The power of a picture to open minds.

I received this video clip on my phone and in a rare instance, really wanted to share it (originally from Huffpost somewhere/when). A photographer named Platon talks about how a photograph he took without even realising some details about what he was shooting turned out to be not just uniquely powerful, but also showed how…

Civil War II #2 (Marvel) – Event Comics. Do you really NEED to read?

Civil War II #2 (Marvel Comics) STORY: Brian Michael Bendis ART: David Marquez (art), Justin Ponsor (colours) SO! We have another big event from one of the Big-2 comic publishers, this one feeling by default like an attempt to get some push thanks to the big release and hubbub over the fantastically entertaining Captain America:…

Re-Interpreting Icarus and Phaethon.

We have, most all of us, heard at some point or another in our lifetimes, the mythological story of Icarus. The son of the master-inventor Daedalus, he fashioned wings of wax and feathers for them both to escape from the island of Crete where they were being held by King Minos. It was Daedalus who…

2015 Eisner Awards – My picks!

It’s award season!! Well, okay fine, its not a “season” like with some industries, but it’s time for The Eisner Awards and I’m so completely and totally excited! The past couple of years have been a boon and a blessing for comic fans and creators alike with so, so many amazing comics coming out –…

Proof the art world blows chunks.

This is a post that I think a lot of my peers would be interested in and would relate to – and I mean my peers specifically as the people who write and draw and are creatively inclined. Even more specifically the ones who are not part of the Literati or trying to break into…

It’s World Book Day! Bibliophiles REJOICE!

At last, a holiday (kind of… I still gotta go to work…) that I can conceptually get behind! A day that celebrates books and reading – the love of stories, of learning, of a desire to expand your mind and let your imagination do the thing that truly makes humans special and greater than the…