Bookmark: Project Skin Horse

Shaenon Garrity’s webcomic Project Skin Horse is a worthy successor to her first webcomic Narbonic.  Both are wacky takes on mad science with a whole lot of fun mixed in.  It’s the end of the world, maybe, but also stylish. I started over reading this comic and I’m not even halfway through the archives at Comic Rocket, but I have hit the introduction of Tigerlily … Continue reading Bookmark: Project Skin Horse

Bookmark: Warren Ellis (Novels)

So yeah Warren Ellis has written a metric ton of comics, but only two prose novels: Crooked Little Vein and Gun Machine.  Crooked Little Vein was a blast of weirdness, weird subcultures and hypnotic conspiracy building that if you had the stomach for was your favorite book that year.  Gun Machine, relatively,  feels far more straightforward.  It’s still strapped to a framework of something deep … Continue reading Bookmark: Warren Ellis (Novels)

Bookmark: Faith Erin Hicks

I am a fairly big fan of Faith Erin Hicks’ comics. She got her start in pure webcomics but has since migrated to the webcomic collected into graphic novel approach. That approach is favored by several publishers now, including  her most recent publisher First Second Books.   She was recently interviewed on a Boing Boing podcast which is worth listening to. A lot of Hicks’ … Continue reading Bookmark: Faith Erin Hicks

Bookmark: Neal Stephenson

These “Bookmark” posts are useful for me; hopefully a few other people get something out of them along the way. I really enjoy Neal Stephenson‘s books. Unlike Stephen King, another novelist where the length of the book increases with each new effort, I never read a Stephenson book and wonder how badly he beat the editors. Stephenson books revel in their research, the density of … Continue reading Bookmark: Neal Stephenson

Bookmark: Cory Doctorow

I met Cory Doctorow once at a conference called Supernova in Washington DC back in the very early part of the ‘naughts.  It was actually about technology policy which is the fascinating thing about Cory Doctorow, talented and successful writer; he’s also quite an effective public advocate for a number of progressive 21st Century causes, including privacy and copyright reform.  He’s had an impressive public … Continue reading Bookmark: Cory Doctorow