AXM:2S Weekly Note

September 29th, 2007 | Work

First lot of ASTONISHING X-MEN: SECOND STAGE redesign notes are in. The cast for the first book, at least, is set. (I envision my run as four “books” of six issues each.) Also, I think I’ve settled on my Big Bad (for want of a better phrase, and since I’m taking over a Joss Whedon project here) for the first book, and also for the entire four-book arc. Because it builds and then it builds, see? I are much clever wrietr heee.

Shannon Lark

September 29th, 2007 | people I know

Shannon Lark is one of the Living Dead Girls who protected me from my Enemies at the San Diego comics convention this summer. Please view her Miss Horrorfest short film, click through and rate accordingly, or else, frankly, I don’t know where in my body she’s likely to sheathe that chainsaw:

Web As Radio

September 29th, 2007 | people I know

She’s going to hate that I’ve linked this, but Ariana Osborne just wrote a short and sharp burst of web theory that manages to crystallise a lot of my current thinking about blogs, groupblogs and podcasts:

I wanted the web to be radio.

Two-way radio that didn?t lose signal going over the mountains. Short-wave radio for a shrinking world. My voice sometimes on the same channel as yours, your channel silent when you went to bed, all the rest fading in and out as the sun swept around the world. Blogs are so. fucking. close. The closest anything?s come, really. Blogs begin their broadcast when you wake up in the morning, and go off air when you go to bed…