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by neil
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Comic-writer's workshop
Replies: 8
Views: 4702

They hold these types of comics writing workshops at McSweeny's, and various libraries around the bay area, but I'm not sure what the age range is; I think it's usually younger kids. I went to the Cartoon Art Museum on Misson St. for the first time this weekend, and I noticed they have a "Cartoonist...
by neil
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: jingle bells..
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Wow, Santa covered the gift wrap with LSD.

:shock:

This is great pascal!

:D
by neil
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Hob - *FINISHED*
Replies: 62
Views: 34718

As for the axolotl story, it's highly relevant to the story, specifically the last two strips. As explained by the Time Travelers, Hob is essentially a neotenous machine, transforming into a more ancient state (the "mother"), though instead of being shipped to a zoologist Hob's transformation occur...
by neil
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Arcade
Topic: Currently Playing...
Replies: 92
Views: 97858

I've been playing ZELDA: PHANTOM HOURGLASS too! I concur that it feels cinematic; the simple addition of facial expressions helps so much, allowing the story to hit more notes (there's even some nice touches of romantic comedy). There are lots of fun puzzles and games, but overall I think it's just ...
by neil
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Interviews, Reviews, etc.
Topic: Flight 4 reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 15435

Flight 4 was favorably reviewed on Bookslut: http://www.bookslut.com/comicbookslut/2007_10_011808.php Also, I recently finally remembered to get my autographed copy of the book from Derek (who got it signed for me at the comic-con)--thank you so much Phil, Clio, Kazu, Raina, Dave, Sarah, Joey, Tony,...
by neil
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Yasujiro Ozu....
Replies: 11
Views: 7853

Bordwell has a nice blog doesn't he? Yes he does! I should have mentioned it; thanks for sharing that link. I recently bought "Ugetsu" on DVD. Kenji Mizoguchi's another great Japanese director whihc I hadn't known about until a year ago. Ah, great! I've only seen a crummy videotape of "Ugetsu" and ...
by neil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Yasujiro Ozu....
Replies: 11
Views: 7853

David Bordwell's book on Ozu is now available for download in its entirety here, courtesy of the University of Michigan. (!)
by neil
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Mal and Chad: A New Comic Strip
Replies: 29
Views: 15224

Very nicely done! You've grasped a lot of the nuances of good strips. Don't stop. 8)
by neil
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Paper Texture
Replies: 5
Views: 4299

Yes, never touch the brightness/contrast sliders again! I've been using levels for a few years, but recently discovered that "Threshold" is better--so, instead of trusting the black-and-white or line-art setting on your scanner, scan it in greyscale mode, then use Image > Adjust > Threshold. It will...
by neil
Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Yasujiro Ozu....
Replies: 11
Views: 7853

But he only smiles and tell her, no, no....please live your life and be happy. Hehehe, this makes me recall another scene where he completely shuts down another character and smiles the whole way through it; I can't remember which movie it's in. Anyhow, his peaceful disposition is always welcome to...
by neil
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Copper - "Signpost"
Replies: 19
Views: 8186

Haha, another great metaphor, Kazu. It's interesting how Copper once appeared to me as this wide-eyed adventure-seeker, with Fred being his more pragmatic nay-saying friend--and now, it seems like Copper is the steady voice of conservative reason to Fred's goofy ideas. It's neat watching these chara...
by neil
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Yasujiro Ozu....
Replies: 11
Views: 7853

There was no overblown drama, no fancy camera angles or cinematography. I paid attention to every scene and remember liking the simplicity of the way the film told it's story and how sincere the emotions were. If someone was sad, they'd pause and say "I see", and I'd find myself immersed in that sa...
by neil
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Across the Universe
Replies: 9
Views: 7093

Hmm it kinda looks like... Too much! I'll keep an eye out for the reviews though. I like Beatles music as much as the next guy, but a bunch of covers sung in a musical sounds like it could be really bad. Why don't they ever have original Beatles music in a movie? As far as I can remember, Wes Anders...
by neil
Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Are comics micromanaging imagination?
Replies: 17
Views: 10668

I would like to think of this more as an open-minded discussion, rather than an "argument." My reason for starting this conversation is to simply widen my perspective on the subject. I don't think there is a right or wrong answer. I'm just interested in learning what others think. Ah. Sorry if I wo...
by neil
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Minx/DC's GOOD AS LILY preview online
Replies: 12
Views: 5658

This was a terrific book, very sweet and earnest. Why can't more comics be like this?

There was one scene that made me tear up a little, and that would not have happened if you and Derek hadn't collaborated so very well. Very nice work!