Comic Book Chit-chat

I love a talking book, me
Post Reply
User avatar
soft revolution
Posts: 2058
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:48 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/duncydunc
Location: somewhere in the bullring
Contact:

Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by soft revolution » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:52 am

Right, we need a thread for comics.

I've just started to read a comic book about Laika. It's so lovely (and really well researched) and tells the story inbetween the launch of Sputnik and Laika being sent into space - it's really sad as a family had to give her up as a puppy and she ended up being a stray on the streets of Moscow before being caught and given over to the Space Agency. The book also follows the life of the chief designer of the Russian satellites and it's just introduced the dog handler at the space agency too.

At the moment, they're putting all the dogs they have through tests to see which ones can withstand take off best and which ones are partial to the gell packs they'd put in the capsule to eat.

It really captures the spirit of the early days of the space race.

Image
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

Elvistears
Posts: 1123
Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:26 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/elvistears
Location: Glasgow

Post by Elvistears » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:59 am

Laika always captured my imagination.. I remember even writing a half-arsed story about her once. Although she was a male in that as I hadn't realised the full glory of her femininity at that point.

I like to think she saw beautiful, unimaginable things in space before she ended up..well, yknow..

I didn't realise they were still putting dogs through this. I don't know why it surprises me really.

Sorry, tangent there, I think.

User avatar
soft revolution
Posts: 2058
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:48 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/duncydunc
Location: somewhere in the bullring
Contact:

Post by soft revolution » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:06 pm

Oooh, no I meant "at the moment" as in "where I'm up to in the book". I'm sure that anything they send up into space these days comes back down.

But yes, it's such a brilliant topic for a book. I love the myth(?) that an amateur radio buff bounced the morse code for "Bow wow" off the satellite she was in.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

User avatar
Jeezy Creezy
Posts: 893
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:13 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: the wrong side of the tracks

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:36 pm

Wait a minute. They sent Laika on a one-way trip to space?!?! Christ I can't breath..
Sarcasm was the lowest form of wit. Now there's you.

round bits of plastic

Post by round bits of plastic » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:48 pm

anyone want these?

2000AD 1988 Annual
2000AD 3rd World War #2, #3, #5, #6 (of six)

User avatar
Final Loan
Posts: 656
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:00 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Sheffields

Post by Final Loan » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:46 pm

Warren Ellis' new webcomic Freakangels started today.

User avatar
aorta
Posts: 539
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:37 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Balamory

Post by aorta » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:01 am

Final Loan wrote:Warren Ellis' new webcomic Freakangels started today.
Good stuff so far. I've been reading Transmetropolitan recently, so this has jarred me back into the world of Warren Ellis.
Last edited by aorta on Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
IT狂人
if i could change your mind, i'd really love to break your heart

round bits of plastic

Post by round bits of plastic » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:11 pm

I was talking to someone about a comic the other day about the brit pop scene apparently. but i also seem to remember Kenickie being mention a lot. so erm, does anyone know if Phonogram is like to be the same thing?

User avatar
annie
Posts: 284
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:45 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/andyandannie
Location: london

Post by annie » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:35 pm

round bits of plastic wrote:I was talking to someone about a comic the other day about the brit pop scene apparently. but i also seem to remember Kenickie being mention a lot. so erm, does anyone know if Phonogram is like to be the same thing?
yep, that's it. unless there is another comic out there with a lot of kenickie/britpop references.

round bits of plastic

Post by round bits of plastic » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:11 pm

annie wrote:yep, that's it. unless there is another comic out there with a lot of kenickie/britpop references.
ace, thankyou, i'll be looking out for that then.

also, thanks to Soft_Revolution who pm'd me to point out there's a separate thread for that comic. oops.

linus

Post by linus » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:57 pm

it's slobbering time!

http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/2008 ... _go_1.html

I'm drooling (figuratively)

miss deepfreeze
Posts: 289
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:14 pm

Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by miss deepfreeze » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:12 pm

looks good, eh! ^^

i'm about to start reading omega the unknown after picking up a couple of back issues. it looks pretty good, and i'm sure the writing will be great.

User avatar
Gordon
Posts: 5340
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:33 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/GreenGordon
Location: King's Landing
Contact:

Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Gordon » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:25 pm

Anyone like Simone Lia? I do. And Jeff Brown.

Gosh! in London is a really nice shop. I got a big box of Jack Chick Tracts there. I'm not so into super hero stuff, although I do like me some Watchmen.

That Laika man is giving a talk at Birkbeck (or has done). Laika's sitting in my 'to read' pile.

I also saw the trailer for Persepolis on iTunes and it looks AWESOME.

These are some random facts about how my life intersects with graphic novels.
Toot toot.

User avatar
alongwaltz
Posts: 695
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:14 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/alongwaltz/
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by alongwaltz » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:16 am

The new Omega series was pretty exciting at the beginning but it's starting to get kind of really confusing and losing me.

User avatar
Gordon
Posts: 5340
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:33 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/GreenGordon
Location: King's Landing
Contact:

Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Gordon » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:22 am

I don't know what that is... I have to work out how far through the buddha octology (is that a word) I've got, as I stopped reading them for a while.

I've got lots of Joe Sacco, Harvey Pekar, a bit of Eisner, Clowes, charles Burns, Chris Ware, is this all indie by numbers?

I really liked that "5 is the perfect number" by Igort and "I killed Adolf Hitler" by Jason. Oh and City of Glass (which seems to be not on my bookshelf, hmmmm)
Toot toot.

round bits of plastic

Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by round bits of plastic » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:32 am

i'm with you on jeff brown and joe sacco.

i'm guessing it's pretty much the concesus as i'm pretty much at the arse end of comic-fandom.

my favourite ever-est has to be Bryan Lee O'malley's Scot Pilgrim. I even made scot pilgrim badges a few weeks back. i'm not so sure about this film that's *possibly* being made. films are rubbish.

linus

Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by linus » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:23 pm

I'm waiting on the summer when I'll have some spare cash to play catch up on comics I've missed over the last 10-12 months, mostly 'love and rockets' stuff

my favourite stuff, in no particular order is: los bros hernandez ('love & rockets'); daniel ('eightball') clowes; bruce timm; charles burns; chester brown; jeffrey brown; richard sala; rick altergott and ariel bordeaux's 'raisin pie'; jack kirby; wally wood; ghastly graham engels, dan de carlo; jack davis; will elder; vintage 2000AD and Marvel/DC comics from my yute; leo baxendale; charles schulz, this is just a long list, isn't it?

anyway, comics are just alright by me...

round bits of plastic

Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by round bits of plastic » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:29 pm

i'm adding John Porcelino, Peter Bagge and Mitch Clem for now.

User avatar
Gordon
Posts: 5340
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:33 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/GreenGordon
Location: King's Landing
Contact:

Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Gordon » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:35 pm

I'm going to check out some hernandez. Gosh! had little signed copies of Jeff Brown books (and in fact I got a little numbered print). I almost blackberry-emailed him from Proms in the Park (I was selling beer and champagne to Toffy Apples) as his books had a special emotional impact on me (At least while I was reading them). I like his little soundtracks of the story written at the end of the book with little doodled album art. Even if one of them might have been the Postal Service or something.

I like political stuff a lot. Has anyone been to the Political Cartoon Gallery off of Tottenham Court road? I'm nervous to go in by myself... Safe Area Gorazde by Joe Sacco, and Pyongyang by Guy Delisle.

I'm guessing Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics are really the way to go.

Still, if you haven't checked out Simone Lia's 'Fluffy', I urge you to. Good story, good style, nice pictures, it's all lovely.
Toot toot.

User avatar
caramarydaisy
Posts: 2483
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:51 pm
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: sheffield

Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:53 pm

i need more comics. post amazon links please!
i said OK! the wind said no

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests