The Canon

I’m a fan of podcasts, which I listen to when I’m doing the washing up, or when I’m tidying. I often listen to The Dork Forest, (which I’ve blogged about before) but another one I like is called The Canon. The Canon is a weekly audio podcast that you can listen to on Earwolf. Earwolf is a comedy podcasting network founded in 2010. It was initially built around the Comedy Death-Ray Radio podcast, but has since grown to include a bunch of podcasts on lots of different subjects.

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2000 AD - issue 90

As a kid, I used to read a comic book called 2000 AD, and I’m reading a bunch of them all over again. I no longer have my own back issues, but I found some scans at this site that I’ve downloaded and I’m reading on my phone using Bubble. I’ve reached issue 90 in my journey through back-issue scans of 2000 AD. I’m devouring these comics right now, like binge watching TV, thoroughly enjoying three or four of the old comics per day.

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Here is another sci-fi themed top ten for the entertainment and edification of the readers of my blog. I write top tens because they are said to be catnip for search engines. I have no actual scientific evidence it is even true, but writing and researching top tens is fun so I’m sticking with it. Today’s excursion into ranking the unrankable is my top ten of sci-fi vehicles. As usual, we will need some ground rules about what constitutes a sci-fi vehicle for the purposes of this list.

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2000 AD - prog 89

As a kid, I used to read a comic book called 2000 AD, and I’m reading a bunch of them all over again. I no longer have my own back issues, but I found some scans that I’ve downloaded and I’m reading on my phone using Bubble. The cover of issue 89 is a wonderful work by possibly my favorite of the entire school of late 70s, early 80s 2000 AD artists, Mike McMahon.

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Spaceship Doodles

This blog post is about spaceship doodles. I’m always sketching spaceships, and today I thought I would share one of the doodles I happen to be doing right now. These doodles aren’t just for fun, though I get a real kick out of them, they actually serve a purpose. I write sci-fi novels, and I like to put spaceships on the cover. I design my own cover spaceships, and sketching is an important part of that.

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Hawkeye - issue 1

I’m reading the new-ish Hawkeye right now, and it is great. It is a comic about a female hero, written by a woman, which is why I specifically searched it out. You see, the reason I started reading this incarnation of Hawkeye is that the other comics I’m reading are a little problematic. They are high quality, to be sure, but lacking in some important areas. That’s because what I’m mostly reading is back issues of 2000 AD and Black Panther: Man Without Fear, which can be a little macho and non-Bechdel Test compliant.

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I just saw the first episode of Black Lightning, and I thought it was great. I sure hope this series can keep up this level of writing and acting. The series isn’t perfect, but what series is? It does a lot of difficult things well, and it is never less than entertaining. The Black Lightning Wikipedia page is full of information on the creative team and development of the show, and it is fascinating.

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Brett Fitzpatrick

I am an author writing sci-fi novels, blog posts, and a bunch of other stuff.

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