Once in a while, it's nice and kinda humbling to read/hear catch phrases you thought you came up with all on your own emitting from the oral orifices of others. Case in point is Thursday's piece in the Washington Post about children's author Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and the Time Warp Trio series, being named the first Ambassador of Reading by the Library of Congress...
Back in the day.
Under the bus.
It is what it is.
Couldn't help but think about my friend Eddie Campbell -- seems he's taking a sabbatical from his must-read Fate of the Artist blog -- whilst reviewing Lake Superior State College's 33rd annual list of the List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, harkening back to his tirades, albeit polite ones, regarding the use of the term graphic novel...
In conversations with comic geeks lately about the various funnybooks-to-movies adaptations in 2008, to my surprise, it's Iron Man -- not The Dark Knight -- that has many stoked, making that a decision (by Paramount or IM director Jon Favreau) to screen a trailer at Comic-Con a smart one...