My name is Matt Bowes. I used to sell comic books in Edmonton, Alberta and have a degree in English. My interests include comics (obviously), typography, tiki culture, mixology, Regency England and film history, among other things.
This blog catalogs my geeky pursuits. Right now I’m still keeping my 2011 New Year’s Resolution going, which is to read my way through the Time 100 Best Novels since 1923 list. I usually try to put these classic works of literature into context using some of the geeky things my life revolves around. So far I’ve compared E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India to Pokemon, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind to Scarface, and Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep to Voltron, among other things.
Sometimes I review movies. Other times I’ve reviewed role-playing games or talked about comics culture. My girlfriend and I have started a film series devoted to comic book movies, bridging the gap between what people see on the screen and the stories the movies were based on. It’s called Graphic Content, if you live in the Edmonton area, you should check it out. I try to update at least once a week, usually the Resolution Project when I finish one of the novels, but occasionally other stuff too. If you want to hear more of my rambling, check out my twitter, or visit my tumblr.
My friend Marcus and I have also started a podcast called The Spoiler Show. We think it’s pretty good.