Category Archives: influences

Maps to Adventure: You Are Swept Into Eternity

If you were a kid in a Western country in the 1980s who was at all interested in reading, chances are your parents and teachers tried to encourage you with Choose Your Own Adventure paperbacks. Atlas Obscura has a great article … Continue reading

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What Makes Nighthawks Important

It is unimportant that Nighthawks is based on a real place. What is special about it, is that we know how what those people are feeling.

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David Malki, creator of WONDERMARK, contributed a page to issue 9 (V2) of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (if you’re not reading it, you really should be). In the post linked below, he details the process he used in creating the … Continue reading

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The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

I’m not a Tarzan fan by any stretch (though I do love a lot of old pulp characters) and I haven’t seen the new film, but I have been curious how it’d be received by die hard fans, and invested … Continue reading

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Influences, Part 2: Bob Elliott, Magical Realism & Hiding Your Hand

Following up on my post about David Bowie In 1946 radio broadcaster Bob Elliott teamed up with Ray Goulding, and for the next five decades the duo crafted exceptionally wonderful and silly radio comedy. Bob & Ray were heard on … Continue reading

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Influences Part 1: David Bowie, Cut-up Writing

No matter what genre of music, film, or art you like, the number artists and creative celebrities passing since the start of 2016 has been staggering. Putting the best face on these losses, the outpouring of tributes speaking to the … Continue reading

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What I’ve been up to: January 2016

End of year rush has forced me to be choosy about what I work on. Over at the FLIMSpringfield.net blog, my wife and I have put up a few Simpsons related posts the past month, including a big one about the … Continue reading

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