Teh Internets, they are the dead today:
Pretty soon I'm going to have to dust off some old Superdickery covers.
Well here are some assorted items...
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was kind enough to invite me to their Member Appreciation Holiday Party on Monday night. Heidi over at The Beat has all the cool photos with Moby and stuff, whereas, alas, I only have some grainy shots taken with my cell phone:
So you'll just have to take my word for it that it was quite the awesome event. I mean, Moby was there. I hate to harp on Moby, but Moby was there.
In case you don't know, the C.B.L.D.F. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community. It's a great cause and you could support it by being a member, donating, or buying something from their website.
Plus, Moby was there.
Next up, much praise to regular OS reader Angry Zen Master -- better known as Jamie Noguchi -- who, along with his collaborator Rob Balder, scored the #6 spot on Time Magazine's top ten graphic novels of 2007 for their work on the webcomic Erfworld.Time Magazine used the term "graphic novel" to cover a whole range of formats -- webcomics, monthlies, and actual graphic novels. I guess "graphic novel" is like a buzzword with the mainstream intellectual set.
Marvel Zombies 2 was #4, by the way.
Wizard Magazine shows off its sensitive side by recommending Persepolis in their gift guide videocast (it's around 2:22 on the vid). It's for "the person in your life who normally doesn't read comics." I like how the announcer all of the sudden looks more sensitive, with his eyebrows getting all bent and soft, as he mentions Persepolis in the midst of Marvel Zombie action figures and R2D2 replica trash cans.
But screw it, at least they're mentioning it.
Meanwhile, The New York Post continues its particular brand of classy journalism with the headline, "Ike Beats Tina To Death." Get it? Because Ike Turner used to beat Tina, and now he died before her, and...
Word play! I loves me some puns and domestic violence wordplay.
Finally, I have to inquire as to the appeal of this fellow:
I'm sorry, I just don't get it. They've got a giagantic inflatable version of this guy hovering over Macy's in New York City, and it's just...ick.
I'm still bored. If any of you hear of anything cool, let me know.