Hipster Hellboy and Liz Sherman with corenthal
Hipster Hellboy and Liz Sherman with corenthal
It’s that time again you guys get nervous because Nate and Cory (i’m cory) are going to be at 2014’s Emerald City Comicon. I will have a new sketchbook for sale this year as well as other stuff that I had last year. Nate will probably have a comic book or some dumb thing you’ll have to ask him I don’t know.
skarchomp asked: You said a while back that you felt Tangled was a much stronger film than Frozen. Aside from no one in Tangled talking about a kingdom of ice-olation, why do you think that?
I thought the characters were flat and uninteresting and, frankly, really, really, really dumb. That entire movie could have been avoided by a three sentence conversation at any point in the first half hour. I mean, things would’ve been fine if Elsa had just thought up a way to say “sorry, but I have this condition” in a way that rhymed with “do you want to build a snowman.”
I’ll admit that I completely missed the whole thing where it’s a metaphor for being in the closet because a) I am dumb and b) I was already bored to the point of checking out by the time any of that came up, and once that was pointed out, it still made a lot of sense, but I still think the characters are super two-dimensional. Nobody has any depth. Bad guy whose name I forgot doesn’t really seem to want anything other than To Be A Bad Guy, and even that just feels like it happens by default because he’s the only one left to make a heel turn at the end.
Also, for the love of God, pick one anthropomorphic comic relief sidekick and stick to it. Nobody needed the reindeer and that weird little snowman who exists in defiance of the laws of God and man.
Tangled, on the other hand, was really well done from a character standpoint. Rapunzel was really great — she was rounded out as someone who was smart and creative and adventurous and fearless and had to break through this barrier of being constantly belittled, whereas Anna’s just… kind of quippy? I mean, she goes off alone into the snow to find her sister, and that’s good, but compared to Rapunzel going into an entire world that she has been told will kill her, it doesn’t have the same weight. Flynn had a lot of genuinely funny comic relief moments, and that horse is ten times funnier than that reindeer.
Again, I think this is completely subjective — It is, fortunately for me, a lot harder for me to relate to a story about parents who are ashamed of your abilities or wanting to hang out with your sister than it is for me to get behind a heroine who goes up against this manipulative and oppressive authority and just powers through and starts bashing people upside the head with a skillet. I don’t want to take away anyone’s enjoyment of Frozen, and I am more than willing to admit that there are aspects of it that speak to someone in ways that I don’t relate to, and, you know, there’s a lot of movies out there, they don’t have to all be for everyone.
I will say, however, that I don’t remember Tangled biting any jokes from Arrested Development.
(PS: Yes, I know we stole a joke from Arrested Development in Subatomic Party Girls #3. THE IRONY IS NOT LOST ON ME.)
This stops short of a few more complaints I have, one of which being that I thought The Message was way too hamhanded even though it is one I can get behind (hiding any aspect of yourself for fear, not just sexuality), but I agree with this post 100%. FROZEN, YA BURNT.
Recent First Issues Collections The Manhattan Projects Nowhere Men Clone 50 Girls 50 Change City of Silence Fall Out Toy Works Red Rocket
One benefit of this fake-ass nerd day is that there is a cool sale on science-themed Image comics going on at Comixology.
One of those books is by ME, THIS GUY.
If you like my ideas about fake history, it is likely you will enjoy my book TALES FROM THE BULLY PULPIT, which is about Teddy Roosevelt and the ghost of Thomas Edison traveling through time to fight Space Hitler on Mars. 64 pages in full color for only $2.99, today only!
But there are lots of other books on there you should definitely check out, especially at these discount prices. Here are a few I recommend:
- Black Science
- Manhattan Projects (grab those collections for cheap while you can!)
- Nowhere Men by my bff fetorpse
- Jack Kirby’s Silver Star
- Mara, with art by mingdoyle
- Dogs of Mars with art by paulmaybury
- Five Fists of Science
- Malinky Robot, great art
- Ministry of Space
- Red Rocket 7 for Mike Allred art
Nowhere Men, Volume 1: Fates Worse than Death, Eric Stephenson & Nate Bellegarde & Jordie Bellair
Thanks to all the snow days this winter, I had the time to make these glittery dinosaur shoes! The T. Rex is one of my favorite dinosaurs because scientists suspect that it had a toxic bite. Its teeth were curved inward, so whenever a T. Rex ate other dinosaurs, pieces of meat would get stuck in its teeth! Since there was no dinosaur dental floss, the meat would rot and grow loads of bacteria. So even a small injury from a T. Rex’s bite would cause massive infections and probably lead to death. This would happen only if you managed to escape the T. Rex after it bit you, which is not likely if you were wearing these heels.
Learn more about the T. Rex and other dinosaurs by checking out this post, featuring my dinosaur dress (a perfect match for these shoes).