Posted by: Jordan Smith on May 17, 2013
Hello, Comics Internet! (So awkward, still.) Keep an eye out for a new “giving away comics” post a little bit later. Currently, this 100% opinion piece! Something you may not know about us working donut professionals is that we keep odd, lonely hours. Between one and five-thirty am every day not only am I awake and functioning at a high level it is exceedingly rare for me to utter a single word. Take a second to think about your day. Have you ever been silent for four and a half hours and not asleep? What a nutty life. Much, much more after the jump.
Posted by: Jeff Lester on February 11, 2013
“It’s funny! It says ‘I choo-choo-choose you’ and then there’s a picture of Aquaman.” Well, on the plus side? It is a Monday and we have a new Wait, What? for you–almost an entire day early! On the minus side, we won’t be recording this week due to Valentine’s Day, so there won’t be a recording next week, I am totally behind the eight ball on my other projects, and I couldn’t get Graeme to draw a Don-Wan Kihotay for us. After the jump, this week’s episode and some super-speedy show notes!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on October 2, 2012
Kirby. Kubrick. 2001. 2001 for Episode 101? I don’t think it’s deliberate, but knowing Mr. McMillan, I wouldn’t entirely rule it out either. After the jump: Welcome to a new age of… Show notes!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on August 14, 2012
Just listen. Trust me. Episode 97! We are getting very, very close to the triple digits! And, as you can see with the show notes after the jump, we are still capable of bringing the high weirdness. (After the jump: Hi, Weirdness!)
Posted by: Jeff Lester on July 10, 2012
Above: The Chocolate Waffle, which is a liege waffle covered in dark chocolate, from The Waffle Window, Portland, OR Yup, Episode 93. I would say more but I’m slightly overwhelmed with the amount of shite multitasking I’m currently doing (kinda dashing back and forth between two computers at opposite ends of the room at the moment, which neither makes me feel like a mad scientist or a keyboardist in Journey but just someone who is old, Internet, so terribly old). On the other hand (and behind the jump): show notes!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on February 21, 2012
[Above: Not a deliberate shout-out, I’m sure, but we’ll take what we can get, of course.] Thanks for your patience during our mild vacation! In return, we offer you Wait, What? Ep. 75, which features more than two and twenty minutes of Graeme McMillan and me “stealing the air” or “pump[ing] up the volume” or whatever it is you “kids” call it. [Thanks to Joolian for pointing out that should really read “two hours and twenty minutes,” damn my eyes!] Do we talk Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and The Walking Dead? Do we, ever! Dare we discuss Gary Friedrich, Ghost Rider and Marvel? Dare, we do! Tire I of answering rhetorical questions? Frankly, yes, but I won’t let that get… Read More…
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on October 21, 2011
Hey, look, reviews!
Posted by: Jeff Lester on August 30, 2011
Yeahhhh…. so Wait, What? Episode 54 is…kinda long? I’ve been trying to break these bastards up into two parts so they’re a little less daunting, a little more accessible (kinda), but this sonuvabitch presented no easy way to cut into pieces — the traditional breaking point at around an hour was right when we were in the thick of things — so I thought it was better, in the end, to just give it to you as one prime piece of just-under-two-hours of auditory real estate. And what a fine patch of ear-land it is, I must say! Graeme and I talk Black Panther: The Man Without Fear Fear Itself; the Internet backlash on Grant Morrison; whether creators are the… Read More…
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on June 29, 2011
Retailing story first, then into some reviews…
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on March 30, 2011
There are two kinds of special thrills that periodical comics can bring. The first is tied to world-building, in which you get a piece of a story here, and another piece there, and eventually it adds up, building into something much larger than it’s parts — this is much of the thrill of the Marvel or DC universes, and one of the reasons that every other attempt to make a “universe” usually comes crashing down: it is nearly impossible to coordinate in that particular way, and it takes a multi-year dedication to build, with titles come out in a specific way. When you try to “erect” that kind of thing, the scaffolding is usually pretty apparent, and like a magic… Read More…
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on August 29, 2007
Like Jeff said, you being active in some way really DOES matter — whether it is giving us a buck, or even just posting to the comments threads, it keeps us going knowing that people ARE interested. So, since like 25% of the people posting in the shipping list thread asked, let’s talk about Asshats. I like that word, because it’s really only sort of a swear — it sounds dirtier than it really is, I think, because for me it really is more about idiocy than anything else. After all, who needs a hat for one’s ass? It would quickly fall off! (Mechanical) things are the way that they are in the DM for what are usually actually very… Read More…
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on August 12, 2004
So, Ben showed me his first real signs of higher intelligence yesterday. We got him some blocks a month or so ago, and he did a lot of the “raking claw” and mostly just knocked them around the room. Which is cool, and all — he’s still a baby. But for the last week or so, everytime I’ve played with him I’ve tried patiently to show him how to stack the blocks. Didn’t really work, he mostly showed interest in knocking down the stack, flinging the blocks all over the room. This might have been because he was so excited he couldn’t control his fine movements, but I was starting to despair that he wasn’t figuring it out. Anyway, I’m… Read More…
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on July 28, 2004
I’m watching Ben today while Tzipora is off shopping — the kid is a little dynamo, trying to get into little nooks and crannies where he shouldn’t be. There’s only so much baby proofing you can do, and there’s always some place he shouldn’t be. His latest thing is to rip apart the CD collection… which is on a shelf under the TV, abotu 4 feet off the ground. Yet the little terror manages to crawl up there with no real problem. Quickly, a few more books while I’ve distracted him with some shiny keys! WALKING DEAD #9: Like I said, I need to cleanse my palate every few shitty comics. Glad I picked this one. Gripping, human story by… Read More…