This would go well on a gym playlist.
For all the whining by old guys about how the kids these days don’t discover great comics through the comics themselves, but through TV and movies, I offer Exhibit A, the old Spider-Man cartoon show from the late 1960s. As a little kid, in the 60s and 70s, that was how I knew Spider-Man for […]
Through the years, one thing that has consistently figured into the teenage remembrances of people I’ve known is music. We might have had completely different lives in completely different places, but everyone exhibits musical memories of that age that often form some sort of thread by which we trace our biography. One of the strangest […]
Nick Thorburn is well-known for his work in music, less so for his comics. The Canadian cartoonist is the long-time vocalist for Islands, as well as a number of other music projects, like Human Highway, The Unicorns, Mister Heavenly, Nick Diamonds, and others. His graphic novel debut from Fantagraphics, Penguins, is an allegorical collection of […]
Cassette tapes are one of those things. I don’t know if people who didn’t live decades of their life with cassette tapes as part of them can really gather what they mean to people over 40. I don’t even know an equivalent for those in their 20s now. They were physical media that you could […]
The gang from Riverdale records an album with Blondie. Hijinx ensue!
Hideo Kojima’s masterpiece of ridiculous and grounded thematic storytelling, Metal Gear Solid, has taken its place in the video game pantheon but its music will live on this Fall. The official METAL GEAR orchestral concert series will premiere for the first time outside of Japan in 2018. Begining in Los Angeles on October 10 and ending […]
Fans of the Marvel movies might remember this 2016 video from the video essay channel, Every Frame a Painting, where Marvel’s cinematic score was lambasted as bland and forgettable. No more, however. It seems the powers that be– or at least Black Panther director Ryan Coogler– have taken the criticisms to heart. Today, Kendrick Lamar, executive producer […]
You can easily recognize me at anything that ends in con, experience, or even mania by my black zip-up hooded sweater with an unmistakable subculture caricature on the back of it, the Milo. A crude drawing of a man who embodies be yourself at ALL costs, even if it means not fitting in with the […]
Nothing gives you the inspiration for that finishing touch on your Halloween costume like the right music. For many years our music of choice has been Soma FM’s “Doomed” station, which has a special mix of dark, industrial, goth and metal that never fails to send a shiver down our spine. If you don’t believe […]