Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Little Anarchist in Me

Hi internet! I’m still working on my big comic book. Or Graphic Novel (which is a comic book). Here’s a page to prove it:

The Nebula nominations came out recently and, having read Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, I decided to try one of the others on the list. The only one available at the library was Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (check the link, you download the text for free). The book is fully YA fiction but that being said I really enjoyed it. It’s a hacker counterculture version of 1984 set in very near future San Francisco. The bibliography alone is worth the library fines that I will probably rack up when I forget to return this.

If I categorized my books this one would go next to my old favorite Access All Areas by Nijalicious.

The other thing I thought I’d point to today is the trailer for Where the Wild Things Are. I should be so skeptical about this. I mean, I can’t think of a single instance when translating a 32 page childrens book into a feature length movie has been anything short of spectacularly horrible. I saw ten minutes of The Cat in the Hat once. Anyway, this film looks artsy and cool (in a good way) and finally they are using big muppet costumes again! Oh you lovely big muppet costumes, where have you been all these years?