Posts from September 1st, 2008

Monday, 1 September 2008

Surprise! Google Chrome!

Well, you might have heard of this, but it was leaked (due to an early mailing of promotional material) that Google has *surprise!* created its own web browser! It’s called Chrome, and since I’m a big fan of Google’s other products, I’m really looking forward to trying it to see what it’s like. You can read about it at the
Official Google Blog.

One of the coolest things about the whole launch, though, is that they got Scott McCloud, one of my favorite comic book artists, to draw a 30-page comic as an introduction to the concepts of Chrome! Here’s the first page:


You can read the rest of it here. It’s got some interesting stuff! I’m totally downloading it on Tuesday when it’s released.

Categories: Art & Artists, Comics, Computers, Links.

"Of the Month" September ’08

Link of the Month:
Garfield Minus Garfield
A fascinating project: Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.

Book of the Month:
Runaways: Dead End Kids by Joss Whedon
After Brian K. Vaughan left his own creation, the wonderful comic book series Runaways, who could possibly be found to fill his shoes? Well, they did a pretty good job by getting Joss Whedon to do it. His run on Runaways finds the kids desperate to escape from Iron Man and his registration forces. After a couple of bad decisions, they end up running farther than they’ve ever run before. It’s a good story arc, and it gets plenty crazy with dozens of new characters and basically an entirely new setting for the Marvel Universe.

Game of the Month:
Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People
Hey. You. You want to be cool? You want to attract… the ladies? Well, then, young mister, look no further than Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People! Thrill at the hours of pre-recorded dialogue! Kick the Cheat into a clothes dryer over and over again! This point-and-click adventure for PC and Wii will thrill you with its state-of-the-art 3D graphics (they’re CGI!!!!). Made by some of the same people who made recent Sam & Max games, SBCGfAP relies on a lot of the same “logic” in solving various puzzles throughout the course of the game. And fear not: a new episode of this game is going to be released every month for several more months!

Categories: Comics, Links, Of the Month, Video Games.