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Modern Vermeer – via Allan Varney

Design for the first world: developing world designers solve first world problems.

The Knifeman has begun a series of reviews/discussions of ghost stories. So far: Ghostwatch, Candyman, Haunting of Hill House, The Fog, Poltergeist.

Dude buys all of 2000AD from issue 1 to issue 1100-ish. Dude blogs each issue as he reads ’em. He’s almost done. Find the ones you read as a kid and relive your yoof.

Classic Star Wars trilogy, in lego, in 2 minutes:

A couple minutes of the massively crowd-sourced Star Wars remake/homage, Star Wars Uncut

Star Wars Uncut “The Escape” from Casey Pugh on Vimeo.

The Gator finds some old photos, including a rare shot of me rockin’ the Abe Lincoln beard. ROCKIN’ that beard I say.

The Wire characters on a D&D alignment chart (via the Dim-Post).

And finally… I always wondered.

{ 7 } Comments

  1. Jet Simian | May 14, 2010 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Awesome – The Slog is one of my must-see sites and has been for a couple of years now – great commentary (Hipster Dad’s ‘Thrillpower Thursdays’ is also recommended!) Aint It Cool News is reporting this week that the forthcoming Judge Dredd movie will be in 3-D…

    That poor chicken guy. Knocks any of the crappy summer jobs I had into a cocked basket.

  2. Jet Simian | May 14, 2010 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Oh, that reminds me! For Pearce re: my previous comments about Mark Millar and 2000AD’s Robo Hunter, this pretty much explains my feelings at the time (also a bit about Garth Ennis, who has since admitted that he was a bit out of his depth doing Dredd)


  3. Pearce | May 14, 2010 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the ups bro!

    Jet: Cheers! I get it. Millar is one of the very few writers in the comic-book mainstream whose work I have actually found morally objectionable. Specifically, Wanted. I hated, hated, hated it. I have enjoyed some of his other stuff, though.

    I think that Ennis isn’t all that as a writer. His take on John Constantine was all wrong, for example, and much as I liked Preacher, in hindsight it is too much like Joe Lansdale lite.

  4. Debbie | May 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    I love the Wire character alignment chart so much.

  5. Karen | May 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Permalink


  6. Sok | May 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Pearce’s blog reminds me I want to rewatch Candyman, haven’t seen that since I was a teenager.
    Modern Vermeer is gorgeous 🙂

  7. Andrew S | May 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Prog slog man Paul Rainey also does an excellent mini-comic call There’s No Time Like the Present.

    Ennis has always been a frustratingly inconsistent writer, capable of excellent character work and storytelling, but too often falls prey to his worst instincts. He’s not as bad for it anymore (or at least that OTT material feels more at home in The Boys or Crossed), but I remember his Hellblazer run annoying the hell out of me. A great start to the run, followed by a bumpy ride of soap-boxing, shock tactics and the odd brilliant gem. But then I guess he was, what, maybe 20 when he was writing Hellblazer?

    Anyway, Punisher Max (of all things) still buys me a lot of time for anything he does. An amazing run of comics.