Thursday, April 29, 2010

Poem In Your Pocket Day

Today is Poem In Your Pocket Day where you carry around a poem in your pocket to share with friends. You can read more about it at

I can't decide which one I want in my pocket, The Raven by Poe or Winkin, Blinkin', and Nod, or Hat by Silverstein, Instructions by Gaiman or perhaps A Bowl of Dead Birds by Catman.

Fables Volume 12: The Dark Ages by Bill Willingham

Fables 12 Dark AgesWith the Adversary defeated the Fables can now freely choose where and how they want to live their new peaceful lives. Yeah right, think again. The war had left the homelands in ruins and through the pillaging a new evil force has been released. This new villain makes the Adversary look like a fuzzy bunny. Supernatural and paranormal powers always trump those of magical wooden soldiers. It looks like it could get very grim for the Fables and us mundanes.

I found this one on the aftermath of the war far more brutal than volume 11 on the war itself. A very harsh storyline with Boy Blue and then with Kay cutting his eyes out. Both gave me the heebie jeebies.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MagCloud Sale

MagCloud is having a Mother's Day sale were you can get up to 25% off the full-priced magazines through 5/9. I am just sure Mom's would love to get the Edible Raven with two fun reads, a recipe, puzzle, a beautifully illustrated poem, and a chance to enter a contest to win art inspired prizes. All that in one magazine. Promo code: MOM

Almost as good as zombie jewelry ;).

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Weekly Kitty Fix - 365 Days of Smiles...and counting

A year ago today Gretel chose us for her forever home. Ever since she came into our home not a day has gone by where we did not smile. An enormous thank you to the Buddy Center Dumb Friends League for 365 days of smiles...and counting.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day

In memory of our faithful companion who always wanted "meow-t" to enjoy mother nature.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fables Volume 11: War and Pieces by Bill Willingham

Fables War and Pieces In this volume we finally come to the battle between the Fables and the Adversary who took over their Homelands. There is no such thing as a fairy-tale war, and this is no exception. I enjoyed the story of Cinderella trying to rescue Pinocchio. I tell you she is one tough cookie. I think she and my favorite Wizard, Harry Dresden, could do some serious damage together.

The war is over, but another chapter is just beginning.

P.S. Loved the sketchbook and illustration gallery at the end, 5-star eye-candy

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Edible Raven Magazine

Edible RavenIt's here! The Edible Raven magazine is now on MagCloud. The two stories, The Curious Curse and The Divine Library, will hopefully be a fun read, a little nonsense diversion for the day. They are definitely influenced by my favorite writer Edward Gorey.

A 5-Star rating for the Edible Raven's eye-candy. The illustrations by Pamela McCarville are fantastic. I love the one of the Curse in the hearse with Finn sitting on a stack of pies. Then I need every single knick-knack in the Divine Library to decorate my office. Talk about inspiration. I love them and see something new every time I look at those library shelves.

We already have two stories worked up for issue #2 and started to storyboard them this past weekend. I am psyched!!

Would love for you to take a look at Edible Raven Issue #1, A Curious Debut, on MagCloud. At MagCloud you can preview the magazine and if you would like, also follow it.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hellboy Volume 9: The Wild Hunt by Mike Mignola

Hellboy Volume 9
I was so excited when I saw that there was a new Hellboy volume out and I was not disappointed. The story starts out with the Giants of London awakening followed by the Queen of Blood, who of course wants to destroy all humanity. We see how past characters and mythology start to tie together and then Mignola adds in a King Arthur twist that was most excellent. Can’t wait until volume 10.

P.S. Also enjoyed the Duncan Fegredo gallery at the end of the book and his “Wow, gorgeous...Why?”

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weekly Kitty Fix - My Orange

That's right, it is my orange and don't even think about taking it.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Book Four of The Dresden Files: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

Summer KnightNot a good time for our favorite wizard detective. His girl friend has left town to deal with an identity crisis, the Red Court of vampires wants his head, and the white council is all too eager to deliver it to them. Just when it seemed things could not get worse, the Winter Knight is murdered and the Winter Queen of Faerie comes to Dresden to figure out who-dun-it. As it turns out, you don’t really have a choice when a Queen of Faerie offers you a job, you take it. No pressure though. If Dresden can’t figure out who killed the knight, it only means his death. Oh, and did I mention he only had a couple of days to figure it out?

We have trolls, assassin ghouls, tree creatures, changelings and that is just in the Walmart parking lot. I really enjoyed this one with the two realms of the faerie world, Winter and Summer as well as the thought of these worlds being underneath our cities in subway tunnels or on hotel rooftops.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Weekly Kitty Fix - Sinks Part 2

Last week's kitty fix highlighted Hansel and Gretel's bathroom sink installation skills and this week's shows that they also excel at putting in kitchen sinks.

I'm not sure on this side, do you think there is enough room Hansel?
Hmmm, I don't recall being able to see down here before.
Oh yeah, plenty of room.
Things going okay down there Dad?
What do you mean this is going to delay dinner?!?
This is going to be much easier to drink from.
Are you sure we can't eat now?
Just making sure things are going okay down there.
I tell you, home improvements are exhausting!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fables Volume 10: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham

The Good PrinceDon’t hold me to it because perhaps I overlooked a demise of a Fable or two in the 228 pages, but this may be the first in the series where we don’t flat wipe out 20 of them during the duration of the graphic novel. Fables Volume 10: The Good Prince centers around Flycatcher, the janitor prince, regaining his memory of the execution of his family. With the assistance of the Forsworn Knight and other Fable Ghosts, Flycatcher makes his way back into the Homelands where he must defeat the Adversaries forces in order to create a sanctuary for the Fables and provide a strategic advantage for Fabletown in the upcoming war.

I enjoyed this volume because he was a good prince. It was nice for once to wear rose color glasses and live in a world for awhile where peaceful happy endings existed. Sometimes you just need that.