Friday, October 23, 2009

Animated and Other Matters

Thursday, once Thor's Day, is now today and it's very blue and not very likely to thunder. Poor forgotten gods. Someone should write a book about them.

Holly Black wrote a book about faeries. It's fun.

In other news, here's a list.

1) An open letter to Joss Whedon asking why not continue being awesome in places that aren't named Fox who sometimes decide not to air your show during November sweeps? It makes some good points, considering the success of Dr. Horrible and The Guild in going the non-network route. Joss responds on Whedonesque. He's slightly less silly than usual. Hope he's okay.

2) A map of bookstores throwing Graveyard Book parties. The best one gets a visit from Neil himself.

3) Asterix, that lovable comic about Gauls and Romans and the French superiority/inferiority complex, is celebrating it's 50th anniversary. Bleeding Cool has a picture of the Portuguese version of the special issue being put out to commemorate the event. Here's an English cover if that's your thing.

4) French villages fight over who was the inspiration for an important village in Asterix. In place of actually fighting, though, the article says mostly villages do a lot of "claiming."

5) A collection of classic comics put together by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly. Most of the work collected comes from the funny books of the 40s and 50s. No word on whether any villages in France are fighting over this.

6) Thor at the bus stop.

7) ttfn.

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