An urban sanctuary composed of hair metal and cheap happy-hour sliders, Star Bar seems explicitly designed to piss off people who don’t like to mix their whiskey with Whitesnake—right down to the deadpan homage to Big Star’s #1 Record with which it shamelessly brands its windows.
The most troubling things about Keanu are also the best things about it. The movie is named after the adorable escaped pet of a Mexican drug lord, and the poster is of said kitten, but it’s real draw is clear: Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, the comedy duo from the gone-too-soon sketch show Key and … Continue reading The Worst Things About Keanu Are Also the Best
Like a latter-day, geeky Forrest Gump, Felicia Day has been a part of almost every event in nerd culture over the past 20 years—from AltaVista-era chatrooms to an appearance as Vi on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her first fame came from The Guild, one of YouTube’s first web-series hits, which followed a World of Warcraft … Continue reading Felicia Day on GamerGate and Her Favorite Coffee Shop in Portland
Over the course of the past 20 years, Kaz (real name Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis) has made a name for himself by being gross. His long-running comic strip, Underworld, is chock-full of heroin junkies and petty thieves in dilapidated buildings, getting by however they can. His new book, Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood (Fantagraphics, 320 pages, … Continue reading Alt-Comics Icon Kaz Talks SpongeBob and Jersey
Only a few years out of college, Portland-born graphic novelist Sam Alden landed a dream gig storyboarding for Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. He’s also got a new comics story collection called New Construction (Uncivilized Books, 208 pages, $17.95). The title is a play on words: Not only are “Backyard” and “Household” revamped versions of older comics, … Continue reading Graphic Novelist Sam Alden on Writing for Adventure Time