Articles Archive for February 2009

Announcements »

February 15th, 2009 | No Comment | Category: Announcements

Friend and SF author Steve Aylett and Floating World Comics present: Jeff Lint’s The Caterer! Thirty years after the spectacular collapse of Pearl Comics, a celebration of the cause of that collapse — Jeff Lint’s The Caterer comic is now available.

Reviews, Videos »

February 08th, 2009 | One Comment | Category: Reviews, Videos
It’s Better to Burn Out Than to Fade Away.

Darby Crash had the perfect punk-rock plan: takeover the L.A. punk scene in five years, commit suicide, and become immortalized as a legend. Little did he know that Mark David Chapman would derail that plan very shortly after Darby followed through.
Biggie Smalls never had such a plan, but after a five-year ascent to the top of the rap game, unknown gunmen burned his name into music history forever.
I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. — Woody Allen
Darby Crash (born Paul …

Reviews »

February 06th, 2009 | No Comment | Category: Reviews
Flying Dreams: Three Recent Books

“Read Honorary Astronaut by Nate Pritts,” read the scrawl on the wall in the bathroom (italics mine) at The Hole in the Wall here in Austin, Texas. And, being the obedient urinator that I am, I followed the instructions.
I’m not sure how Nate Pritts would feel about how I found his work, but I, for one, am glad I did. The man writes like I’d like to live. With power, with passion, and with an exquisite sense of the multitudes in the mundane. The following line and thought hung in …