Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Stereotypes of readers based on their favourite comic book creators*:
90% = people who read Watchmen because Time/Rolling Stone/other magazine said they should. The other 10% = disgruntled former Stone Masons.
People who find the 'Kill me' scene from Alien poignant.
People who find Warren Ellis' stuff 'too fluffy'.
Fans of David Mamet who still have their Spider-Man pyjamas.
Fans of David Mamet who still have their Batman pyjamas.
Janet Evanovich fans who still have their Wonder Woman pyjamas.
People who think Jack Bauer is a real person. What? No, I'd never live in the city.
People who would have a BA: Comics if it existed.
Frank Miller and Scott McCloud.
Geeks who got hot.
Geeks who got into zines.
Fans of The Wire.
Fans of Wire and The Usual Suspects.
Fans of The Wire and The West Wing.
People who own an original Walkman and a NES.
People who own a Walkman but never owned a Nintendo.
People who own a Walkman, a Nintendo and really want to sleep with Neil Gaiman fans. And made a zine about it.
Used to be: girls who read comics and goths. Now: everyone. Seriously. Can't swing a cat.
People who treat their cats like people.
Fans of the Beatles.
Fans of the Beatles from Revolver onwards.
Frank Herbert fans who cut their own hair and wish they could afford a subscription to Suicide Girls.
People who thought the Sopranos was a little 'too fluffy'.
People who can quote the Comic Book Guy.
People who can pick when the Comic Book Guy gets it wrong.
People who don't care when the Comic Book Guy gets it wrong.
Also: fans of 80s action flicks.
People who own a Walkman and a Tarot deck but never owned a Nintendo.
People who make their own t-shirts.
Laudenum/absinthe addicts who listen to Garrison Keilor.
Laudenum/absinthe addicts who don't read printed comics.
Nick Cave/Tom Waits fans.
Koike and Kojima:
Frank Miller fans who have kids.
Monkees fans who make their own superhero costumes.
Quentin Tarantino fans who just bought new Superman pyjamas.
Absinthe addicted fans of the Beatles from Revolver onwards who watch Days of Our Lives while on shrooms.
People who still own all their superhero pyjamas. And just bought a new set.
*This list is not exhaustive, mostly contains writers, of print comics, and above all is meant to be a laugh. Any offense is completely unintended, and completely down to my lack of comedic ability.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
Originally uploaded by nickellis
Fresh bloods? Bloods? Are they suggesting that each of these players carry different blood? (I suppose technically, that's correct, and if you're being pedantic then you should be careful around technicalities. Also, it'll probably turn out that 'bloods' is more grammatically correct than 'blood', but it reads very awkwardly, so I'm sticking to it.) N