January 30th, 2012 | comics talk

Go on.  Tell me you’re not just the least bit amused by that.

Brian Churilla’s THE SECRET HISTORY OF D.B. COOPER plays like Mike Mignola at his most hard-boiled adapting every goofy film about dreams that you ever sat through. If you love Mignola’s HELLBOY, you’ll find a lot to like in Churilla’s comically grim, energetically cartooned tale of an oneiric sniper scowling his way through Lovecraftian mindscapes.

Also, Occult Mutilated Teddy Bear.  Money in the bank.

There’s a fuller preview of the first issue at this link here.  I think COOPER will develop into an entertaining genre mashup in the mode of THE SIXTH GUN.

It comes from Oni Press (who sent me PDFs of the first three issues, so I know whereof I mumble), and launches on March 14.  You can contact your local comics store and give them the Diamond order code JAN12 1215.

Bookmarks for 2012-01-29

January 30th, 2012 | brainjuice

  • deconcrete: Neil Harbisson’s third eye
    "Neil Harbisson introduces himself as the first cyborg ever legally recognized by any Government (2004). He was born colour-blind; so he can only see in black and white (Achromatopsia disorder). An electronic device implanted in his neck allows him to translate colours into sounds. The camera that hangs from his forehead 24/7 was accepted as part of his British passport photo. By that very fact, the camera became congenital and not prosthetic to his body anymore. Thanks to it, light frequencies are captured and translated into sound frequencies by the chip, which in turn sends them to his brain. He literally listens to colours with his electronic eye. A standard eye perceives light, tone and saturation. Harbisson’s organic eyes perceive light, but tone is converted into sound, and saturation into volume through his third eye."
    (tags:bodymod )


January 30th, 2012 | people I know

A new game produced by Big Robot, the dev project run by writer Jim Rossignol, whose name should be familiar to regulars. AVSEQ works like this: connect atoms, play music. Look:

Bookmarks for 2012-01-28

January 29th, 2012 | brainjuice

  • Future Perfect » The Reverse Tip
    "Thoughts for today: the situations where the buyer or seller will shift a measurable value (cash, money) into other less comparable forms (fapioa, …) to disguise the real value of the exchange. Who they are disguising it from. The legal and social rules surrounding the exchange. Aftermarkets for the receipts."
    (tags:money culture social )

Bill Ryder-Jones Remixed By Belbury Poly, Leyland Kirby, Moon Wiring Club

January 29th, 2012 | music

Regular reader will recognise the latter three names as being well-beloved in this parish. These three pieces, amusingly tagged on Soundcloud as “satanic psychedelia,” are as magnificently strange and beautiful as you would expect.