-and-click adventures, but where each command requires the artist draw a new image. A lot of it seems pre-determined, but there's obviously slow evolution at work. The game is _released_ frame by frame, though, which is interesting.
comics  games  play  interactivefiction  noninteractive  crude 
november 2008 by infovore
Longshot Comics » Comics Worth Reading
"Each issue of this unique title is 3,840 half-inch-square panels of nothing but dots talking to each other. The concept is that everyone is drawn so far away that all you can see is a dot. And the dots do stuff. Like smack each other, or give birth, or die. It’s brilliant, it’s hilarious, and it’s mind-blowing."
comics  longshot  shanesimmons 
october 2008 by infovore
The Singles Club (preview) - Phonogram
"The time comes again. Here’s the first five pages from the first issues of PHONOGRAM: THE SINGLES CLUB. Not only that, but we include seven sample B-side pages, plus a little introduction about what they’re all about, like." Looking jolly good, and am rather excited by the B-sides.
phonogram  comics  music  comic 
october 2008 by infovore
Jonathan Jones: Alan Moore knows the score | Art and design | guardian.co.uk
"...we're always being told art should disturb. Moore makes artists like the Chapmans look like the middle-class entertainers they are. He's a real force of imagination in a world that is full of fakes. If there was any justice this man would get the Turner Prize."
comics  art  criticism  alanmoore 
october 2008 by infovore
Versus CluClu Land: The Nightmare Scenario
"the comic books that are mature and have adult themes and are about emotional issues and are really powerful, those are underground? Those are the ones that should be the most mainstream because they apply to all people... I feel comics is a medium that hasn't found its whole potential because it got locked into a limited corner of popular culture. Games could be teetering on the edge of that." This is exactly the kind of thing I'm scared of right now.
comics  games  culture  media  maturity  evolution 
august 2008 by infovore
R. Stevens Steers Diesel Sweeties Back to Its Roots | The Underwire from Wired.com
"[Diesel Sweeties] changes people's lives because they haven't found their purpose in life, which is to have sex with robots, which is what the comic is about. It's about very unlikable people who are my various foibles put in pixelated cartoon format, and girls who sleep with robots, and the furries who judge them."
dieselsweeties  comics  webcomics  web  robots  sex  publishing  independent  newspapers  syndication  rstevens  awesome 
august 2008 by infovore
Dark Knight Shift: Why Batman Could Exist--But Not for Long: Scientific American
An interview with E. Paul Zehr, whose book, "Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero", discusses the matter of the interview. (is it possible for a normal guy to become about as fit as Batman? And can you maintain it?) Some smart points.
analysis  health  fitness  exercise  batman  comics  essay  science 
july 2008 by infovore
Comic Book Resources > CBR News: COMMENTARY TRACK: "Invincible Iron Man" #1 with Matt Fraction
Fabulous panel-by-panel commentary on Matt Fraction's first issue of Invincible Iron Man from the man himself. Spoiler warning, obviously, but otherwise, it's great.
mattfraction  comics  marvel  ironman  commentary  criticism 
may 2008 by infovore
Science Museum - Visit the museum - Dan Dare & the Birth of Hi-tech Britain
"In an age before globalisation, products from rockets to radios sprang from local roots. Together they reveal a fascinating ‘lost world’ of British design and invention – a glimpse of a time when the TV in the corner was a Murphy, not a Sony."
exhibition  sciencemuseum  technology  design  eagle  futurism  comics 
april 2008 by infovore
Reflections: Secret Skin: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
"a superhero’s costume is constructed not of fabric, foam rubber, or adamantium but of halftone dots, Pantone color values, inked containment lines, and all the cartoonist’s sleight of hand." Michael Chabon on the escapism of costume.
writing  article  newyorker  michalechabon  comics  comicbooks  costume  superhero  disguise  printing 
march 2008 by infovore
scans_daily: Jack Kirby's unpublished treatment of The Prisoner.
Wow - Jack Kirby did an unpublished treatment of the Prisoner. Really, really striking.
comics  tv  theprisoner  jackkirby  kirby  60s 
november 2007 by infovore
SAME HAT! SAME HAT!: THE MEMORIES OF OTHERS by Shintaro Kago
NSFW in the way Cronenberg isn't. Simply some of the most remarkable comics I've seen in a while; whilst somewhat interested in genitalia, Shintaro Kago also explores the medium itself with acute precision. "Abstraction" is my highlight.
comics  shintarokago  surreal  metatextual  deconstruction  postmodern 
november 2007 by infovore
Again With the Comics: Batman by Dostoyevsky
"This marriage of Classic Russian Literature and the Caped Crusader of Gotham also serves as further proof, if any were needed, that everything is better with Batman."
comics  crossover  batman  dostoyevsky  literature  humour 
october 2007 by infovore
Sugar Shock, issue 02
Second issue of Joss Whedon's online comic.
josswhedon  comics  webcomics 
september 2007 by infovore
Sugarshock, by Joss Whedon and Fabio Moon
Free webcomic. Nice, but hope it'll develop. And happen. It's all about Robot Phil, incidentally.
web  comics  josswhedon  humour  music 
august 2007 by infovore
Peanuts, by Charles Bukowski
What it says on the tin. Delightful. "You’re a piece of work, Charlie Branaski... you try to fly your kite, you play baseball, you drink all night and you’re lousy at all of it."
comics  bukowski  peanuts  comic  literature  humour  parody 
august 2007 by infovore
LOOKING BACK ON PHONOGRAM WITH KIERON GILLEN - NEWSARAMA
Long, perhaps overlong, interview with Gillen on Phonogram, but there's some good stuff in there.
phonogram  comics  kierongillen 
august 2007 by infovore
200 Bad Comics
"Brian "Box" Brown issued me a challenge to draw 200 bad comics. As a gentleman and a scholar, I had no choice but to oblige."
comics  webcomics  humour 
august 2007 by infovore
Comics Should Be Good! » YouTube Can Be Good - 7/30 (Iron Man Trailer)
Sneak peek of Jon Favreau's "Iron Man" from San DIego Comicon. It looks, in a word, awesome.
comics  film  movie  ironman  marvel 
july 2007 by infovore
A Hole in the Head
"In 1947 Life Magazine asked some famous comic strip artists to to draw their famous characters while wearing a blindfold." The results are, in equal parts, strange and wonderful.
art  comics  drawing  illustration 
july 2007 by infovore
Comics and Pictures (Schulze & Webb)
Jack's marvellous presentation from Interesting2007. A must-read. The transcription is a very accurate rendition of what he said.
presentation  comics  art  gaze  interesting2007 
july 2007 by infovore
The best digital comics for your PSP
Free comics for display on the PSP. Nice.
psp  comics 
july 2007 by infovore
Pennypacker - The Penny Arcade Firefox extension
Pennypacker is a Firefox extension that enhances Penny Arcade with favourites and tagging.
pennyarcade  comics  extension  collaboration  social 
may 2007 by infovore
Category:Alcoholic Beverages - Achewiki
Alcoholic Beverages are a major part of the Achewood scene. All of the major characters (save Philippe) are known to indulge in alcohol, and each character's choice of beverage often serves to reveal a bit about their personality.
achewood  comics  humour  beer  alcohol  cocktails 
november 2006 by infovore
Movie Poop Shoot - COMICS 101
A long, thorough, distillation of what the hell happened in the Crisis on Infinte Earths
comics  dc 
october 2005 by infovore

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