I Like The Way You Talk (How Tarantino, Sorkin & Kevin Smith Won Me Over with Dialogue)

Nothing reveals character as much as dialogue. This applies in real-life as much as it does in fiction. I can hear your objection to this. Talk is cheap, you say? Actions speak louder than words. I understand your position on this. If a person’s actions are inconsistent with the words they speak, that still reveals […]

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Issue #600: All New! 80-page Giant Golden Anniversary Issue (or maybe I just put up my 600th post)

This post has nothing at all to do with issue #600 of Action Comics, which was published in 1988 and celebrated 50 years of Superman history. Three additional decades have passed since then. Side note: there’s no traditional 80th anniversary gift, unless it’s a headstone or cremation urn. It’s not that this comic book wouldn’t […]

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Y: The Last Man, Book Three, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan Jr., and Goran Sudzuka — a comic book review

  Y: The Last Man, Book Three collects issues #24-36 of the graphic novel originally published more than a decade ago. Please understand that I’m getting current on this relevant piece of pop culture before any television series premieres. I was a latecomer becoming a passenger on The Walking Dead bandwagon, watching the television series […]

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Write Drunk, Edit Sober (good bad advice on how to tap your creativity like a keg)

This quote has often been misattributed to Hemingway, just as it is here. There’s no evidence that this piece of advice ever originated with Ernest Hemingway at all. According to Quote Investigator, the most likely source of the original quote was a novel by humorist Peter De Vries, Reuben, Reuben, written in 1964, three years […]

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