of things I've read, sometimes watched and very occasionally just looked at.

Browsing Archive: September, 2010

Map of Dreams by Uri Shulevitz (AKA How I learned Geography)

Posted by Peter Bangs on Tuesday, September 14, 2010,
Map of Dreams is ostensibly, a children's book by a Caldecott medal winner and one of the most distinguished picturebook creators in the USA.  I have to admit I'd never heard of Shulevitz even though he's written nearly 40 children's books since 1963.  If Map of Dreams is any indication I've really missed out.

Map of dreams is an autobiographical tale of his childhood when he and his family fled Poland for Turkestan at the start of the Second World War.  As his name suggests Shulevitz is Jewis...
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Digital comics (with the help of Captain America reborn)

Posted by Peter Bangs on Tuesday, September 14, 2010,
I wanted to operate an experiment on digital comics and compare them with an identical printed copy.  I don't generally hold with downloading comics and have limited my use of torrents to work that is unavailable in printed form and pretty old.  Mostly it's been 50's DC stuff like Bob Hope and some of their westerns and some of the Richie Rich books to get a better feel for stuff of historical value and fantastic artistic quality.

But there's been a lot of talk about digital delivery of comics...
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the excitement of the ordinary

Peter Bangs Married, two kids, mortgage, going into business with my wife and frankly terrified. Welcome to my little bit of sanity. I've spent 39 of my 46 years wanting to create stories and comics and achieving very little (a 200 page comic and a 24hour comic 10 years or more ago and very little since) so this is where I'm getting serious. Do work, put it out there, move on. Currently blog, reviews and a bunch of artwork will appear here, comics will be hosted on comicsfury with a link from here on the words and pictures page. Now let loose the dogs of war. ( that would have been so much more effective in capitals with lots of exclamation points. ) And the picture's of my son.
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