Tuesday, March 15

Hipstamatic and new top three

Yeah, I kow it's not Thursday, aaaaand I know I've been away a bit, aaaaaaaaand I hate making excuses, but here we are. It's been a crazy couple weeks, there's a lot going on at work and even more going on in terms of art I have to make. Long story short, I have a lot of art on the horizon. And a long, long, long to do list. Deep breath.
In other news, I finally got an iphone! No more flip phone for me, I've joined the second half of the first decade of the 21st century! And with iphone comes apps, and with app store access and an apple id comes the power to download apps - and I've downloaded several fun camera based ones (with the help of Elsie's timely post on her favourite camera apps). The pic above is of my little fella Paul, looking hip and suave.

As for my top three, I decided to nerd out and list my top three favourite graphic novels (not including Jimmy Corrigan, which has already been included in my fave book top three post) (also, just have to mention, Chris Ware - writer/illustrator of Jimmy Corrigan is coming to Toronto soon, squeeeeeee!)
So here they are, in no particular order:

Chester Brown's Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography
I got this for my birthday a couple years ago from some boy (who still hangs around, getting me to read comics every week). I love Canadian history (and history in general) (yep, I'm a nerd - I like comics about stuff I learned about in school).

Daniel Clowes' Ghost World
I got this book for the same birthday, from the same sweet boy. And yes, I think every angsty teenage girl loves this book (and if she doesn't it just means she hasn't read it yet).

...And Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns
I really like Batman. I think that Batman is the most fascinating superhero (and yep, I totally wrote an essay on him, and this book, in a third year university class). Actually, just today I finished rereading Batman: Year One (which is also awesome).


  1. Hipstamatic!! That was one of the very first apps I downloaded.

    Ghost World!!! Yes!

    Since you like graphic novels, you should check out Blankets. I read it 3 years ago, it was decent.

  2. but where does batman keep his change... in case he needs to take the bus?