Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
You'll definitely need a head for heights if you're planning on visiting the 1,000m high AlpspiX viewing tower, which is to open in southern Germany on July 4.
The towering structure is situated in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen region of the country and provides panoramic views of surrounding Hoellental and Garmisch.
Each arm of the tower is 24m long, crossing in an ‘X’ shape over an abyss at the base of the Alpspitze mountain, while jutting out 13m over an empty void, with the other 11m anchored in rock.
At the end of each arm, a glass wall offers a unique view of the alpine surroundings.
Each arm of the ‘X’ is just 3m wide and formed of a grid, which will allow snow to pass through it during winter.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Bob Weber Jr. (creator of the adorable Slylock Fox puzzle comic) and Jay Stephens (creator of The Secret Saturdays, Jet Cat, and The Land of Nod) have teamed up to create a new daily strip called "Oh Brother."
Both Bob Weber Jr and Jay Stephens have drawing styles that are super appealing and capture the innocence and fun of being a kid.
I'm totally psyched to see a cute, funny comic strip that's wonderfully well-drawn to boot!
"Oh Brother" hits newspapers TODAY! June 28... so check out if it's in your local newspaper.
Right now you can see a preview of the strips on Bob Weber's Facebook page. You need to be logged in to Facebook to make this work, but the link is http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2028458&id=1122146965
The layouts are very cool...in most strips it looks like it could be split in half to run horizontally, but then I see others (see above) that are built like a comic book page: multiple-tiered, and really taking advantage of the unlimited layout possibilities that a comic could have.
This is the best thing to hit the comics pages since Richard Thompson's Cul-de-Sac!