I may be an freelance writer, but every once in awhile I feel compelled to just write a little something on my Tumblr. It’s been awhile since I last updated this, so with Comic-Con being right around the corner, it’s a great time to do just that.
There are a lot of events and panels to take in at Comic-Con. For the newcomers Comic-Con comes off as particularly overwhelming, especially with the panels. The convention is giving fans so many different things to check out all within the span of one day. How will you be able to manage your schedule? Do they think you own a Time-Turner? Silly Muggles. Well, if you’re having difficulty trying to figure out what exactly you should hit up panel-wise that isn’t connected to a big movie that’s coming out within the next year, there’s always the anniversary panels.
For some reason it feels like this year has become even more cramped with a flurry of anniversary panels than before. It’s probably one of those moments where you realize holy crap, all of these amazing things all came out within the same year. If you glance below there’s a list of anniversary panels for every kind of geek out there. For the cartoon lover you’ve got anniversary panels for Pinky and the Brain, Disney cartoons of the early 90s, and even Batman: The Animated Series. There are a number of comics (Sandman, ElfQuest, Strangers in Paradise, Superman) hitting another milestone. Even a couple of newspaper comic strips (Funky Winkerbean) get their moment to shine at this year’s Comic-Con. So go ahead, check out the list and readjust your schedule for the 8th time this week.
Thursday, July 18th
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: Celebrating 25 Years
Room 7AB (11-12)
TwoMorrows Publishing Turns 20
Room 23ABC (11-12)
Hasbro: Transformers 30th Anniversary
Room 25ABC (12-1)
X-Files 20th Anniversary Panel
Ballroom 20 (3:30-4:30)
The Walking Dead 10th Anniversary Panel
Room 6A (4:15-5:15)
Friday, July 19th
Milestone: 20th Anniversary Panel
Room 5AB (11:30-12:30)
Ten Years of Aspen Comics
Room 9 (12-1)
Strangers in Paradise 20th Anniversary with Terry Moore
Room 23ABC (4-5)
A Celebration of Walt Kelly’s 100th Birthday
Room 8 (5:30-6:30)
Making Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary
Room 6BCF (5:45-6:45)
ElfQuest: 35 Years of Pointed Ears
Room 8 (6:30-7:45)
Saturday, July 20th
21 Years of Top Cow
Room 9 (11-12)
The Tick 25th Anniversary
Room 23ABC (1-2)
Hellboy 20th Anniversary Panel
Room 4 (3-4)
Pinky and the Brain 20th Anniversary Voice Reunion
The Sandman 25th Anniversary and Beyond
Room 6DE (3:15-4:15)
Superman’s 75th Anniversary Celebration
Room 6A (4:15-5:15)
Batman: The Animated Series Turns 21
Room 6DE (5:45-6:45)
*Note: If you’re interested in seeing more panels pertaining to the folks who made Batman: The Animated Series possible, check out Bruce Timm’s panel in Room 5AB on Friday, 2:45-3:45 and Paul Dini’s panel in Room 24ABC on Saturday, 3:30-4:30.
H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon: 75 years of Mingling Fact & Fiction
Room 8 (8:30-9:30)
Sunday, July 21st
Funky Winkerbean’s 40th+ Anniversary
Room 8 (10:30-11:30)
60 Years of Bazooka Joe
Room 32AB (11-12)
BBC America’s Doctor Who 50th Anniverasry
Hall H (12:30-1:30)
Avengers, X-Men, Dr. Strange & Sgt Fury 50th
Room 5AB (1:45-2:45)
25 Years of the Disney Afternoon: The Continuing Legacy
Room 7AB (2-3)
I’ve been meaning to post something about The Big Bang Theory for a while now but it’s taken me ‘till now to really understand what it is about the show that makes me uncomfortable. I’m not exactly a believer in the whole “only write about the things you like, don’t trash the things you don’t” trend which seems to be plaguing comments sections in negative articles lately, but I wanted to be able to really examine why I don’t like TBBT rather than just slagging it off. My main questions being - Why don’t I like this anymore? Why do I feel uncomfortable watching it? And why do I get so annoyed when I see people sing its praises online? The thing which really sparked this post was seeing a raft of comments on Facebook, below the last round of voting in Television Without Pity’s Tubey Awards, claiming The Big Bang Theory to be “the best comedy on TV”. This made me angry so instead of posting an impulsive comment calling out their bad taste which I’d probably regret later, I decided to really analyse why seeing comments like that made me so mad when previously, although I didn’t really love the show, I’d never considered myself as disliking The Big Bang Theory.
Hell, I even have season one on dvd, it’s sitting right between Battlestar Galactica and Bored To Death in my alphabetised collection.
And here, I think, is where my problem with The Big Bang Theory lies…
I just realized I haven’t updated this puppy in a long time. Maybe I should post something on here. I will post something on here (and promise to update this a little more often). So here’s a little commission I did a couple of months ago. I should probably draw more often:
Hey look, it’s a Who-theme going on here. Wonder why… oh, I know, maybe it’s because I rewatched the Eccleston season and I’m starting to comb through the Tennant one right now. Thanks WonderCon for planting the Doctor in my mind.
This drawing is inspired from a few discussions with friends earlier about who’s the better Doctor in Doctor Who between Eccleston and Tennant. After a couple of discussions between comparing and contrasting the two I ended up comparing them to dogs, and thus this picture was born.
I think she looks pretty and deadly. Pretty deadly. Har har.