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As of last night, I’m back from my whirlwind Europe trip and I just finished up the first outline for a new comic project I’ll call (for now) PROJECT PRIMAL. I pretty much spent the entirety of my vacation thinking about it and jotting down downs and the story came together in a way that really excites me.
TOO DEAD TO DIE
One of my favorite things to do when I travel abroad is visit local comic shops. Too Dead To Die hasn’t been translated into other languages (yet?), so I was particularly tickled to see that it’s made its way across the pond and is being sold in Paris:
STAR WARS: YODA
I guess a vacation does me good, because I’m ahead of a comic release for once. The final issue of my Yoda arc — and the penultimate issue in the series — drops next Wednesday, July 5. You can check out a preview below:
Some pics I snapped while I was abroad…
(What’s the difference between a “chateau” and a “mansion”? I’m so glad you asked. A chateau is a mansion built by French nobility.)
This kind of pixelated street art is all over Paris. It’s the work of a guy (according to Wikipedia it’s a guy) who goes by the name “Invader” — as in Space Invaders, the kind of lo-res videogame his art homages.
SOMETHING I LIKE
On the flight back from Paris, I rewatched Top Gun: Maverick. This was my first time since seeing it in the theatre (on an Imax screen) last year and I have to say… man, does it hold up. I mean, it is a perfectly structured piece of screenwriting. Yes, it’s the exact same structure as the original Top Gun, but the musculature is completely different and really truly shines. The setups and payoffs are constructed like a Swiss watch. Writing-wise, it’s just perfection.
And that’s before you even get into the largely-practical flying sequences with real actors in real cockpits flying real planes. It’s bravura filmmaking at its finest.
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