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You never call! Maybe you should instead? Seriously, we'd love to know what you think about RBS.


Occasional posts from (usually) Bram and (sometimes) Monica about comics in general, this comic in particular, art, design, publishing, visual culture, and far, far too many things about actual squirrels.


Jamie Hernandez is now at the helm of the New York Time Magazine's weekly serialized strip. Still time to catch up: Part 1 was last week, and Part 2 is up today.


Homestar Runner meets Office Space — parts 1, 2, and 3.


tweaking the CSS

I've been fiddling — OCD-like — with the cascading style sheets. If things look weird, please try reloading the page. Now I'm going back to the art for Issue 1.9. No, really!
The judge in the recent The Da Vinci Code copyright case has inserted a code of his own in the ruling. I was following the story, wondering how the case could be made for copyrighting such a popular conspiracy. Haven't actually read it; Mom passed along a copy of Angels and Demons and that was enough for me. I think my favorite conspiracy story will always be Foucault's Pendulum.

Update: cracked


Been away for the past three days, on a business trip to Hickory, NC. A sign near the entrance to our hotel advertised a con this weekend, sponsored by the local shop. I'll see if I can check them out when I return in June; it's is going to be taking the place of the quarterly Milwaukee trip, so won't get to catch Masters of American Comics at the MAM


Tyrrell notes, "my book got a good tepid review" at Optical Sloth. Available for purchase in the new store section of the redesigned 7000 B.C. site.


Spent a wonderful afternoon in the Second Street neighborhood here in Santa Fe, tracking public fruit trees with the artists of Fallen Fruit.


Not really "news" as of today, but J.J. Abrams (of Lost and Alias) will direct the new Star Trek movie. In the meantime, these.


NYC ad agency Mother's ads featuring talking (and, I think, taxidermied) forest critters, for Virgin Wireless. Via too many ad blogs to count.


"Its brain is the blindingly fast 32-bit MC68000 microprocessor — far more powerful than the 16-bit 8088 found in current generation computers." There's some other, much better copywriting to be found at Macintosh's 39-page advertisement from Newsweek in November 1984. Found in the archives at Adfreak.


Article in today's WSJ about product placement at Marvel and DC; I've got more, with excerpts and everything, over at the DCC. Via Andy.


I've grown more and more ambivalent about Mutts over the years. But, today it won me back. If only for a day.


New Action Philosophers! is out!


After a two-week absence, Cartoon Violence, The Comics Curmudgeon's weekly roundup of political cartoons at Wonkette, is back.


Hey — look over there to the left. New issue's available for download.


Our copy of Lulu Eightball has just been returned. Everyone should buy a copy.


Tyrrell's newest book Webb is featured on the home page at Quimby's this week.


When I read about the Sketch-It blog at Ad Rag, I knew I had to commission a drawing. I sent along a brief Rose description, and less than 24 hours later, Josh posted these terrific sketches.


More than a year-and-a-half ago, Madelyn, knowing of my fondness for government conspiracy and weirdness, recommended The Men Who Stare at Goats. I read it on my Milwaukee trip, Monica just finished it last night — and this morning, the author was on Bob Edwards Weekend, on the tour for the release of the paperback. I found it an interesting, entertaining book, the writing at time reminded both of us of Cash Peters (especially in one chapter); but, even by my standards, some of the connections he draws are kind of a reach. It takes a dark turn towards the end, bringing it all back to the reality of current events.


Fellow 7000 B.C. member Ryk is up for an Eisner — not necessarily by name, but as a contributor to 24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2005, a nominee for Best Anthology.

He'll have the first part of new series he's illustrating for Jeff, The Salmonilla Chronicles, available (inserted into a Time For Kids Reader) at APE this weekend. The table will be overflowing with comic goodness from group members, including Tyrrell's new book Webb, Robert's new collection Duck World, and a six-foot-long scroll from Jeff.


Today, following a link from Coudal to Identity's Russian corporate ID awards, found a logo — scroll a few screens down to Digital Angels — that makes better use of that "a" (and "d") than either Quark or the Scottish Arts Council (from yesterday's post).


Quark's unleashed its beta test on the public (at work, it's Quark; Squirrel Central's all Creative Suite). They're probably hoping that this rollout goes better than their logo redesign that caused such problems a few months back, and led to the current less-than-elegant solution (even though the character in question was an "a", not a "q").


7000 B.C. is sending off Jett, Shriek, and Ryk to staff the table at APE in San Francisco this weekend. There's going to be a lot of stuff — some new and some old, so we've put together this catalog to give an overview of our creators' offerings.

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