Batman: Li’l Gotham #17
With a name like Zinda, how could Lady Blackhawk be anything but cute as the proverbial button on her tunic, hmm?
I GOT A SKETCH FROM GEORGE PEREZ! \o/
The Deviants take Manhattan!
Eternals #4, October 1976
An improvement over the first series, but still a book for gawking at more than it is a satisfying read.
I bought every one of these because of the Darwyn Cooke covers. And I’m a trade-waiter/ cheapskate.
Accessible economics through comics
Economix: How Our Economy Works (And Doesn’t Work)
by Michael Goodwin (Writer) and Dan E. Burr (Illustrator)
2012, 304 pages, 6.5 x 9.1 x 1
$15 Buy a copy on Amazon
Reading Economix is like taking an Econ 101 class with a teacher who is fun, clear, and thoroughly engaging. Told in comic book form, which I found to be a wonderful way to tackle a complex and sometimes dry subject, Michael Goodwin examines the history of economics to explain how it works (and doesn’t work).
It’s amazing how comprehensive this graphic tutorial is, covering everything from how the farming economy evolved into a capitalist economy (in the western world), to how a free market works; how steam engines transformed our modern economy; the philosophies of many different economists from Adam Smith, to Thomas Malthus, Friedrich Engels, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, and more; the economic lead-up to and aftermath of the Great Depression and World War II; how suburbs and cars factored into the economy (and the other way around); how mass media and politics are intertwined with the economy; how big business and big government are also intertwined – and their relationship with our modern economy; Reaganomics; Occupy Wall Street… Okay, I’ll stop here, as the list just goes on and on. Approachable, accessible, and thought-provoking, Economix is a great read for anyone interested in how our world works.
– Carla Sinclair
FUN FACT: I was an economics major in college, and I always referred to the field as “ecocomics”.
Today’s the day! SEX CRIMINALS: ONE WEIRD TRICK is out! AND it’s only $9.99! MADNESS.
I’ll be doing a signing at The Beguiling from 6pm-9pm tonight AND, SURPRISE, a noon-1pm signing at Silver Snail on Yonge!
So, you may have some questions. Here I am to answer them.
Chip, I already bought issues 1-5, why the fuck would I buy this?
Great question! Don’t appreciate the cussing!
Well, THIS volume has fun backup stuff, like our MASTER SEX MOVE LIST, process pages, a radio drama, Hardon Fink outtakes, and the cute doodles above! Also, its $9.99! Buy TWO.
The why the fuck did I buy the individual issues?
Again, please stop cussing.
Because you’re a true supporter of the comic arts and you don’t want shit spoiled like its Game of Thrones night on twitter. Also, our fun letters pages are NOT in the collection! Those are fun, yeah? Sure are!
Thanks, Chip, you’re a fuckin’ cutie.
THAT IS ACCEPTABLE CUSSING.
Also, yesterday SEXCRIMZ was nominated for Eisner Awards in the Best New Series and Best Continuing Series categories. AND Matt is up for Best Writer, against his wife, which means I get to sit at their table in San Diego and see how that plays out! This is all amazing and I’m overwhelmed by everyone’s support for our pee-pee hoo-hah comic. I know I make a lot of jokes here on tumblr.com, but it really means a lot. Thanks, guys.