Counterculture: Grant Morrison’s Take On Comics

morrisonAlthough comic books have gained wide popularity, they are often still considered child’s play. For some, that combination of a mainstream sensibility and the lack of substance keeps them from enjoying the form. These folks, however, might enjoy the work of Grant Morrison. Iconic characters are merely the puppets with which he performs philosophic puzzles. For an insight into his method, hear his latest interview on The Nerdist.

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I’m Waiting Here

a song by David Lynch and Lykke Li

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Euphimisms vs. George Carlin

“I don’t like words that hide the truth. [...] Americans have trouble facing the truth.”

–George Carlin, Parental Advisory, Explicit Lyrics

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Nostalgic Nerds

“…someone angrily defending the artistic integrity of a half-hour cartoon advertisement for a toy line is downright comical.”

–Jason Bailey,”No, Superfans, Michael Bay’s
New ‘Ninja Turtles’ Isn’t ‘Raping Your Childhood’

My thoughts exactly. Thanks, Josh, for emailing this my way. –Mark

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Science Does the Nasty with Humor

Just finished the first volume of Atomic Robo, and jumping right in to volume two. Brian Clevinger’s comic is hilarious and jam-packed with surprises that any fan of Firefly or Indiana Jones will appreciate.

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Read all of “Why Atomic Robo Hates Dr. Dinosaur” and other free comics at Atomic-Robo.com for a test of what Clevinger and friends are capable of.

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A Good Book

calvinCalvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson (GoComics)

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Learn something new every day?

“I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It’s hollow.”

–E. L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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