Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Waiting for Wednesday, Volume 3, Issue 32

It's been one of those weeks when Wednesday just kind of...happens, really. I feel like I was just sitting on the couch, watching the latest episode of True Blood, and then, WHAM!

All of a sudden it's Wednesday morning, there's a pile of books on my desk waiting to be edited, and I've forgotten about that pot of decaf I brewed up 20 minutes ago.

Um. I'll be right back.

Jeez. You know it's a busy day when you leave the coffee sitting in the break room, with your empty coffee cup just waiting for you on the counter.

Luckily, there was still plenty of coffee left in the pot, as I'm the only human being currently (and, quite possibly, ever) working in publishing who drinks the non-caffeinated variety of that magical, magical bean.

Some days, though (like today), I just...need...caffeine. But I won't have any, because with me, that would kick off a slippery, coffee-fueled slope of overindulgence.

mmmmm...slippery coffee-fueled slope of overindulgence...

So instead of thinking about how badly I need a cup of (real) coffee, let's get to this week's book. It's a bit of an oddball, and that's just fine with me.

Written and drawn by Chad Blakely, Kidnapping Kevin Smith is an all-new, original graphic novel after mine own heart.

Featuring a cover by Mike Allred (!), Kidnapping looks to be right in my wheelhouse, and I find myself worrying that I may have forgotten to order it through Diamond.

Hopefully I remembered, and if not, hopefully my LCS has a couple extra copies sitting on the shelf.

Anyway, here's the blurb on the book:

Meet Ralph Norman and Jeff Lee, two fanboys who embody the worst aspects of the stereotype--bitter and opinionated, they believe their creative talent beats that of all the top comic and movie creators combined.

For most fanboys, that's where things stop, but not for Ralph and Jeff. They realize that the only way to get their amazing ideas out there is to take action, seize the day--and kidnap Kevin Smith.

Sounds cool, right? And the art looks good, and Kevin Smith himself has been talking the project up, both on one of his (many, many) podcasts and at last month's Comic-Con in San Diego.

CBR is also running a nice interview with the creator, and you can read that here if you'd like a bit more info on the book.

Personally, I like things that poke fun at fanboy culture because, really, if you can't laugh at yourself then why bother laughing at all? So I'll be picking this up and giving it a try.

If you decide to do the same, drop us a line and let us know what you think. Until then, though, I need to get back to my (fake) coffee and piles of pages. One last thing before I do that--what are you Waiting for?

1 comment:

James o said...

Everyone should definitly check out this book! Its sure to put a smile on your face!