Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Via ajhall's Journal, Nick Lowe's (presumably not the Pure Pop for Now People one) "The Well-Tempered Plot Device," a witty, and useful, classification of some plot devices used by lazy fantasy and sf writers.

On The Comics Journal Message Board, R Bienvenu discovers one of the most brilliant things I've seen: Rorschach's confrontation with the child-murderer from Watchmen #6 redrawn (very well) with both characters replaced by cute little girl anime characters. (As with (almost) all TCJ Message Board threads, this won't be up forever.)

Tom Spurgeon hosts a fascinating discussion between Bart Beaty and Charles Hatfield on Hatfield's new book Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature. I haven't read the book yet, but after reading this exchange I'm eager to.

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