In this episode, I play a song from the Siderunners and tell a little of my interactions with the band; I talk about the shooting in Charleston and dealing with third party grief; I talk about silly games you play with children; I discuss Saga and the quote about how children bring a lot of weirdos into your life; I close by discussing my ongoing search for father figures.
Here are a few interesting projects in the fundosphere (emphasis on “fun”.) I talked about the first on the podcast I released today and played a song by the band, but Cats Laughing – a Minneapolis based SF/fantasy supergroup – has a Kickstarter to fund their reunion show at Minicon 50. I have long loved this band and am excited to see this happen. The project is already funded and is now reaching for the stretch goals. Adam Stemple, Emma Bull, Steven Brust and Lojo Russo. There is a lot of good music and fiction produced by this crowd, and you can be part of this. This Kickstarter closes January 18th.
The currently running Humble Bundle for books is a set of digital graphic novels from Image Comics. This is truly a treasure trove. The highest level is $18, and if you pay that it will unlock the East of West special, the first 18 issues of Saga and the first 48 of The Walking Dead. That is a complete steal. Even just Saga by itself is a good deal. Considering you get hundreds of other issues in addition is phenomenal.
This includes the first collection of one of my current favorite series, Velvet. Also, Sex Criminals, Satellite Sam, The Manhattan Projects, The Fuse. These are all things I buy in paper at full price, I don’t think you can go wrong here.
In fact, here are series in the bundles that I have reviewed for Pull Box Picks:
Of every Humble Bundle I’ve ever seen, this might be the best value. I can attest to about half of the issues contained in here that they are well worth reading. If you support it, there is no reason to not go straight to $18. Unless, like me, you already own everything in that tier. The Humble Bundle closes January 20th.
I highly recommend both of these projects. Go, money! Fly and be free!
I am ill, so today is a repost of an episode of Pull Box Picks that I did for Derek Coward’s Reader Feed. In it, I do a brief review of another of my current favorite comic books, Satellite Sam from Image Comics.
Today is a departure from the normal format. It is a repost of an episode of Pull Box Picks that I did for Derek Coward’s Reader Feed. In it, I do a brief review of one of my current favorite comic books, Velvet from Image Comics.
I’ve gone back and forth on whether I should add those episodes to this feed. Generally I support keeping feeds as granular as possible. If need be, people can subscribe to more than one. However, this particular episode and this particular comic I really like, so I’m just adding it. I’m still undecided on any future episodes, but this one will be in the feed.