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Girl Genius, the video game

Phil Foglio's Girl Genius, a classic BB comics fave, will soon become a video game should a Kickstarter campaign reach its funding target. Girl Genius: Adventures In Castle Heterodyne will have Agatha exploring the castle of her mechanically-minded ancestors and finding much trouble to get into therein. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Games, News, Agatha, Phil Foglio, Girl Genius

ComicLab with Erika Moen!

EPISODE SUMMARY Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! This week, our friend Erika Moen joins us to talk about one of the most important topics we've ever covered on ComicLab — Mental health. EPISODE NOTES Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! This week, our friend Erika Moen joins us to talk about one of the most important topics we've ever covered on ComicLab — Mental health. Coming s...
Tags: Post, Comics, Erika Moen, Matthew, Wacom, Erika, Sheldon, Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett, Evil Inc, ComicLab Community on Patreon, Wacom One This

The typography of Star Trek

Dave Addey is author of Typeset in the Future: Typography and Design in Science Fiction Movies, a book exploring the typography of films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, WALL-E, and other classics. In an excerpt on his site, Addey studies the typography of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. From Typeset in the Future:…
Tags: Post, TV, Design, Movies, News, Typography, Fonts, Dave Addey, To Boldly Go

Bad Precedent / good comic

Matt Bor's latest comic for The Nib satirizes the nonsensical laws and regulations that dictate the fate of entire populations.
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Matt Bor

Epic space exploration game No Man's Sky gets another massive free update

I reviewed No Man's Sky three years ago, after the stylish space-exploration game received big patches adding depth, detail and story to the poorly-received original release. But its creators didn't stop there, and today's No Man's Sky: Origins (officially v3.0 of the game) marks yet another massive free upgrade. From stellar disappointment to space game…
Tags: Post, Video, Games, News, No Man's Sky

Aston Martin's £57,500 sit-in driving simulator

The first time I saw an Out Run cabinet in Worthing, England's New Amusements pier arcade in 1986, I was shocked that it cost 50p a game. 50p! But that's nothing on Aston Martin's latest driving game cabinet, the £57,500 (~$74k) AMR-C01. This handmade sit-in, crafted by Curv Racing Simulators, has the luxury fit and…
Tags: Post, Games, News, Cars, Aston Martin, Worthing England, Curv Racing Simulators

This person has been running the same Dungeons & Dragons campaign for 38 years

Robert Wardhaugh is perhaps the most dedicated Dungeon Master in the world. He started a campaign in 1982 and never stopped. Around 60 people are currently playing The Game. "The only thing that's going to limit it, I suppose, is my lifespan," he says. (Below, listen to the Great Big Story podcast about Wardhaugh.) From…
Tags: Post, Games, News, D&d, Dungeons & Dragons, RPG, Robert Wardhaugh

Microsoft buys game giant Bethesda for $7.5bn

Microsoft is reportedly buying game publisher Zenimax/Bethesda, custodians of a huge stable of popular games and studios, for a whopping $7.5bn. Bloomberg News' Dina Bass and Jason Schreier describes it as the most expensive game deal ever, "an industry-shaking acquisition that will give Xbox ownership of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Doom, Wolfenstein, Dishonored, and more."… Read More
Tags: Post, Video, Games, News, Microsoft, Bethesda, Serious Business, Jason Schreier, Zenimax Bethesda, Bloomberg News Dina Bass

ComicLab Podcast: Setting an Emotional Hook

EPISODE SUMMARY We've discussed the benefits of beginning a story in media res. But action isn't going to do the trick alone. You need to set an emotional hook. We'll talk about how to do that today. EPISODE NOTES Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! As a follow-up to our conversation about writing a strong beginning to your story, we've discussed the benefits of beginning a story in media res. But action, action and more action isn...
Tags: Post, Comics, Wacom, Sheldon, Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett, Evil Inc, ComicLab Community on Patreon

Nine Inch Nails' Quake soundtrack released on vinyl

I got my first PC in 1996, and the games to get were Civilization 2 and Quake. Quake had the better soundtrack. NINE INCH NAILS' SOUNDTRACK TO THE LEGENDARY FIRST PERSON SHOOTER FROM ID SOFTWARE. AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON VINYL. REMASTERED 2XLP PRESSED ON 180GRAM VINYL. At $35, it's a great collector piece and looks beautiful. Here's the main theme to whet your gibs.
Tags: Post, Games, Music, News, Quake, Nine In Nails

ComicLab Podcast: Plagerism

EPISODE SUMMARY This week, we're talking about using a joke that you didn't write. That topic leads into a discussion of the controversy that exploded after Alphonso Dunn posted a video accusing Jake Parker of plagiarism. EPISODE NOTES Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! This week, we're talking about using a joke that you didn't write. That topic leads into a discussion of the controversy that exploded after Alphonso Dunn posted...
Tags: Post, Comics, Wacom, Sheldon, Jake Parker, Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett, Evil Inc, ComicLab Community on Patreon, Alphonso Dunn

Peyote Cowboy: a fantastic new online graphic novel by Diego Piraro

Last night I tore thru Diego Piraro's Peyote Cowboy. A fantastic story about a cowboy who mistakenly eats some peyote while trying to save his son from starving, the art will blow your mind.
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Free, Dan Piraro, Diego Piraro, Grpahic Novels

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Biopic Resumes Filming in Australia this Month

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic to resume filming in Australia this month Nearly six months since filming on Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis biopic was temporarily halted back in March, it looks like things are starting to look up for the project with Deadline bringing word that Warner Bros. Pictures has finally commissioned the resumption of production. The Austin Butler-led film is now scheduled to resume filming later this month on September 23 on Queensland, Australia after Oscar winner Tom Ha...
Tags: Post, Movies, Australia, Atlanta, Tom Hanks, Queensland, BAFTA, Elvis Presley, Maggie Gyllenhaal, FX, Presley, Elvis, Baz Luhrmann, Parker, Warner Bros. Pictures, Rosetta Tharpe

Read this moving webcomic about peaches as they related to mental health and racism.

At The Catapult, writer/artist Shing Yin Khor has an incredibly beautiful illustrated essay about her relationship with peaches and depression — connecting both things back to their own Chinese heritage, and to the fruit's relationship with Confederate white supremacy in America. Khor takes a touching personal narrative and deftly weaves it through and around hundreds of years of colonialism and racism in a way that's beautiful, resonant, and thought-provoking. I came away from this short co...
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Webcomics, Mental Health, Depression, Chinese Culture, Racism, Visual Art, Peaches, The South, Confederate States of America, Web Comics, Shing Yin Khor, America Khor

The Post obituary for animator Joe Ruby finally appears in print

Joe Ruby, TV writer and producer who co-created Scooby-Doo, dies at 87 [in print as Co-created Scooby-Doo, who solved mysteries with meddling kids] Harrison Smith Washington Post (September 9 2020) B6 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/joe-ruby-scooby-doo-dead/2020/08/30/273f4e8a-eacb-11ea-b4bc-3a2098fc73d4_story.html [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Post, Comics, Scooby Doo, Mike Rhode, Harrison Smith Washington Post, Joe Ruby

Artist Editions!

There are only 24 hours left in the Kickstarter, so I added 10 *Artist Editions* to mix! Now you can get your two Sheldon books with one-of-a-kind artist sketches inside! Join us now at NewSheldonBook.com!
Tags: Post, Comics, Sheldon, NewSheldonBook

Allie Brosh's follow-up to Hyperbole and a Half out this month

Solutions and Other Problems [Amazon] is the forthcoming follow-up to BB fave Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh's amusing and insightful collection of autobiographical sketches. Her new work, out September 22, picks up where the original left off, powered by similar anxieties and the same perfectly-expressive MS Paint artwork. Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh's childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own ...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Humor, Allie Brosh, Hyperbole And A Half

Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. "Jaws's Monster," and MORE!

The two Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader, are now available. Information about the books, including how to order, and special offers here. "Delve into the dementia, the dread, and the delightfulness of this collection of Tom the Dancing Bug's strips — it's history through the lens of a self-loathing insomniac. In a way, it's all of us."-Patton Oswalt JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE. Get exclusive access to co...
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Patton Oswalt, Tom

The Post continues Mulan articles

Less singing, more fighting: How Disney's live-action 'Mulan' differs from the classic animated film Sonia Rao Washington Post September 8, 2020 : C1-2 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2020/09/05/mulan-live-action-animated-differences/ Why Disney's new 'Mulan' is a scandal Opinion by Isaac Stone Fish Contributor, Global Opinions Washington Post September 8, 2020  p A23 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...
Tags: Post, Comics, Disney, Mike Rhode, Sonia Rao Washington Post

48 Hours Left to Get My New Books!

Friends! I'm Kickstarting two new books at NewSheldonBook.com! Help these books into the world, AND save $10 by getting them in the Kickstarter vs. later on! Just 48 hours: JOIN US! Check out these stretch goals we've unlocked: [UNLOCKED!] 432 pages! We added 32 pages to your books! [UNLOCKED!] Super unique cover! Features "French Flaps" with expanded artwork and interior printing [UNLOCKED!] Protective covering for your books! [GETTING CLOSE] Eve...
Tags: Post, Comics, US, Eisner, NewSheldonBook

Doom playing on a pregnancy test

Foone recently examined the guts of a digital pregnancy test to find that it was a fully-functional system on a chip that simply looks at the lines on a standard test strip and reports what it sees. They originally reported that the pregnancy test, with its baked-in ROM and tiny display, couldn't play Doom. Foone has now proven otherwise. Yesterday I had a lot of retweets and reddit posts and such for playing Doom on a pregnancy test. But as I explained then, it wasn't really PLAYING on a pregna...
Tags: Post, Games, News, Doom, Foone, Doom Foone

After 27 years, Doom receives official widescreen update

Classic first-person shooter Doom is 27 years old, but still receiving official updates. A few months ago, it received 60fps support. Now it's going widescreen. [via The Verge] For the first time in an official port, the original DOOM renderer has been modified to natively render 16:9 without any letterboxing. The FOV has been increased to reveal more image on the side instead of chopping off the top and bottom. All new 16:9 versions of the titlescreen, intermission, and ending screens have been...
Tags: Post, Games, News, Doom

Smee on Guston in The Post

Anger at Donald Trump may turn great artists into political cartoonists. It's happened before. [Guston's brilliant political cartoons]. By Sebastian Smee Art critic Washington Post September 6, 2020  p. E1, 5 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/anger-at-donald-trump-may-turn-great-artists-into-political-cartoonists-its-happened-before/2020/09/03/73863b78-e7ce-11ea-970a-64c73a1c2392_story.html [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Post, Comics, Washington Post, Donald Trump, Smee, Mike Rhode, Guston, Sebastian Smee Art

The Post likes The Boys

'The Boys' is still a bloody good time. Really bloody. [in print as 'The Boys' is still a bloody good time] David Betancourt Washington Post Washington Post September 5, 2020 p. C1-2 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2020/09/04/boys-amazon-streaming-superhero-show/ [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Post, Comics, Mike Rhode, David Betancourt, Washington Post Washington Post

David Blaine floated high in the sky with giant balloons

To be able to perform the feat of "floating into the sky with a cluster of balloons," David Blaine had to first gather a team of experts, jump out of a plane 500 times (to get a pro skydiver rating), earn a hot air balloon pilot's certificate, and earn another one that gives him the right to fly helium-filled balloons. The stunt is called "Ascension" and it's intense: screengrab via Ascension/YouTube
Tags: Post, Video, News, Entertainment, Ascension, Balloons, Up, Magician, David Blaine

The Post's opinion on Charlie Hebdo massacre trial

The Charlie Hebdo trial serves as a reminder that we can't have freedom without solidarity Opinion by Sonny Bunch Act Four blog September 4, 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/04/charlie-hebdo-trial-serves-reminder-that-we-cant-have-freedom-without-solidarity/ [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Post, Comics, Charlie Hebdo, Mike Rhode

The Post reviews Mulan... and Pepe the Frog

The new 'Mulan' is somber and serious-minded — and spectacular [in print as A heroic battle that is worth revisiting] Ann Hornaday Movie critic Washington Post September 4, 2020 : Weekend 16-17 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/mulan-movie-review/2020/09/02/8eed3270-e8a7-11ea-970a-64c73a1c2392_story.html and not apparently on their website is ... [The documentary "Feels Good Man" tells the story of Pepe the Frog...] Michael O'Sullivan ...
Tags: Post, Comics, Washington Post, Pepe, Mike Rhode, Michael O Sullivan Washington Post, Ann Hornaday Movie

ComicLab Podcast: Patreon Annual Membership?

EPISODE SUMMARY Patreon has unveiled Annual Membership — should you promote it to your backers? Also... the USPS, sound effects and navigating politics. EPISODE NOTES Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! Patreon has unveiled Annual Membership — should you promote it to your backers? Questions asked and topics covered... Catching up with Snares, a/k/a "Singapore Bob" USPS announces temporary price increases* P...
Tags: Post, Comics, Usps, Postal Service, Wacom, Sheldon, Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett, Evil Inc, Wacom One Patreon, ComicLab Community on Patreon, Singapore Bob USPS, Patreon Annual Membership Using, Governors of the Postal Service

"Bitter Root" is a frighteningly topical steampunk horror comic set in the Harlem Renaissance

A few years ago, writer David F. Walker and illustrator Sanford Greene worked on a run of Power Fist and Iron Man for Marvel Comics that was utterly delightful. I loved Greene's gritty cartooning, and I loved the unapologetic Blackness of the story (and, for me, the embarrassingly relatable idiocy of Iron Fist's whiteness). So I was excited when I learned that they were working on another new creator-owned comic at Image (now with Chuck Brown joining the team as a co-writer). Here's the offi...
Tags: Post, Comics, New York, Steampunk, Racism, Black Lives Matter, Tulsa, Greene, Image Comics, Harlem Renaissance, Chuck Brown, Black History, Racism In America, Sanford Greene, David F Walker, Bitter Root

Post opinion piece on Black Panther accents

Why Chadwick Boseman's fight for African accents in 'Black Panther' was so important Opinion by Karen Attiah Global Opinions editor Washington Post September 1, 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/01/why-chadwick-bosemans-fight-african-accents-black-panther-was-so-important/ Read more: Michele L. Norris: Chadwick Boseman helped us understand our history. His death shatters our hearts. Christine Emba: 'Black Panther' is a black triumph. Am...
Tags: Post, Comics, Washington Post, America, Chadwick Boseman, Wakanda, Mike Rhode, Karen Attiah, Larry Madowo, Christine Emba, Michele L Norris, Karen Attiah Global Opinions

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