Drawn: Tom Gauld's Goliath →
drawnblog: Tom Gauld’s new graphic novel Goliath turns the classic biblical tale of David vs. Goliath on its head by telling the story from the giant’s perspective, and showing us that he mightn’t be such a bad guy after all. Tom Gauld is one of my favourite cartoonists because of his ability to…
they call me the stray: Shirts dude... shirrrrrrts →
thestray: I’ve gotten an influx of followers the past week, so I thought now would be a good time to do some shameless shilling. In case you are unaware, I make shirts which can be found HERE or HERE. What kinda shirts? Well, stuff liiiiike… This or this and this there’s also this
vicemag: We recently spent the afternoon in Australia’s Gold Coast hinterland with one of our favorite practitioners of the fine arts. The strategies underpinning the paintings of Tim Patch (aka Pricasso) are multi-layered and complex, ranging from preoccupations with consciousness and the postmodern condition to the reasons behind art itself within an evolutionary framework. This rich terrain...
Classes starting in the education space, what’s interesting is the relationship...– Digital Domain’s John Textor Brags to Investors about Exploiting Animation Student Labor
pictures in frames: Smoo #5: pre-order now! →
spx: Simon is bringing his wares to TCAF this year. Please be on the lookout. Also if you’re going to be at SPX and would like to help Simon get his work distributed at the show, give him a shout. smoo: Smoo #5 is available now for pre-order. This comic is about the year I spent living in Falmouth. I’ve been trying to write these stories for a long time now, and this is what finally came out....
The [marketing] team also barred the phrase “Let the games begin.– How ‘Hunger Games’ Built Up Must-See Fever - NYTimes.com (via stryker) Fascinating article. Hope you’re not sick of The Hunger Games because apparently the marketing team is keen on keeping the hype going even after the release. (via popculturebrain)
Still Glad I Was Able to Talk to These Guys
Walt: …how does religion factor into The Unwritten? I know it’s a topic people want to shy away from because people don’t want to offend others. Having worked on Lucifer, it seems neither one of you have a problem touching on religion. Will this be coming into effect in the book, or is this not the place to talk about it?
Peter: Well, we’re definitely not going to be having that Quran arc we talked about. (laughs)
Mike: I think there is a sense that the whole book is about religion. The whole book is about belief. As Wallace Stevens said in Notes Towards a Supreme Fiction, “belief must be in a fiction.” It’s only a question of what fiction you choose. Because ideas are made things. Ideas are things that originate in our minds. Maybe they have an objective reality or maybe they don’t. But we believe in them as stories. So everything in our book is about religion.
Peter: I think one of my core things going into this that…let’s take something like The Bible. I’m fine with saying that is a world-changing book. The ideas in that book are all worth considering and acting on. But for me, it’s not important for it to not be a story. But a lot of people need it to be literally true. I think that’s a core idea we want to talk about. Why is it that people think a story is less important than a literal truth, when in fact, it’s not? Everything about the world is a story we tell ourselves. For me, if people were comfortable saying that the Bible is the most important book in Western Culture, but it comes from story place. We’d have a lot less problems in this world, if we’d just comfortably leave story things in story place. But also accept that those things are of equal importance to other things in this world.
Mike: There’s another text which is very important to me when I’m writing The Unwritten…Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, where he has the religion of Bokononism, and in that religion they have a concept of foma, which are lies, but they aren’t any less important for being lies. The religion says live by the foma that make you happy and good. Lies can impact the truth. Lies can have a positive and negative reality.
Charlie Kaufman Sets Debut Novel At Grand Central... →
‘One American Movie’: Jean Luc Godard’s abandoned Sixties manifesto 1 A.M. (aka One American Movie) was shot and abandoned by Godard in 1969 and then later resurrected and re-edited by his collaborator on the film D.A. Pennebaker. Intercut with film footage of Godard at work on the film, Pennebaker renamed the project One P.M. (One Parallel Movie) and it was released in 1972. via...
2nd Annual New York City Poetry Festival With your help we can bring this dream to full fruition. The New York City Poetry Festival came to life in the summer of 2011. With only the will and the blind ambition of the festival’s founders, a dedicated group of their closest friends and allies, and the support of a local student community of interns and volunteers, New York City enjoyed the largest...
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER A dark comedy and sci-fi horror film, combining equal parts buddy film, road trip and nuclear apocalypse story, but with girls. Harriet, the perpetual but unsuccessful optimist, has finally figured out how to take her passion for comics and turn it into a responsible life. But when she and Reba, her seemingly devil-may-care best friend, hit the road to Austin, TX, an...
What’s fundamentally broken about the MPAA isn’t the system so much as the...– Owen Gleiberman takes on the MPAA in his review of Bully. (The movie gets a B+.)