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Brok Windsor: The Reprints!

During WWII, the artist named Jon Stables moved from Winnipeg to British Columbia to work on painting signs for the ships to help out war efforts. Here he joined up with a brand new publisher named Maple Leaf Comics, where after a short amount of time he became art director. In 1944, he created an action-adventure story in the pages of Better Comics called “Brok Windsor”, named for a close friend who died in combat during WWII. Brok Windsor was a doctor who discovered a secret land called Chaqua hiding in the midst of the Canadian wilderness during a normal Read More

We Make Beer: Inside The Spirit And Artistry Of America’s Craft Brewers

The beer-brewing community is one of like-minded craftsmen — as author Sean Lewis sees them, “creators who weren’t afraid to speak their minds, who saw their competitors as cherished friends.” That’s rare in America, and even rarer in the business world. In Lewis’ book We Make Beer, he describes a group “who takes sheer joy in their work, and who seeks the same kind of balance in their lives as they do in the barrels they brew.” To write this book, Lewis shared pints with pioneering upstarts like Paul and Kim Kavulak of Nebraska Brewing Company, and talked shop with craft beer Read More

Crappy Children’s Art By, Who Else, Maddox!

On the Internet, there are three types of people: those who try to be funny, those who occasionally are funny, and Maddox. Since 1996, he’s been writing hilarious essays over at TheBestPageInTheUniverse.com, and has even published a book entitled The Alphabet of Manliness that is, quite frankly, must-read material for anyone who claims to be of the male gender. Now he’s back with an expanded version of one of his funniest bits — Crappy Children’s Art. Maddox is the first and best guy in the world to ever dare grade children’s art work, and he is one harsh critic. Nevertheless, Read More

Marvel Unlimited Online Comic Book Collection

Confession time: since comics have moved to the iPad, I’ve actually started reading them again. For the first time since sixth grade, the adventures of Spidey and Captain America have started to attract me, although I still tend to gravitate to the old stuff. Thankfully, things like Marvel Unlimited exist, so I can indulge until my heart’s content. With Marvel Unlimited, you pay a monthly fee — discounts and additional perks available for purchasing a year upfront — but in return, you get access to thousands upon thousands of comics from both yesterday and today with more titles being added Read More

Meet The Luminous Sea Up Close And Personal

For those of us who have difficulties taking a decent picture for every 100 snapped, there is mucho respect to people like Richard Salas, who can brave the mysterious deep and produce some of the most breathtaking photos you’ll ever see of underwater life. Thus far, Salas has published two books containing these jaw-dropping photos, and now he needs your help to bring a third to fruition — The Luminous Sea. For every copy sold of The Luminous Sea, Salas plans on donating half the profits to charitable organizations built around sea life preservation. And when you catch some of Read More

Author William Gurstelle Shows You How To Defend Your Castle

Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes is now available in paperback from author William Gurstelle. It presents a tongue-in-cheek look at what to do when the world finally goes to hell in that proverbial hand basket. Each chapter introduces a new bad actor in the history of warfare, details his conquests, and features weapons and fortifications to defend against him and his minions. Clear step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build a dozen projects, including “Da Vinci’s Catapult,” “Carpini’s Crossbow,” a “Crusader-Proof Moat,” “Alexander’s Tortoise,” Read More

Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach To Crafting Great Beer

From author Amelia Slayton Loftus, Sustainable Homebrewing gives you expert knowledge in a comprehensive guide that includes everything homebrewers of all levels need to know to brew delicious, organic beer. Loftus covers the whys and hows of organic brewing, things to consider when buying equipment, and everything you need to know about organic ingredients (what makes them different, how to get them, and how to make substitutions). Also included: more than 30 irresistible recipes. You’ll learn how to brew sustainably by growing ingredients yourself, recycling water, using solar energy, and achieving zero waste. Loftus also includes information on developing new Read More

William Shakespeare’s ‘The Star Wars Trilogy’ (Yep, You Read That Right)

Author Ian Doescher has uncovered the ancient manuscripts of The Star Wars, and as it turns out, they were written first by William Shakespeare before ever finding their way into the hands of George Lucas for a film adaptation. With William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, The Empire Striketh Back, and The Jedi Doth Return, fans of the Bard and Star Wars will enjoy this mashup. Here’s an example of the kind of language Shakespeare’s Star Wars is written in: HAN: Pray tell, what shall the cargo be? OBI-WAN: -Myself The boy, two droids, and ne’re a question ask’d. HAN ‘Tis what, Read More