A recent Geek Life podcast brought up the Bechdel test again. You know the one – based on a strip by Alison Bechdel about not watching movies that don’t have at least two female characters who at least once have a conversation that’s not about a guy. It turned into a meme and a way […]
This discussion comes up a lot in forums, probably ever since Scott McCloud debated the value of the comic page layout in Reinventing Comics or one of his “I Can’t Stop Thinking” appendices. Why indeed should anybody choose to present a comic page upright when the browser window has a sideways format?
You may have heard about the quarrel between bookseller Amazon and publisher Macmillan. In a nutshell, Macmillan wanted to sell their eBooks at whatever price they felt was best while Amazon insisted on keeping all eBooks below $9.99. Since Amazon is That Big Market and their Kindle is pretty much the major game in town […]
One thing I’ve always enjoyed on other people’s sites is the possibility to download and read scripts. It helps a lot when you’re preparing to write your own, and it’s still fun when you’re used to writing your own. Always keen on being helpful, I’ve started posting some scripts of mine over at my German […]
So, once I’ve settled on publishing vol. 1 in one, er, volume, and keeping the smaller units electronic, there isn’t really any point in keeping them at 32 pages, is there? Personally, I like my screen reads short. That’s how I came up with split downloads in the first place. And if you look around, […]
Recently on the Whitechapel forum, somebody posted a link to America’s ‘most unwanted song’ that got me thinking (and ranting, on Twitter – if this seems familiar to you, that may be why). This weird yet strangely compelling composition was based on a survey asking people what they really wouldn’t want to hear in a […]