Saturday, March 31, 2007

Have you experienced the joy of finding a pile of antique Popular Mechanics or Popular Science magazines at a yard sale? Sometimes they're "take the pile for $5" and sometimes people figure out how cool they are and charge you accordingly.

Back in the nonsensical made-up land of the interwebs, all Popular Mechanics are already in your house, for free. This makes no sense at all, but it is pretty wonderful. Thanks to boingboing for the pointer.

I luv FMU

New Ratatouille trailer is now online... if you are as diehard a Brad Bird fan as I am, this is news. French cooking plus rodents = dynamite cinema, non?

Monday, March 26, 2007

Would you stop worrying about robots taking over the world if you could imagine them having more fun than we do? I find this video very reassuring. Welcome, new masters of the universe, welcome. Thanks to boingboing, they are right there on the cutting edge.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

What is better than Gabriel Boyer or Lineland?

Gabriel Boyer in Lineland. Can't come soon enough for me.

Would You Like A Can Of Russian Herring ? you can thank metafilter for the pointer

from SSSR, more here

If you look around you can find musical giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches, no prob
thanks to very excellent ursi's blog

Friday, March 16, 2007

WOW look it's free Gumby episodes for you! Just for being a nice person.

Also from stashmedia is Nina Paley's Sitayana. Thousands of years old, and still fresher than our own cultural detritus. Why is this?

Thank you boingboing, for the link to Tiny Robot Heads

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Alex Toth designed the Herculoids... what have you done?

from Cartoon Brew

Drawn has a link to some nice clipper ship posters.

from Cartoon Brew again!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Do you need more music? You're probly all set. On the off chance that you are looking for some ideas, look at my recent purchases that I don't regret.
I think this short post about Fyodor Khitruk speaks volumes. I try to keep up with the scads of cool-looking new animation, on websites such as Cartoon Brew, but so much of it feels paper-thin and hardly heartfelt. Bravo to "Gorelov1976" who brought our attention to these Russian chestnuts on youtube, and to Amid at Cartoon Brew for stating his case so well.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Amazing Screw-On Head is now available to look at, on DVD. I think you should try it. It's by Mike Mignola!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Note to anyone who ever checked out (or, God forbid, sent money to) my website

It was meant well, but in reality the commitment to nurturing a marriage and three kids, the crushing responsibilities of my new job, a serious time commitment to maintaining my 114-year-old church building, and now an adopted beagle-type creature have dealt the comic (and recording - sorry, Darryl) a death blow.

There was a slow, solemn knock at the door, and when I opened the door I met Reality. Reality shook his hickory cane at me, opened his dusty, cobwebby mouth, and said "Quit advertising the comic, because you aren't drawing it."

So, sadly, I am pulling the plug on my imaginary comic book, and I will most likely keep posting to this ridiculous blog, but somehow a blank page and a pen just scares the bejeezus out of me these days.

My apologies to anyone who held out for this.

Did you know that Paperrad made the movie Tron?

Wait... no, I'm sorry, I was thinking of RGB XYZ, which was made by Technicolon. But still, whatever. Same thing. It's Tron, by Paperrad.

Thanks Cartoon Brew, and especially to whoever put the psychedelic mushrooms in the Earl Grey at Cartoon Brew this morning.