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Brain Lamp

18 Apr

Brain Lamp

Lightbulb! By science-artist (the best kind of artist. Also the best kind of scientist) Jessica Lloyd-Jones. Visit her here.

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In Memory of Storm Thorgerson

18 Apr

In Memory of Storm Thorgerson

Thorgerson created amazing album covers for Pink Floyd, among others. Here’s a great compilation and a clever picture in his memory (“Back Catalogue,” get it?).

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Robert Morales has Died

18 Apr

Robert Morales has Died

Comics and SF writer Robert Morales has passed away at the age of 54. He wrote one of the best Captain America stories anybody ever came up with, called “Truth: Red, White and Black,” illustrated by the awesome, awesome Kyle Baker. Click on the picture for the Powell’s link.

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Hooray, “Dial H” Is Out in Paperback This Week!

18 Apr

China Mieville’s ultrawierd comic book “Dial H” is finally on the stands as of Wednesday in paperback form! You can read the first six issues, which I recommend. It is strange. It is cool. The art is not that great, but the writing is freaking spectacular. I wish to goodness Brian Bolland had done the interiors as well as the covers. Click through for the Powell’s Books link.

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Terry Moore’s “Rachel Rising” Will Become a TV show

18 Apr

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that the excellent Terry Moore’s great/weird/cool zombie comic “Rachel Rising” has been optioned by the Alcon Group’s TV division, which is kind of a new thing in and of itself.

Anyway, Moore, probably best known for his soap-opera series “Strangers in Paradise” (and not at all known for the it-ought-to-be-more-famous SF opus “Echo”), is going to exec produce. Here’s hoping this one makes it to a network.

Alcon is going out to showrunners now.

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Batman: Li’l Gotham

16 Apr

Batman: Li'l Gotham

Dustin Nguyen is one of the most talented artists working in comics; when I was at Comicon two years ago he was selling sketchbooks full of chibi versions of the DC superheroes and I thought it was the greatest thing I’d ever seen. It still is. Now it’s available in comic book form. So hie thee to a retailer and buy one.

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GOOD SHOW, MR. PRESIDENT: Obama says he’ll veto CISPA, which is terrible

16 Apr

GOOD SHOW, MR. PRESIDENT: Obama says he'll veto CISPA, which is terrible

“The administration still seeks additional improvements and if the bill, as currently crafted, were presented to the president, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the bill,” said a statement sent to reporters today.

Rock on, O. See? You can pull it out when you try!