Just had this delivered yesterday:
Oh Mommy… Who needs a brat?!
With the iPhone coming out tomorrow, and that big screen looking like a good place for cartoons, I thought I’d take a look at everyone’s favorite cartoon site through the eyes of Steve Jobs:
Not too bad really, let’s look at the cartoon close up…
Nice, actually. Sideways?
Hmm… May have to do some resizing down the line…
Anyway, looking forward to seeing how/if this thing works!
(BTW, thanks to iPhoney for the preview!)
Lately I’ve been visiting the local comic book store every Wednesday and picking up a few things. But I gotta tell ya, I’m thinking that’s going to be a more occasional visit, what with the dreck I’ve been seeing lately.
Case in point: World War Hulk #1:
First off, I’m a latecomer to this whole “shoot Hulk into space/gladiator” thing, and I guess maybe I’m just not a fanboy, but if the best you can come up with is an outer space Conan-ish story line, maybe you need a nice long break.
And dressing him up in chrome spikes, leather and a shiny headband just screams “Hulk like musical theater!”
Also, words like “worldbreaker,” “warbound” and “oldstrong?” Mark no like badspeak! Pretentio-logue make me angry!
My favorite gripe, though is this. Note the inside back cover ad:
OK, I’m as big a fan of leggy trailer trash as the next guy, and Old Spice obviously needs to advertise as I was surprised to find it even existed any more, but upon closer inspection of a number of pages of the story itself, I noticed this:
See it? Upper left? Lemme close up on it…
I dunno when product placement started in comics, but… ICK!
Listen, I know this isn’t great literature and all that, but to be honest this type of comic is so boring and typical and uninteresting, that I’m really looking forward to digging into my recent first purchase of manga.
Disclaimer – Mark Heath is a good friend and I’m going to give this book a great review because it’s great. So there.
It’s Hard to Comb a Grass Toupee is my son’s favorite book right now. He asks to go get it from my office every day and have it read to him over and over. When you consider the boy has memorized the complete Seuss canon, and is well into Pooh, this is no small compliment.
His favorite so far is the strip where Kiri eats the kleenex from the snow. He literally giggles himself off the couch.
OK, so a soon-to-be four-year-old loves it, but I love it too, And so does the Mrs.. In fact it’s pretty much the hot book throughout the house right now. And if my one-year-old daughter could chew on it, I think she would.
Listen, Mark’s latest is filled with the laugh out loud, goofy, and gently sweet cartoons that you just don’t see often enough. And the art is just beautiful. Also, did I mention every cartoon is in full color?!
Go buy this right now and keep it hidden from the family until you’re done with it. You’ll thank me!