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Also Dubious Are His Eyebrows?
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Hey guys, by now we're all back in college and what a terrifying prospect that is. This is my last year and I'm feeling it. Too much. I can't go back into education (well, its art college, so "education" is probably stretching the word to its very limits) I have to go out into the real world and I'm terrified. Well, only a little. But really worried with what the hell I'm going to with rest of my life.

Anyway, sorry about the lack of updates, but that's all going to change. As of this week, we're going twice a week. Monday's and Thursdays are our days in question. So watch out. It'll be great.

Saw a really interesting show this weekend called "My name is Earl" Its got Jason Lee and if that wasn't enough for you, the guy from Mallrats, who couldn't see the magic eye picture. Ethan Suplee, is in it as well. It's great. It has no sympathetic characters in it and it's a pretty bold move fro prime Time TV. Its no Firefly, but what is? Just good fun, as that's what its all about.

Speaking about fun and bold moves, Erik Larsen went on the attack criticising comic book "creators" for not being original enough. No, he doesn't mean that Spider-Man has fought the Green Goblin 400 odd times now and its time for some new enemies. He wants creators to actually create, and not just be happy doing what other people tell them to do and go out on the own and create something that is theirs.

Check it out here. Its OK, I'll still be here..

Although I fucking love Spider-Man and batman, and would leap at the chance to draw them, that's not all I want to do. I want to be remembered as an artist with a voice, not just as a kick ass Spidey artist.

If you can, I would HIGHLY recommend picking up Sharknife, Peng and Scott Pilgrim from your nearest local comic book store. Or the 3rd Place, just beside the back door of the Foggy Dew in Temple Bar. They're the most original books I've read in a long time, and not mention the most fun. So, that's Corey Lewis' Sharknife, and his new book, Peng and Brian Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim. All of them are published by ONI and all of them are totally worth the money.

See you on Thursday.

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