The 1980s were a fantastic time to grow up in as a child in Australia; there were a wide variety of cartoons on offer that helped to engage the imagination. …
One of my favorite movies from the 1980s is “To Live and Die in L.A.” I recently re-watched it – but also read the novel upon which the movie is based for the first time, and again began listening to the film’s outstanding soundtrack.
Look! Movie reviews! Nobody can get angry at movie reviews!
I had some thoughts that I was going to write in the comments, but then I figured it would be too long. And yep, it’s a long one. Strap in, everyone!
We lost Russ Heath today. He passed peacefully at age 91. If you don’t know his work, do yourself a favor and look him up. He was one of the best comic artists of his generation, specializing in WWII and western comics. Aside from his enviable talent, Russ was quite the character. He was cranky but in a fun curmudgeonly way, always quick with a (usually off-color) joke, but with pretty strong opinions about comics and a lot of other things. Today we say goodbye.
The summer blockbuster season has prompted me to contemplate certain long-running and generally well-liked cinematic franchises – and why they even exist.
Toxic Fandom: The Saga Continues I’ve spoken earlier regarding toxic fandom, specifically those who fall under the banner of Comicsgate; a gathering of supposed fans who have consistently demonstrated a …