I recently stumbled across what is indisputably my favourite review of the Storm Front graphic novel ever written. Or poorly translated. Or somehow spontaneously produced by some “Millenium Hand and Shrimp”-style babble generator. It was composed in response to the book reaching #1 on the New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller List, something I may or may not have posted about in this blog, but which is nevertheless AWESOME. *adds to resume, come to think of it*

I’m terrified of it somehow disappearing off the face of the internet in a puff of logic, so I’m reproducing it here, with my favourite bits in bold to save time for the lazy and/or overtaxed:

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It was his basic lecture. A donkey discombobulate past the ice and was rescued; a given unlucky horse prime was adrift during a sunset crossing. His extraordinary countryside photography documents their lift a jaunt from Peshawar, Pakistan across the Hindu Kush mountains with a caravan of 120 donkeys, 20 horses and 40 armed guards. When they reached their journey’s terminus in northern Afghanistan’s Yaftal valley, DWB bankroll attack up a clinic on a windswept porch with a courtyard that served as an ICU and a to hand mosque as a redemption office. 3.

The basic dependable was a offspring youngsters who burned his foot in a bread oven–a tasteless chaos in Afghanistan. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON 8, VOL. Buffy is propelled into a dystopian later where there’s secluded a given Slayer – Fray, the legend unimpeachability of Joss Whedon’s 2001 series, the basic jocose he constantly wrote.

4, before Joss Whedon, Jeph Loeb and Karl Moline solely belittling Willow and Buffy CEO to New York City to unlock the secrets of Buffy’s bewildering scythe, when something goes fabulously awry.

The “article” can be found in its original habitat here.

God bless you, internets. Every one.

Folks that follow my blog may be aware that I and my two friends Mickey and Fred serve as Thematic Consultants on the Dresden Files graphic novel series. This past year, we assisted in the production of a prequel to the book series called Welcome to the Jungle.

Folks that love science fiction and fantasy may be familiar with the Hugo Awards, which many consider to be the most prestigious award given in that genre.

The 2009 Hugo Nominations were announced tonight. Among them:

Best Graphic Story

  • The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle Written by Jim Butcher, art by Ardian Syaf (Del Rey/Dabel Brothers Publishing)
  • Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
  • Fables: War and Pieces Written by Bill Willingham, pencilled by Mark Buckingham, art by Steve Leialoha and Andrew Pepoy, color by Lee Loughridge, letters by Todd Klein (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic Story and art by Howard Tayler (The Tayler Corporation)
  • Serenity: Better Days Written by Joss Whedon & Brett Matthews, art by Will Conrad, color by Michelle Madsen, cover by Jo Chen (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Y: The Last Man, Volume 10: Whys and Wherefores Written/created by Brian K. Vaughan, penciled/created by Pia Guerra, inked by Jose Marzan, Jr. (DC/Vertigo Comics)

There is a land called Squeetopia, and I am its queen.

So. Shepherd Book’s story will be told in a graphic novel.

In what twisted parallel universe is that a good idea? Are there shrimp? Maybe some terrifying space monkeys? Dude, Joss, don’t give in to fan pressure. Serenity told us absolutely everything we needed to know on that count. Our imaginations have already filled in that gap. I have complete, utter confidence in your supreme televisionary and cinematic genius, but the comics… I just haven’t been able to get into any of the Mutant Enemy-based comics. Not “Those Left Behind,” not that spate of Angel comics that came out shortly after S5 ended, not Buffy Season 8… Feh.

Oh well. Everyone else in the thread is beside themselves with glee, so clearly I’m overreacting. Maybe I’ll feel happier about the news when I’m not all muscle-achy and miserable from doing an hour of continuous pratfalls for mocap yesterday. :D Ah, I love my job.