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By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I might have mentioned Crossed before (oh look, I did). It’s about the most horrible comic book I’ve ever read. I remember picking up issue 2 in South London once, and reading it on the train. I literally had to hold the thing away from me when I hit the last page. I haven’t had to do that with anything since I read American Psycho (the rat bit).

Crossed is a story about a bunch of people having to survive The Zombie Apocalypse With A  Difference -the difference being, these zombies aren’t slow half wits making grunty noises – they are pure bred evil hate rape machines waving dismembered horse penises blowing up planes and scheming on how bad a thing they can do to a person.

It is brilliantly plotted and artfully rendered. But it is not a pretty read. It is not a fun read. It is not for everyone... but, for good or ill, it is one of a handful of comic booksI have read regularly this past year or so.

And it is about to finish its run. Well, its run as written by Garth Ennis – a new writer takes over for season 2. But in the meanwhile, Bleeding Cool are offering this free, legal read of issue 0. Get on board. Or don’t.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

BLAP!

My awesome friend and sometime collaborator Cibelle is BACK like back of the bus with some aweosme new ish from a no-doubt awesome new album called Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel, which is an HIGH CONCEPT ALBUM (Blap!)! And you know how I love High Concept. Peep game:

The world has ended.

All that’s left is a jungle on a floating rock where a paradise nightclub band is playing at the last cabaret on earth: the Las Vênus Resort Palace Hotel.

The singer’s name is Sonja Khalecallon, and her band are Los Stroboscopious Luminous.

BLAP BLAP BLAP ON A STICK!

‘Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel’ drops this Spring (SOON!) on Crammed Discs.

BONUS: The Name Of The Game Is…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKRtf72u5iQ

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

BLAP!! DRAGON! TINY FLIPPING DRAGON! IN YOUR FACE! YEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!

“Wow. What a cool little animal,” said Matt Muir on twitter. Buddy, you won;t be calling that bizzatch “cool” or “little” when it grows up and BURNS YOUR HOUSE DOWN!

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

“Don’t let the oil crunch catch us out in the way that the credit crunch did.”
Richard Branson

My girl’s reading dude’s autobiography (Losing My Virginity: The Autobiography, hahahaha) right now, so i’m getting a ton of second hand Branson stories. I like the one about him being up in this balloon that’s going to crash into the sea, and the guy he’s with jumps out, and he’s like, “I am Richard Branson! I will find a way!” so he stays in the balloon for half an hour wondering what to do before conceding that the balloon is buggered, and jumps into the sea, where he is immediately rescued, unlike the other chump who has to stay in the freezing cold irish sea for an additional four hours or something.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Doooooope.  That there, my Wacom toting buddies, is an Actual Oil Painting, based on a Jack Kirby original,  by Luis Chichón.

Spotted at The Kirby Museum.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, February 15th, 2010

Sing along while you’re getting shanked kids!

— By Akira The Don on Monday, February 15th, 2010