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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.


We got the fourth season of The Wire as soon as it was released on DVD, but with the holidays, only just finished off the first DVD this weekend. Continues to be, with the interweaving and overarching stories and compelling — though not always appealing — characters, probably the best thing on television ever (though I still miss its predecessor Homicide).

Recently ran across this article in an old The New Yorker with a look at its creator. And then Coudal offered up this article, which is heavier on some of the technical aspects.


Yesterday at the shop, Chris was asking what I saw in Infinite Horizon that made me want to add it to my pull list. First off, the art is pretty amazing and clever — as long as all the lack of background is in keeping with the story and not just cutting corners. Then the story takes a high-concept premise that could easily descend into cliché, but doesn't (at least not yet). It kinda bends cliché and preconceptions, with a not-entirely appealing main character, a setting that's all-too possible but still a bit unexpected, and unusual pacing. Though the whole Penelope storyline has started out a little weak; plus, isn't there supposed to be a dog? And, finally, check out that cover. Two words: lens flare.


Again, The Year in Media Errors and Corrections, via, I'm reasonably sure despite the holiday fog, Coudal.


This Christmas envelope from Jeff is a work of art it its own right.





Oh. Wow. The complete Baxter Building cutaways. Via Raph, on his birthday.

The manga versions of Shakespeare. There are so many ways I could go with this, I don't know where to begin. But I am curious, even though seem to be skipping Titus Andronicus.


From the OED, it's "locavore." And Merriam Webster says it's w00t.". The words of the year.

On books moving from the Web to print. Not specifically about comics, but there's some in there. Seen plenty of people at cons recently — using the Webcomics to build material for the book, using the book to pay for making the Webcomics. Good to see.



Whoof. I've collected 353 pages of New Mexico comics made during 24 Hour Comics Day from 17 creators — with a few more stragglers to come this week. And it's clocking in at 36.3 MB for the (really low-res) PDF.

Any thoughts how I can offer that for download? If you have any ideas — or would like us to mail you a CD — send an email.


Hm. Fully expect to be seeing this business card in the design annuals.



We're working our way to the next arc here at Squirrel Central, but a lot of our efforts recently have been devoted to gathering all the work done in Santa Fe and Albuquerque on 24 Hour Comics Day. We're getting some last stories together so that, around this time next week, we'll have a 250-or-so page PDF available for download.

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