So I’m doing this because, well, why not? I know I’m missing a bunch, a list like this is always in progress. Any suggestions?
Is there a more eclectic #Kobo library than mine?
I was thinking about this the other day. When I was a teenager we already had the Internet, but we only used it like half an hour a day, because we had to pay by the minute AND use the phone line to connect.
It seems like we did a lot more when the Internet wasn’t around, but I can tell you I spent most of my free time watching TV, listening to music, reading, or talking to my friends. And sometimes I would go do something outside. This is basically what I do now, only now the Internet mediates most of those.
(Source: thenoobyorker, via graysfashionlogy)
Obit of the Day: The 12-Year-Old Stan Lee
Zachi Telesha wanted to write a comic book. This comes as no surprise, lots of kids want to write comic books, but Zachi understood that his opportunities were limited. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was eight, Zachi knew he may not have the chance to grow up and become a comic writer.
Rodale Publishing, a corporate partner with Zachi’s school*, learned about the fifth grader’s dream and decided to help. Working with illustrator Glen Mullaly and art director Chris Rhoades, Zachi created a fearsome team of superheroes in the book Hero Up!
The comic highlighted the exploits of Hero, Inc. a five-member team of superheroes that included Venom-Transporter (superpower: be bitten by venomous snakes and become stronger), Venom-Fighter (freeze ray), Venom-Combat (bow and arrow), Venom-Girl (superspeed and telepathy), Venom-Healer (capsules of healing). They spent thirty pages saving the world from their arch-enemies Octa-Pocta (part marine biologist-part octopus) and Black Animal (claws and strength of a bear, wings of an eagle, speed of a cheetah).
Rodale printed 30 hardcover and 1000 paperback copies of Hero Up! with all proceeds going to Angel 34, a non-profit dedicated to helping children with cancer.
Zachi Telesha, who was working on a sequel, died on April 29, 2013 at the age of 12.
You can buy a copy of Hero Up! right here.
Sources: The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), Comic Book Resources, Chicago Sun-Times, Glen Mullaly Illustration
(Image is copyright of Rodale Publishing and courtesy of tuxprezion.net)
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* Trexler Middle School, Allentown, PA
This is sad and uplifting at the same time. I’m glad he got to die as a comic book writer.
David Denby on “The Great Gatsby”: “Luhrmann’s vulgarity is designed to win over the young audience, and it suggests that he’s less a filmmaker than a music-video director with endless resources and a stunning absence of taste.” http://nyr.kr/1414CXu
Thank you, Mr. Denby.