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First Two Reviews

First couple of reviews are in for ‘Talking To Strangers‘. Very positive reviews so far, with minimal negative critique. That’s always great with an Anthology, as it’s a very hit-or-miss project to take on.

First of all, I’d like to say that this anthology exhibits something I love to see in comics: a writer who obviously works closely with the artists illustrating their work. The style and presentation of each story in this anthology clearly matches the content, and the artists have obviously been given room to let their own story-telling styles influence the flow of each piece. I’d be tempted to say it’s worth picking up Talking to Strangers for this fact alone, but that would cut the review a bit short! – Paul Duffield
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You should really check out Paul’s recent blog post about his Cover Process here. It’s well worth the read.

The book’s strengths actually lie in its varied nature. Each story is unique in the kind of story it tells as well as the style with which it is executed. Where one story is chilling, another might be celebratory. Where one functions as fable, another runs toward parable. The author shows range and invention and with one exception the collection is an easy and fun read, by turns thrilling and sweet and tragic. – Seth Hahne
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On a totally off-topic side note, my sister recommended I listen to Bon Iver and I’ve really been getting into his work. Check it out while you read the reviews.

Maximum the Hormone

Dear Blog, sorry for neglecting you, but I have been busy/lazy when it came to the net lately. No promises on getting back on track with updating you, but I think there’ll be things worth saying soon enough.

I showed my sister some Maximum the Hormone videos last night, and we shared a common moment for an urge… no, a need to mosh to the music. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to tour anywhere outside of Japan at the moment. So I guess I’m just going to have to go to Japan then to see them live :P

Quick Summary of To Do’s -

  • Follow up on ‘Talking to Strangers’ anth (read ‘poke people lots’)
  • Finish Editing ‘Clarence’ short film by Aug ’08
  • Complete ’184′ pitch by Dec ’08
  • Write up ‘Second Sky’ pitch by Jan ’09

Had a hectic film shoot weekend (some behind the scenes pic’s posted here). It was very educational to say the least. I was cursing myself for taking on such a huge project when things didn’t go smoothly during those 2 (and a half) days, but now that the hard part is over, I find myself thinking “What should I shoot next summer?”.

I figured I’m going to write something about the film once it’s done, so I may as well do an in depth post once that’s ready to go live, save me blabbering twice about it.

In Other News -

Hmm, let’s see… Oh, FreakAngels just got a little more interesting. It’s free to read, so you really have no excuse not to be following it. I ran into Paul at the DFC launch and we had a nice catch-up. Apparently this comic is taking up a lot of his time, and it really shows why. He’s gone all out on it. Cool stuff. It’s still weird seeing London submerged in water :)

Sweatdrop Podcast was down for a month due to ODEO’s transition to their new website. It’s up and running again and Episode #13 is now live. Should hopefully have #14 with you by Monday! I just need to finish editing it this weekend.

More up and coming Shakespeare Manga from SelfMadeHero, and Emma announced her involvement with the title “Much Ado About Nothing” and showcased some concept colour art on her site. I must say, that when she showed me the characters in sketch form, I was already sold. It looks like it’s going to be a hoot! There’ll be a plethora of titles coming soon but I can’t really announce any until the artists themselves make them public. You are SO shunned!!

And finally, was invited out to see Hancock tonight. I know that’s not technically news worthy, but I’ve been looking forward to seeing this film for a while, so I’m a little excited XD At least I didn’t do a write up about my 6th viewing of ‘Brick’ and how I really enjoyed listening to Clute and Edwards discussion on their “Out of the Past” podcast, where they broke down every element of the story and the filming of it to show me things I hadn’t even considered before. Like how the introduction scene is so intricately delicious with it’s subtle muted colours and the similar details between the first scene of when Brendan is kneeling down near… woah woah, almost fell into that one!

Okay, end transmission!

Stranger Things Have Happened

Nothing to report for the past week or so here on TellNoLies, as I’ve just been busy with work and general gaming. Stuff’s a brewing though, so hopefully in the new year there’ll be some interesting project stuff to talk about. All I have to say is the new Foo Fighters album is pretty sweet.

I think I like every song on the album. A fan favourite is the song ‘Stranger Things Have Happened’, which has a bunch of renditions of it played by fans on YouTube. I was hoping there was a video for it, but instead, someone just put the actual full track with the album cover up. Well, at least you can give it a listen eh? :) Enjoy!

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