Linkblogging for 10/08/09

I’m going to link to a few things here, but the only one I really care about is this – Andrew Rilstone’s new pdf ‘zine, with which he’s broken his five-month blog silence. I’ve only read the first quarter, but I can already say it’s one of the best things (if not *the* best) I’ve read on comics this year – a series of discursive essays on Watchmen – film and book, childhood, Stan Lee , silver age Supergirl comics and 1940s Superman radio shows sponsored by Kellog’s Pep (but mostly Watchmen). I think Pillock will especially like this, but everyone should have a look.
ETA After reading the whole thing, I can safely say it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever read about Watchmen, and one of the best things Rilstone’s ever done.

In other news – Charlotte Gore isn’t a witch, she’s a nutter.

A good post on women in free software, asking among other things what can be learned from the experiences of Dreamwidth.

I don’t know why I haven’t linked it before, but I hope you’ve all been reading RIck Veitch’s Subtleman strip…

And Bruce Schneier has a good post on risk intuition.

Some actual content tomorrow – probably comics-based – as well as my return to Twitter (I hope). Been a very busy week at work…

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2 Responses to Linkblogging for 10/08/09

  1. pillock says:

    Oh my God, it’s really good! And intersects fascinatingly with several of my favourite blog-posts, by Dave Fiore on Stan Lee and the FF Fan Page for example, there was another one on Supergirl that runs away from me a bit now, a Mindless Ones bit I’m sure, too, possibly more than one…I would actually have to read it again and take notes, but wow, not only is it terrific but it connects up with about a dozen other terrific things that it’s probably 100% unaware of…what a really great lecture series that would be! I sense a Linkblogging coming on…

    A couple things in this flip-flop pretty deleriously near the end, why it even makes Richard Dawkins an “illiterate comic-book reader”…a wonderful application of the same double vu Moore overdoses on in Watchmen, to create some Very Large Interferometry that enables him to get to an otherwise-unreachable Watchmen analysis. Nice, nice, and very nice, and I’m jealous.

    Now I’ve gotta rest up, to figure an appropriate comment to leave Mr. Rilstone, that damned one-upper. Grumble…

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      I thought you, in particular, would like that. If you’ve not read Rilstone’s work before, he writes astonishingly well on Richard Dawkins, Doctor Who, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien and Dave Sim. But that was undoubtedly the best thing I’ve ever read by him…

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