What does the audience owe the artist? And what does the artist owe them?
Today in action films, hand-to-hand is all about martial arts. But once upon a time… it was just brawlin’.
That’s what Julie called it. “Off to the Puyallup Batcave!” she had said as we were getting into the car.
But most folks know it as the Washington Summer Con at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. And damn was it FUN. One of the best ones we’ve been to.
Thinking about Jim’s column about generations and defining events, and measuring my own life experience against it, I realized that almost all of my memories that I think of as ‘defining events’ are about books, comics, and most especially, book STORES. There was one bookstore in particular… sadly, long gone now, but I’ve never forgotten it.
In which I achieve a couple of minor bookscouting victories.
This week, the internet remembered Yvonne Craig on what would have been her 82nd birthday. I’m no exception.
I have been getting a bunch of cool crime books in here lately, so let’s do a quick rundown of the ones I think are worth sharing.