Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays!

A few years back my mom moved to Burma (or Myanmar)(depending on your political leanings), and I'm finally getting out there to visit her this Christmas. Happy Holidays and all the best in the new year!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Martsa On Elm

I've had this idea of doing restaurant review comics for awhile, but whenever I think about doing one I find that I really have very little to say about the food and much more to say about something that happened while I was at the restaurant.

Like when I went to Martsa On Elm this weekend.

There are enough reviews out there anyway.

And speaking of reviews, I got a great review from Publishers Weekly today! It's the second to last review on the list.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Not The Response I Expected

And speaking of the unexpected...

I remember back when I first became aware of Andrew W.K. I heard Party Til You Puke first and then I saw a video for Party Hard. I thought both were awesome. It was this perfect bubble gum Nintendo metal. I couldn't tell if he was serious or if it was all a joke, and then I decided it didn't matter. It was such a big sound, like five thousand guitars all playing the same big power chords backed with the biggest possible bass drum. He also got big (sorta big) at the same time as The Strokes and while they were super cool and a little indifferent he was about as uncool as could be (which I think is pretty cool).

Anyway, now he's on NPR and has come out with an album of solo piano improvisations.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The New Cambridge Public Library

The new library really is awesome. If you're in the Cambridge area you should check it out. The buildings beautiful, the chairs are comfortable, it's fun just to walk around in, the staff is really friendly (friendlier than I make them out in this comic), and best of all it's filled with books. So check it out.

And check out this Kids In the Hall sketch.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

O-Oh New England

The title for this comic comes from one of my favorite songs by Jonathan Richman.

And here's a little review of Joe and Azat from Politics and Prose (my favorite bookstore in D.C.).

And there's a copy of Joe and Azat on Ebay if anyone is interested. It sounds like it comes from a good home.