§ The great Seth will make anyone whose work was ever improved by an editor feel like a piece of sh•t:
For example, I don’t know how anyone can stand to work with an editor. I don’t really know how fiction writers have become used to that idea. I can understand working with a proofreader: that makes sense to me. But even working as a prose writer, if there was someone changing around all the sentences in an article I had written and as a result of that it turned out to be a better-written article, I’d have to conclude at the end that I wasn’t much of a writer.
§ We are as happy as Laura Hudson is that Superf*ckers will be collected. James Kochalka’s completely delirious superhero parody could probably be redrawn by Ivan Reis and only a few people would notice. Cover, above.
Let’s get the good stuff out of the way. The Prisoner is one of the very few webcomics that decide to integrate motion. I have no complaints from a technical standpoint. In select scenes you can watch glass shatter or follow the spinning rotor blades of a ceiling fan. Click on the “Next” button, and the site glides to the page rather than the standard refresh screen. All told, it’s pretty cool. Clicking on a link to an issue brings up a loading screen (accompanied by an animated silhouette of The Village old-timey bicycle — coooool) which queues the entire 11 to 15 page comic at one time. Thus, we’re spared the terrible page-to-page lag times that define Zuda offerings.
BUT, the comic will not work on an Apple product because it’s in Flash, and — corporate conspiracy observers take note! — the comic is sponsored by Palm Pre! (Link via Paperless Comics)
§ We have not been staying up to date on the activities surrounding the Crow remake but Cinematical has! Who do YOU think should play the Crow? We don’t have a favorite…maybe that dude who’s on the show…you know the one I mean?
§ Continuing our 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea coverage. Life magazine photos from 1954!