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Giant-Sized Geek and Giant-Sized Marvel, Comics Blog for Comics Addicts

What Is It?: Two blogs submitted for your approval. Both dedicated to the curiosities and artful epicness of comics. A favorite from Giant-Size Marvel is Bruce Timm drawing the Women of Marvel(seen above). While Giant-Size Geek has been flooding our brains with Jack Kirby Fourth World Galleries and 1970s Conan portfolios.

Back to the Timm drawing, we always thought Marvel animation’s biggest failing was not having a consistent style in the beginning. The elegant simplicity of his work always drew us into the DCAU* in the ’90s.

Where Is It?:
http://www.giantsizegeek.com/ | http://www.giantsizemarvel.com/ | @giantsizegeek

*DC Animated Universe

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Tumblr Watch: Dwain Smith’s Googly Eyes X-Men Comic Covers Makes Mutant Angst Fun Again

What is it: File this under: yet another simple idea so awesome that we should have thought of it first. Dwain Smith‘s pasting of googly eyes on X-Men covers is nerd comedy we can get behind. We don’t understand why but the more serious the X-Men cover, the better the eye googlies makes it. He’ll never run out of usable material from the Dork Age.

Official site: http://xmenwithgooglyeyes.tumblr.com/

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Tumblr Watch: Awesome People Hanging Out Together

What Is It?: In the photo above you have Bob Marley, Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh just hanging out. In the photo below we see Roald Dahl and Ernest Hemingway having a stroll in 1944 London.

If you haven’t noticed we’re slightly addicted to candid photographs of celebrities being regular people or hamming it up on the fly. Tabloid pics do not count.

Hopefully this new Tumblr will feed our interests for a while.

Where Is It?: http://awesomepeoplehangingouttogether.tumblr.com/

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Moment of Who: Texts from the TARDIS & The Hub & The Sexy TARDIS

Not one. Not two. But three. Three Doctor Who related Tumblrs. Two of them take advantage of the “Texts from ___” meme that we’ve been missing out on. Texts from Pawnee, you’re next on our Tumblr Watch list.

They also harken to fumetti or photonovels, if you will. Photonovels use stills from film or television along with narrative text or word balloons to tell a story. So yeah. Comics!

The odd lady out on this list is the Sexy TARDIS Tumblr. It takes advantage of the much loved(by us anyway) Neil Gaiman written Dr Who episode that aired this year, “The Doctor’s Wife.”


Texts from the TARDIS

What Is It?: Screen caps from all of current Doctor Who series were merged with Texts from last Night. Hilarity ensues. Sexy hilarity.

Where Is It?: http://textsfromthetardis.tumblr.com/


Texts from The Hub

What Is It?: Some avid TORCHWOOD fan(this remains hard for us to believe those really exist) took Texts From last Night and applied them to scans from the DOCTOR WHO spinoff TORCHWOOD for comedic effect. We gotta say this is the funnest that show has ever been. This includes all the unintentional laughs. But it does not include the “Children of Earth” miniseries which we found quite enjoyable.

Where Is It?: http://saniday.tumblr.com/tagged/texts_from_the_hub


Sexy TARDIS

What Is It?: As we mentioned above, Neil Gaiman wrote an episode for the 11th Doctor called “The Doctor’s Wife.” In that gem of television we learn that The Doctor calls the TARDIS sexy when they are alone. Fandom has latched on to this idea with gusto and ran with it. The SexyTARDIS- Tumblr is all about “Sexy” doing its damnedest to take you home for the night. If you know what we mean. Basically it’s inside Who jokes nerds tell themselves during that game of D&D on a Friday night.(This fits us to a ‘t’ only the games are on a Sunday night.)

Where Is It?: sexytardis-.tumblr.com

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Thank You, Internet: Why Did You Buy Me That?

About a decade ago a friend gave us a mouse pad.

On that mouse pad was a painting of those infamous dogs playing poker.

We would feature and submit that gift to this worthwhile site but we’re not sure where exactly we buried the thing

Official site:
http://whydidyoubuymethat.com

via @steppinlazer

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Tumblr Watch: A Moment of Ellis

It seems there’s some kind of bug in the air. Now there’s A Moment of Ellis chronicling the bibliographic adventures of one Mr Warren Ellis. It, too, promises a day by day examination of the works of its selected British comics writer. We’ll see if this promise holds as the days wear on.

Warren Ellis is the English writer/futurologist that has penned the likes of Transmetropolitan, Nextwave, Gravel, The Authority, Astonishing X-Men, Planetary, Global Frequency, Anna Mercury, FreakAngels, and Ocean to name but a few. A very small few. Have a look at his bibliography why don’t ya?

You can contribute your Ellis Moment via email: momentofellis@gmail.com

Official site: http://momentofellis.tumblr.com/

Twitter: @EllisMoment

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Tumblr Watch: A Moment of Morrison

Not long after A Moment of Moore graced the Internet a like minded individual took the next step.

That step was A Moment of Morrison. It aims to follow the same regimen as its predecessor. A daily dose of the works of Grant Morrison. We could list his successful run on choice titles from our favorite chaos magician (Animal Man, Doom Patrol, JLA, The Invisibles, New X-Men, Fantastic Four, All Star Superman, and Batman).

But why don’t you just experience his ideas one day at a time.

The willing can contribute their own Morrison Moment via this handy gmail address: momentofmorrison@gmail.com

Official site: http://momentofmorrison.tumblr.com/

Twitter: @MorrisonMoment

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Tumblr Watch: A Moment of Moore

We are told it began with Alan Moore. Yes, the man that gave us MiracleMan, redefined Swamp Thing, deconstructed the superhero in the comics mini-series Watchmen and has several of his movies misinterpreted by the Hollywood machine(not counting WATCHMEN, which we rather liked, or V FOR VENDETTA which was okay for what it was).

He’s become the latest in a line of Tumblr memes. A Moment of Moore makes the claim to post something related to Alan Moore every day. We’re gonna hold you to this, mysterious blog poster. If there’s not a daily bit of Moore-esque ideas there will be hell to pay. And by hell we mean “summon an Old One from the pit of slithering” kind of hell.

Official site:
http://www.momentofmoore.com/

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Art-Out Moment: Huntsville Provides Community Sculpture Tour ‘Spaces’

Art is invading the town of our current residence. Sculptures from around the land have been commissioned and brought to the space town of Huntsville. The sculptures from the tour, dubbed SPACES, will be located all over the community.

Created by artists from as far away as upstate New York, the pieces will be located around the Courthouse Square, outside the Huntsville Museum of Art and Von Braun Center.

Others will be on the campuses of Alabama A&M University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, as well as Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment on Seminole Drive.

We suppose firing up the old digital camera and wandering the streets for art sightings is in the future. Our Flickr account has been suffering for far too long now.

The following bit is obviously of interest to our tech savvy sensibilities but no set plan on how to access mobile phone or GPS information has presented itself to us. The last installation is said to be up by December 2nd and the tour will last until 2012.

We’re guessing an “app for that” will be available soon enough.

There will be docent-led walking tours, cell phone and GPS-guided tours and even a “People’s Choice Award” to see which sculpture resonates most with the public.

Beginning: Now

Ending: Fall 2012

Official site: Spaces

For more information on SPACES, contact The Arts Council at (256) 519-ARTS.

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Kickstarter Film Watch: Christopher Salmon to Adapt Neil Gaiman’s “The Price,” Awesome

The short story “The Price” is our second favorite Neil Gaiman short story. When Mr Scary Trousers himself blogged about Christopher Salmon’s wish to create a CG animated adaptation of this short. Well. You can guess that our interest was piqued. Then we saw Salmon’s teaser animatic and our interest shot through the damn roof!

Watch Salmon’s pitch reel and decide just how awesome this film will be for yourselves:

Production Blog: http://www.theprice-movie.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Price/154562364586011
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/XtopherSalmon

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