Atari never really got it right again. Their 8-bit computers, both before and after, look horribly dated now. For proof check out the Atari XE.
4. Nothing Fits a comic book by Mary Tamblyn and Alex McCrone about clones, Egyptian gods, cats selling fried goods and fighting rat monarchs. It's a genre mish-mash quest story on the outside, but it's really about families and relationships. Particularly the kind that fuck you up. I recommend purchasing with haste, but you can read the whole thing online.
5. This great art by Rene Astle I bought at the Spark Centre. I love how fluid the figures are and how his lines are assured and strong. I wish I could draw with such confidence. My favourite is the guy second from the right.
6. This actually arrived in the mail as I was writing this post. It's a book and album by Jason Webley and friends. To crib from the Kickstarter page: "It's based on the life and writings of Margaret Rucker, an Everett pioneer whose scrapbook was found in a dumpster in San Francisco."
The project is a living emblem of that fascination that comes over you when you find old letters from people you never knew or a box of decades old photos. The book is fascinating. The music's not bad either. Favourites so far are both by Eliza Rickman: Lark Of My Heart and Maker Of My Sorrow. I believe there are still copies available for sale.
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