March 5, 2006
5. If it's a mixed review, ignore the passages that balance the argument. Pretend that the entire review is all positive or all negative. Refer to it either as a "rave" or a "slam."
If “A History of Violence” does win the Oscar for best adapted screenplay, “comics should take credit for it and we will take credit for it,” said comic-book writer and comics industry analyst John Jackson Miller, whose latest comic is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
“The thing that may make it harder to connect the dots here is that A History of Violence is not a traditional comic book,” Miller said. “It is from an imprint of DC Comics and is more literally a graphic novel. It was not presented in the same serialized manner as 95 percent of comics.
“Another challenge is going to be that, as with ‘Road to Perdition,’ people will not necessarily say, ‘My gosh, it was a comic book,’ because they’re not familiar with it as a comic-book property, which reads as ‘superhero.’
“But it might send one more producer into comics to look for material. And they might not just look at the superhero stuff.”
Belle & Sebastian perform "Funny Little Frog" on Conan O'Brien last Wednesday:
Two videos from Robert Pollard's February 11th solo show at Southgate House have popped up on YouTube: