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Just rambling... [Aug. 14th, 2012|07:11 am]
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I am saddened by the passing of Comics Legend Joe Kubert.
A true artist and a nicer person than I can express here, he helped a lot of people get into comic and was always willing to give a critique.

I may have found my favourite movie of all time: Small Town Murder Songs.
Don't know why, but I can watch this movie over and over and not get tired of it.

Great Books I read this summer:

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt By Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
A Great read, if somewhat sobering, but highly recommended.

The Art of Howard Chaykin By Robert Greenberger and of course Howard Chaykin
A book of such exceeding quality, it's beyond my feeble attempts to describe.
Anyone who knows me well, knows that Howard Chaykin is one of my Comic Gods, so this was a pure treat.

The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, by Billy Bob Thornton and Kinky Friedman
Wow, is the first thing to say about this, a great read, but not for the faint of heart.
The stories of his childhood remind me of some stuff in my own, strange stuff.
Billy Bob Thornton lays it all out in this book, his phobias, weaknesses, failures and successes.

Read a bunch of other stuff, most of it not worth going over, lots of html and other technical books, a few Design books etc.
Boring stuff, not really learning anything new, except that Web designers are getting a little too complicated for their own good.
The use of complex web programming and fancy bells and whistles is just so overdone, it's overkill at most times. Just a way to charge more and confuse clients, fas as I am concerned.

Well that's my two cents for today.
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[User Picture]From: johncomic
2012-08-14 02:17 pm (UTC)

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Sorry, Ron, I don't remember: were you a student at the Kubert School? Seems a lot of guys I know were....
[User Picture]From: rono64
2012-08-14 06:16 pm (UTC)

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Never went to the School, met him twice and took a correpondence course.

Got a letter or two from him, I even had one from him when I wad 15 or so, yeah that long ago.
Unfortunately all those letters and art got lost in a move, so now all I have is the memories of them.