You get to do that when you’re an unpaid internet opinion-monger, you know. Even though nobody has to actually honor the Day in question, I have a feeling that you’ll be willing to do so in this case¹ because the books in question are very cool.
Today is the release date for both Hope Larson’s A Wrinkle in Time (The Graphic Novel) and Mark Siegel’s Sailor Twain (or, The Mermaid in the Hudson), both of which have earned your attention and time. But Gary, I hear you cry, I am of but limited means and cannot afford to obtain both books for myself, what should I do? Look, you can sell plasma² like twice a week, just read them both and thank me later.
- Speaking of Hope Larson, her husband has done some comics that a few people have read, and he’s done a really smart interview with Andrew Hussie about Homestuck, the Homestuck Kickstarter³, and all the odd interactions that constitute “fandom”. Highly recommended.
- Speaking of crowdfunding campaigns, Matthew Inman declared his favorite part of the recently-concluded Operation: Let’s Build A Goddamn Tesla Museum to be a bit of mathematical elegance. If you feel like talking about things that are divisible by three with Inman, you’ll be able to ask him in person at New York Comic Con next week.
- Speaking of NYCC, the rundown on when you can find Messers Clark, Hastings, and PseudoNorth at the ShiftyLook booth has been posted, along with the fact that the “booth” is actually a freeplay arcade. If it’s anything like the arcade that ShiftyLook put together for a party at SDCC, it will be awesome.
¹ Or “these cases”, as the case may be.
² Or do experimental drug testing, or sell organs. Whatever.
³ Sitting at US$2.07 million and just about 48 hours exactly to go as I’m writing this; final prediction: US$2.3 million +/- US$100K depending on whether or not the end-of-campaign bounce materializes. It usually manifests in the last week of a campaign, but this one has been atypical in so many ways.