Many Golden Age comic strips used their title panels as little surrealist playgrounds, but none were as fun as Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Designer DJ Food compiled some of the best moments of the strip’s run, where the title becomes part of the architecture, or scraps of paper floating down into the city. This panel, where our beleaguered hero is having his identity literally (but comically) chipped out from under him, really sums up the mood of the entire strip. Check out more of the panels here!
Morning Roundup features reading recommendations from Brandon Sanderson, writing advice from Stanley Kubrick, and a peer-reviewed wedding proposal!
- Would you like to write a blockbuster? Try the Lindelof method!
- But do they remember the lyrics to the Flipper theme song?
- Geek love, indeed.
- Here’s some recommended reading from Brandon Sanderson, and here’s some more from Flavorwire. We think you should probably read all of them!
- As long as libraries are going to use computer games to get more kids in the door, might we suggest trying this?
- Wikileaks veers into pop culture to expose the most important document yet: Frank Darabont’s Indiana Jones 4 script?
- If you don’t want to try Lindelof’s advice above, maybe Stanley Kubrick is more your speed.
- If you happen to be in Austin, you’ll soon be able to peruse Robert E. Howard’s letters to H.P. Lovecraft.
- Stan Lee tells a Giant (of the San Francisco variety) that he relates to Tony Stark, for reasons that should be obvious.
- If you want to learn how to make stuff, and then learn how to blow it up, an internship with Adam Savage might be right for you.
- We’re guessing Ridley Scott might have actually kept the ending if he’d made I Am Legend… We may never get to see his version of the film, but at least now we’ve got access to some of the monster makeup tests:
Stubby the Rocket is the mascot of Tor.com. Stubby always suspected that dolphins never forget.