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So what is the mysterious force that make you risk all and pick up a new book instead of your old fav.s from the shelf ? Last Wensday I felt gravitys pull for this book "Pull Shapes"





I kind of see a time in the not too distant future when the cool kids get T-globes that orbit them bringing the coolworld live POV by some sort of twiter service. Can people really get much more shallow ?

Date: 2009-03-18 10:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woogledesigns.insanejournal.com
shall post some of the beginning of the last volume. In a sort of internet phonogram scans duel of wits. Just call me Richthofen.

Date: 2009-03-18 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menagerie.insanejournal.com
I don't know the Pipettes. Damn Phonogram gets expensive because I often don't know the music they speak of, then I go and buy said music. On top of the comic. Yikes.

And for the tag "girls I'd like to fist" you earn my eternal love. ;)

Date: 2009-03-18 11:12 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Here's a link to "I Like A Boy In Uniform", set to Ouran High School Host Club.


Date: 2009-03-18 12:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menagerie.insanejournal.com
That was just adorable!

Date: 2009-03-18 10:28 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Could someone explain this series to me? Every time I see scans its always this scene, and I don't understand. She's magic? How did the DJ know?

Date: 2009-03-18 11:05 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You could do with reading the first series, Rue Britannia, first, for a general understanding of what the Phonomancers (people like Penny in the scans above) do. To put it in the simplest of terms, their appreciation and understanding of music allows them to perform acts of magic (and that is putting it extremely simply, the creators would probably stab me for doing that).

The first series follows a single Phonomancer in his efforts to find out why an aspect of a goddess, Britannia, is being tampered with, and naturally, given she helped him become what he is toda, any tampering with her tampers with him. This story gives you a basic idea of what a Phonomancers are capable of, but it was always implied there's more than one kind.

This series revolves around seven different characters on one particular night, focusing on their particular experiences and how they interact, and in general, expanding the world of the series. This first issue alone reveals a completely new type of Phonomancer in Penny, who apparently uses her dancing as part of her magic.

Date: 2009-03-18 12:02 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I don't have it on me, but the preview poster the creators released showed Seth Bingo (the DJ) and Silent Girl (his obviously named, non-speaking accomplice), breaking the fourth wall and inviting the reader to the club night. He insists that the rules include 'girl bands only', and 'no magic'. This, plus his and the Silent Girl's star role in the fourth issue, suggest that they too are Phonomancers, or, like one of the other characters in the first series, at least aware of them.

Date: 2009-03-18 11:24 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thanks! I remember seeing the Britannia one, where the goddess cut up Death Cab for Cutie, right?

So this is a bunch of mini series, then?

The art is amazing in this one.

Date: 2009-03-18 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The art really is spectacular, here. McKelvie's really, really kicked it up a notch from the Rue Britannia series, and you can see more examples of his brilliant colour work in Suburban Glamour. Four issues, and the trade should be reasonably priced, so you've no excuse not to buy it!

But yeah, this is planned to be the second set of a group of miniseries. The next one, should this be successful (and it damn well should!) might focus on Emily Aster (I think I got the name right), who stars in this series third issue...

Date: 2009-03-18 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woogledesigns.insanejournal.com
I just posted some pages that give you a good sense of the series and its world.

Date: 2009-03-18 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buttler.insanejournal.com
Man, apparently her kisses are wasted on him.

Please write in a title

Date: 2009-03-18 11:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katsaris.insanejournal.com
Can people please write in a title with their posts?

Seriously, for some of us, relying on reading this through a Google Home Page for example, it's very inconvenient when there's no title. We don't have anything to click on to expand this, we only have your post itself. And yet I keep seeing posts with no titles. Just write in anything relevant. Hell write in something irrelevant.

Date: 2009-03-18 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neuhallidae.insanejournal.com
Wait... the creepy eye thing means magic is being used, right? So when the hell did she try to use it on him? Or is he just being a douche?

Date: 2009-03-18 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Her eyes are black-starring out when she makes her request. You can't see it in these scans.


Date: 2009-03-18 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neuhallidae.insanejournal.com
Oh, okay. That kinda threw me off.

Date: 2009-03-18 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kierongillen.insanejournal.com
It's an easy thing to miss in this format though.

He *is* a total douche though.


whatever happned to phonogram?

Date: 2009-03-18 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luckofjin.insanejournal.com
Does anyone know what happened to this book? This was the first issue in Vol. 2, it came out months ago, and my LCS hasn't gotten an issue since. Also, the phonogram website is broken.

Too bad because I was really looking forward to the rest of Vol. 2, the setup was that each book was to tell a story in the same club on the same night from a different perspective.

Re: whatever happned to phonogram?

Date: 2009-03-18 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kierongillen.insanejournal.com
Yeah, blog is broken for reasons we can't ascertain. We're going to have to stick someone who understands technology on it.

There is a front page message on the site pointing at our twitter feed...
Which is the best place to check for updates.

Issue should be going to the printer very shortly - Image have all the pages now, so are putting them together. We'll definitely spread the word when we know for sure. Should be much more regular from now on. It was unfortunate, but totally unavoidable*.

Since it was all lobbed off last night, we put the first page online to tease. And here it is:

Sorry to keep you waiting. Won't be long now.


*In short - orders weren't great, so McK wouldn't have enough money to eat. He did some Work for hire stuff to get a roll of money - Cable for Marvel and a Batman-universe short for DC - and now can concentrate on Phonogram.

Re: whatever happned to phonogram?

Date: 2009-03-18 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luckofjin.insanejournal.com
Yay Phonogram lives! Also, food is important.

Date: 2009-03-18 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
These tags just keep getting weirder and weirder.

Date: 2009-03-18 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darklorelei.insanejournal.com
Oh, Phonogram. I wish I could figure out why I don't like it. I think part of it is 4th wall issues, but that's not all of it. It really is something I ought to like, and yet.

Date: 2009-03-18 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
On the one hand, this seems like an interesting premise for a series, on the other - dammit, there is no way in a million years I would understand this if I started reading it. My knowledge of music is largely confined to Celtic and world groups and bits of the Beatles; if this thing namedrops bands like it looks like it does, I would be hopelessly lost within seconds.
So yeah, interesting concept, cool artwork, writing seems decent, and I CAN'T READ IT! Internet, why must you torment me so?

Date: 2009-03-19 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kierongillen.insanejournal.com
Depends, really.

We actually have a glossary in each issue to fill in the gaps - but, really, that's more for fun than anything else. You should be able to tell everything about the band by the context they're used - or at least that's what I tried to do. You may not know the band in question, but you grasp what the band is for - as in, we've all loved bands, hated bands, gone off bands, seen people been mean to other people over bands, etc.

But yeah, some people totally can't get over the name dropping. Some people don't know any of the bands and use it as an introduction to them. Some people who've never even liked music ever, at all, love the thing despite not getting any references*.

It really does vary. So - er - yeah, may not be much help.


*Actually, people who have only ever really loved comics who say that Phonogram explained why people are so much into music - plus made them see how the love of one media is a lot like another - are some of my favourite responses to Phonogram, if you see what I mean.

Date: 2009-03-19 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyynk.insanejournal.com
Actually, people who have only ever really loved comics who say that Phonogram explained why people are so much into music - plus made them see how the love of one media is a lot like another - are some of my favourite responses to Phonogram, if you see what I mean.

God help those of us who love both comics and music. Heading to Amazon now and thanks!

Date: 2009-03-20 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kierongillen.insanejournal.com
"God help those of us who love both comics and music."

We are totally doomed.


Date: 2010-03-08 05:42 am (UTC)
pseudo_tsuga: ([lolz] beethoven's fifth)
From: [personal profile] pseudo_tsuga
Was one of those lines a reference to "Once and Never Again"? Slick work, if so.


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