Jonathan Baylis has relaunched his website www.sobuttons.com, to celebrate the release of So Buttons #5, his autobiographical anthology series in which, much like the work of Harvey Pekar, different artists illustrate Baylis’s everyday musings, struggles and anecdotes.
Had Star Trek been alive, well and on television in the 70s, the era of Silent Running and Solaris, it may very well have resembled ARK, a sci-fi series following a crew of humans and meta-humans travelling beyond our galaxy in search of another habitable planet.
The beauty of this book lies in the incredible attention to detail, with intricate artwork often containing hidden references to the games that you’ll have a blast trying to spot.
As a big proponent of subscription streaming services such as Spotify, I’ve been more than a little enticed by the Marvel Comics equivalent, Marvel Unlimited. The promise of being able to explore Marvel’s extensive back catalogue at a whim is more than worth the $9.99 a month subscription. In theory, at least.
While Iron Man 3 has seen an onslaught of toys, clothing and other assorted crap (though I do want a Lego Ben Kingsley) to coincide with Marvel’s big release, there’s the conspicuous absence of a video game adaptation. That is, until you realise that the customary major console release has been replaced by a Facebook update, a PC free-to-play and a tablet game.
While it isn’t such a big event in the UK as it is in the US, Free Comic Book Day seems to grow in prominence with each passing year, gaining increasing support from artists, celebrity fans and the sort of authority figures who several decades ago would have been calling for the toxic pamphlets to […]