Friday, May 30, 2008

An internet hug from Ira Glass

A nice piece that certainly applies to anyone making art.

parts 1, 2 and 4 are pretty interesting as well.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Know Your Rights!

actually, Complete Control would be a better Clash reference for this story...

caution: when you see this label, run:

so chances are you may of heard of the new tokyopop contract-y thing[pdf] going around. apparently it seems to be written in "friendly" non-legalese ("hey stupid, you should be able to understand this!"). it's actually written in sleazy con-artist-ese.

anyway brian lee o'malley has posted a reponse on his blog. it's definitely worth a read. he breaks it down, and nails all the important bits. go read it.

in closing, fuck tokyopop.

Friday, May 9, 2008

James Bond

Penguin Books updated the James Bond novels with new cover designs featuring the art of Michael Gillette, proving that books should be judged by their covers after all. If you bought any of these, I think you'd be obligated to store them cover-out on your bookshelf.