Without Fear

Ryan K Lindsay – Writer

Category: links

Linkatron 22

Why 22? Because I was just reminded that the Aja/Fraction run on Hawkeye ends at #22.


HAWKEYE truly is a special comic – possibly my favourite ongoing right now – possibly Fraction’s best work – possibly better than IMMORTAL IRON FIST – and I will read anything written about it – http://blogs.indiewire.com/pressplay/metamericana-hawkeye-normcore-avenger-a-mellow-revolution-from-marvel-comics-20141022

Where you can submit your comic writing – a fantastic list of publishers and how to get in contact with them –¬†http://comicspire.com/2014/09/25/how-do-i-submit-my-writing-to-comic-publishers/

HOWARD THE DUCK #1 script –¬†http://www.oocities.org/soho/6612/htd1.txt

Nate Cosby talks pitching comics in a tweetstorm from years back – always worth casting your eye over as you edit/refine.smash your face into your latest pitch doc –¬†http://topsy.com/s?q=Pitch%20from%3ANateCosBoom

Mugs have long been my jam – I would seriously buy 6 of these bad boys – I’m fine with boring cutlery and plates but I like my mug to keep me company –¬†http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/you-f-ing-mug

Curiosity in people is so rad – that quest to know, and the fact you’ll hunt endlessly when you want/need to know – if nothing in this world I wanna make my kids be curious people – question everything –¬†http://sciencealert.com.au/news/20142710-26398.html

Think about all these literary rules before embarking on your writerly life – for they are mostly true – ha – ūüė¶ –¬†http://inktank.fi/15-laws-literary-life/

Fascinating interview with Ron Perlmen – I’ve long dug his work – ever since seeing THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN at a cinema as a wannabe hipster teen before hipsters knew what they were doing – reading him go in depth here on some serious issues is good stuff because sometimes sunlight is the best disinfectant – and his book sounds pretty bloody intriguing –¬†http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/28/ron-perlman-from-fat-boy-to-hellboy.html

I agree: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER should be up for Oscar Best Flick contention – because it’s the best flick I’ve seen all year – and it’s just spectacular on every front – but will it happen?-¬†http://deadline.com/interstitial/#u=http://deadline.com/2014/10/oscars-captain-america-best-picture-comic-book-movies-861019;k=pmc-adi-31bb2464aad8b905af7a81e1d57b77ae

10 Things HANNIBAL Does Better Than The Movies – this is clickbait for my soul – I really do love this show – all good things to consider here –¬†http://whatculture.com/tv/10-things-hannibal-better-movies.php

Some really amazing art, and titles, in these grindhouse style movie posters – beautifully gruesome inspiration –¬†http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/articles/20-movie-posters-in-the-style-of-vintage-horror-films

Peckinpah posters – you clicked already, didn’t you? – http://mattmulcahey.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/the-movie-posters-of-sam-peckinpah/

A look into the working ind of Christopher Nolan – reading this made me realise I’m clearly influenced by his work and style and tone and structure – and while I’ll most likely never come close to the heights of Nolan’s work, it is nice to have a target upon which to train –¬†http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/magazine/the-exacting-expansive-mind-of-christopher-nolan.html?_r=3

Linkatron 43

For the eclectic non-fic reader hiding in us all. With a sock full of pennies.

Pulp fiction, the really old lurid stuff, always fascinates me – but more fascinating, nearly always, are the guys who wrote them (and they nearly always seem to be guys) – this guy pumping one of the books out in 3 days is insane, I can’t imagine how wild living like that is – part of me wishes I was there doing that – part of me really does not, ha – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/18/world/americas/a-one-man-pulp-fiction-factory-keeps-his-motors-running-in-brazil.html?_r=0

A look at the fall of patriarchy in TV – and possibly in life – do our narratives have to end with men dying? – is there something cyclical about killing off your father or your god in your writing, and then what do you write next? – this is a long read but it’s really well put together –¬†http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/magazine/the-death-of-adulthood-in-american-culture.html?smid=tw-share&_r=2&referrer=

I grew up loving HALLOWEEN III – it never even occurred to me that Michael Myers wasn’t in it – it was just this cool 80s horror flick – but now I’m yearning for what could have been, a decade of Carpenter at his finest testing the¬†boundaries of the horror genre and doing something special – instead we got a few decades of slasher dreck – bugger –¬†http://badassdigest.com/2014/10/16/timing-is-everything-the-unfortunate-case-of-halloween-iii/

People who freak out – FREAK OUT –¬†over flicks being possibly bad before they come out baffle me – people need to chill out and wait –¬†http://thedissolve.com/features/exposition/781-its-time-to-stop-freaking-out-about-movies-we-have/

So apparently writing is my superorigin story – I wonder what my secondary mutation will be… –¬†http://mic.com/articles/98348/science-shows-writers-have-a-serious-advantage-over-the-rest-of-us

Writing short stories can sometimes be just as hard as writing long ones – sometimes even harder – this great old article breaks down a superb MURDER BOOK short by Johnnie Christmas and Ed Brisson and you can see exactly how they make the story succeed in 5 pages – probably must read materail for those breaking in with short stories –¬†http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/09/01/points-of-impact-week-22-make-the-most-of-every-opportunity/

If I could read about writing process all day long, damn, well, you know I would – Joe Keatinge discusses his work space, and then his work flow, and he gives some suggestions and ideas on how to get things going – that idea of being accountable to yourself, and not being distracted, and doing your damn job seems so obvious but I always believe people don’t plan to fail at that stuff, they just fail to plan –¬†http://www.eatgeekplay.com/creative-spaces-joe-keatinge/

There’s something about Joe Carnahan I just absolutely dig – I mean, I dig a lot of his movies – if you haven’t seen THE GREY then you are a fool – harsh words but so insanely true – and this article is just perfect creator feature writing – I now obviously need to see STRETCH –¬†http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/movies-joe-carnahan-stretch-mission-impossible-the-grey-tom-cruise-white-jazz-daredevil-unproduced-movies/

Linkatron 99

Read. Consume. Die.
I love LOST and always will, and this article comes close to telling you the whys and hows of that love – http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/lost-legacy-ten-year-anniversary-abc/

These numbers on the OG TMNT boggle the mind – they also inspire me like crazy – on making your own comics –¬†http://geekout.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/31/thinking-of-making-your-own-comic-book-read-this-first/

TRIGGER WARNING: dead children in this story – and you might wonder why I read stuff like this but as a teacher, I need to know how some kids/families are doing it, I need to know why some kids come in angry, why they are upset, why they are broken before 9am – that someone could neglect being a parent so hardcore, and yet have 6 kids, does my head completely in – my wife told me not to read this article and she was right, this stuff just makes me angry way before it makes me sad –¬†http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/case-of-starving-twins-and-how-their-11yearold-sister-tried-to-save-them/story-fnn8dlfs-1227076269742?nk=a5159f14307d0cf9131ba4c68eb564a6

And now for something lighter: the definition of first world problems as people worry about seeing that someone is typing on their end but not knowing what they’re typing/why it’s taking so long/OH GOD, WHY DID THEY STOP?! – this makes me laugh but I also completely feel it – social interactions begin neuroses and anxiety, why we brought social media into our homes, so we could feel this way 24/7 oftentimes baffles me –¬†http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/fashion/texting-anxiety-caused-by-little-bubbles.html?referrer=&_r=2

“On Mars, for example,¬† sound will be higher in pitch.” – huh, the more you know – and other science/space facts –¬†http://www.iflscience.com/10-space-myths-we-need-stop-believing-ls-currently-fact-checking

I love reading about process and muse and craft from people I admire – Snyder, Cloonan, and Vaughan step up at NYCC to discuss how they make the donuts –¬†http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=56171

CHINATOWN will always be my jam – lotta high quality chatter on this page put together by Cinephilia about and around this classic flick – absorb, learn, replicate on your own scale –¬†http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/the-forty-year-rule-chinatown/?w3tc_note=flush_browser_cache

Proof you can write any plot twists or contrivances you want, because people are nuts and anything can happen with them around – mother arrested after her 4yo took bags of her heroin to school – imagine your 4yo ODing at school because some other little kid brought baggies of horse and your kid didn’t know and hoovered it up thinking it was sherbert – imagine being the parent, imagine being the teacher – imagine – oof –¬†http://www.mediaite.com/online/mother-arrested-after-4-year-old-passes-out-her-heroin-at-day-care/


Linkatron 3.15

Phone reading. Life changing. Link baiting.

Kelly Thompson is a good friend and I love her voice – here her voice is used for good – read about why misogyny blows –¬†http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/09/01/she-has-no-head-zen-is-still-nowhere-near-the-building/

Jack Kirby and inspiration and legacy and the light –¬†http://www.depthoffieldmagazine.com/2014/09/02/notes-on-jack-kirby-his-influence-integrity-and-endless-inspiration/

Can’t remember if I posted this before, but found it hiding in my iSafari – SHUTTER and SAGA and casual diversity in comics – I stand with everything presented here –¬†http://www.popmatters.com/column/183716-shutter-saga-and-the-private-eye-showcase-the-best-of-what-comics-ca/

Gamer kid sends swat team to his rival’s house – now he’s off to jail – tears ensue – trying to process how this makes me feel –¬†http://www.nymeta.co/15-year-old-swatted-gamer-convicted-domestic-terrorism-25-years-life-federal-prison/?utm_source=acv&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=swattingacv

Louie Joyce is an art monster – his commission sketches are the best – I have three already – http://luilouie.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/ultimate-sketch-commissions.html

Always a sucker for Jason Vorhees –¬†http://dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/mask-top-10-jason-voorhees-video-game-rip-offs/

“at the same time, we can actively change the pace of our thoughts by deliberately walking more briskly or by slowing down.” – and with that one quote, my life has changed – an article on why walking helps us think and write –¬†http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/walking-helps-us-think

14 year old girl makes a horror flick and owns us all –¬†http://www.fangoria.com/new/trailer-carver-a-slasher-from-14-year-old-filmmaker-emily-diprimio/

This side-up-everywhere scrolling comic will melt your mind in the best way – truly –¬†http://consequentialart.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/lets-go-for-a-scroll/

Can you communicate only in emoji? – tl;dr not effectively, no – but now I want to write a comic in only emoji –¬†http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2014/09/02/my_experiment_texting_using_just_emojis_no_words.html?wpsrc=fol_tw

I kinda want to rewatch CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER right now – a chat with the Russo Bros –¬†http://collider.com/captain-america-the-winter-soldier-joe-russo-anthony-russo-interview/

I love hearing about how creative people do their creative things – a run down of some habits of great writers, fun stuff –¬†http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/the-daily-rituals-of-famous-writers

Linkatron 3

More phone reading – enjoy.

A list of quotes about writing for children – I dig Roald Dahl’s, and Steven Kellogg’s has just flipped my head around –¬†http://www.relevantchildrensministry.com/2013/09/15-quotes-about-writing-for-children.html

Barbarella comic (adapted by Kelly Sue DeConnick back in the day) is set for a reprint – this article makes me want toread some Barbarella – and make some Barbarella – the art is gorgeous –¬†http://thisisinfamous.com/barbarella-comic-book-review-space-feminism/

I could stare at this motion header for days – plus, it’s just a well written real life article about earthquake bureaucracy – right up my alley – https://medium.com/matter/the-aftershocks-7966d0cdec66

A coffee nap – man, I wish I had time for both – but this is a pretty nifty idea –¬†http://www.vox.com/2014/8/28/6074177/coffee-naps-caffeine-science?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=voxdotcom&utm_content=thursday

Part of me never wants to see a remake of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK – part of me thinks they could actually do it really well – and all of me thinks two of these suggestions are not so good, whereas Jon Bernthal could be decent but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it – who would I choose to be Snake Plissken? Hell, I’d go with Kurt Russell again –¬†http://www.aintitcool.com/node/68569

What if Christopher Nolan directed THE INCREDIBLES is good value – it’s stuff like this I love about the internet –¬†http://kotaku.com/if-christopher-nolan-directed-pixars-the-incredibles-1628526341

THE BROTHERS JAMES is a great comic – this write up of the grindhouse beast of a book by Brian Level, Ryan Ferrier, and ¬†Michael Walsh is something I completely endorse and agree with –¬†http://neverironanything.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/review-brothers-james-ryan-ferrier.html?zx=d1e54e7b9c816ff2

Pretty well put together post on how you should all be leading your anti-female hate campaigns online –¬†http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/01/how-to-attack-a-woman-who-works-in-video-games

A list of some fantastic hidden gems of the 80s from Marvel – I’m not sure when WHAT IF…?! was being published but I’m certain the 80s run was superb – seeing POWER MAN & IRON FIST here makes me smile, as does SPIDER-WOMAN and MOON KNIGHT –¬†http://marvel1980s.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/eighties-august-8-part-ii-best-titles.html?m=1

Jack Kirby interview at TCJ – just because –¬†http://www.tcj.com/jack-kirby-interview/1/

Linkatron 76-5000

Some stuff I read, probably on my phone, while dealing with slow IT or a sleeping child.


Never ever ever ever use two spaces at the end of a sentence, peeps. C’mon! –¬†http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2011/01/space_invaders.html

A large article on Frank Miller by Sean Howe. I was always going to find the time for this. –¬†http://www.wired.com/2014/08/frank-miller-sin-city-a-dame-to-kill-for/

A discussion on women in Marvel films – and I truly hope they are right about Medusa leading the Inhumans flick because that needs to happen. –¬†http://multiversitycomics.com/columns/inhumans-and-female-representation-in-marvel-films/

A list of modern flicks that work better in black + white – THE LAST SEDUCTION blew my teenage mind, and works so damn well in B+W –¬†http://flavorwire.com/181969/10-modern-movies-that-are-better-in-black-and-white

Matt Fraction talks about ENTER THE DRAGON at 44 minutes for just a few minutes. Do this, and never forget. – https://overcast.fm/podcasts/episode/41048240763451

An artistic discussion and analysis of the Land and Manara covers for the upcoming SPIDER-WOMAN. I agree on many points, though understand¬†art isn’t always going to be anatomically correct. But I wish it was less exploitative and¬†less unattainable for physiques. –¬†http://www.themarysue.com/controversial-spider-woman-covers-redrawn/2/

Sometimes I believe I’ll kinda read anything about CASANOVA, it just makes me want to reread the entire run again – Also,¬†not enough people reference the fact the whole thing started off as a failed Marvel pitch for a ‘Son of Dominic Fortune’ story. –¬†http://sequart.org/magazine/49068/living-like-a-comic-book-casanova-vol-1-luxuria/

Linkatron 7000

Some stuff I’ve been reading. You might dig.

THE TOP 25 JASON STATHAM FLICKS –¬†because you know you love them, and because you might have missed on. Catch up now.

POST-SDCC LAY OF THE LAND – It’s a BC article but it’s the kind of peek behind the curtain that tells us so much about the comics industry and how it really goes at different publishers. The sort of thing you need to read, if you are breaking in, but always keep a few grains of salt nearby.

WE ARE THE CANDY BARS OF POP CULTURE – in Which my good friend Julian darius exposes himself a s a Major League Fun Buster while reflecting on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. My 2c: I loved that flick, and yet I know it’s dumb, but enjoyable over smart is often a path I’d rather take. The opposite – smart¬†but not enjoyable – certainly holds few merits.

DREAM THIEVES –¬†I’m not even sure what to clarify this as – it’s about a US ban on sleep – but I dig it.

%d bloggers like this: