Yes, it’s time for another jaunt through my brain, as I offer up some thoughts about the trades and books I read in May. Won’t this be fun?
A recent discussion touched on stories and characters on film that none of us ever believed Hollywood would touch, and that got me thinking about movies I could never have dreamed of. And that got me dreaming of them.
Travis talks with Karl Kesel about Section Zero, the comic he created with Tom Grummett that is getting reprinted, as long as the Kickstarter is successful!
Everyone loves a good monster movie. Everyone has their reasons for loving a good monster movie. Some side with the monster, some root for the massive take down. There must be tons of analytical papers that look into a viewer’s relationship with monsters and why, despite not being realistic in any way, they feel real to us as we watch them on screen. We easily accept there can be such a thing as a Godzilla fighting Mothra or Werewolves, Frankenstein. Vampires, Succubi, and even Reptar.
Rich Buckler passed away on Friday due to complications from cancer at the age of 68. Buckler had a long career in comics – If you name it, he probably drew it at some point. John shares some of his personal memories of Buckler’s work.
Today, May 15, 2017, marks just over one year since Darwyn Cooke passed away. I didn’t want to let the occasion pass without writing something about it.
Travis stops by a big book sale in Ithaca and talks about what he picked up there, as well as talking about the latest issue of Cerebus in Hell?