Friday, August 22, 2008

Arte Y Pico Award

The fantastic Becca selected my blog for an Arte Y Pico Award! I am greatly honored. Thank you Becca.

Here are the Rules:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award through creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.

2. Each award should have the name of the author with a link to their blog.

3. Award winners have to post the award with the name and link to the blog of the person who gave them the award (done at the end of Paragraph 1).

4. Please include a link to the “Arte Y Pico” blog so that everyone will know where the award came from.

5. Show these rules.

Here are the 5 Blogs I selected:

Matt at Paleo-Future has a great blog about the Future that never was. Every generation has had practical and totally bizarre ideas about what sort of culture or inventions there might be in "the future" and this blog makes sure they still have a home. All our forgotten tomorrows are logged whether they’re from the 1880s or the 1980s.

Arkonbey has been creating and posting self-made comics on-line at Obscurum. His Obscure Tales series is just what a jaded, cynical comic fan like me needs right now. What’s additionally cool is his discussion about the process he uses to create his pages, Fun and informative.

Dr. Zaius has, in my mind, has the best designed and the best content in the whole bloggershpere. His greatness is only matched by his intellectual capacity. Go to Zaius Nation and you’ll see what I mean.

Comics Fairplay was one of the first comic blogs I latched on to. Heidi Meely’s (and James too sometimes) frank but respectful discussion about a medium I love keeps bringing me back. I’m not even reading the same titles as her, but her blog just has that certain something. It’s like a four-color pub discussion over a brew. Plus, I appreciate the simplicity of the layout. Comics Fairplay makes comics almost seem like a real legitimate topic to chat about. Imagine that! I’m not a closet comics fan anymore thanks to Heidi.

How could I pick just one blog by Rob!? Well, the rules are the rules, so take a gander at All in Black and White for 75 cents. Never has a better comic series been written on the topic of comic book magazines. There was an age undreamt of where Horror and Adventure had a home. Where fantastic art, relayed the visions of amazing writers in a larger, adult format. Recapture those lost journeys or discover them anew with this amazing blog. (Hell just check out all his fun sites you’ll be glad you did).



Dean Wormer said...

Look at all the cool sites to check out. Except zaius. Place smells like monkey doo.

rob! said...

wow, thanks for the shout-out, swinebread!

Heidi Meeley said...

Wow, I have something in my eye. I think I need a moment. Thank you so much! That completely and absolutely makes my month.

Swinebread, I have never had as much fun talking about comics as I did with you. You rule!

Arkonbey said...

wow. Thanks

And for you, sir, an award richly-deserved.

Swinebread said...

Dean – I thought that was part of the charm

Rob! – you bet!

Heidi – Well you deserve it and it’s the truth. You have really opened my eyes to a whole different way to viewing the world of comics and that’s a gift that keeps on giving!

Arky – everybody should read your comics dude. I love to see the progress that you make with each drawing and each frame.

Dr. Zaius said...

Jeepers! Thank you for your kind words, Swinebread. :o)

Swinebread said...

You bet!