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What time is it? (Adventure Time!)

What time is it? It’s Adventure Time! Come on, grab your friends! And a handy view screen with a solid cable connection. I can’t actually recommend that you buy the DVDs currently available, because for some weird reason, they don’t sell entire seasons? Who knows why. Happily, you can see episodes on Cartoon Network. The cartoon has huge, strong colors and a fluid style. The show focuses on Finn... read more

Comics fan or not, you gotta read this

I don’t know what your deal is. The things that we cover here at ftE are all over the map, so if you frequent this site you might enjoy comic books. Or you might be big into urban fantasy novels. Or goofy TV shows. Horror movies. Board games. Maybe you started reading Favorite Thing Ever when we did a piece on your beloved Spongebob Squarepants. The point I’m trying to make is, if you’re... read more

Working Class Heroes: Top 10

Alan Moore is a legend in the world of comics. Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The dude himself is I guess kind of a creepy old hermit, but his writing... read more

The Untold Wonders of Beartato

I have this thing where I compulsively register domain names. I get a germ of an idea and immediately start hunting for a website name, registering it on the spot when I inevitably come up with something I can’t believe no one has taken already. Seriously, I had a good solid year before the site went up (and this is also why it sucks for you if your last name happens to be... read more

Myth Adventures: why I turned out this way

These days, cartoonist Phil Foglio (the “g” is silent, yo) is pretty well revered — and rightfully so — for his steampunk webcomic Girl Genius. But back in the mid-1980s, when I was your age (I’m assuming here that ftE’s readership is composed primarily of 14-year-old girls, of course), he was an up-and-coming talent toiling away on a comic adaptation of Robert Asprin’s... read more

Saturday is Free Comic Book Day!

Usually when I sit down to write a post for this site, I start by trying to encapsulate what I love most about the topic at hand. I tell some goofy story about how I first encountered it, or try to explain why it’s my single favorite thing in the entire world. Often I’ll incorporate a drug reference, because it’s important to me that I really get my point across. This time, though, I... read more

A starving artist at the grocery store

Dorothy Gambrell is best known for her comic strip Cat and Girl, a deadpan little social commentary strip with a dry sense of humor and a heavy heart. It’s beautifully drawn, full of strong, clear lines and lively backgrounds, and the titular characters discuss nostalgia and consumerism and what it means to be alive. It features a bespectacled, lead-paint eating Cat and a glum, slump shouldered... read more

Comics for a dollar?

My wife (it still feels weird to call her that) recently noted that I tend to use a lot of drug metaphors for the stuff I review on this site. Heroclix is like crack. Puzzle games are like meth. I do have something of an addictive personality, I guess. Fortunately, most of the things I get hooked on tend to be reasonably priced and legally obtainable, so I’ve been fairly high-functioning so far. And... read more
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