It’s Finals Crunch Time…
Allie Brosh and Hyperbole and a Half are back after a year and a half of internet silence. That’s incredibly good news for people who like awesome things.
I point this out for two reasons:
- It contains one of the best evolutionary biology illustrations of all time (above), about how we are at the end of a long line of things that successfully avoided getting chewed to death.
- It is one of the greatest explorations and personal stories of depression and mental health that I have ever seen, and should really be read by every single damn person on Earth.
After receiving numerous Eisner Award nominations for their monthly Adventure Time comics based on the Cartoon Network animated series, Boom! Studios releases its first originalgraphic novel based on the series later this month: Adventure Time: Playing with Fire, drawn by Zack Sterling with a story by Danielle Corsetto, creator of the wonderful Girls with Slingshots webcomic.
Adventure Time: Playing with Fire will be released later this month. But to hold you over until then, Wired has an exclusive look at what to expect in this gallery right here.
Anamanaguchi’s new album and tour kick off really soon, but the chiptune group just launched a Kickstarter to give you more than just another collection of MP3s on your hard drive or a loud show to go to.
If it manages to raise $50,000, the band plans to put out more music videos (see “Meow”), add wild lighting setups to its performances, collab with artists and musicians, put together more interactive web projects, and more.
You’ll get some great pledge rewards for your donations: digital preorders for Endless Fantasy, shirts, posters (the Cory Schmitz/Mare Odomo joint above), vinyl copies of the album, the band’s Game Boys/modded NESes, chiptune workshops, and even Anamanaguchi’s frickin’ van.
I really want to like Jammy Dodgers, but I find them kind of meh. Same thing happened when I tried Earl Grey.