"Dale and I weren't real close friends in high school, so I was a bit surprised one day when he invited me to dinner at his house." Illustrated by Julie Doucet. Originally published in Real Stuff #6, April 1992.
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Houston's longstanding Third Planet comic book store has filed a lawsuit against the hotel next door complaining that guests there hang out on the fire escape and hurl all kinds of crap ("ceramic mugs, plates, silverware, bottles…cinderblocks, luggage racks and ladders") onto Third Planet's roof. Brilliantly, the bulk of Third Planet's legal complaint is a… READ THE REST
Image Comics released the first issue of Made in Korea in May, and it's already shaping up to be an exciting story. Written by Jeremy Holt with art by George Schall, the story is set in a near-future where one of the only paths to parenting is to buy a "proxy" — a lifelike robot… READ THE REST
DC Comics' Vertigo imprint was a breeding ground for some radical work in the 80s and early 90s, particularly at the hands of British writers like Alan Moore and Grant Morrison; in fact, writer Elizabeth Sandifer has even been chronicling the epic fantasy battle between those two rival magicians in her ongoing prose series Last… READ THE REST
Sometimes, it isn't desire that keeps a project from happening. Everyone wants the end result. They just aren't entirely sure how to get there. That's especially true with something like building an indoor garden. While you can follow any number of step-by-step guides about what you should do to assemble just the right mix of… READ THE REST
You understand how to mix drinks. You've seen "Cocktail." You might even be the designated server when friends get together, and you could even know your way around a bar or two. But even with that base of knowledge, you're probably still looking for a handful of cool mixing tricks that'll really knock people out.… READ THE REST
There are few occurrences in nature that elicit pure adolescent wonder quite like bioluminescence. Just the idea of a living thing exuding light fascinates all of us boring old humans who wish we could do something that cool. And when you experience seeing a night sky lit up with fireflies or a beach glow with… READ THE REST