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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 59, Star Wars and Sundry

Walk Around in Circles is an appropriate track for this week’s episode, in which, Andrew and Dude discuss Star Wars.  With the new Rogue One trailer dropping last week and the blue ray of The Force Awakens available now, that’s the topic on everyone’s mind.  They also discuss the expanded universe and what is canon and what is no longer canon, trekking down a side path to discuss favorite expanded universe media and characters.  A brief foray into other cool movie topics, including Eddie the Eagle, and how the Coen brothers depict dopey Communism in Hail, Caesar.  After Star Wars has been thoroughly discussed, the pair venture into new movies, comics and role playing games that they are excited about.

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Editorial | Holiday Recipes for the Festive Geek

How does one show off one’s geeky side during the holidays in a tasteful manner?  It’s a problem as old as time.  Fortunately, my friends, I have the answer, and it is a brilliantly simple one: baked goods.  Obviously.  What else are your friends and family quite as happy to receive, after all?  In order to make your holiday season as festively geeky as possible, I’ve compiled some really cool recipes that reference fun fandoms. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 31, Geek Girls

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In which, Tracy is joined by Shaina and Teresa for Therefore I Geek’s first girls only podcast. They discuss what being a geek means to them and delve into the depths of their various fandoms.

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Geeks You Should Know: Jean Giraud

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Any comic books fans in internet land should make it a point to know the work of Jean Giraud, better known by his pseudonym “Moebius.” By far, Moebius is one of the all time greatest French comic artists. His work on the western book Blueberry brought him to the attention of film maker Alejandro Jodorowsky who quickly employed him to work on storyboards for his ill-fated Dune project. After working with Jodorowsky on Dune, Giraud went on to found the comic magazine Metal Hurlant which translates to “Heavy Metal.”

By 1980, Moebius was reunited with Jodorowsky and the two created The Incal. Giraud eventually made a small jump to mainstream American comics in 1989 when he did a two part Silver Surfer mini-series with Stan Lee called Silver Surfer: Prelude, which won an Eisner award, and he continued to make comics until his death in 2012.

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When I say that Moebius is one of the all time greats, that is no understatement. Though very different in style from most of them, he is absolutely the equal of any great American comic artist, including the king himself, Jack Kirby. I would go so far as to say that he is not only a great comic artist, but just a great artist, regardless of the medium. There is an amazing detail and quality to his work that is incredibly distinctive.

Not only has Giraud’s personal work been influential, it’s possible that Metal Hurlant has been even more influential. The publication and it’s American cousin Heavy Metal have introduced many European artists to audiences as well as influenced up and coming artists to different styles and story telling ideas. In addition to his work in comics, Moebius’ work in film has been pretty amazing too. He provided quite a bit of design work for Alien and The Fifth Element. Without his work, neither of these movies would have the amazing visual appeal that they are known for; and while his work on Dune may not have seen the screen in its original form, the book that he and Jodorowsky put together made its way around the Hollywood studios and many of the scenes can be found in the biggest films of the last few decades. It is truly unfortunate that the comic community has lost someone as immensely talented as Giraud, but so long as people keep looking to his work for inspiration, Moebius will be a Geek You Should Know.

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