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I drew this back in 2007 to accompany a post on a "webcomics open" KC Green organized.
Excuse the dust but I had a bout of nostalgia and completionism leading me to load up some old posts from previous versions of xaviarxerexes.com.
Two things I still kind of like - the old motto: "mad, bad and dangerous to gnaw" and the logo from 2007 (below).
Another story idea bouncing around in my head -- this one sort of an uber-parody. Tried coloring it (flat colors only) - tried going with a single color (blues) then went ahead with more colors -- maybe I should have stuck with the black and white version.
UPDATE: Nina raised the funds, got the movie out, released it under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license, and just recently posted her "first quarter" distribtion report for Sita Sings The Blues. I have seen the movie and it is epic (in all senses of the word).
(reposted from January 2009)
Nina Paley's animated Sita Sings the Blues looks amazing (all I've had a chance to see is the trailer though) but who knows when any of us will get to see due to copyright issues with the song compositions (not the performances - they are in the public domain). Check out more details on Nina's blog here and watch the interview below to get the whole story. Actually click here for Nina's post on her current effort to get the film out to the public -- she still needs to raise about $50,000 dollars to pay off rights holders.
(reposted from January 2009)
Wow - lots of awesome MC Frontalot news (links lifted from FLEEN.com) including this Matt Boyd conducted interview with the MC himself.
(this is a repost from 2008)
Neal Stephenson is an amazing processor of information. I (like countless other fans of his work) am currently reading Anathem, his latest novel which tackles such myriad issues as religion, science, the long clock... I'm only 200 pages into a lengthy brick of a book. So far it is living up to the amazing trilogy of his previous work, The Baroque Cycle books.
An interesting interview with two authors who have books grappling in whole or in part with the recent economic crisis:
Long before the global economy seized up, Kurt Andersen and Douglas Rushkoff were contemplating the links between society and capital—which makes their views on the recent recession timely, if notably different from one another's. In June, Rushkoff, the media critic and documentary filmmaker, published Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back. In this book, he interprets the recession as the outcome of a centuries-old ethos prizing speculation over value and profit over human connection. Andersen, essayist, novelist, and host of public radio's Studio 360 arts program, for his part, has just come out with Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America. As the title suggests, it’s a study in optimism.
Annie Lennox let DJ Earwig at her master tracks to create a single mashing-up various songs from her solo career. The resulting single/video Backwards Forwards is really good. You can hear the other songs in it but it's definitely something new too.