Wednesday, 23 February 2011
http://hppodcraft.com/ two guys Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer are doing a weekly podcast called the "H.P.Lovecraft Literary Podcast"... they're currently up to episode 70... but all the episodes are on the site for you to download. They are working their way through the works of HPL - they do a synopsis of each story... they have actors reading out excerpts from the stories, then they chat about the stories in a really fun, but informative way... it's really great!!! - My new obsession is listening to these podcasts on my mp3 player at every opportunity...I've just discovered a fantastic H.P.Lovecraft website at
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Two little A6 size comics by David O'Connell.... picked these up at the Leeds "Thought Bubble" Comic convention 2010...probably my favorite purchase of the day...and they came with a topical William & Katie engagement portrait - how exciting! Issue #1 is entitled "Mine's a gin and tonic".. the Queen mum's giant corgi homunculus destroys the local betting shop...and then she ends up inviting a load of gimps back to the palace for a G & T.... The adventures of the Queen mum continue in issue #2 - "The Green Lady Mystery"...a haunting tale of royal jealousy and giant robots!! I love the simple but excellent drawing style,I like the minimal use of colour which works really well - and ultimately they made me laugh out loud!Very funny indeed! After checking out Davids web site http://tozocomic.com I found out that the main thing he's up to is writing and illustrating a more serious comic called TOZO which seems to be an adventure comic in a vaguely TINTINesque vein... looks good (I shall investigate further!)... but I want more Queen mum adventures!!