Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy 90th Birthday, Ray Harryhausen!!

He is the greatest- yes GREATEST- film animator who ever lived... his stop action work from the 60's still has more life and artistry than 99% of the CGI work out there.

The Guardian put it best..."After that it was impossible not to consider how different cinema would be without such an inspiring figure. Just going by the list of acolytes who contributed to the evening alone, we'd have no Star Wars, no Terminator, no Toy Story, no Pan's Labyrinth, no Edward Scissorhands, no Jaws, no Shawshank Redemption, no Wallace and certainly no Gromit. Those are just the collateral damage, without Harryhausen there would be no Jason And The Argonauts, no 7th Voyage Of Sinbad and no 20 Million Miles To Earth. That's not a world I'd want to live in. It wouldn't be much fun."

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Drop me a line and I'll send you a free promo copy of OBSOLETE #1, due out next week!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

OBSOLETE! Preview: Beer Mystic by bart plantenga

 OBSOLETE Magazine #1, which will hit the streets the first week of July,  features an excerpt from bart plantenga's new novel, but you can get a sneak peek right now!

Beer Mystic: A Novel of Inebriation & Light is a unique literary adventure that will take you on the longest, rowdiest literary pub crawl ever. Follow the Beer Mystic’s story around the world through excerpts in a global network of host magazines.
" Furman Pivo believes he [plus beer] may be the cause of a rash of streetlight outages. This sense of empowerment transforms him into the Beer Mystic. He has a mission and a mandate. Or does he? In any case, 1987 NYC will never be the same and the rest is history or myth or delusion...."

Download Beer Mystic excerpt 37-38 (pdf)
Prior BEER MYSTIC Excerpt #35-36: Sensitive Skin
Next BEER MYSTIC Excerpt #39: White Fungus

Illustration by Tobey Anderson

Thursday, June 24, 2010

OBSOLETE #1 goes to Press!

OBSOLETE! Magazine #! is going to press tomorrow.... I am really excited to have such a great group of contributors for the premiere issue.  Look for previews here on the blog starting next week.  You can order your copy now.... hey, It's CHEAP!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Obsolete #2 - Call for Submissions

Issue # 1 is due out in just a few weeks, and it's time to start planning for the fall issue!!  The theme is "What I did on my summer vacation", and the deadline for submissions in Sept. 1st, 2010.

Did your band go on tour? Did your neighbor dump several million gallons of garbage in your back yard? Did you work this summer as a road-repair flagman thanks to the Stimulus Bill? Did you spend the summer in a cubicle fantasizing about...anything?

We are looking for fiction, poetry, essays, cartoons and artwork. Check the submission guidelines below for more details.