I read Greg Ruth's graphic novel Sudden Gravity this week on a plane and I'm still reeling from it. It's a deeply surreal story about the apocalypse coming to a giant, grim hospital modelled on Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon. The storyline is un-summarizable in the way that, say, Twin Peaks was. And as with Twin Peaks, the thing that makes this book work is the spooky, overarching feel
, something that comes from the writing and especially from the stupendous, stark, haunting black-and-white artwork. I was given this book by Shawna Gore, an editor at Dark Horse, who declared Greg Ruth to be her favorite artist working in the field, and I'm inclined to agree. There is so much to set your skin a-crawl and keep you turning the pages in Ruth's illustration. It's a fast read -- I put it away in less than an hour -- but it's a slow burn. I keep returning to those illustrations in my mind.
Freddy deBoer writes that he’s been telling the same joke for years about Silicon Valley’s only product, which might be universalized as “At last, a way to verb with nouns on the internet!” But the social-media techopoly is stable, now, and so the venture capitalists have moved on to the three terrible trends that will […]
Alex Wood is an addict but won’t give up his smartphone. But he has five strategies for limiting its control over him: “I used to wake up tired. My body would ache and my head felt sore, like waking up with a hangover. Finally, I took control, like attending an AA class for addicts, I […]
We just got the Sport model of the EPIKGO hoverboard at my office. Besides being terribly chic, it’s apparently bulletproof.
If you want to work in tech, but don’t have any desire to code web apps to help businesses sell things to other business, you might want to consider a career in cybersecurity. Judging from the apparent complete infiltration of Russian hackers in American cyberspace, it seems fair to speculate that there’s a major shortage of […]
All moms are different. But all moms like getting flowers on Mother’s Day, and that’s a fact (not, however a fact we can document in any fashion.) Instead of getting chewed out for forgetting to call her on the second Sunday of May, you can take care of it ahead of time with Teleflora’s flower […]
Yeah, Bluetooth audio is pretty common these days, so why should you care about these earbuds? Look how happy that woman up above looks. She’s got FRESHeBUDS in. Boom. There’s your reason. She’s also at the beach and it appears to be a very nice day.But for the sake of promotion, wireless earbuds are fast becoming the […]