Thursday, February 28, 2008
I have Tyler Vickery to thank for today's comic. He came up to me at work the other day and said, "Oh, I forgot to tell you a good story" and then related this story about wishes coming true. I started this bitch this morning and managed to get it done and update ontime. Not that anyone gives a shit. And I managed to fit in The Darjeeling Limited which was pretty stellar - although the short film at the beginning with a bare-ass Natalie Portman was the best part. That song - that hotel room - the contrasting warm and cool colors - it kicked ass. My favorite Wes Anderson film, however, remains Rushmore. The kid at the video-store said this was now his favorite but he stikes me as being a huge phoney.
Monday, February 25, 2008
I first checked out Patti Smith's Horses when in love with the song Rock 'n Roll Nigger from the Natural Born Killers soundtrack (yeah)- which was far and away my favorite song on the album (and I don't care what anyone says that was a kick-ass movie with a kick-ass soundtrack). I wanted an entire album with that song's raw ferocity and was disappointed by what I thought was a comparatively tame offering. I didn't get how everyone described it as having all this "raw energy". Recently Juno reminded me of Smith and put her in a context which included Iggy and the Stooges - who I was ignorant of back in the day (a forgivable oversight) - and I decided to give Horses another listen. Thank you Juno. Smith kicks 100% of my ass and I can't imagine how I missed it the first time. Totally raw and naked and it gets into you and overwhelms. Fantastic.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I'm supposed to update with the last page of this chapter of Vivian Blank tonight by midnight. As of right now the page is half-way inked. I still have to finish inking, scan it in, add the blacks in photoshop and post it -- and I don't think my wife is cool with me spending the rest of the night away from her as we haven't seen eachother all day. It's doubtful - but it'd be cool if I could do it.