I'm posting this so Rob won't have to—and I'd hate for anyone to miss it. As he said, he's not posting it "because my mother reads the blog every now and then. But holy shit, the Russians have surpassed the Japanese in pop weirdness. Furries, pickle suits, naked people insane narratives—I want my Russian MTV.... It's worth turning the sound up, and it is TOTALLY worth watching to the end."
And accepts in Achewoody style, with someone wearing a gorilla suit and a "Dude and Catastrophe" t-shirt:
The high point of this year's Ignatz Awards ceremony, hosted by PW Comics Week's own Heidi MacDonald and held during the 13th annual Small Press Expo (SPX), was the presentation of the Outstanding Online Comic award. It was accepted on behalf of Achewood creator Chris Onstad by a gorilla in an Achewood T-shirt—well, a cartoonist in a gorilla suit and an Achewood T-shirt—whose lengthy sign-language acceptance speech was "translated" into English by presenter Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of another popular Web comic and now book collection, The Perry Bible Fellowship.
What a wonderful short chronicle of (what I'm sure is a very typical) flight from and return to fantasy fiction, in the ever-awesome Onion AV Club. Robert Jordan surely died to soon, but his atrocious series didn't. The Wheel of Time is second only to Oblivion when it comes to rage and spite over wasted hours in my own personal brief-time-on-this-planet cosmological world-view.