A Comic Book Cure For Death

There have been two somewhat controversial and/or newsworthy events recently in the comic industry: The death of Hawkeye in Avengers #502 and the resurrection of Colussus in Astonishing X-Men #4. On one hand, there's a lot of people upset or saddened by Hawkeye's death. He was a popular character among Avengers readers (or so I'm … [Read more…]

Bunk Science In Cinema

Willful suspension of disbelief. It’s an important concept in fiction, especially in the science fiction and fantasy genres. It’s where we, as the viewer or reader, are willing to accept things that we know or suspect to be either impossible or highly improbable. Usually because they’re presented in such a way that they seem to … [Read more…]

Picking Back Up The Guitar

I've recently started re-focusing on music theory when writing songs, and I have to admit I felt pretty guilty about and/or embarrassed of how much knowledge I'd forgotten over the years. I've spent too long obsessing over finding cool sounds and textures and then just throwing some random notes against the canvas, more as an … [Read more…]

Apple Behaving Badly

With the big MacWorld Expo coming tomorrow, I have to say I've been really disappointed in Apple's behavior leading up to it. They've been doing things that have me scratching my head and wondering what they're thinking. First, they've filed a lawsuit against the website Think Secret for publishing rumors about upcoming product(s). The Macintosh … [Read more…]

Rest In Peace Will Eisner

Seems the only time I write anything lately is when someone dies, sadly. This time it’s comic book pioneer Will Eisner. If you don’t know who he is, read this article: Will Eisner is what made comics great, it sums him up better than I ever could. Recent years have seen the losses of Jack … [Read more…]