"Number one authority on nothing" Matthew Nash
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Matthew Nash hails from Portland, Ore., and stumbled into writing for newspapers when his high school allowed him to write movie reviews. Nash is married to a kindergarten teacher. They have one child together who is named after two superheroes.
This weekend is a nerd’s dream in Seattle with the Emerald City Comic Con.
Thousands of people pile into the Washington State Convention Center to see their favorite comic creators, buy unique comic items and see celebrities from some of your favorite genre shows like George Takei from “Star Trek.”
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it because I don’t want to force my wife to walk around a cement floor at seven months pregnant. Last year we attended and I did a write-up here: www.sequimgazette.com/news/article.exm/2011-03-16_to_boldly_go_where_nostalgia_begins
I want to share with you some books you can try from the North Olympic Library System at www.nols.org by people appearing at the show. This is just scratching at the surface, but check out the full program at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com.
• “The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck” by Don Rosa
Want to know how Scrooge got his riches? Read this beautiful collection.
• “Fables” and “Jack of Fables” by writer Bill Willingham
Considered by many comic critics to be the best comic available today. I would agree.
• “Trinity” by writer Kurt Busiek
Introduces Wonder Woman to Batman and Superman for the first time. It’s fun and shows that Wonder Woman is a great character.
• “The Walking Dead” by writer Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore (artist book 1)
This phenomenon doesn’t need an introduction. The TV show has made it a U.S. best-seller. You can even find it in Walmart. Warning: very graphic.
• “Scott Pilgrim” by Bryan Lee O’ Malley.
Slacker-turned-hero Scott must battle his girlfriend Ramona’s seven evil exes. The series really pulls you in and has great throwbacks to video games and Japanese comics.
• “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep?" Adapted by Daryl Gregory and Tony Parker.
Did you like the movie “Blade Runner?” Then how about the graphic novelization of the book the movie is based on?
Look for these online at www.nols.org. All should be available for checkout.
• “Dinosaur Comics” by Ryan North
Have you seen that comic where it’s the same panel with dinosaurs every time but different jokes? No? Then check it out. www.qwantz.com