Tuesday, November 6, 2007

things to look forward to.

this week in comics is crazy good. beware.

-there is a special edition of 'Palestine' by Joe Sacco coming out. To all my MESA friends/anyone with a shred of interest in comics/Palestine/or just good human stories: cop that. I own two copies of it already, and will probably buy this new one for the extra stuff that's being added. i'm really excited. Keep in mind that Edward Said wrote the intro for this comic book. Comics are for kids right? go get it. in fact, get two: one to keep and one to lend to friends and zionists.

-there is a new graphic novel from DC/Vertigo coming out called "Cairo." it's fictional and a 'thriller' and i think it has something to do with a Djinni. but i'm not sure. i'll probably check it out though.
<(while on the topic, has anyone read the Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz? i'd like to, and i want some insight from someone who has. I read Mirrors by Mahfouz and really enjoyed it. the end.)>

-Scott Pilgrim was supposed to come out this week, but it looks as though it was pushed back until next week. that's bad news for me- but good for you! it means you can run out and get the first three volumes to be ready for when it comes out next wednesday. if you like shitty rock bands, o.g. nintendo, funny things and happiness, there is no reason you shouldn't be reading this already.

it will be coming out from a publisher called ONI PRESS. they publish some cool books (black metal and sharknife, among others). but the one that i think most of my friends would be interested in (besides scott pilgrim) is STEPHEN COLBERT'S TEK JANSEN SPACE ADVENTURES. this is the presidential candidate's (in SC) comic book. read it.

queen song for the night: all dead, all dead

comics are awesome. you should be so lucky.
rock that shit homey.

1 comment:

Mackenzie said...

I haven't read the Cairo Trilogy in English, but I have coded it for Dil's corpus! :)