Looking forward to this…

Tom Gauld is a cartoonist who produces whimsical commentaries on writing, fiction and a range of other topics. His most important contribution to the world of science fiction and fantasy is this cartoon:

He has an excellent Tumblr here http://myjetpack.tumblr.com/ where you can browse through his cartoons.

Anyways…this has just been announced https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/blog/2015/06/dq-25-dq-publish-mooncop-tom-gauld

I’m excited 🙂

Daredevil review

The recent dominance of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the box office has been accompanied with some attempts at achieving similar wonders on television. After a shaky start Marvel’s Agents of Shield has managed to be a consistently entertaining show set in a world were some people have super powers. However Agents of Shield is not groundbreaking television – it is an action show that almost feels nostalgic for a past age of television. It is like a 21st century Six Million Dollar man but with our modern taste for ensemble casting and on-going story arcs.

Daredevil is different. Firstly is available via Netflix and streamed over the internet. Netflix, as is there current model, made all the episodes in the series available at the same time. Consequently watching the show is more like watching a box set of DVDs and that presents its own challenges – cliffhangers at the end of an episode can be resolved immediately by the viewer for example. This gives the whole show a book like feel, with episode more like chapters at which the viewer can take an optional break. Continue reading “Daredevil review”