Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Run to your local indy-friendly store. 

Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards by Jim Ottaviani and Big Time Attic hits stores today.

We've all been watching for this one carefully, and we couldn't be more excited about its arrival. Looks like the industry agrees, too, as it was one of the buzz books of SPX this year, and sold out long before the end of the show. Here's what Variety's Comics Blog says about it:
"If there wasn’t a niche in the graphic novel world for a writer who can make real-life science into page-turning entertainment before Jim Ottaviani, then we can all be thankful he’s created it for himself.... This also is a very sharp looking book, with a fantastic cover by “Xenozoic Tales” creator Mark Schultz and art by Big Time Attic, which includes Zander Cannon, Shad Petowsky and Kevin Cannon, that’s clear, compelling and beautiful."

If you scroll down, the same entry has this to say about Flytrap:
"the book does such a good job of conveying her character in a mere 16 pages, that it would be a shame if we didn’t get to see more of her, whether it’s self-published by Ryan and Leiber or some smart publisher decides to pick it up. As a note, the book is not available in stores so you have to go to Leiber's web site or find them at a convention to pick this up. It’s worth it. Grade: A"

Well, they spelled my name wrong, but got the link right. The important thing is that it's a damn fine name. Ask the man who owns one: The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. reports that Stan Lee "despises" his assumed name and prefers "Lieber."

Over on The Engine, our friends Leland Purvis and Elizabeth Genco have announced a challenge for themselves they call The Pact. 60 pages in 90 days. We'll be watching, guys.

Also on The Engine:
"...this guy, though dead, would not stop flopping around. For a full what seemed like two minutes, he laid there and twitched and frowned over and over again."

David Hahn shares a sentimental moment.

Terri's partner Stewart is in rare form:
"When you are a child, you often have to run away from things – dogs, bullies, your mom. At least part of the meaning of being an adult in America means you no longer have to run from things, and so it took me a block or two to completely, consciously understand that I was going to have to run away from another adult, one who was very angry with me..."

From "How taking pictures can get you into trouble"

That's all for today. I'm done with you.

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