Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Farmer John

It was my wife's birthday today and I think it was one of those days you know you'll look back upon fondly over the years. We went to Old Holly Farm designed with kids in mind. Olivia petted baby goats, saw a Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig, lots of calves and hens and some ponies. Then she went into the 'Play Barn', which was a thoughtfully designed fun house, but without Pat Sharpe. She absolutely loved it, particular the big bumpy slid which cracked her up, particular when her mam and dad slid down it. I got a little choked up at how much Olivia enjoyed her day out, it was the best present Rebecca got.
One of my favourite comic creators, Lewis Trondheim, is interviewed here. If any one person will get me to learn French it'll be Trondheim, until them I'll just have to put up with the slow drip feed of translations.
Mark Millar (no link, I don't want to contribute in even the smallest way to helping sell his comics) seems to have a new comic out, and honestly, I had absolutely no idea it existed. I found a preview of is online and didn't like it in the slightest - apart from the art. What I particularly disliked was Millar's insistence that he was creating something of utter genius and originality. The biggest Millar fan is not as big a fan of Millar than Millar himself. I'm very proud not to have heard about the comic until reasonable late, I'm a bit upset that I heard about it at all, and I'm not even going to mention the name of, if you haven't seen it, I don't want to be responsible for bringing it to your attention. I'm not writing this just to be negative, I just never realised I was so out the loop.


Peter Bangs said...

Great way to celebrate a birthday and sounds like Olivia loved it.

Know what you mean about Mark Millar, he's a canker on main stream comics and it's a shame so many people buy into his self promotion.

Thanks for the heads up on the Trondheim interview too. Don't know how I missed that one.

Trump said...

I hate him too. Who is he? ;-)

Happy birthday to Bec!

shane oakley said...

Don't mean to be rude, Paul, but it's starting again; too many words, not enuff pictures!
I like the pictures, show me more pictures...
Mark Millar likes to shout a lot cus he's not Grant Morrison, just like Grant Morrison used to shout cus he wasn't Alan Moore.

paulhd said...

Trump - it's enough to just hate him. Bec say thanks/hi.
Peter - Olivia loved it, so we loved it, so Olivia loved it more. Honestly, if Bec and I fake laughter Olivia will start grinning, which will make us laugh for real which gives Olivia hysterics. We may be found dead suffering from an overdose of irritatingly happy family syndrome.
Shane - I know, I know. As soon as I've got something showable from what I'm doing I'll post it, sadly it's sort of taken me away from drawing for fun. Best kind of drawing too.
At least Morrison has some talent, apart from being able to convince an awful lot of people he can write Millar doesn't possess any talent as far as I can tell.

Katy said...

Glad Bec had a great birthday - sounds like a wonderful day! x

Jason Cobley said...

A sudden flurry of posts! Sounds great. We'll be in Disneyland for my wife's birthday. Oh joy.