Not quite sure if this counts as a real comic or just a crappy collage (comics are hard), but inspired by recent efforts by more talented people, I came up with an idea for a new logo for the Perl6 project, which I think conveys of the spirit and vitality of the Perl community on the 10th anniversary of the Perl6 undertaking. Or not.
click to see the whole thing:
Watchmen artwork and lettering is by the incomparable Dave Gibbons, Watchmen text is by the divine Alan Moore, Perl 6 Camelia logo copyright 2009 by Larry Wall, Sebastian Riedel‘s user icon and artwork are his. All images remixed without permission for obscure in-jokey satirical purposes.
I’ll just add that there are plenty of useful features introduced for Perl 6 and implemented in Perl 5; a decent logo/mascot/emblem would not be the least of them.
The latest production video diary for the Watchmen movie includes some interesting images, including my first glimpse of Dan Dreiberg, Nite-Owl’s secret identity. OK, we already know he’s less chubby, but look at that sweet seventies square haircut. It fits in well with the other images we’ve seen of the set, including the way the cars look: less retro-future like in the comic (with its electric cars), more straight retro with a 70s-early 80s feel.
No, I haven’t watched it yet (although the bit I did see was cute). But look! here’s a trailer for Watchmen! No, here it is! Or here!
Maybe that’s what’s clogging the tubes. Or maybe it’s just the weekend, and my Internet doesn’t like working the weekend.
There’s a blog for the Watchmen Movie; so far they’ve posted some impressive production shots (click the images to see them full-size) and casting details, which are better viewed on IMDB, with faces and past credits (I actually plugged in a couple of names manually before realizing I should just look up the movie). Those are helpful as most of the actors aren’t stars (because this isn’t some fantasy cast, this is for real). The actors playing Nite-Owl and Rorschach both appeared in Little Children.