Thursday, December 31, 2009
The heartwarming family tradition continues with our annual presentation of Kyle Baker’s beloved holiday classic, “I DIE AT MIDNIGHT.” Gather the kids around the monitor, and read them an old time Holiday love story. FOR FREE! You lucky puppies!
The beginning of 2010 is now officially AWESOME! By the way, if you’re hung over and at work right now, you TOTALLY need this break. Read this bad boy on the boss’ dime! Hell yeah! That’s our New Year’s Revolution, baby! FOR THE PEOPLE!
Sunday, December 06, 2009
"Kyle Baker’s graphic novel SPECIAL FORCES (Image, paper, $16.99) reads at first like a nearly straightforward military fantasy, drawn with a peculiar hybrid of hyperrealistic precision and nutty exaggeration. Eventually, though, Baker bares his fangs: the book is the harshest, most serrated satire of the Iraq war yet published. These forces are “special” as in “Mama says I’m special” — the unstoppable American soldier Zone is severely autistic, which is why he’s so good at following orders. And the story’s plot, it gradually becomes clear, proceeds from the premise that every lie the Bush administration told about the war was true. So terrorists declare, “We hate your freedom”; felons forced into military service become brave tactical geniuses who wouldn’t dream of hurting children; and Iraqi weapons of mass destruction are not only real but concealed in an oil refinery, where Americans would never think to look because of course the war wasn’t about oil."DOUGLAS WOLK, THE NEW YORK TIMES