Glen Weldon http://wmub.org en A Comic-Con Diary: The Final Day http://wmub.org/post/comic-con-diary-final-day <em>Monkey See contributor/longtime nerd Glen Weldon recently attended San Diego Comic-Con. He kept a diary during one of the largest media events in the world.</em><p><strong>Saturday, 7:08 a.m. PT:</strong> After several minutes of technical glitches, I am taping an interview with Rachel Martin of NPR's <em>Weekend Edition Sunday</em>. I can't consult the notes I've made to prep for our talk, as the demands of NPR-quality audio means I'm holding the hotel phone up to my right ear with one hand, and my cellphone up to my left ear with the other. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 15467 at http://wmub.org A Comic-Con Diary: The Final Day A Supersized Slice Of Life In 'Telegraph Avenue' http://wmub.org/post/supersized-slice-life-telegraph-avenue Michael Chabon's <em>Telegraph Avenue</em> is an agreeable if ultimately frustrating shaggy-dog tale of a novel that slips its leash and lopes its discursive and distinctly unhurried way through the unkempt backyards of its characters' lives. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:03:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 3824 at http://wmub.org A Supersized Slice Of Life In 'Telegraph Avenue' Old Memories, New Depth In 'The Underwater Welder' http://wmub.org/post/old-memories-new-depth-underwater-welder In a memorable (and much-parodied) 1983 television ad for a brand of instant, decaffeinated coffee, a gravel-voiced announcer asked: "What kind of people drink Sanka? People like Joe Zebrosky, underwater welder." The ad, one of a series featuring manly men in a variety of high-stakes professions, featured the aforementioned Zebrosky intoning: "Too much caffeine makes me tense. And down here, I can't afford that."<p>Neither can Jack Joseph, the lead character of Jeff Lemire's wise and moving new graphic novel, <em>The Underwater Welder</em>. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:03:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 2584 at http://wmub.org Old Memories, New Depth In 'The Underwater Welder' Jaime Hernandez Bridges The Indie-Vs.-Cape Divide http://wmub.org/post/jaime-hernandez-bridges-indie-vs-cape-divide If only Nixon could go to China, only indie-comics master Jaime Hernandez could produce <em>God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls</em>, the brightest, purest, most quintessentially superheroic superhero yarn in years.<p>The exploits of garishly clad do-gooding mesomorphs have dominated American comics for three-fourths of a century. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:01:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 1783 at http://wmub.org Jaime Hernandez Bridges The Indie-Vs.-Cape Divide