Archive for December, 2009

Week Off

We’re going to take a week off here at HU. Thanks all for reading along with us through our change of address, and we’ll be back bright-tailed and bushy-eyed (or something like that) for the start of the new year. Hope to see you then!

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Utilitarian Review 12/26/09

A little quiet this week, what with the major holiday and all. Still, we blogged away… On HU We started out the week with a return to my halcyon days of writing scatological prose-poems. Kinukitty posted about the joys of reading yaoi novels on the Kindle. Vom Marlowe reviewed How to Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga […]

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Music For Middle Brow Snobs: Sex Life of the Fern

A completely not-Christmas-themed music download for Christmas: 1. Edward Williams — The Sex Life of the Fern (Life on Earth Soundtrack) 2. Animal Collective — Graze (Fall Be Kind) 3. Suzuki Junzo — Ameria (Pieces for Hidden Circles) 4. Michio Kurihara — The Old Man and the Evening Star (Sunset Notes) 5. Isaiah Owens — […]

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Xmas Samurai

Lone Wolf and Cub: The Assassin’s Road (Vol. 1) Writer: Kazuo Koike Artist: Goseki Kojima I never read any manga as a kid. The closest I came to it was watching manga-based anime like Akira, so my impression of manga was that it was mainly about teenagers screaming at each other as they fought to […]

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The New Yorker Hearts Luddites

I found myself reading this essay by Gorjus about Chris Ware’s Halloween New Yorker cover recently. In case you missed it, this is the cover: And here’s what Gorjus has to say about it: The children are literally masked, yet still engaging the world—going forth into that terrible night, mashing down on the button at […]

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How to Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons, Vol 5: Basics of Portraying Action

Hikaru Hayashi, Go Office This is a smaller trade sized (6  x 8.5 ) series and contains all new information, drawn by some great artists.  The whole series is good, but I wanted to focus on this volume in particular because it’s a lot of fun and would make a great, fun holiday gift for […]

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Gluey Tart: eManporn on Kindle

I don’t have an iPod. My cell phone is powered by Babbage’s difference engine, and I only got a laptop last year. I don’t even have a digital watch. I am not technologically advanced. I am somewhat technologically reclined. And napping. But trainable, if it’s something I really want. Which leads to the Kindle. I […]

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