they believed in machine guns.
-New York Comic Con is this weekend. Gavin and I will be there. Short cipher, then.
-Charlie Huston has a new novel coming out in 2012 from Mulholland Books. Skinner is going to be about poverty, seems like. Here’s a pretty good introduction to the headspace he’s working in.
Speaking of putting a bullet in the head of irony, 1 in 5 U.S. resident children are currently living below that line.
You can’t, as the comedians are wont to say, make this shit up.
Facts, in these situation, kick the shit out of fiction every fucking time.
The present moment is born of the past. The future moment is born also of the past, and the now.
1 in 5 children born from the past into present poverty. How the fuck did that happen?
If you want to get into his work, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death: A Novel is a pretty good starting point. Brutally funny, brutal pacing (in The Shotgun Rule especially), brutal violence… this guy is the one novelist whose books I buy on release and tear through in two or three sittings, max.
-Continuing the trend of the extended FBB4l! family being the best people to read when it comes to writing about comics, Tucker Stone has a positively fantastic interview with Darwyn Cooke up at Comics Alliance. Parker: The Outfit drops today, and it’s basically already book of the week.
David Grofield: Unknown Soldier 24, Parker: The Outfit
Handy Gavin: Incorruptible 10, Metalocalypse Dethklok 1, Secret Six 26, Avengers Academy 5, Chaos War 1, Deadpool Pulp 2, DeadpoolMAX 1, Hawkeye & Mockingbird 5, S.H.I.E.L.D. 4, Taskmaster 2, Ultimate Comics Thor 1, Young Allies 5
I was gonna buy Ultimate Thor off ComiXology, but if you think I’m paying four bucks for a regular old comic book, you’re insane.