Holy cow, #1’s not even out yet we get a look at these covers for #3. Good stuff. Thanks, Shannon.
Look at all of those princesses! It must be time for…THE ADVENTURE TIME #3 COVERS TO SPREAD LIKE THE FIRES OF LOVE ACROSS THE INTERNET!
This time we have covers by the likes of Chris Houghton on the A cover, Elena Barbarich rocking the B, AT designer and comics extraordinaire Mike DeForge on the incentive C cover and Stephanie Bucema taking us home with Finn and Jake IN SPACE on the incentive D cover!
Guys, did you know the ADVENTURE TIME COMIC IS REAL?! I’m holding issue #1 in my hands like a puppy and I can’t wait for you all to see it and caress it and tell me how much you love it. Issue #1 goes on sale at your local comic book store next Wednesday, February 8th. These are all-new, all-original adventures, and if you buy them like you bought Pokemon cards in 6th grade, then we can keep making ADVENTURE TIME comics forever and ever amen. MAKE THAT HAPPEN, MY LOVELIES. HIT THAT REBLOG BUTTON!
-Kisses and hugs, Shannon, your AT comic book editor
Impatient Chick Can’t Wait for His Brother to Hatch
Are we raising a generation with short attention spans and little patience? This chick, not more than a few days old, was found sulking because his brother wasn’t hatching fast enough.
Chicken development experts believe this growing trend may be due to our culture of immediacy and instant access to entertainment — unlimited streams of fluffy animals on the Internet, for example.
I stayed up late last night looking at footage from the occupy wall street protest. For the most part it’s pretty mild stuff. There are very few truncheons swinging. Yet the tone of dismissal and power is overwhelming. There’s a palpable anger among the officers even as the protesters remain non-violent. What’s even more disturbing is that the white shirts (the supervisors) are responsible for the most egregious acts of violence in both the mace video and the one of the orange shirted café worker who is trying to figure out what’s going on.
For the most part the protests have gone un-reported (up until the violence of this weekend). Slowly the media started to pick up on some of the more violent police actions. In reference to uncut footage of a supervisor macing 3 calm women, a police spokesperson claimed that the footage was “doctored”. It’s uncut footage. The supervisor walks up and sprays mace in their faces and walks away. The footage is clear. I take particular offense at these charges because as filmmakers we take great pains to be even handed, yet we get accused of creating “propaganda”. When those who are inside the tent, and used to controlling the message, are confronted with a counter narrative they often get very angry.
Today I went down to a tent on the plaza of the Atlantic Center mall to see Jay Z make a “surprise” announcement that he will do 8 shows at the arena and that the team will be called the Brooklyn Nets. It was a total bread and circus moment. While there are hundreds of people protesting on Wall Street there were hundreds of press people at this press event dutifully reporting the dominant narrative that they were led to. When I pointed this out to press people they didn’t see the irony.
When I first arrived (at the wrong location) I saw Marty Markowitz talking to an ABC news reporter.
I offered Marty a copy of the film. He refused to take it and told me that it was propaganda. I explained that I made the film and asked if he had seen it. “No, but I have had plenty of people tell me that it’s propaganda.” I told him that I took offense at that notion as I had taken great pains to make it even handed. I asked him again if he was sure that he didn’t want a copy. He did not. I didn’t film this exchange because I had no ill intent. I sincerely wanted him to have a chance to view the film. I offered one to the reporter as I had filmed him at the ground breaking. He didn’t want one either. Then Marty yelled at me that they didn’t have to take one. (UPDATE: As I thought about this later I thought it was pretty hypocritical of Mr. Markowitz to accuse me of being a propagandist while organizing a propaganda event)
JSTOR Tests Free, Read-Only Access to Some Articles
It’s about to get a little easier—emphasis on “a little”—for users without subscriptions to tap JSTOR’s enormous digital archive of journal articles. In the coming weeks, JSTOR will make available the beta version of a new program, Register & Read, which will give researchers read-only access to some journal articles, no payment required. All users have to do is to sign up for a free “MyJSTOR” account, which will create a virtual shelf on which to store the desired articles.
Here was there. #ODLRLIVE
Milo Greene - 1957
Bon Iver and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have ushered us back into an era of soothing tunes where folk is no longer a dirty word. Milo Greene is a triple threat stepping onto the scene with perfect harmonies, strategically placed tambourines jingles and poetic lyrics.
Their symphonious chemistry makes it hard to believe they’ve been a band for under a year. Their mellow sound reminds me of a moment at dusk that is warm and inviting.
I had a very hard time deciding which song of theirs to post; with only four songs on their website, Milo Greene bets big on winning you over quickly and oh do they ever.
(p.s. check out the band’s tumblr)
Today in Czech Republic: Sedivackuv Long dog sled race, the hardest dog race in the world