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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.


Razed by Squirrels.



Via my fencing coach, this video of human flying squirrels.


"They're attacking us," notes Andy, a bit too calmly I think.


The Comic Book Periodic Table of Elements. It's been a long time since Chemistry class, but I still have a few favorite elements that I looked up. Note the headers on each page, if you're lucky enough to choose the right ones. Via Andy.


About two-thirds of the way through The Black Dossier, and onto the second stretch of the Dossier itself. I'm a reasonably educated guy with a strong liberal arts background, and I'm sure I'm missing out on plenty of the references; I plan to spend some time with the annotations (via the Newsarama blog) later. But, so far, it's stitching together our literary history, ranging further and further back than even Planetary.


A while back, I was lucky enough to get Marc to agree to do a Squirrel Tale for the next RBS arc — still in the works (but it's coming). We got to emailing about Target, the character he'll be doing. For grins, I cooked up a little four-page vignette to "test drive" the character. Now it's finished and available to download. We had such a great time, I'm working on turning that into the first four pages of a full-length comic.

It's been added to the "Some of our other work" section below, along with Death, Cold As Steel.


I — along with the folks at the LCS — just discovered that The Black Dossier would finally be available tomorrow. It's gonna be a good weekend of reading.

Raph reminded me I need to post a link to this Venn diagram. Good soldier.


"I guess my scripts are fairly detailed, but always explicit that my panel descriptions are just suggestions. I learned early on that good artists will spend at least an entire day working on a page that I may have dashed off in an hour, and they'll invariably come up with brilliant ideas in that time. So while I like to build each individual page as its own specific three-act story, I also try to allow the artist a lot of freedom in interpreting it."

Kevin passed along that quote from a Brian K. Vaughn inteview. I've just run through the nine trades of Y: The Last Man (on loan from Michael, in exchange for Queen and Country). It's truly amazing stuff, that series. The way it builds a larger story while keeping each individual issue captivating. And no character gets left behind.


"The conclusion of this mini-series elevated it to a 4-star effort and shows that this organization and its operatives are more than an ample medium for creating memorable and compelling stories." Four stars at Indy Comic Review for issues 2 and 3 of Death, Cold As Steel.


Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, is interviewed over at the Freakonomics blog. Some pretty interesting insight into the process of writing a daily strip and the nature of comic storytelling.

A gallery of The Many Faces of Batman, via Lines and Colors. It does put me in the mind of the old Far Side, "The Many Moods of an Irish Setter," a drawing of a happy, goofy dog, indentically repeated across the page, but with different labels underneath like sad, happy, angry, hungry, and so on.


7000 BC meeting tomorrow in Albuqueruque, 2:00 at Winning Coffee Company, 111 Harvard Dr SE. If you enjoy making comics, or even just talking about them, stop on by.


Guh. I did not need this today.


Via Andy, the "official" story behind the Manhattan Project's name. If you've read Los Alamos, you'll have gotten a glimpse of the real story. But there's still some interesting lost history in the article.

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