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Jim Ottaviani
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 20
It's hard to believe you and I have to write our representatives and donate money to stop this from happening. But here we are. The only good news is that this is something that we can stop today. So please do those things.
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Greg Hogben Jun 15
Stephen Hawking’s ashes will be buried today at Westminster Abbey, between Issac Newton and Charles Darwin. This is the memorial stone which will be placed on top of his grave. Engraved in the stone is Hawking’s famous equation describing the entropy of a black hole.
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 13
Best factoid of the day: "Study: honey bees understand nothing" via
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 12
Today today today! You can get this book by and today! (I'm gonna, at 7pm at the fabulous .)
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 9
Happy inspiration du jour: reading a Billy Collins poem in the voice of Christian Bales’ Batman to Kat while she chops vegetables.
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 9
never disappoints: "The staff here have two questions they ask themselves but don’t ask too many times in a day or it gets depressing. The first is, Is this comic I’m holding better than the tree it was made from?" via
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 9
Will keep writing letters to reps, will keep sending positive (mental) radiation your way.
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Birute Mary Galdikas Jun 2
Wild born ex-captive male Yoris is next up for release. His exit from the transport cage is somewhat more dramatic than Connie's was. In the manner of most adult males, he tosses the transport cage off the platform as though he never wants to see it again ever.
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Tariq J. Malik 🚀 May 31
I do recommend for space fans young and old. Really dug this storytelling style &
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 1
Replying to @gtlabsrat
Now, back to writing the fourth book, which hates me because I set myself a bunch of rules on how I'd tell this story, and holding to them is much harder than I thought it would be. (Maybe the book's not the problem.) (What were you thinking, Past Me?) 9/9
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 1
Replying to @gtlabsrat
(And no, neither is the Hawking GN, which has been a treat for many other reasons. My head still swims when I think about getting invited to visit him to talk about doing that book. I'm sad that he won't see it in its finished form.) 8/9
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 1
Replying to @gtlabsrat
…because truly accomplished and impressive people are (a) busy, and (b) don't need their egos stroked. Secure in their life and legacy, they're willing and able to let go and let others do their jobs. 7/9
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 1
Replying to @gtlabsrat
Neither appear to be interested in micromanaging, though, which is yet another gift, and not surprising… 6/9
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 1
Replying to @gtlabsrat
The other seems to be much more comfortable with the words on the page being tweaked for impact, while wanting to keep the images as close to reality as possible. 5/9
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 1
Replying to @gtlabsrat
One seems much more open to visual exaggeration (for lack of a better word) while wanting to keep the dialogue and captions as close as possible to the source material. I can guess why this is: it's an adaptation of a memoir. 4/9
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 1
Replying to @gtlabsrat
So they're participating in the process, which is another great gift. The difference is in how particular they are visually vs. verbally. 3/9
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 1
Replying to @gtlabsrat
The commonalities: both subjects (protagonists? people!) are alive and interested in the books, which is a great gift, and both like comics for their potential to reach an audience they might not otherwise find. 2/9
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Jim Ottaviani Jun 1
Two of four (which is a lot) (I shouldn't be tweeting) projects underway right now are particularly interesting and fun because of how different they are. 1/9
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Jim Ottaviani May 31
Kat just asked me what I’m working on tonight and tomorrow. Then we laughed and laughed and laughed.
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