Previous | Next My, but it has been a while since last I spoke about John Allison and Max Sarin's exceptional Giant Days series, hasn't it? Has a more charming slice-of-life tale ever been penned and drawn with such effortless skill? I've certainly never seen anything of the kind, though if you have, please let... Continue Reading →
The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth – Book Review
Mark Forsyth's non-fiction books are a treat. Erudite jaunts through the origins of the English language, every one of Forsyth's works has been accompanied with hours of laughter, and The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language is no different. It doesn't quite measure up to my memory of The... Continue Reading →
Sunday Star Wars Vol. 05: Yoda’s Secret War by Jason Aaron – Graphic Novel Review
I've been curious about Yoda's Secret War for a while now. Why wouldn't I be? I love me my favourite space frog, that ancient green lad of fine repute. The war itself, alas, is not altogether my cup of tea. Someone must've pointed out the Mad Max/Earthbender nonsense going on here, and if they did,... Continue Reading →
Sunday ComiX: Bone, Volume 01–Out from Bonetown
For as long as I've read superhero comic books, I have less experience with non-Marvel/DC titles than I'd like. I recently listened to the excellent "The View from the Cheap Seats" audiobook, written and performed by Neil Gaiman, who is one of the most talented writers I've read, dead or alive. He is also a... Continue Reading →
The Intentionally Unhelpful Villain #01: Help?
Journal Entry The First Let it be writ: Today, an oaf of a man, a woodcutter through and through, passed by my cabin. "Where go you, axeman?" I said. "A good day to you, villain!" he said, scratching his beard. "I am on my way to cut a little girl and her granny out of... Continue Reading →
I know you’re trying to listen to the concert, but I have the right to talk, too!
Hey, you! Yes, you! The middle-aged lady in front, the one giving me an' my friend here the stink-eye. And you, the much younger guy--is that a thing, now? No, not getting into that. Look. I get it, you've come to enjoy the show, listen to Caro Emerald's beautiful voice for an hour or two.... Continue Reading →