“Is there anything better than the smell of new comic books wrapped in a brown paper bag.” – 7 year-old library user
I am not good with manga.
listening :: to Call Your Girl, Toms River, and Modern Baseball’s new album; watching :: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (which I keep putting off because feels); reading :: The Fall of the House of West; wanting :: sunshine, new running sneakers, and a hot cup of coffee; working :: completing the weedingContinue reading “Don’t call it a comeback”
Like white noise, but walrus sounds. Life writing | Rookie How Wal-Mart became the town square in rural America | TPM The GOP is dying off. Literally | Politico How your hometown affects your chances of marriage | New York Times Better tasting strawberry developed at Rutgers makes its debut | Rutgers Today Sex EdContinue reading “What I Read Last Week:”
Here’s your annual installment of Eisner Awards Watch. The Eisner Awards are annually awarded to stories, artists, and writers for creative achievement in American comic books. Below are the awards categories and the nominees. Some of the nominees I have read, some I have heard of other and various others I have never heard ofContinue reading “2015 Eisner Award Nominations”
Llamas with Hats 8 : If I sent this to you in this last week that was because I care about you + swans. And zoo books. Wellcome Library archive sheds new light on history of mental healthcare | The Guardian Are QR codes dead yet? | LITA blog (re: I hope so.) How to talkContinue reading “What I Read Last Week:”
Salt of Kanawha County Your adult siblings may be the secret to a long, happy life | NPR Kentucky jail uses tunnel to grow fresh food | USDA blog SheRides, a New York taxi service aimed at women, finds a loyal following | New York Times Grant energizes Springdale Junior-Senior High School | Pittsburgh Post-GazetteContinue reading “What I Read Last Week:”
July 23, 2014 marked the 75th anniversary of Batman. My local comic book shop marked the occasion with giving away Batman masks of the various iterations (I selected the Adam West style) and packaging customers’ purchases in special bags (see above). Happy Birthday, Batman!
Largest dinosaur? Paleontologists unearth new heavyweight in Argentina | the Guardian Scientists enlist border collies to chase off beach-polluting gulls | LA Times (Must-see picture of a collie in a patrol vest) Kerpow! How women used the boy’s own world of comic books to further the cause | the Guardian Patrick Stewart Talks About theContinue reading “What I Read Last Week:”
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is an annual promotional event for comic books in North America that occurs the first Saturday of May. The intent of FCBD is to bring new readers (and buyers) into comic book stores. The effort is coordinated by Diamond Comic Distributors, the industry’s single largest distributor. Since 2002 DCD hasContinue reading “Free Comic Book Day 2014”