Category Archives: Comics

The Long Tomorrow

“The Long Tomorrow” is a short story by Dan O’Bannon and Moebius that appeared in Heavy Metal in 1977. Serialized over several issues, “The Long Tomorrow” is (probably) one of the more influential pieces of future noir; Ridley Scott supposedly based the … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note to Heavy Metal v1 #8

In our local bookstore and yours, too, in the section where the self-help books were (replacing the women’s liberation books, which in turn had replaced the American Indian volumes after the Black Studies tomes), we now find shelves of science … Continue reading

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Druillet’s “Agorn”

  This is a page from Heavy Metal v.1, issue #2. It is from 1977. It is from the story “Agorn” by Druillet. HOLY SHIT IS IT AMAZING I am overworked right now. No proper post. Just this image.

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The Opening Editor’s Note for Heavy Metal Magazine

Metal Hurlant means “screaming metal” — whatever that means. It was, and still is, issued by the Associated Humanoids. The magazine appears to be the work of an alien intelligence, as indeed it is. It is French. French is a … Continue reading

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On The World

So some of you might know that I’ve been working on the question of nonhuman ethics. More precisely, I’ve been trying to understand our ethical obligation toward purely digital entities–computer games, for example, or evolved virtual creatures. Since my proclivities … Continue reading

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James Kochalka’s “In Defense of Meat”

I wrote a little bit about how unhappy I was with James Kochalka’s “In Defense of Meat” a few days ago (in the context of a much larger, glowing review of Digestate.) James commented that he thought that I was misrepresenting his … Continue reading

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On Black Hole

WARNING: This post probably isn’t work safe or mind safe. There is some body horror and some straight-up violence.  What is Black Hole about? I’ll just let Burns explain. Right. Black Hole is about a disease that affects teenagers, and about the lives of … Continue reading

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Supplement to Black Hole

I just finished Charles Burns’ Black Hole.  It is brilliant, and I am working on a longer post about the comic. But, in a circular move, I am posting this supplement to the comic first. One of the story conceits of … Continue reading

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On Digestate: A Food & Eating Themed Anthology

I think that Digestate was the first thing that I kickstarted. As you may know, I think the very idea of kickstarter in the field of videogames is kind of a hole in the ground. It preys on nostalgia and it has … Continue reading

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Comics vs. Games

TIFF Nexus, possibly the worst-named entity of all time, has been sponsoring or holding or doing something with game jams in Toronto. Even though the guy explains it in the video, I am really confused about the whole thing–but my … Continue reading

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