Liam Brazier is a London-based illustrator and animator who works in a gorgeous style—we’re calling it stained-glass-Deco-Futurism. You can check out his animations on his blog, and stop over at Society 6 to see more superheroes (our other favorite being his rendition of Logan putting his adamantium to good use.) We approve of any artist who names Star Wars as his initial inspiration, and if we might humbly suggest a new subject, how about Jean Grey Descending a Staircase?
Today’s Morning Roundup invites you to join in a discussion about the word “geek,” offers some news about Doctor Who and Hayao Miyazaki, and would like to humbly request that science continue being a thing that happens. Read on, by all means.
- Point/Counterpoint: Stan Lee sings a geek hymn during the newly-inaugurated Geekie Awards. However, some people think we need to cut it out with the whole “geek” thing already. What do all of you playing along at home think?
- Art Spiegelman talks about the not-completely-allegorical cat and mouse in Krazy Kat.
- The trick is in not minding that the blood won’t come off.
- Some people like body horror, but we think brain-horror is much scarier.
- Space humor used to be an entire genre!
- It was Colonel Mustard, with the lead pipe, in the air raid bunker.
- Let’s keep the Bradbury love going for an extra day—check out his interview with The Paris Review!
- Stephen Moffat says we might get a Peter Jackson-directed Doctor Who episode: “…he just wants a Dalek. So we’ll give him a Dalek and he’ll direct an episode.”
- Check out this National Geographic documentary on the unreadable Voynich Manuscript!
- We’re sure Hideaki Anno’s possible sequel to Nausicaa will be a lighthearted romp for all ages...
- It is a galactically acknowledged truth that we always need more sci-fi and fantasy to read.
- Pulitzer-Prize-winning geek (there’s that word again) Junot Diaz says Sherlock Holmes changed his life.
- Aw, man, Martin Freeman is even more adorable in LEGO form! And Smaug is even more terrifying: