Wednesday, June 16

Francesco Francavilla's Captain America

Comic artist Francesco Francavilla has a number of commission sketches on his website, including this sweet drawing of Captain America. I definitely recommend browsing his site (and buying his books!) as well as his blog Pulp Sunday, where he posts a pulp-inspired illustration each week.

Francesco Francavilla's official site
Pulp Sunday

Zombies take Atlanta

AMC has released the first image of the Zombie invasion of Atlanta from the filming of The Walking Dead:

More images, including the first picture of series protagonist Rick Grimes, at AICN. Via Spinoff Online.

If you haven't read Robert Kirkman's excellent Walking Dead comics, I recommend them highly [available at Amazon].

Tuesday, June 15

Getting excited about Athens Popfest 2010

After a year off in 2009, Athens Popfest returns August 10-14. I'm pretty excited about it, as my professional life has prevented me from seeing much live music lately. I'm particularly excited about veteran acts The Apples in Stereo, Mission of Burma, Oh-OK, and Your Heart Breaks, along with local favorites Madeline and Grape Soda. There's a lot more to see too, including a bunch of local bands on my radar, and it's only $45 for the whole festival. Should be a great late summer event and worth a visit to Athens for the out-of-town crowd. We're nice here, you know.

Mission of Burma - "Dirt"

The Athens Popfest 2010 lineup:

Keith John Adams - Afternoon Naps - The Antivillains - Apples in Stereo - Bambra - Bastards of Fate - Big Fresh - BOAT - Bunnygrunt - Cars Can Be Blue - Casper and the Cookies - Circulatory System - Dead Dog - Defiance, Ohio - Dream Diary - Elekibass - Eureka California - Eux Autres - Flash to Bang Time - Gold-Bears - Go Sailor - Grape Soda - The Humms - Laminated Cat - Los Meesfits - Madeline - Marshmallow Coast - Rose Melberg - Misfortune 500 - Mission of Burma - Nana Grizol - Oh-OK - Onward Chariots - The Open Letters - Pipes You See Pipes You Don't - Poison Control Center - PS Eliot - Quintron & Miss Pussycat - Raymilland - Reptar - Sleepy Vikings - Sourpatch - Standard Fare - Supercluster - Sweater Girls - Joe Jack Talcum - Terrapin Pond - Thee American Revolution - Titans of Filth - Tunabunny - Twinside - The Wedding Present - Werewolves - Witches - World Atlas - Your Heart Breaks

Athens Popfest official site
Athens Popfest tickets

What is best in life?

Preach it, Conan.

From Conan the Barbarian: The Official Marvel Comics Adaptation of the Movie (1982); art by John Buscema.

Apparently it took a $1 paperback from Bizarro Wuxtry to get me posting here again. And away we go....