First  |  Previous  |  Permalink  |  Next  |  Latest

#137: Spidey’s Got Bright Eyes

May 9, 2007

Notes from the Manager

No, I don't think Spider-Man 3 "sucks," unlike a lot of excessively vocal, whiny fanboys on the interweb. Although there are several really stupid plot points that drag down the movie for me, it was definitely fun to watch: the action is phenomenal, and most of the cheesy stuff is flat-out hilarious (I actually loved the widely-reviled Saturday Night Fever sequence). I only mention this, because every so often, I'll get an e-mail from a reader that forces me to explain (yet again) that my characters are not mouthpieces for my own opinions — even Jason, who does admittedly parrot my own opinions of movies most often, but still not all the time....

Anyway.

For more of my actual thoughts on Spidey 3, download the latest episode of The Triple Feature Talkcast, featuring myself, Tom Brazelton (Theater Hopper) and Joe Dunn (Joe Loves Crappy Movies)! This one is especially fun, because of all the back-and-forth between us. For once, none of us agreed on a movie! Joe loved it; Tom hated it; and I fell somewhere in the middle, though I definitely leaned more towards the "loved it" end of things than the "hated it" end....


Share This Strip:   Twitter Facebook Google+ StumbleUpon

How much Multiplex can you handle?!

Multiplex is made possible by Andrew Hathaway at Can’t Stop the Movies and readers like you via Patreon, who contribute over $600 per month to keep Multiplex updating and ad-free.

In addition to the warm, soothing feeling of being a patron of the fine art of comic strippery, Patrons get access to free Multiplex eBooks, sneak previews of upcoming comics and other behind the scenes peeks, sketch giveaways, and more!

Become a Multiplex Patron today!

You can also support Multiplex by shopping at the Multiplex store — or at Amazon via these affiliate links: United States | United Kingdom | Canada

Deleted Scenes Blog

Bonus comics, drawings,
movie trailers and more

“Autobiography” (excerpt)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

So I finished my Master of Fine Arts degree—technically as of March 31, although I’m still working on a couple of assistantships. But I got my diploma in the mail today.

This is one of the weirder things I did in grad school. It was a project I did for a Graphic Design Studio class, and the only stipulation was that you had to make a collection of… something. I chose to do a “collection” of twelve books that shaped who I am as a person. Not necessarily books that I still hold dear, but that really connected with me when I read them.

So, I call it an autobiography, although obviously it’s not. I decided to make a story scroll using clippings from these books, cut and pasted to build a NEW story (a creation story). I made scroll handles for it from wooden dowels (painted bronze) and bronze drawer handles on all four ends.

It was roughly 6¾ feet long if you completely unrolled the scroll, so I’ll only show the first bit here. You can click through to the Patreon page I posted it on a couple of years ago if you want to read the whole thing. I made it public so anyone can see it.

The books are (in no particular order): The Book of Job, translated by Stephen Mitchell; The Illustrated Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking; Cages by Dave McKean; Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood; Epileptic by David B; Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman; Hamlet’s Mill by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechen; Justice League: A New Beginning by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire; Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson; The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts; and The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh & The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne. (The Pooh books are technically two separate volumes, so it’s really thirteen, but I now own a single-volume collection of them. I also read Justice League in the issues first, not TPB, so whatever.)

Enjoy! Or just kind of squint your eyes and wonder why this is something that graduate students spend their time doing. But hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

autobiography-part-1

Other Recent Posts

RETURN TO TOP OF PAGE