January 8th, 2009

farscape comic

more Farscape comic niftiness

A review of Farscape #1 by Ben Berger on Weekly Comic Book Review.

Money quote:
I grabbed this book on a whim because I loved the TV series. I fully expected it to be another Ghostbusters: The Other Side and was prepared to bash it without remorse in this review. That was before I realized series creator Rockne O’Bannon was involved. My only reaction now is, “what took you so long?” If you loved the series or Sci-Fi in general, buy this book. The quality of writing is outstanding, the art is solid, and it’s a continuation of a great series cut down in its prime.

Farscape #1 also made dvandom's Best Comics of 2008, and he lists the future issues as among the things he expects to see "continued greatness from" in 2009.

Finally, the Robot 6 guys at Comic Book Resources interview Chip Mosher at BOOM! where Farscape is one of the many and varied topics of conversation.
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Schott's Miscellany 7 January 2009

The Harlem Globetrotters basketball team played its debut match (1927)


How much a man is like his shoes!
For instance, both a soul may lose;
Both have been tanned; both are made
By cobblers; both get left and right.
Both need a mate to be complete;
And both are made to go on feet.
They both need healing; oft are sold,
And both in time will turn to mold
With shoes the last is first; with men
The first shall be the last; and when
The shoes wear out they're mended tight new;
When men wear out they're men dead too!
They both are trod upon, and both
Will tread on others, nothing loath,
Both have their ties, and both incline,
When polished, in the world to shine;
And both peg out.
Now would you choose
To be a man or be his shoes?

The Boston Courier, c.1899

It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.
Robert E. Lee (1807-70)
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    "Fragile" by Sting

a couple of reviews I found....

While doing an unrelated search, I stumbled across two reviews of my recent(ish) work....

The "Napping at Red Lights" blog -- besides having a great blog title -- had a review of Supernatural: Nevermore that was posted a year ago.

Money quote:
The novel even picks up on two of my favorite aspects of the show - the car and the music. The black 1967 Impala is the Winchesters only mode of transportation and Dean’s one prized possession. Dean’s only other love (besides women) is his heavy metal music.

Given that one of the storylines was about a band that covers heavy metal songs, music played a large role in the story. But Dean’s relationship with the music was so well described that I felt like I was not only listening to the music myself, but could also see Dean jamming away.

In addition, Michael Warren reviewed Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions on his "Musings of a Fandom Geek" blog this past August.

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strange detractors


Because you can't have too many Farscape icons (well, I can't, anyhow), here's another, this from Joe Corroney's artwork for Cover A of Farscape: Strange Detractors #1 (due in March).
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    "Moths" by Jethro Tull

writing plans for the next few months

One of the advantages of suddenly having comic book work is that it's more modular. Everything's in installments -- either 22-page issues or 30-odd-page chapters of a manga volume -- so it's easy to break it down, and work on other things on the side.

Once Spectres is finished (fates willing and the creek don't rise) at the end of January, I'm going to devote my non-comic-book-writing time to a fantasy project that I think might have some traction, once I work out the world-building. I also want to dive back into Super City Police Department.

All this could change at the drop of a shoe, as it were, and I certainly wouldn't complain if an editor calls up and says, "I want to pay you to write a book." *laughs*

But I also want to take advantage of the more flexible writing opportunities provided by the comics scripting....
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    "They Moved the Moon" by Warren Zevon

a bit of housekeeping

I have no problem with anonymous posters. Lots of people come here from all over (I put the URL for this blog in all my author bios and it's in the sig of my e-mails and postings on forums), and I don't want to turn anyone away or force them to get an LJ account if they don't want to.

But please, if you do post anonymously, sign your name (or 'net nickname) to it. If you're confident enough in your words to post them, you should be confident enough to own them.

Thanks. We now return you to your regularly scheduled LiveJournal, already in progress.......
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