Posts made in October, 2010

Curtis Westman

The Art of Branded Storytelling on Applied Arts

Posted by on October 27, 2010
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A great article on Applied Arts Magazine, marrying advertising, culture and comic books. Written by a copywriter at Grip Ltd., Ian Mackenzie (also, coincidentally, the founding editor emeritus of Big Orange Slide.

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Owen Craig

More MONDO reviews

Posted by on October 24, 2010
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Darkwing Duck #5 Ian Brill (w), James Silvani (a), Andrew Dalhouse (c), Boom Studios. I was a little concerned that after the initial story this title would lose some of its lustre, well I’m happy to report that that’s not the case. Not even slightly. This book is still funny, charming and all-out-awesome. I’m enjoying […]

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Curtis Westman

A Moment of Self-Reflection

Posted by on October 24, 2010
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In honour of the fact that it’s Sunday and I’m at work, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on all the things I’ve written for Big Orange Slide, the blog of Grip Limited, the wildly creative ad agency where I work. I also wanted to draw attention to the fact that they allow anyone who works there to write articles, regardless of whether or not they’re employed as a writer.

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Curtis Westman

A Stragedy

Posted by on October 21, 2010
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Some days I wonder if the entranceway into Hell is guarded by Ben Mulroney, and others I just take it for granted.

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Owen Craig

MONDOcomics reviews!

Posted by on October 15, 2010
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There’s a lot that’s done right here. Cornell writes this book with a lot of charm, wit and a real sense of fun that Broxton builds on with some fantastic artwork. In fact, the only real problem here is that there’s SO much fun that it feels like little room is left for story.

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Curtis Westman

The Axe Effect

Posted by on October 15, 2010
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I’m a fourteen-year-old boy. I’m complex and quiet, and often, nobody knows what I’m thinking. I spend most of the day sitting alone in my room with my quill pen at the ready, expounding endlessly on the ontological paradoxes that form my generation’s philosophical milieu.

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Owen Craig

More Darwyn Cooke? Hell yeah!

Posted by on October 14, 2010
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I can’t wait to read this. In fact, I’m going to do it right now.

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Curtis Westman

Shock Advertising? Shlock Advertising!

Posted by on October 13, 2010
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Human beings are hard-wired to seek out shocking and unnatural images, stories or ideas, perhaps out of some sick fascination with our own morbid end, or perhaps just because it comforts us to know that something out there exists that is more screwed up than we are. Why, then, would anyone doubt that we ever think to use that natural gag reflex as a selling point?

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Bunch of Ice Productions

Site Relaunch

Posted by on October 12, 2010
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After a long hiatus in the bowels of the Internet, we’ve redesigned and relaunched bunchofice.com, hopefully rekindling our love of writing for the public. Subscribe for Bunch of Ice Productions news and periodical insights from Owen Craig and Curtis Westman.

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