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Neither excusable nor germane to the discussion, you no doubt have noticed that it's been over a month since I last posted. Life got in the way. I hate life.

Regardless, the reason for my return (however brief it may be) is this story circulating around about Wal-Mart pulling the Mexican comic Memin Pinguin from its shelves, which has been reported dang near everywhere, including ¡Journalista!, The Comics Reporter, and The Beat.

In which I beat my head against the wall and will no doubt be called a racist.Collapse )
 
 
 
thecomicaztec
09 June 2008 @ 06:26 pm
I've been reading 1984 for the past two months (I read very slowly). This is my first time reading because it was never required reading in my high school or college literature classes, and then I just never got around to it after I graduated. Obviously, I wish I had gotten to this long, long ago as it is a fantastic read. I had read some of Orwell's essays in lit classes, but I hadn't realized how phenomenal his prose style is. It's really just beautiful.

Why am I talking about 1984 on a comics blog?Collapse )
 
 
thecomicaztec
AKA The "I'm So Behind" Week!

Yeah, I've skipped like six weeks worth of books. My life was crazy in the last two months. I am now married, and having traveled through New York, San Francisco, almost the rest of California, and Hong Kong, I am now in Singapore for the foreseeable future. Yay, stability! I have a comic shop here, but as comics are way more expensive than they have ever been before in my life, I will probably have to cut back on certain titles, and I will do so as soon as Secret Invasion and Final Crisis are over.

But hey, comics!

P.S. In honor of Grant-apalooza, I finally put in those Morrison quotes. Check them out here.

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06 June 2008 @ 10:25 am
So I know I haven't posted in forever, but I'd like to point out that I did get to this crazy feminist long before Valerie did. It was here, in the Serenity review.

Why did I feel a need to mention that? Because I needed something to make me feel better about my shoddy, shoddy blogging schedule, that's why.

In other news, The Tzompatli will make a triumphant return in the upcoming week, now that my life has settled down. I don't want to promise anything because, well, we know what happens when I do that, but cross your fingers, eh?

Also, I just noticed that this particular avatar, which I have been using when I'm basically just shooting the shit, has what appears to be a pair of testicles in his hand. Please don't read anything into that.

And finally, please check out thatphilguy's LJ, as he also reviews comics, including some I wish I would have gotten to a couple of weeks back.
 
 
thecomicaztec
20 April 2008 @ 08:52 pm
It was a pretty slow day for me, actually. I ended up spending most of the day at the Comic Foundry table in Artist's Alley. I did go to the Grant Morrison panel, which was awesome. I am a pretty huge Morrison fanboy, though I haven't been able to get any of his British stuff.

Look kids! Quotes!Collapse )
 
 
 
thecomicaztec
15 April 2008 @ 11:01 am
NYCC  
New York Comic-Con is almost upon us. Will you be there? I will. After about twenty-four hours in a plane (Hong Kong to Taiwan to San Francisco to New York), I will land in New York on Friday morning and then sleep some more. Then I will schlep my way over to the Jacob Javits Center where I will almost assuredly get horribly sick (Airborne doesn't actually do anything? What will I do?). Midtown Comics will of course have a booth there so I will visit my ex-bosses and ex-co-workers before starting in on the many panels. This'll actually be the first time I get to go to panels at NYCC, as I had to work during the two previous shows (except on Sundays, when all the good panels are done).

I also plan to finagle myself into a few parties here and there as and when I can because things like this need to be seen live as often as possible.

A decent rendition of 'Immigrant Song.'Collapse )
 
 
thecomicaztec
15 April 2008 @ 10:58 am
And then there's the Rational Madman calling Gail Simone a misandrist.

*sigh*

I think he and this woman would make a cute couple.
 
 
thecomicaztec
14 April 2008 @ 11:25 pm
Hey, look at that! Comic Foundry got nominated for an Eisner! This is a nomination for the first issue, which I am not in. So that can mean only one thing: next year, Comic Foundry will get nominated for a Eisner twice, and when it wins, it'll be like I won.

Regardless, congrats to Tim and Laura, and I'm totally rooting for you guys.

Full nominee list under the cut. My picks are in bold.Collapse )