iZombie interview at Newsarama

Newsarama has posted Vaneta Rogers’s interview with me on iZombie, if anyone’s interested in checking it out.

Take to the Skies

I’ve got Super Punch to thank for pointing out the work of Steve Thomas, and in particular his fantastic “propaganda” style posters for various 80s video games, including my personal favorite, Joust.

There’s tons more awesome in the link, so check it out.

Patrick Jean’s “Pixels”

My thanks to Cartoon Brew for this gem, which they describe as follows:

Pixilated old-school video game icons take over New York (and the the world) in this new video for the French techno-pop band Naïve New Beaters. It was directed by Patrick Jean of Paris-based One More Production.

Rob Will Review... on End of the Century

A few months ago I pointed to the reviews of Robert William Berg, and said that with a thousand readers like him I could take over the world. His reviews of Here, There & Everywhere and Paragaea are among the most insightful that my books have ever received, and he always manages to tease out meanings or influences that other reviewers seem to miss.

His review of End of the Century is no different. And do I love the fact that much of the review is devoted to comparing End of the Century to Doctor Who, and to Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who in particular? Why yes, yes I do love that, as a matter of fact.

Here’s how he sums up the review:

All of the same can be said for Roberson’s marvelous End of the Century.  The Arthurian Legend, Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde, James Bond, Doctor Who, Jack the Ripper–all of these literary and cultural references and more make up the vast, burbling stew that is this, one of the best time travel novels I’ve read.  The novel also deserves high marks for including numerous gay characters who are as sensitively drawn as they are three-dimensional and non-stereotypical.  End of the Century succeeds on every level–as an intricate puzzle, as a reunion with characters readers of Roberson’s previous books will have grown very fond of, as a fascinating character study of new heroines and heroes from various eras, all of whom are unknowingly bound by a single quest, and, most of all, as an excellent story wonderfully told.  As the Tenth Doctor might say, “This is brilliant!”

There’s loads more cogent analysis at Robert’s blog (including, as it happens, his views on the premiere of Moffat’s Doctor Who), so check it out, why don’t you?

Third Person Driving

Those crazy kids at Rooster Teeth decided to see what would happen if you tried to drive a car in the real world the same way you do in video games.

Dr. Fantastic: Man of Adventure

I thought for sure I’d posted about the custom action figures of “Sillof” before, but now I can’t find it. Who knows, maybe I didn’t. But if so, it’s high time to rectify that.

Sillof has made his name in doing historical analogues of various familiar characters: Steampunk versions of the Avengers or the Justice League, Star Wars reimagined as a WWII-era setting, that kind of thing. Check out his site for loads of goodness.

His most recent outing is “Pulped,” which he describes as follows:

PULPED! is a line that attempts to redesign famous characters with a flare of the 1930/40′s adventure serials.

All of the entries so far are gems, but my favorite has to be Mr. Fantastic, Reed Richards himself, as “Dr. Fantastic: Man of Adventure,” playing on the fact that, as all right-thinking people know, Mr. Fantastic is only Doc Savage with stretchy powers.

Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love #6 preview

The good folks over at the Vertigo Graphic Content blog have posted a brief preview of the sixth and final issue of Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love, which hits comic shops this week.

Here’s the first page, as a little teaser.

If you’ve been waiting for the trade, you only have until August to wait, and Amazon already has it available for preorder.

Adam WarRock’s “Smashed Gordon”

Prepare to have your asses blown. As those who follow us on Twitter know, Allison and I have gotten into the habit of livetweeting movies of, shall we say, questionable quality on weekends when we’ve had a few too many drinks. This last weekend it was Flash Gordon, which thanks to the suggestion of Paul Tobin carried the hashtag #SmashedGordon. Euge of War Rocket Ajax fame was one of those who followed along, and then the next day he got a request to write a song. And then, well, I’ll let him explain the rest of the story…

Wow, let’s take a second to explain. The genesis of this song idea came from comic writer Chris Roberson and his wife, Allison Baker’s watching of old 80’s movies while drunk, livetweeting their night. They decided to watch Flash Gordon, and started hashtagging their tweets as #SmashedGordon (which I believe the name came from Paul Tobin if I’m not mistaken), and hilarity ensued.

Then the next day, I was lazily tweeting about what song idea I should do next, and Sir Edgar Wright (he likes to be called that, along with cadbury eggs) issued a challenge. And well, me and Sims do a podcast called War Rocket Ajax, so it all seemed to be kismet. And then I decided to shout out Wilson, Kevin, Rusty, Curt, and Chris just for the heck of it, because they’re bros.

Visit Euge’s site, Adam WarRock, to hear the results, or download the track (link)