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Wed, April 21st, 2010
Reading the Screen: An Iron Man For All Seasons
Posted by: David Pitt

Ready? All together now: Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Tony! Happy birthday to you! Tony Stark, better known as Iron Man, debuted in Marvel Comics in March, 1963. Two years later, in April, the man who plays him in the movies, better known as Robert Downey Jr., made his own […]

Wed, January 27th, 2010
Won’t Anyone Please Think of the Comics?
Posted by: Ian Chipman

So, the iPad is here (yes yes, total namefail) and all the geeks are mad because it does what everyone’s been conjecturing it’ll do for months if not years, but fails to do anything that no one thought of. Do people think that Apple has people coming up with ideas from different dimensions? Is it supposed […]

Wed, October 28th, 2009
Web(kinda)comics Wednesday
Posted by: Ian Chipman

A coupla-three week ago I wrote about using my brand-new iPhonish-like device to read comics. Well friends, it’s become a verifiable obsession, and it seems like every day there’s a new reader app or comic designed specifically for mobile devices. Of the applications, comiXology seems to have the frontrunner, offering comics from some pretty reliable indie […]

Thu, October 15th, 2009
Controversy! Is Something Rotten in the NBA?
Posted by: Ian Chipman

As you might know from reading 10 inches below this post (or, if for some reason you gets infos from somewhere else other than our little Likely Stories, you already know from anywhere else), the National Book Award nominations were announced yesterday. And while the NBAs are no stranger to odd picks, especially in the […]

Wed, October 7th, 2009
Webcomics wednesday: goin’ mobile
Posted by: Ian Chipman

I recently got one of them there iPod Touches (the less gifted cousin of the iPhone), and after about a minute of playing with the thing it became obvious that this was an ideal platform for comics–it’s essentially a pocketable panel. So off I went in search of comics that have embraced the technology, and […]

Wed, September 23rd, 2009
Webcomics Wednesday: Gunnerkrigg Court
Posted by: Ian Chipman

Short post today, but I’d like to point you to one of my favorite webcomics, and one that made me unhate the color purple in one fell swoop (bad Northwestern grad!)–Gunnerkrigg Court. Earlier this year, the first 14 chapters were printed into a beautiful book comic by Archaia Studios with Orientation. If this panel from the […]

Wed, September 2nd, 2009
Webcomics Wednesday: Catching Up
Posted by: Ian Chipman

One of the most frustrating aspects of the world of webcomics is finding one that looks like it would be a pretty nifty read, and then seeing that it’s on installment #206, which would mean you’d need to spend hours pouring through their archives to get caught up to the point where you can just […]

Wed, August 26th, 2009
Webcomics Wednesdays – The Pekar Project
Posted by: Ian Chipman

Gotta keep up with the Joneses (er. Krauses) here on Likely Stories, so consider this the inaugural launch of Webcomics Wednesdays to align with Book Trailer Thursdays by my esteemed colleague and hall-mate, Dan Kraus. While I’m not a huge fan of Harvey Pekar’s (though in the photo on my ALA ID card I look surprisingly similar […]

Thu, May 21st, 2009
Webcomics and the art of avoiding work
Posted by: Ian Chipman

So I was perusing the list of the 2009 Eisner Awards nominations this morning (I’m most invested in seeing the results for this category: Best Publication for Teens/Tweens Coraline, by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins Children’s Books) Crogan’s Vengeance, by Chris Schweizer (Oni) The Good Neighbors, Book 1: Kin, by Holly Black and Ted […]

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