Cornucopia of Robo Stuff
For the first time in a while, I’ve actually got something to tell you about. Isn’t that exciting?!?
Please note that the iPhone is a ridiculous piece of wholly unnecessary technology that is wildly overpriced and vastly overhyped . . .until the moment I get one. Then it will become really, incredibly cool.
Just FYI on that.
In other Atomic Robo news, The Vol.2 TPB, Atomic Robo & The Dogs of War, is now available for pre-order. The order code be DEC084219 Judging by how things have gone in the past, I would suggest running to your LCS or logging into Heavy Ink right now and placing your order.
I’ll wait. . .
For those of you who were unhappy with the direction we took Vol.2 in, you’ve only got one more month of brooding. I would like to thank you for your patience and loyalty, and I would also like to say, there’s more bad news on the way for you -suckas. It seems a lot of people have mentally reduced Vol.1 to 3 pages of Carl Sagan, and a really bad joke about Stephen Hawking being a bastard. That was a few pages, of a single issue. There was a lot more in there -you might want to go back and reread them. I’m sorry that our romp through WWII, a conflict that killed 20+ million people, wasn’t wall-to-wall laughs. We sure enjoyed it though. We’ll do “Hitler on Ice” next time. I promise.
To further aggravate you, we are going even further back in time with Vol.3, Atomic Robo & The Shadow From Beyond Time. We’ll be riding the Way-Back Machine to 1926, when Robo was just a wee, er, robot. We do move forward through time though, so by the last issue the apparently much missed Action Scientists will be back in the action. So far I have been laughing my ass off. Because we are back in the realm of pure fiction, the retardo-meter has been cranked back up to eleven.
I could talk to you about Atomic Robo: The Movie, but I’m gonna wait to see if we’re told to get fucked or not before I start going into detail about that.
Finally, Mr. Mike, who is half of the team responsible for those awesome Atomic Robo t-shirts (including this all new design), is taking part in a really cool gallery show this Friday. If any of you are in the Boston area I totally recommend checking it out.
826 Boston Partners Young Writers with Area Artists at Robert Klein
A unique creative collaboration and art auction to benefit 826 Boston’s writing and tutoring programs for city youth.
Friday, December 12, 2008 6 to 8 PM @ the Robert Klein Gallery 38 Newbury Street Boston.
826 Boston is helping hundreds of Boston’s children and teenagers with their creative and expository writing skills though highly imaginative, free programming offered in city schools and at 826 Boston’s writing and tutoring center in Roxbury’s Egleston Square.
In the spirit of recognizing and nurturing some of Boston’s youngest writers, over 50 artists from Boston and beyond are lending their creative vision to the cause by responding directly to the literary work of youth involved in 826 Boston’s free writing programs. The resulting letter-pressed broadside prints produced by Ropea-Dope Collaborative will be auctioned off at this event. In addition 25 visual works by leading artists including Kiki Smith, Jane Marsching, David Macaulay, Michael Mazur, and Steve Locke will be auctioned off during a silent auction in order to benefit 826 Boston’s free writing and tutoring programs.
826 Boston is the seventh chapter of a national non-profit organization founded by award-winning author Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari in San Francisco in 2002. All 826 chapters are dedicated to instructing and inspiring young writers from disadvantaged urban neighborhoods, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 826 Boston offers one-on-one tutoring, field trips, workshops, in-schools instruction, support for English language learners, and professionally published anthologies of student work. All of these programs are free, imaginative, and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.
. . .seriously? Personally, I think Barak’s situation is more similar to Emperor Tyberius’. But that’s just me.
I’ve been saving this one, because it’s both hilarious and slightly offensive. But I thought that in light of the recent Prop 8 bullshit out West, I’d post it.
You simply cannot leave the protection of minorities to the popular vote of the majority. If we did that, blacks would still be drinking out of seperate water fountains, and women probably wouldn’t have the vote.