Monday, January 30, 2006

Infrequent Writes

Sorry about the delay in sections. Been busy with school and work and getting engaged. Apparently this all takes up a lot of time.
But, I have been awarded the APLE grant and that takes care of roughly $19,000 of loans. Which in the long run cuts down on the actual cost of my education.

Several things of interest. FABLES, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, is just a great take on fairy tales and what has happened to them over the years. Some of that can be seen in the Brothers Grimm film. The way in which Terry Gilliam uses the folk tales to tell the story is much the same as Willingham does it.
I encourage anyone who reads this blog to try it out, its worth your while.
Other comics of interest: Brian Wood's DMZ from Vertigo, an oldie but still so relevant today, Wildcats Version 3.0: Brand Building, The Dawn Lucifer's Halo companion book, Ultimate Hulk Vs. Wolverine, by Damon Lindelof(co-creator of LOST), The Ultimates Vol. 2, 100 Bullets, and Infinite Crisis.

Some cool podcasts to check out: The Horcast podcast, The Official LOST Podcast, and Wordballon podcasts with great interview with artists and writers. Check 'em out.

More next time.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Lost Podcasts

If you are a fan of Lost by now you've probably found your way to their podcasts on their website. What I've found by listening to them is that some of the predictions I made about the references to their material came from...drum roll please...Stephen King. Damon Lindelof himself said that King's works, especially the Stand, were big influences. So were the philosophers, John Locke and Rousseau, both of whom are named after their philosophy counterparts.
Lindelof also says that Mr. Echo's stick plays a certain role in the story as well, because of the specific verses from the Bible he places on it.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Podcasting Galore

So my Nano arrived and I loaded not even half of my musical library and various podcasts and still haven't filled up the 2gig ipod.