Posted in comics on 05/13/2010 07:48 am by Zachary
I know I’m behind by years on this one, but I just finished Joe Kelly and Ken Nimura’s I Kill Giants. This is such an interesting book! It follows a D&D addicted nerd through middle school as she attempts to come to terms with some personal issues. Whatever, the little things like plot and setting don’t matter: this book is actually about self-invented mythology, and the momentum ideas can gain in time of crisis. When I was a kid I would pretend that if I stood real still and breathed slowly I could jump between different realities. It was actually just a way to control my asthma attacks, but after years of doing it my brain was in another place. I obsessed over old Star Trek and Twilight Zone episodes, read everything I could find on sting theory, and read the first few chapters of A Wrinkle In Time almost daily. If I didn’t get distracted by puberty I don’t know what would have happened.
Uh, so… that’s more or less what I Kill Giants is about.
Nimura’s art is loose, kinetic… there are strokes that feel so carefree that it’s hard to believe the layouts were planned at all, which fits so elegantly with the narrative. This is a really wonderful story. I give it three out of four boners.
Posted in movies on 12/12/2008 05:16 pm by Zachary
I am beginning to understand that the new Star Trek movie will be remarkably terrible. I appreciate that it is pseudo-cannon, but there are certain elements that seem to deviate from what Star Trek is meant to represent… elements like boobs. Star Trek fans don’t want boobs. They want weird diplomacy conflicts and Patrick Stewart being badass.
Posted in politics on 11/21/2008 04:53 am by Zachary
Do I see a Pac-man sticker on that laptop? Between this and the news that he collects comic books, I’m wondering how long it will be until the internet is flooded with a Chuck Norris style meme about Obama.
“That’s an interesting belt buckle,” he said to Michelle, mischievously. She feigned offense and said, “I am interesting, next to you. Surprise, surprise, a blue suit, a white shirt and a tie.” Obama grinned and bent down until he was almost at eye level with her waist. He jabbed a playful finger toward her belt buckle, and let loose his inner nerd. “The lithium crystals! Beam me up, Scotty!” Obama squeaked, laughing at his own lame joke as Michelle rolled her eyes.
I’m going to assume he said dilithium crystals and the Newsweek reporter just wasn’t familiar with the word.