Stack Overflow: #LOL

I Work at a Public Library/Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

Since Kickstarter launched a #LOL hashtag this week, I’ve got humor on my mind: in particular, funny books and books about humor. Here’s a stack of books (some old, some new) that have made me (or my kids) laugh. Continue reading

GeekDad Exclusive: Announcing Abigail and the Snowman

Abigail and the Snowman #1; cover art by Roger Langridge.

Roger Langridge returns to Boom Studios with not one, but two new projects. First up, on October 1, it’s Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow. Then, in December, Langridge will present his first original creater-owned project since the Eisner-winning Snarked; Abigail and the Snowman is a four-issue miniseries for all ages that might be described as “Lilo & Stitch meet Calvin & Hobbes.” Continue reading

All in the Family: GeekDad Interviews Hip Hop Family Tree‘s Ed Piskor

hip hop family tree - afrika

Three of my favorite things are comic books, documentaries and hip hop music, so when I discovered Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree I was in heaven. In anticipation of the upcoming HHFT box set, Ed was nice enough to talk with me via email about the project itself and the unique kinship between comics and rap that it represents. Continue reading

SpruKits Are Not Your Childhood Models

Half of the Batman SpruKit from Bandai. Photo by Anton Olsen

My son and I spent the last couple evenings putting together some SpruKits from Bandai. Like the model cars and planes I assembled as a kid, the SpruKits arrive still on their sprues. Unlike the models of the 70s and 80s, the SpruKits snap together well and make a finished model that is durable and playable. Continue reading