February 1st, 2011 | photography

And the first round of Spider Jerusalem “spider” tattoos from mine and Darick’s TRANSMETROPOLITAN.

Louise, Jamaica MacDonald, and Katt Davignon.

There are a LOT of people out there with TRANSMET-related ink.

Congrats, Heidi

February 1st, 2011 | comics talk

Tomorrow marks one year of independent comicsblogging from Heidi MacDonald, whose name some of you will recognise as one of the editors of TRANSMETROPOLITAN. (Heidi was also the one, when working at DC Vertigo, who believed in a curious little project called Y THE LAST MAN from a little-known writer called Brian K Vaughan.) Heidi’s The Beat is one of the mainstays of modern comics news and commentary, not the least of its value being that Heidi’s worked all across the comics field and has a depth of industry and artform knowledge that is quite unique in the comicsblogging arena. I believe she commences celebrations over on www.comicsbeat.com in the morning.

January 31st, 2011 | photography

This is nice: Glyn Williams has a tat of the robot head Jacen Burrows drew for the cover of my book DO ANYTHING: Jack Kirby Ripped My Flesh.

January 31st, 2011 | Work

RED is out on DVD in the US, I’m told. That Moment Of Ellis tumblr recognises:

Bookmarks for 2011-01-31

January 31st, 2011 | brainjuice

  • Music and spirituality may be legacies of motherese: expert
    "Professor Parncutt said one of the most compelling arguments is that music is based on ‘motherese’, a universal form of sonic and gestural communication between mothers and infants, which probably emerged between one and two million years ago as brain size increased and the gestation period of humans shortened. As infants became increasingly fragile, mother-infant communication became increasingly important for survival…"
    (tags:history language music )