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In reply to: @manton hey! We’re on the same page! As a web comic co-creator, this is something that I thought hard about. When we could finally publish our books in print, it made me feel better, however we haven’t done a book in 5 years. I may do a few print on demand ones for archival purposes though. I’d love to hear your updated thoughts on this topic.

There is a really great conversation unfolding on micro.blog at the moment about what happens to our digital identities after we die. It is a subject that I find fascination, and one that I’d like to do more work with.

So will happen to this when you die?

In reply to: 'Saga' Is Comics' Daring Ode to Compassion and Equality - The Atlantic

Saga’s call to empathy lands more strongly still because of the way Vaughan’s story harnesses Staples’s images. The writer has a gift for fleshing out how a character’s intersecting identities and experiences inform how they see the world and the choices they make.

I was excited to see the Saga got some love in the Atlantic today. Saga is, hands down, the best comic, and one of the best pieces of fiction, I have ever encountered. It is simultaneously intense, beautiful, tragic, hopeful, and quiet.

My reading log for the year so far seems a weeee bit skewed toward the technical.

  • The Little Schemer
  • Code Craft
  • Saga, volume 8
  • Clojure for the Brave and True
  • Eloquent Javascript
  • Javascript: The Good Parts
  • Practical Common Lisp

Last night I read Goldie Vance vol 2, and Unworthy Thor vol 1. A weird but enjoyable pairing.

  • Goldie Vance, setting!
    • What drew me to vol 1 of this series was the setting, the same is true for vol 2. While the characters are a bit flat, the setting feels rich and fully formed. The series so far has done a good job revealing the setting through the story itself, rather than through explicit exposition which is often the case in comics
  • Thor, art! …and goats 🐑
    • This book was weird, self effacing, and fun. It also features a murderous, yet obedient goat 🐐. The entire volume is fast paced, moving quickly to its conclusion. I can’t imagine I would have liked this series heaps if I had read it week to week, but in trade it was fun — a quick, more or less thoughtless read. I was struck by the art and panel choreography. I have terrible eyesight so read most comics on an iPad these days. I’m typically happy with comixology’s guided view, but I kept zooming out to see the whole spread across pages throughout this book because they were so interesting. The art is clear (e.g. readable) but frenetic at the same time. I enjoyed Unworthy Thor a lot more than I anticipated.