ComicMix Quick Picks – April 16, 2009
Today’s list of quick comic-related items that have piled up here…
- After three decades, Starlog shifts to the Web exclusively. That link points to ComicMix’s Bob Greenberger, who put in his time there and recalls what it was like.
- How does Kevin Smith get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, and pornography. Or something like that.
- Our friends at FEARnet reported strong viewing numbers for Q1, up 72% over the same period in 2008 (48.5 million vs. 28.2 million). FEARnet views were also up for 13% from February 2009 (17.3 million vs. 15.2 million). Friday the 13th led the FEARnet movie pack with 1.9 million views, followed by The Descent with 1.6 million views and Already Dead with 1.5 million views.
- Rorschach’s LiveJournal. Never compromise or use LOL.
- io9 – Why Science Fiction Still Doesn’t Get Into The Inner Circle
- SFWA Website Comes To Life, Starts Attacking Web Browsers: This story just makes me shake my head. You’d like to think that SF people are the most tech-savvy folks on the planet, and they so often aren’t.
- "My wife’s consoling comment the other day — that I had lost all my credit cards and cash, but it could have been the Kindle…"
- What the new Sorcerer Supreme needs to know.
- And finally, I’m saddened to report on the passing of Judith Krug. A librarian by training, Judith became the director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and a champion for the First Amendment whether it was confronting efforts to ban books in pubic libraries (including public school libraries), creating Banned Books Week, challenging efforts to force libraries to place clumsy, ineffective filters on public computers with internet access or critiquing the intrusive provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, especially as those provisions affected library patrons. I met her when we were co-plaintiffs in ACLU v. Reno, and she was classy as hell.
Any more? Consider this an open thread.