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Comics Recommended by a Guy Who Knows Nothing About Them
Posted in One Million Watts on 11 May 2010
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The things I don’t know about comic books could fill several very large graphic novels. I’m gonna tell you to read some anyway.

Things We Like: “Head,” “Infinite Jest” and Princess Leonilla
Posted in Things We Like on 1 May 2010
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Let us now praise a much-read, much discussed novel by David Foster Wallace, a relatively obscure portrait of a Russian princess, and a weird film by The Monkees.

Things We Like: Umbrellas, “Friends Forever” and “Zoolook”
Posted in Things We Like on 3 April 2010
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This week, we consider the fashionable qualities of umbrellas, watch two guys playing noise rock on top of a van, and discover an early music video from the director of “Amelie.”

Five Strategies for Increasing Your Creativity
Posted in One Million Watts on 22 March 2010
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When people find out I work at Archie McPhee, it often prompts the question, “How do you get your ideas?” Here are a few of our strategies that you might be able to apply to your own projects.

Seattle’s Scott Musgrove and the Hunt for Specious Beasts
Posted in Seattle on 25 February 2010
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It has been estimated that 99.9% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct. Were it not for the tireless efforts of this Seattle artist, a world of strange and exotic creatures would now be unknown.

Things We Like: Moki’s Art, Comics About Comics and Robot Law
Posted in Things We Like on 30 January 2010
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It may look like a normal day, but there are geishas sleeping under blankets of rolling grass, chubby robots patrolling the streets, and funny-pages regulars padding the unemployment linee.

Things We Like: Suburban Tales, Cave Ninjas and Knitted Monuments
Posted in Things We Like on 9 January 2010
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It’s business as usual here at Monkey Goggles: There are ninjas and deep-sea divers lurking in the woods, and a giant pink object that may or may not be cuddly.

Things We Like: Big Babies, Goat-Boys and Darker Shag
Posted in Things We Like on 5 December 2009
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Scarecrow Video and Elliott Bay Book Company have changed up the manger scene a little bit … and Josh “Shag” Agle has drawn a different kind of chilly wonderland.

Man with a Mural Mission: Meet Ryan Henry Ward
Posted in Seattle on 12 November 2009
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As you read these words, a superhero cat has saved a pit bull. A goat has learned a new song on his guitar. And Ryan Henry Ward has probably created another mural on a Seattle wall.