moodykittens asked: Bed, Wed, Behead: Spider-Man, Grant Morrison, Matt Fraction
Bed: Fraction. Maybe time would stop.
Wed: Spider-Man. He’s my life love.
Behead: Morrison. It’ll just grow back.
avenger-dave asked: Gil is exactly who I had in mind myself! You are spot on about the Hartman characters being far superior. I always thought Gil was based on Jack Lemons character in Glengary Glen Ross. Thoughts?
I’ve heard that, too. I don’t think it’s an out-and-out bad presentation, but the character had the unenviable position of trying to be a replacement character for Hartman’s characters, plus I always got the sense he was being shoved down viewers’ throats instead of just popping up and being funny.
thecaptivephantom asked: Have you checked out The Red Panda Adventures on Decoder Ring Theatre yet? If you enjoy old Shadow radio serials, you might like it.
I’ve heard of it! I’ll have to check it out.
avenger-dave asked: What Simpsons character did never quite learn to love?
Gil. He always reeked to me of trying too hard to make a character sad, and as a replacement for Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure, who were just so effortlessly funny/sad, he vastly pales in comparison.
jamesdleech asked: Are there any artists that are doing new things with the comic book medium that you feel need more attention? If so, who, and which books?
Oh, you mean Kevin Warren, artist of Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective. (But really, he’s doing awesome work.)
As for others, I really love everything Colleen Coover (Bandette) does. She gets recognition in the form of awards, but not enough in the popular sphere.
Nick Pitarra is doing consistently amazing, mind-bending stuff on The Manhattan Project. Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) is great and weird. Derek Charm (Trip Fantastic). Buster Moody (Task Force Rad Squad). Ming Doyle is certainly making a name for herself, but I feel like she should be a superstar. She’s got a style that’s so identifiable.
There are so many more, but that’s a good start.
dimestoretajic asked: Bed, Wed, Behead: Sims, Cereno, Brothers.
Bed Brothers because I’m sure his pillow talk is wonderful.
Wed Sims because how different would it be from how things are now, really.
Behead Cereno so I can count the rings in his neck and also study his brain’s vast deposits of Classical Knowledge.
calebnewcastle asked: Are there any old-time radio shows you like?
I’ve listened to a good many episodes of The Shadow. Those are fun.
There’s an old radio show called The Adventures of Philip Marlowe which is interesting to listen to simply for the way they interpret Chandler for the radio.
And Mel Blanc had an old radio show that was kind of amazing to listen to.
robotmountain asked: What ever happened with the loud downstairs neighbors?
The bike shop, you mean?
It’s still there, and they still play tons of loud music, but we complained until the landlord came and did some soundproofing (with an added bonus of shutting the bike shop down for a week).
As far as I know, the guy who runs the place is still a complete asshole, and I also know that on Easter Sunday Mayor Rahm Emanuel was there filling his bike tires with air, so I was standing above a-hole nexus for about 15 minutes.