Friday, April 13, 2007
DMZ - Graphic novel by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli
im giving this serious props - fantastic art, great writing and a killa story arc. Picked up the first two whilst i was in london - thanks to the richmond comic shop for the recomendation.
set in a wartorn very near future NYC, US residents have bought into Iraq style Gorilla warfare and have overrun much of the US, following a rookie journalist abandoned in the city after a failed insersion, its his life and reports of the city and its residents, from the ground up, of the survival and the life that ensues from the love life of a AWOL Specops sniper, to the inner workings of a rooftop vegan resteraunt, to gig reviews and anatomys of street gunbattles, all very real and all very hard - hits hard and home for someone working in a news organisation whos friends do this on a daily basis in citys from Bagdad to Kabul
well im back in doha, its a modest 35 degrees, humidity is way up, im back in the office, little has changed, although my stress levels are way lower than when i left,
plans for a bbq tomorow (sat) are afoot, then im on earlies for 6 days as of sunday Am.
im giving up Qatar airlines because i had nothing but excelent service from BA, with half empty flights and excelent service from their check in staff and airoplane staff and i love their online check-in which alows me to nab my beloved bulkhead window seat well before the other punters.