Sunday, 20 May 2018

Carruthers Ten Years On: May 2008

So the Carruthers blog started exactly ten years ago today and I feel old. This is the first of my monthly tenth anniversary posts for it. Here's what happened in May 2008.

The first month or so, I was largely learning how Blogger worked.

We never did get around to interviewing The Hoosiers.

I'm quite pleased with the silliness of this one, but I'll admit that I'd only heard of Gramsci, the Italian Marxist, because there was a dog named after him in TV's Spaced.

And this one shows how little I knew what I was doing and was I'm sure written before I realised I could queue things to post at my convenience.


Reading them all back, I'm struck by the self-deprecating faux-jaded nature of them which was very much the stock in trade of how we joked with each other rather than the sketches themselves. It's obvious how much I cared, from how little I was trying to admit it.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Mr Carruthers Presented

Ten years ago, I was one quarter of Mr Carruthers Presents...

In addition to writing sketches for YouTube and to perform on the stage, we decided we needed an internet presence. We put him on Facebook, on Twitter and I wrote a blog.

Some of it was funny, some of it was crap, all of it is coming up on ten years old. I've decided to have a look back at it. Starting in a couple of days I'll begin posting monthly anniversary updates and provide insight into any bits I'm proud or embarrassed by over the next four years or so.

A ten year anniversary is apparently celebrate with tin.

Ten.

Tin.

Ten.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Supervillain! Covered

So, Supervillain!: An Unauthorised and Unofficial Guide to the world of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog has now been published, but in related news allow me to present the front cover.


Supervillain!: An Unauthorised and Unofficial Guide to the world of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is available now.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Announcing Supervillain!: An Unauthorised And Unofficial Guide To The World Of Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog

I've written a book! It's called Supervillain!: An Unauthorised and Unofficial Guide to the World of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. It's an 'episode guide' to Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog online and the comics that followed it. It's available here and now.


But "what is Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog?", I hear you ask
In 2008, during the writer's strike, Whedons Joss, Zack and Jed and Maurissa Tancharoen wrote and shot a musical comedy-drama starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion and released it online.


It's a musical romantic comedy love triangle in which the villain is the hero and the hero is the villain.


It's funny, yet tragic. I'm not the biggest fan of musicals, but this is phenomenal. The songs are intelligent, funny and well worth your time. It's brilliant and if you haven't seen it, you really should. I can't recommend it highly enough.


Supervillain!: An Unauthorised And Unofficial Guide To The World Of Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog is available now.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

eShadows

The Time Shadows anthology series e-books are now available for a limited time for charity. Any and all proceeds from sales will be donated to CODE, an international development agency based in Canada focused on advancing literacy and education in parts of the world that are in greatest need.

Both the Anniversary Edition of Time Shadows, which I wrote a story for, and its sequel Second Nature, which I had nothing to do with, are available, featuring all the illustrations from the print versions and is presented in EPUB, MOBI and PDF formats.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Twitter Twatter #56

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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Spread The Word

I've added another strip to Dredd Alert.

A sequel to Ro-Busters, The A.B.C. Warriors (later simply ABC Warriors) sees a group of robots immune to the effects of Atomic, Bacterial and Chemical weapons fighting a war for their Human masters.

Find out more starting here.