Posts Tagged ‘Graphic novels’

A league of my own

June 1, 2010

Not how you see the library in real life

Sure, I go to sites, read comments, but rarely post. The Onion’s AV Club had a post about entertainment pilgrimages and I had to chime in. Here’s what I wrote:

By chance I re-watched the extras on my League of Extraordinary Gentlemen DVD just before going to Prague to visit my wife. LEO was filmed there but mostly on sets except for the library at the beginning and the stairs they walk down to see Nemo’s car. In Prague we trekked across the city to the monestary-ish joint where the library is and it was closed. Came back the next day, it was closed for lunch. Went to lunch, came back, still not open. (Since I’m the only one in the world who liked LEO I would whisper-yell at the crowd “I know you’re all big fans..”) When we finally got in we found that you couldn’t actually go in the library, Just see it from a roped off door at the far end. (Tried to find the stairs just by look. Found them but didn’t realize it till I got home to look at the DVD yet again.)

Road to Perdition and THE LAW!

May 19, 2010

In the “Graphic Novel to Film” class I teach we look at Road to Perdition. Jude Law plays a sleazy photographer/hitman in the film (a character that is not in the graphic novel) and one of my students refered to him in his reading blog as “The Law.” So any time he was mentioned in class the next day, that’s what we called him.

I think once Jude Law’s career takes the next inevitable step of appearing  in only direct-to-DVD action films, can make a meta actioner and call himself “The Law.”

What I’m reading this week – A.L.I.E.E.E.N.

December 25, 2009


This is one disturbing book. I read it in a library and it both impressed and shook me up. One three different trips to NYC I saw it at the Strand Bookstore, picked it up… and put it back down. The last time I bought it. Hope I don’t regret it.

What I’m reading this week – Stitches

December 18, 2009

Stitches by David Small: Book Cover

A wonderful memior, with great kinetic art, that feels like it rushes its ending.

Journey to the center of my sketchbook – Always use protection

November 16, 2009


What I’m reading this week – Dungeons (and some dragons)

October 23, 2009

Who knew the French could be so funny? The answer: me. The first book I read of Lewis Trandheim was the wordless Lil Santa which I found in the bargain bin of a Virgin Megastore in NYC. It’s absolutely brilliant. (The book, not the store.)

What I’m reading this week – Holy Spirit!

October 9, 2009

I really enjoyed this informative bio on The Master, although I think you need some previous knowledge to get the most out of it.

What I’m reading this week – SPX loot

October 2, 2009

The question is, what am I not reading? I came home from Small Press Expo last weekend with a small armload of stuff – student work from art schools, mini comics, books bought from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund table, comics done in lieu of college papers, etc. And some terrific books from my friends:

From my Nicaragua-sister-city brother Marek Bennett.

From my Upstate-New-York-comics-scene pal Frank Cammuso.

And from my table-sharing-compadre Doug Bratton…no image unfortunately. His new book isn’t up on his site yet, but you can see his other great books here.

What I’m reading – Soap opera digest

September 25, 2009

(On Fridays – if I remember – I’ll tell you what cartoon-related books, comics, articles, children’s menus, etc. I’ve been reading this week.)

I always have a little trouble reading random collections of “Love and Rockets” because I don’t know the characters. It takes a little while to get into this but it’s well worth it.

What I’m reading – America the beautiful

September 18, 2009

(On Fridays – if I remember – I’ll tell you what cartoon-related books, comics, articles, children’s menus, etc. I’ve been reading this week.)

I really enjoyed the three stories in James Sturm’s collection, but I wanted more of the Stars of David, the all-Jewish traveling exhibition baseball team.