Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
I love comic strips and feel that they don't usually get the love they deserve. Fortunately, IDW has started to reprint the long forgotten strip King Aroo in nice hardcover volumes similar to the Complete Peanuts books put out by Fantagraphics. King Aroo was a comic strip that ran from 1950 until 1965 and was written and drawn by Jack Kent. I had never even heard of this strip before IDW began reprinting it, so I was in for a pleasant shock when I, on a whim, purchased the first volume and began reading. Not only was it good, it was REALLY good. The whimsical and pun-filled nature of this strip along with the jam packed imagery in each panel make me understand why people say this strip is reminiscent of Pogo. I REALLY hope these volumes sell well enough for them to reprint the entire series. If you love comic strips, please run out a pick up a copy today or, at the very least, convince your local library to pick up a copy. It really is that good.
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King Aroo Volume One
King Aroo Volume Two
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
(Image by Todd Klein)
Todd Klein, who I've previously mentioned here, has a really neat article about his experiences hand lettering comic book. He also discusses the current trend in computer lettering and the pros and cons in doing so. Go here to check out the article.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
here to read the press release. For only eight bucks, you can download this classic Super Nintendo game to your Wii and enjoy a great story., awesome music, multiple endings and much more. Considering how much this game goes for on the used market, you're probably not going to be able to get this game much cheaper.
Posted by Technohat at 12:00 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I received a package from Amazon earlier in the week and this was one of the many gems contain inside. This is the sixth book Papercutz has released of the fabulous Smurfs comic stories. I've mentioned these comics before but every time I get a new volume in the mail I just have to post and let you know. They've been out of print in the U.S for so long that it's a relief to see them finally being reprinted so a new generation of readers can enjoy them.
Disclaimer: We get a small percentage of the sale price if you buy through these links. If you would like to support this blog, them please purchase through these links, but don't feel like you have to. If you can find them cheaper someplace else than purchase them there, especially if it's your locally owned comic shop or bookstore.
The Smurfs #6: The Smurfs and the Howlibird
The Smurfs #5: The Smurfs and the Egg
The Smurfs #4: The Smurfette
The Smurfs #3: The Smurf King
The Smurfs #2: The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
The Smurfs #1: The Purple Smurfs
Posted by Technohat at 11:44 PM
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
When I was a kid, our family used to go to the local Big Boy restaurant to eat. One of the neat things about Big Boy is they give out free comics to kids starring their mascot turned comic character, Big Boy. The comics would vary in quality over the years as different people would write and illustrate them, but we read them anyway. Being FREE, the price was certainly right. Go here to read an interview with Craig Yoe from 2007 after his company took over production duties on The Adventures of Big Boy. Also, if you go here you can find out more about the beginnings of Big Boy and read the entire first issue from 1956 produced for Big Boy restaurants by Timely Comics (aka Marvel Comics) and written by some guy you may have heard of who goes by the name of Stan "The Man" Lee. Enjoy!
Posted by Technohat at 2:47 PM
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Here's a fun little hack. By swapping the horizontal deflection wires on the yoke of a CRT television and swapping the left and right buttons on a NES controller, someone called JJ was able to play Super Mario Brothers backwards. Check out the video below as well as go here to find out more.
WARNING: Televisions contain enough voltage to KILL you. Only mess with them if you know what you are doing and take suitable precautions.
Posted by Technohat at 7:43 PM