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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.


Austin-bound! We'll be at STAPLE! on Saturday. Stories and finds when we return.


Been gathering up the most recent — and some never-posted — 7000 BC jams. Click the links to download PDFs of February's Pizza, October's Object Lesson, and November's It's About The Cheese.


About that t-shirt in the previous post? Here it is.



'Round about this time next week, we'll be at the 7000 BC at STAPLE! in Austin. Stop by Table 14 in the Auditorium for all sorts of books from group members, RBS, Death, Cold As Steel — and our brand-new Panel Press t-shirts.


The beautiful mechanical/insect combinations of The Insect Lab. Not really new, but new to me, though not Unbeige.

So, then, it looks like the new black is the new black. Via Adland, where there are some pretty good comments.


The artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates a gunpowder drawing. From Andy, who writes "now, this is drawing."'s Best Band Logos. Via Adfreak, who perceptively notes the importance of the ability to draw it in your notebook. Also, interesting to note how many of them were designed by one of the band members.


In a world…where Jamie Chase creates movie trailers for comic books…there was Muse…and then there was Death, Cold As Steel.


"The atmosphere is dark and moody, lending the story a gritty realism that helps suspend disbelief in this world of super agents and autonomous government agendas." Midnight Fiction on RBS.


Pete notes "Bram's got skills!" and sends this video to prove it.


Adam Hughes takes on Indy. Via Raph.


How did I miss this? Richard Thompson has a blog. Thanks, Comics Reporter.


First ran across the the news about the demise of Polaroid's film business at AdPulp. And Coudal links to a Post remembrance.

Got a big box of Polaroids documenting the college years back on the East Coast, and recently ran across a college friend who's posted his (look carefully in the 80s and 90s and we're in there).


Fantastic Four? Sorry folks, you've got it wrong — it's the Challengers of the Unknown. Yeah, after a season-and-a-half spent losing us, Lost is now on at a time where we just kinda wind up in front of the TV anyway.

Thanks to Raph for the EW tip.


"The Digital Curator" — a great term for a concept I've been thinking about for some time now. The tools for (self-) publishing have made it possible for more people to get their content out into the world. And there are advantages to not being edited or screened by some sort of gatekeeper, but — speaking from personal experience — how can you get found, recognized, or recommended as the volume of stuff out there increases? Even without judging quality, how will anybody find anything through the clutter — digital or not?

There's going to be someone leading consumers there. And that's where the real power will lie.

Via AdPulp.


Hey, I made it into this week's Five For Friday.

Submitting that entry was fun — it was late, and I just rattled off the ones that really sprang to mind right away. BD was a no-brainer — my parents had the first couple collected Doonesbury books, and I was reading them pretty much since I've been able to read. So that storyline hit me, and I think Trudeau handled it (and continues to) perceptively, with the right mix of serious and funny. My parents also had a couple BC books (from college, I think), and that early Hart stuff (let's not get into what happened later) is wild fun, combining slapstick with deadpan comedy, and some terrific, expressive linework.

I say "my parents had" above because they're all in my comic library now.

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