SebaSM Comics are still Vancouver-themed this week, focusing on the nature side of things… Click the images to see this week’s updates!
I missed my weekly update last week because I was out of the country, but I did have two normally scheduled SebaSM Comics during my trip, and two more new comics this week too!
Today’s update is Bizarro Twins appropriate, since it’s vaguely inspired by Donizetti‘s Lucia di Lammermoor, which I saw this week at the Metropolitan Opera. Not based on any of the big iconic moments really, just some old school relationship stuff as seen through a 21st century lens, of course… Here’s a clip from the Met’s production in a previous season with Natalie Dessay:
Since I’m in Vancouver for the week, I’ve been thinking about my favorite Vancouverite cartoonist, Angela Melick of Wasted Talent!
This is kind of like New York last week, nasty winter suddenly giving way to mild spring… Though we don’t have the same sort of majestic natural setting… One stereotype I’ve formed about Vancouver thanks to Angela is the importance of extreme outdoor sports… so will bust out my hiking boots! Or walking boots at least…
Maybe she’s the only Vancouverite cartoonist I know, actually… But you can see her depiction of her town by looking through her Vancouver tag!
SebaSM Comics update one day late, sorry ’bout that! Enjoy two more comics, even if one is sort of a repeat of one of last week’s comic!
This Sunday are the Oscars, and the nominees for animated feature film feature three pretty big American releases (How to Train your Dragon 2, The Boxtrolls, and Big Hero 6) and two more exotic releases, including the latest Studio Ghibli release. Besides Japan, the other foreign country represented is, perhaps surprisingly, Ireland!
Song of the Sea was created by Paul Young and Tomm Moore, and it takes on the Irish myth of the selkie, seals who shed their seal skins to become women and take human husbands… or something like that… The Oscars’ page on the film has some more footage, and it really is stunning!
The selkie is a pretty folk tale, but of course my favorite interpretation is John Allison’s! Selkies figured into a 2012 Bad Machinery case, and I just love those meddling mystery-solving kids! Click on the image below to read The Case of the Fire Inside from the beginning!
Tomm Moore is also the creator of the similarly-Irish-themed and similarly-gorgeously-animated 2009 feature film The Secret of Kells, this one about the classic monastic illustrated manuscript, The Book of Kells.