Saturday, September 17, 2005

Pretty Pictures and Clever Quips

A recent and growing obsession of mine has been reading comics..not your typical D.C or Marvel superhero-type fare, more like graphic novels with either bitter realistic characters and their mis-adventures, or completely bizarre and surreal strips about nothing in particular. Here's a list of the comics that I currently own:

Michelle's Comics!

Daniel Clowes : Quite possibly my favorite author of the moment, the tone of alot of his work has been mirrored in my life recently and I can't exactly STOP reading his I said its a growing obsession.

- Ghost World Shocks me that this comic was written by a man, and Enid Coleslaw (main character) is an anagram of Daniel Clowes. (Is also one of my favorite movies)

- 20th Century Eightball Collection of short stories and strips from Clowes's comic book series Eightball. The story 'Art School Confidential' will soon be a movie too.

- David Boring is anything but. While he isn't stereotypical comic book superhero, David has alot of superhero-like qualities, and his sidekick the lesbian-wise-cracking-best-friend Dot.

- Ice Haven Ice Haven is a wonderful little graphic novel centered around the town of Ice Haven and its bizarre inhabitants, the whole novel inspired by 1924 murderers Leopold and Loeb.

- Like a velvet glove cast in iron I have yet to read this

- Caricature I have yet to read this

Robert Crumb: A really messed up sexual deviant, blues-lovin', motherfucking, strange strange man who is interesting enough to have a documentary about him. (same director did Ghost World)

- The R. Crumb Handbook This is a sort of compliation of Crumbs older strips and newer return to comics.

- Complete Crumb Comics: The Early Years of Bitter Struggle (Complete Crumb Comics, Vol 1) is the first in a series from Crumbs comic strip that ran from 1958-1962. I hope to get the complete collection someday.

And the others...

- American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar a very depressing yet amusing look at Harvey Pekar's miserable life. Yet another one of my favorite movies.

- Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth An amazing comics that spans four generations and a century of sad, sad men, penned and inked by Chris Ware.

- 32 Stories : The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics Adrian Tomine's complete comic strip Optic Nerve, published from 1991-1995.

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Monday, September 12, 2005

An awkward introduction:

I am :
Listening to Be Good Tanyas (
Eating calabrese soppressata salami, brie and triscuts, and wondering why in the name of all that is holy and sacred it cost me 14.64 for all 3?
Enjoying my new view (giant machine came and ate 4 of my neighbor's houses....I smell an apartment complex)

Because I'm a procrastinator, lazy and a childish, childish girl, I refuse to post anything about myself quite yet (short of my fat cat Sophie of course). But fear not dear reader(s?), for I promise that the future will hold posts filled with deep, dark blackmail-baiting secrets of mine, or least lists of things that I think make me look cool.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Fats cats are a wonderful thing...

Here's Sophie in the heat of the moment... softly playing in the background is the chorus to Bad Company's "Ready for Love".

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

RandomVoyeur...coming soon

Test to see if I can post and am not actually as retarded as I once thought...trying to fancy up this cookie cutter blog template, but its just like putting lipstick on a whore.

EDIT: Based on that last line, probably not a great place to put my picture but whatever.

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