I know, I know, you like the flashy nonsense here on the old blog-- give the new blog a chance! C'mon change your links and bookmarks. This old site is going to go away.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Pascal Girard's sophomore effort in the graphic novel field is an entertaining slice of life of a Canadian teen-ager in the age of social media and how it impacts his life. The art style is simple and clean and works perfectly for the story.
Jimmy is a high school kid who discovers a friend has posted a video of him dancing up on YouTube, and now he's not only become a thing of ridicule in his school, but he's become a quasi celebrity among the mouth breather's who spend their hours watching such trivia, and Jimmy can barely cope with it.
His Uncle spots what he thinks is Bigfoot in the woods and gets Jimmy to post it online "like he did" with his own video, and the Uncle soon learns that being an internet celebrity is not something to strive for.
It's a simple story, told very straightforward. Jimmy is not all that likeable but that's what makes him a somewhat socially awkward teen boy. He seems real.
I'd recommend it. It's available on Amazon in USED condition for 1c-- you are not going to find a bargain like that anywhere.
BIGFOOT GRAPHIC NOVEL
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Monday, April 6, 2015
Well we've BLASTED out of our snow caves and arrived at Spring! Time to do some blog cleaning.
Numbers are WAAAAY up here at FishWrap to which I thank each and every one of you who visits. The weekend BATMAN daily comic strips are extremely popular too as is Movie Monday.
I'm going to switch things around a bit going forward; AND I'M MOVING THE BLOG (again) but this time I'm going to try and make it work.
GO TO THE NEW BLOG!
|This is today's BLOG post over on the REAL Blog-- so go read it!|
MONDAYS- Business stuff. Might be art product reviews, might be applications or websites that can make your life easier, might be just rambling. Movies move to Friday so you can end your week with a classic Saturday afternoon style Matinee!
TUESDAYS- Graphic Novel and Comic Book Recommendations. I am a professor of graphic novel studies and I get a lot of emails asking for recommendations so they'll run here on Tuesdays.
WEDNESDAYS-- Stays the same, still a free comic book for you to sit back and enjoy (most of them from the Golden Age of Comics)
THURSDAYS- Things to do, places to eat-- now that we can leave our houses I'll give you some places to go.
FRIDAYS- The aforementioned Friday Night Flicks! Wrap up your week with a movie courtesy of Me.
SAT & SUN - BATMAN will continue his comic strip adventures from the 1940s.
But remember-- for a couple of weeks I'll keep this blog up as a mirror to the "REAL" blog site, but change your bookmarks to the new site RIGHT NOW!