Archive: May 2003

May 29, 2003

Save Fantagraphics Books

Independent publisher Fantagraphics Books is in danger of going under. Fantagraphics brings readers together with incredible, groundbreaking titles and artists month after month, such as Chris Ware and Dan Clowes (as well as many others). In my opinion they are possibly the most important company publishing cartoons today. So, grab any cash you can spare (or goods that you can… more »

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May 23, 2003

Mario Kart Double Dash!

After far too long of a wait, the follow-up to N64 favorite Mario Kart was finally announced at this year’s E3. Mario Kart Double Dash (due out later this year) brings many new enhancements to gameplay. Apparently you can have two characters in the kart at a time, one as the driver and one as the “gunner”. They are able… more »

May 18, 2003

Karaoke and Kung Fu

Friday night I got to partake in some karaoke action with some friends at a sports bar called Mad Anthony’s (which was conveniently located beneath a nearby hotel). Now, as much as I like to frequent sports bars and yell at the TV therein as I spill beer on those around me, I must give the place credit. As far… more »

May 15, 2003

The Matrix Reloaded

I took in a showing of the second Matrix film last night, The Matrix Reloaded. I must say, going into it, I wasn’t expecting too much outside of some fun fight scenes. In that sense, it delivered in spades. Some of the action sequences were astonishing (albeit very video game esque at times) and will surely set a new standard… more »

May 13, 2003

Place Your Bets

Horror movies have long been a great form of escape for me. I have been watching the best and the worst of them since I was knee high to an axe murderer. With their inherent gore and he’s-not-dead-yet storylines, horror movies will have forever left their mark on me. In 1980 fear was born. In 1984 the nightmare began. Horror… more »

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May 7, 2003

When Good Design Goes Bad

Well, I can’t speak for the design actually…perhaps just the art direction. The 32nd Rule of Graphic Design : Always make it bigger. No, bigger than that. I received a email from a designer friend today which contained only this: BIGGER, DAMN YOU!! Soon after I received another email, slightly longer, yet no less angst-ridden: Make THAT bigger as well.… more »

May 5, 2003


I got to entertain the comic book geek in me this past weekend by going to see X-Men 2. It was unfortunately titled “X2” to appeal to the Mountain Dew drinking generation, and further unfortunately titled “X2 : X-Men United”. I just don’t get that…the X-Men are already a team. They thwart evil-doers together. Isn’t the “United” part implied? Is… more »