August 30th, 2005 | comics talk, people I know

My old friend Bill Baker’s written a book called ALAN MOORE SPELLS IT OUT, focusing on the creative process of the author of FROM HELL, WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA.

The PR says: “Alan Moore Spells It Out marks the first print appearance of one of the most in-depth interviews ever conducted with this celebrated writer. Even better, its focus is Moore’s approach to creating art, with special attention paid to his thoughts on magic, its relationship with language and with creativity, and tons of stuff on making good comics…. This is something that’s more like overhearing a great conversation between a couple of good buddies than reading an interview, however good it might be. Bill managed to provide Alan with the perfect forum for the kind of discussion which is rarely heard these days, much less captured on tape. Everyone who’s read the mock up, or even had a chance to glance through the Alan Moore-approved transcript, has gotten pretty excited by what they’ve seen.”

Alan Moore Spells It Out will be an 80 page, sparsely illustrated trade paperback measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, and retail for $9.95 US. And it’s out in November. If you’re near a good comics store, ask for it now and they’ll pre-order it for you. It’s released by Airwave Publishing.

The R. Lee Ermey Swearing Doll

August 29th, 2005 | researchmaterial

The ‘XTRA SALTY’ Gunnery SGT. R. Lee Ermey 12″ motivational figure is not for the faint of heart. Packed with a one minute sound chip of the Gunny motivating you as only the Gunny can! If you liked the first moto your gonna LOVE it ‘XTRA SALTY’!

Here is a sample of the ‘XTRA SALTY’ motivational sayings:

I am Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, I am your senior drill instructor and your darkest nightmare.

You better give me motivation right now scumbag or I’ll rip off your head and take a giant sh*t down your neck.

Now, f**k with my button again and I’ll punch you in the snot locker so *** damned hard it’ll hospitalize your mother.

Knock off the whining you unorganized grabbastic pile of civilian sh*t or I will gouge out your eyeballs and skull f**k you.