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Suppose I’ll jump on this comics bandwagon. As the two readers of my articles know, I am an English teacher by day. By night, I attempt to be a writer. Presently, I’m working on a graphic novel script with my illustrator, Tim Durning. Tim is a phenomenal talent, and I’m... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Kirby Dots
Is…is everything cool? I feel like I walked into my house after the dog and cat destroyed the kitchen. If the trash is picked up and the cabinets are all closed, I’d like to get back to business, alright? Alright. So e-readers. It seems like the weekly news cycle must... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Kirby Dots
This will be one of those tech-heavy posts. A few weeks (months) back, I talked about purchasing a netbook and being surprised at how much I enjoyed using it. In that post, I also dismissed Linux as a non-starter when it came to operating system choice. It’s been about a... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2010 at Kirby Dots
Get it? ‘Cause he can’t talk! I’m not linking to Ebert’s article again. The link is in the story preceding this one. As I read Trevor’s excoriation of Ebert, Weiner, and Holkins, I felt like I was watching my friend get pulled into Dante’s damned masses in the River Styx.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at Kirby Dots
In an uncharacteristic burst of industrial interest, I went with my friend Tim to the MoCCA festival in New York on Saturday. Tim, an illustrator, had much different goals from me, a teacher/writer. He is an industry professional; I am a part-time hobbyist in this world. However, we have recently... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Kirby Dots
When I opened my trusty Macbook Pro at work yesterday morning, I was not immediately terrified that the screen refused to activate. This had happened before; if the battery dies while in transit the machine will enter a suspended mode and I will have to hit the power button to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at Kirby Dots
PvP’s slinger of mediocre-at-best comicry chatted with the Washington Post’s Michael Cavna recently. Cavna, WaPo’s in-house comics pundit, probed Kurtz on the title “Comics Magnate,” under which he spoke at Macworld. The joke of the Macworld talk, taken from a Kurtz/Straub t-shirt, was that webcomics are “killing newspapers.” When asked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at Kirby Dots
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