Friday, September 22, 2006

Provlita 2006

Woo-hoo! I'm packing my suitcase for Thessalonikh-for the inernational comics festival hosted by the "Galera" magazine.Come Tuesday,I'll be posting pics and stuff.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Doggie style

Ralf Koenig has been for a long time one of my favourite artists.He climbed directly to my no1 spot for this month with his "Roy and Al" album, chronicling the story of two dogs who live with their gay masters.His translation of doggie barks and his spot-on portrayal of canine behaviour made me read it several times, trying jealously to figure out how he did it.Best fun i had with a comic in a long time!

Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11 24/7

Five years, two invasions and minus several freedoms later, the mastermind behind 9/11 is still at large.You can argue all you want about "who" exactly is said mastermind.There's a conspiracy theory for every flavor.Today is your chance to review them all, since every piece in every kind of media summarizes the lot of them as some kind of harmless memorabilia.
But that doesn't change the fact in the slightest.Someone who could do that,is still out there,invisible, unreachable an unaccountable.

Friday, September 08, 2006

And the winner is...

Thanks to everyone for the contributions (especially mantalena for the impressive last minute brainstorm).I already have another "interactive" thingy planned, and this time more than one will see their suggestions printed.(I'll post it somewhere around monday propably).Cheers all!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Looking For Title

This is going to be the cover of a new album, the fifth in a series of collected comic strips about the relationships between men and women.The working title, "Bad Timing" doesn't satisfy me.
Any ideas?
In theory, the title has to strike two goals: fit like a glove to the illustration, while making a general comment about relationships.
But don't constrain yourselves: a strong title could even make me change the illustration.
Fire away!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Self inflicted wounds

Much has been written in about the "Economist's" "Who killed the Newspaper" piece.Well, they needn't bother writing the upteenth piece on the "new media".The answer is brief: It was a suicide.The newspaper's people chocked to death the "news" part of the title.The "paper" just happens to survive a little longer.

Monday, September 04, 2006

"United 93"

The first "big" film on 9/11 seems to have satisfied everyone.So, how do you accomplish a 90% "freshness" in the "rotten tomatoes" tomatometer?
The easy response is that Paul Greengrass's artistic approach was neither artistic nor approach.But that's not really true.The "reconstructed" pseudo-documentaristic style served to hide the fact that every step of the way, Greengrass was making choices,from the subject matter to small details like the pic of the Capitol the terrorist was displaying in the cockpit, as a subliminal wink to the audience that "that's where they were heading".
The fact that all these choices were surrounded by tons of trivial "real time" air-control details, (acted out for extra realism by several of the actual staff playing "themselves"),kinda makes this approach a tiny bit weasely.
But given what was at stake with this subject matter and the fact that he gave me the "Bourne Supremacy", I am letting Paul walk free with this one, and join the collective mantra (all together now):"Gosh!What a respectful and touching film!Look, I'm still shaking!"
(Paul, promise me you 'll direct the "Bourne Ultimatum", and I'll even cut the sarcasm)