CAUGHT IN THE WEB
I went online around an hour ago. (Or was it thrity minutes ago? I'm not sure anymore.) Anyway, I went online with the intention of research a particular topic for this print ad I'm trying to crack. In the process of that so-called research, I followed one hyperlink after another and ended up in a place far, far away. So, now I forget why I went online in the first place.
Anyway, here are some interesting things that I found:
1. Warren Ellis is writing another online column at the Pulse.
2. Neil Gaiman's speech at the Harvery Awards:
Where he gives some advice about creating comics.
Read outside of comics. Learn from places that aren't comics. Don't do what anyone else is doing. Steal from places that people aren't looking. Go outside. Many years ago, when it was almost unheard of for foreigners to write American comics, people used to ask why British Writers were different. I had no idea. I did notice that when I spoke socially to people like Alan Moore, or to Grant Morrison, we mostly weren't talking about comics. We were talking about avant garde forms of poetry, about non-fiction writers, about weird things we'd found. Grant Morrison discovered a long-forgotten Victorian children's author named Lucy Clifford, who wound up influencing both his Doom Patrol and, much later, my Coraline. We loved comics, but they weren't all we knew. There's a whole cool world out there. Use it.
3.. Found these David Letterman quotes...
Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.
Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.
New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.
Sometimes when you look in his eyes you get the feeling that someone else is driving.
There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting.
Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.
USA Today has come out with a new survey - apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population.
Now, back to my research.
(Or maybe I should just go home.)
(Maybe it's time to go home.)