As far back as I can remember, I’ve always read comic strips. There is some magical thing that happens when words and images come together into a nice concise punchline, that hasn’t’ lost its appeal to me. I’ve now moved from news comic strips to webcomics of course, but I still have a few favorites that I read online to this day (Garfield, Foxtrot, Calvin & Hobbes, Pearls Before Swine, Luann, etc). So you can imagine how tickled pink I was when I found out that a documentary was being made, regarding this wonderful medium that may be on it’s last legs as newspapers are going the way of dinosaurs.
The creators of this documentary, Dave Kellett, of Sheldon webcomics fame, and cinematographer Frederick Schroeder, wanted to share their passion and love of this art form and show how it has evolved from the page to the web and how it may still be relevant to society today, even if it’s just to entertain for a brief 3-4 pane read. I for one definitely put in my pledge to make this film happen and I encourage you all to do the same. Just watch the trailer and then donate as little as $5.00, if you feel compelled to do so.
Down below are some rough cuts from the documentary. I encourage you check the trailer before watching the videos down below, or not, your choice.
I love to read fiction. Especially, speculative fiction in the urban fantasy and/or paranormal genre (think Sookie Stackhouse, Harry Dresden, Anita Blake, etc). Unfortunately, time being what it is and my relationship to it being fleeting, I always have chores and such that get in the way of me sitting down and reading. Thankfully, there are services like Audible that allow me to at least listen to novels while I’m moving around getting other things done. Though maybe not as satisfying as reading text (and definitely not necessarily a great way for me to retain any memory of the experience) it at least keeps me exposed to these wonderful worlds of fancy while I get other things I need to do out of the way.
This past week sucked me into the world of the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill. At first I wasn’t initially drawn in by the style of writing (or I guess narrating in this case) but the premise was interesting enough that I continued to listen and before you knew it I went through all 4 novels and cannot wait for the fifth one to come out in November next month(it’s available in print right now but not in audiobook form just yet).
Not to reveal any spoilers, even though the fourth book has been around for at least a year now, but an unexpected twist close to the ending of “Hard Bitten” really left me for a loop. It was definitely not something I was accustomed to experiencing in any of my past favorite fiction series and it makes me impatient of what’s to come in the fifth book of this series.
I want to hear what’s in store for the vampire heroine, Merit, and what new disasters await her beloved Cadogan House. Hopefully the wait won’t be that long.
Not much to really say about this past week. I didn’t really do much of anything to improve my physical state. I was still in the abyss of some self loathing but I’m now over it and when I weighed myself this past Sunday I was down to 225 pounds again (Can’t seem to shake that number lol).
That’s pretty much it. I plan to do better this coming week, though today hasn’t quite started all that promising. I guess the next blog entry will tell the tale.