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by Rip Tanion
Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: Farewell, Uncle Chuck
Replies: 5
Views: 21688

Heston tribute on TCM Friday night!
http://www.tcm.com/movienews/index/?cid=197976

Ben-Hur or Yanks@Blosux? Hmmmmmmm.
by Rip Tanion
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: Farewell, Uncle Chuck
Replies: 5
Views: 21688

When guns are outlawed, only outlaw apes on horseback will have guns.
by Rip Tanion
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: Farewell, Uncle Chuck
Replies: 5
Views: 21688

Farewell, Uncle Chuck

I, too, was very bummed when I heard the news yesterday. Hollywood just hasn't been the same since Heston stopped acting. Now he's gone to the top of The Mountain for good. The race is over, Judah.

"Damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
by Rip Tanion
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Roswell that ends well!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4238

Yes! Finally the moment we've been waiting for! Suckered us into reading this thing many moons ago and now it's finally paying off. You teased us with Elvis of Edensville, and now FINALLY you give us the Elvis of Sci-Fi. SHATNER! SHATNER! SHATNER! Well it's goddamm time! I would have pissed if you e...
by Rip Tanion
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: NY Comic-Con...WOO-HOO!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 25288

Scott may be interested to know that his name, along with Understanding Comics , was mentioned during the Steranko lecture . Apparently, Scott uses several slides of Steranko's work during his lectures. If anyone wants a full report of this year's NYComicCon, let me know, and I'll post it here. This...
by Rip Tanion
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: NY Comic-Con...WOO-HOO!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 25288

OK, boy and girls, the NY Comic Con is back—Feb 23-25. Once again, no sign of Scott on the guest list . But hey, who needs him when you got Stan The Man coming (not to mention Gary Coleman)? :wink: They promise a much larger space than they had last year. Of course, why they can't take over the whol...
by Rip Tanion
Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Comic made from randomly generated image feed
Replies: 3
Views: 3087

I'm not an HTML expert, but I'm pretty familiar with it. I viewed the source code of the page, and here are my suggestions. Place your TITLE, META, and SCRIPT tags within a HEAD tag. Also, your BODY tag doesn't appear to be closed. More importantly, I think, is that it appears whatever program you a...
by Rip Tanion
Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: New MS update screws with Flash
Replies: 0
Views: 11201

New MS update screws with Flash

I know there's a lot of you Zwol forum folks here who use Flash in your web sites, so here's a heads up in case you haven't heard. A recent critical update from Microsoft (aka The Evil Empire) affects the way Internet Explorer handles Active-X plug-ins, and thus any Flash content that may be on your...
by Rip Tanion
Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:48 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Comics - tide turned?
Replies: 4
Views: 17499

There were a bunch of different events, and conferences to choose from, arousing different interests. My interests were basically learning a thing or two that I didn't already know about the comics biz, and hearing some of the Silver Age greats talk about their experiences. There were only maybe one...
by Rip Tanion
Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: CHI 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 19442

Re: CHI 2006

And on a side note, can anyone recommend nifty must-see/must-do things around Montreal? The strip clubs there are world famous. Which is why my friend had his bachelor party there, back in 2000. We stayed at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel , just down the street from the lovely Chez Parée (hu...
by Rip Tanion
Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: NY Comic-Con...WOO-HOO!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 25288

NY Comic-Con was a big success, though perhaps not as huge are some are touting (see my post here for a full "Rippy on the Scene" report). Checked out the Harper-Collins booth which had a poster for Scott's upcoming book, Making Comics (Scott, I do believe you're going gray :wink: ), but no free mou...
by Rip Tanion
Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Comics - tide turned?
Replies: 4
Views: 17499

I've read a lot about the success of the NY Comic-Con; that success has been attributed to the long lines, and the fact the the state police were forced to close the expo hall for a while because it had gotten so crowded. I must admit that there was a much bigger crowd than I expected, but part of i...
by Rip Tanion
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:02 am
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: NY Comic-Con...WOO-HOO!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 25288

Well, I could use a new mousepad. I'm not one to turn down schwag. Aw, boo, Scott. You should come on over to here NYC. I promise I won't give you the malocchio . :P OK, so Scott is out. Is anybody else out there a comin'? I just hope the convention isn't snowed out by the kind of " Noah-Eastah "* w...
by Rip Tanion
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: eyeflow across panels
Replies: 3
Views: 21754

Ah, yes! I can remeber smokin' a big "fatty" a reading that comic book. Ah, you went for the audience participation premium edition. Is there any other way to read a Crumb comic? 8) His long-suffering friends… You mean that traitorous pig, Flakey Foont? He's lucky nobody threw him in the looney bin...
by Rip Tanion
Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: NY Comic-Con...WOO-HOO!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 25288

NY Comic-Con...WOO-HOO!!!

Finally, a big time comic book convention comes to the Big Town! I'll be there, babycakes! I have no excuse not to be. All I need to do to get down there is to swipe my Metro-Card . However, I didn't see the name of the well-traveled Scott McCloud on the guest list. Hmmmm. Any of you other guys and ...
by Rip Tanion
Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: why is webcomic text so small?
Replies: 12
Views: 24519

Whenever I do anything for the web, whether it be a comic or an HTML page, I prefer to use a decent sized, ledgible text, because I just assume everybody is as blind as I am. i saw a cool comic once where the text got bigger when you moved your mouse over it. You mean something like this ? :wink: (A...
by Rip Tanion
Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: eyeflow across panels
Replies: 3
Views: 21754

Ah, yes! I can remeber smokin' a big "fatty" a reading that comic book. Don't they wind up sticking Natch in the booby hatch at the end? Anyway, you seem, from this and your previous posts, to be facinated by eye movement. I've found it very interesting myself. Check out Andrew Loomis's take on the ...
by Rip Tanion
Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: Pretty Little Hatchet Job- NYT
Replies: 7
Views: 27610

I would take little stock in an article about comics that's printed in a newspaper that has never even had a comics section . That's because the Times is an elitist paper that has usually turned its nose up to the art of comics, yet has embraced almost any kind of slop that hangs in museum and is co...
by Rip Tanion
Sun May 15, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: 12 Hour Comics Day
Replies: 30
Views: 41093

Gees, after a few renditions of "Hotel California", the crowd at the karaoke bar must need some No-Doze slipped into thier drinks. The key to karaoke is to get the crowd hopping. I find "Smoke On The Water", "Born To Be Wild", "Rock And Roll All Nite" (are not KISS gods in the Far East?), or "Freebi...
by Rip Tanion
Mon May 09, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: Don't Panic!
Replies: 15
Views: 32803

Did we want some explanation as to why Ford thinks towels are so important? Yes....It wouldn't even have been an issue if Ford's towel usage hadn't been quite so prominant. Without that explanation, it seems like one peculiar character trait. Ford's alien, so I guess that's one reason, but Zaphod i...
by Rip Tanion
Mon May 09, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: 12 Hour Comics Day
Replies: 30
Views: 41093

Hey, Ryan. Is that little ditty you're singing in your comic sung to the tune of "Hotel California"? :wink:
by Rip Tanion
Tue May 03, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: 12 Hour Comics Day
Replies: 30
Views: 41093

I seem to remember years ago reading a science fiction story called "Galateia Gallant" (can't remeber who wrote it). It was also about a guy who creates an artificial woman. However, after that, the story was entirely different from what Bill presents in his comic. BTW, if you Google the name Galate...
by Rip Tanion
Tue May 03, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: A Flash question - vector vs pixel
Replies: 8
Views: 10275

Yeah, I came to pretty much the same conclusion. Thanks for your input, anyway.

Now excuse me while I go smoke a banana. :wink:
by Rip Tanion
Tue May 03, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: Don't Panic!
Replies: 15
Views: 32803

Just saw the movie tonight. Wasn't bad. Better than I expected. Not entirely faithful to the book, but what Hollywood movie ever is? I saw it with a friend who is niether familiar with the books, nor the BBC radio or TV productions, and she really liked it. Of course, as I metioned before, I read th...