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by Jazzman99
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 15981

Shanower's Oz

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20100401.htm There's now a nifty collected edition of the five Oz graphic novels Eric Shanower did back in the eighties and nineties. It contains a bunch of nice bonus materials, and the stories themselves are wonderful. Shanower's art is simply stunning, and his storie...
by Jazzman99
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 15981

Shanower's Oz

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20100219.htm There's now a nifty collected edition of the five Oz graphic novels Eric Shanower did back in the eighties and nineties. It contains a bunch of nice bonus materials, and the stories themselves are wonderful. Shanower's art is simply stunning, and his storie...
by Jazzman99
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 15981

Vachss

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20100401.htm The early Burke novels are pretty much unbeatable as contemporary noir, and made all the more impressive by Vachss's unblinking willingness to take on the ugliest human behavior and show it for what it is. The later books lean a little hard on the preachine...
by Jazzman99
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 15981

Vachss

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20100219.htm The early Burke novels are pretty much unbeatable as contemporary noir, and made all the more impressive by Vachss's unblinking willingness to take on the ugliest human behavior and show it for what it is. The later books lean a little hard on the preachine...
by Jazzman99
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 16565

Kaminsky

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20100401.htm I'm heartbroken to hear of Stuart Kaminsky's death. Toby Peters and Rostnikov and Abe Leiberman and Lew Fonesca have been reliable friends, and I've got near-complete runs of all four series on one of my main bookshelves--right near my Donald Westlake and E...
by Jazzman99
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 16565

Kaminsky

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20100219.htm I'm heartbroken to hear of Stuart Kaminsky's death. Toby Peters and Rostnikov and Abe Leiberman and Lew Fonesca have been reliable friends, and I've got near-complete runs of all four series on one of my main bookshelves--right near my Donald Westlake and E...
by Jazzman99
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 37885

Wednesday Comics

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20091007.htm I don't know how much time Our Beloved Host has to give to comics these days, but I was wondering if he's seen Wednesday Comics, the glorious new effort from DC to evoke REAL Sunday comics from back in da day--huge, beautiful, full-page strips, ranging from...
by Jazzman99
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2009
Replies: 1336
Views: 37885

Wednesday Comics

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20091009.htm I don't know how much time Our Beloved Host has to give to comics these days, but I was wondering if he's seen Wednesday Comics, the glorious new effort from DC to evoke REAL Sunday comics from back in da day--huge, beautiful, full-page strips, ranging from...
by Jazzman99
Wed May 27, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2009
Replies: 520
Views: 19918

Chiming In

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20090603.htm It's still the Golden Day in California, right? Just wanted to add my best wishes, Harlan, as well as my thanks for all your work and this site have done to get me through a tough year. This weekend I'll settle in with DWST and banish stress for a few happy...
by Jazzman99
Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2009
Replies: 668
Views: 24411

Bork Bork Bork

Name: Joseph Walker Source: unca20090603.htm Weirdly enough, I was just coming to post here today because when I sent in my HERC membership renewal last week, I also ordered a few back issues of Rabbit Hole...and a copy of "Ensamvark." The reason I was going to post about this is because Susan was ...
by Jazzman99
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: How do you shelf?
Replies: 12
Views: 604

How do you shelf?

I'm running up against a problem I hit every couple of years, and while I don't think there's a real solution, I'm curious about how other people handle this--assuming I'm not the only nut in the world. Here are the elements of the problem. 1. I collect the works of a number of authors I like, and I...
by Jazzman99
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2009
Replies: 780
Views: 24975

On the radio

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20090314.htm I may not have many--OK, any--of his political positions, but I can't help but have a soft spot in my heart for him, if only because of my dad. He's retired now, but he spent 30+ years as a trucker, working brutal hours at tough work for a company that trea...
by Jazzman99
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2009
Replies: 557
Views: 20904

of ATC and Zombies

Name: Joe Walker Source: unca20090314.htm To Adam-Troy: I suspect that the real answer here is that the critics aren't so much stupid as fundamentally ignorant of the tropes, history and conventions of horror and fantastic lit and film. More broadly, while you're right that there are no literal zom...
by Jazzman99
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 8489

Westlake

Name: Joseph Walker Source: unca20090104.htm Aw, come ON. Wasn't 2008 shitty enough? Did it have to get in this last, terrible blow? Just a few nights ago I was sitting around with some friends watching an episode of "Leverage," the new caper show on TNT. I remarked on the fact that the show's mast...
by Jazzman99
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 7915

Faith

Name: Joseph Walker Source: unca20090104.htm I suppose you can call that faith if you want to, but the thing is that I've been sitting in chairs for going on 40 years now and very, very few of them have broken underneath me. I've eaten a lot of cereal without getting a bloody mouth. Trusting that t...

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