Monday, August 27, 2012

Light Up the Night

Last year, I wrote about attending a Protomen concert on my birthday. Well, they came back to my area this year, this time the day after my birthday. Once again, my excellent friends got MLW and I tickets to the show, and this time, everything was better than last time.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

RIP Joe Kubert

Joe Kubert died today. He was a comic book artist who is, according to his Wikipedia entry, best known for his work on Hawkman and Sgt. Rock. While I'm as big a fan of the Sarge as the next guy, to me Joe Kubert is first and foremost the co-creator and artist of Enemy Ace, a lesser-known comic about a German fighter pilot during the First World War. In the course of the series, Kubert would write a lot of exciting, melodramatic stories about Hans von Hammer, including what I consider to be the best classic comic book cover of all time, above.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Tony DiTerlizzi is super nice, and also rad

This photo does not show it, but Tony DiTerlizzi has great teeth, too
Tony DiTerlizzi is currently on a tour to promote the release of his latest book, A Hero for WondLa. As part of that tour, he did a presentation and signing at the Barnes & Noble just a few minutes from my apartment. How could I not go?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Amendment to that last post: I was a month early...

I guess that's why it pays to double-check dates! I had thought that Tony DiTerlizzi would be visiting tomorrow; turns out, it's a month from now: Saturday, May 12.

It's a good thing I double-checked before schlepping my stack of books to the book store tomorrow!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tony DiTerlizzi is coming to my town!

EDIT: The date is actually Saturday, May 12. See the "oops, I got the date wrong" post.

Tony DiTerlizzi, one of my favorite fantasy artists, will be doing a signing on Saturday, April 14 at a bookstore about ten minutes from my apartment. If you need me, I'm going to be hyperventilating.

Among the things he has illustrated that I love are:
Changeling: the Dreaming
Magic: the Gathering
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, especially the Planescape setting
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

If you need more convincing, I'm pretty sure that the second page of his site's art gallery for games has a cuttlefish in a top hat.

I'm going to approach his table, carrying a teetering pile of his books, and I'm going to be one of those people who holds up the line because I want him to sign everything, and he's going to be embarrassed, and I'm going to be embarrassed, and it's going to be AWESOME.

Friday, February 24, 2012

People on the internet are dumb

It makes me sad that the new kind of bullying is accusing the person of being prejudiced.

I'm lucky to have escaped internet drama so far, but it makes me sad nonetheless.