What I will do in the event of a zombie apocalypse, because zombies.

So the apocalypse has arrived.  What’s your strategy? You don’t have one? Well, then you’re doomed. Continue reading

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Two-Headed Boy: Tales of the Forgotten Melodies (Wax Tailor) + The Shadow Over Innsmouth (H.P. Lovecraft)

One of my closest friends does an exercise when facing a creative block. He recently put it to me to find a soundtrack that would fit with something I am reading and write a short review. Since I didn’t ask any clarifying questions, I’m not sure whether he’d prefer me to go with theme or ambiance in pairing these two media. Do I stick Led Zeppelin with the Lord of the Rings for all the Middle Earth references those gods of rock liked to brandish? Or do I go with music that “feels” like the mood of its literary partner?

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Review, The Underwater Welder

This man looks–no, feels–troubled.

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That was my first thought upon reading the first, wordless page of Jeff Lemire’s latest work, The Underwater Welder.  Lemire’s storytelling capabilities are as stark as they are subtle.  If that’s old news, well, I’m glad you’re a fan.  If that sounds a little contradictory, maybe that’s because it doesn’t happen often, so the two aren’t easily paired. Continue reading