Posted by: Brian Hibbs on May 7, 2007
…The plane home was delayed, so I’m wearin’ a frown.
No, wait, that’s not how it goes. Even though the plane home was delayed (but on the plus side, JetBlue! So there were purple crisps and television to keep me occupied).
Anyway; back from the Big Apple, where it was apparently less warm than San Francisco but there were friends and pizza in Brooklyn and the MoMA. There was also very little sleeping, and what little sleeping there was was filled with dreams where I met Jack Kirby, and he was really upset because he’d just won an award from, I think, the collected comic store retailers of America. He wasn’t upset because of the award itself, but what it was given for – He’d won it in recognition of the amazing branding work he’d done on Boba Fett for Star Wars and Lucasfilm. As weird as it seems, one of the clearest moments from the dream was him standing in front of me, ranting that he hadn’t even worked on Boba Fett, and who would want to give out an award for something as soulless as branding when there was much more creative work to be done.
It’s possible my subconscious was trying to tell me something, but then got confused trying to push through the comic-culture-lined walls of my brain. Anyway, more reviews when I get a chance – Either this evening or tomorrow morning (or maybe both) – because a lot of things came out this past Wednesday…