October 14th, 2007

The Librarian

Catching up on webcomics ...

A very good week: new Earl & Myrtle strips (YAY! and death to those whose hair flips into place in the morning!), Vincent Price (my childhood hero) in a week-long guest spot at Evil Inc., the creepy political party-brainwashed ... er ... sponsored child superheroes-in-training storyline continues in PS238, more leafblower/kilt sillies in The Devil's Panties, a rare Chooken update, a silly Death bonus mini over at Exiern (the artist is off sick, so this was dug up as filler), a murder mystery at PVP, space battle (and chair territorialism) at Starslip Crisis, and cute Buddha/dragon interaction in Sinfest (love the turning into calligraphy one)

And now, better do something about breakfast so I'll have the strength to tackle the rest of the comics list ... (still have four years of Greystone Inn archives to read ...)
The Librarian

Another must-read for you ...

Rob "Red Dwarf" Grant's Fat. Entertaining reading wrapped around body perception and the myths that have become our "official food lore" (I know the stuff about salt and cholesterol is true, so it's a good bet the rest is as well ... there's a bibliography in the back of the for those who want to follow-up). The chapters from inside the head of the anorexic teen are especially touching (and accurate ... Grant has done good research here). In some ways eerily reminiscent of Kage Baker's future Britain (as was his Incompetence)... especially the government Wellness Farms that some suspect are really planned to be mandatory concentration camps for the obese.

Not comedy, not tragedy, not drama, not suspense ... just a very fine blend of these genres and more that mix up into very fine reading. :-)