Monday, August 23, 2010

Mobile Flash a Lesson in Disappointment

Mobile Flash a Lesson in Disappointment, article.
"The problem appears to be that in order for video to stream smoothly — or in some cases, even at all — the Flash content needs to be reencoded for mobile devices. Unfortunately for Adobe, one of the features the company touted with the release of Flash 10.1 was that the same Flash video files would play equally well on desktop computers as well as mobile devices."


Eric Hoffman said...

Eolake Stobblehouse,

I enjoyed reading your various writings on Cerebus and hereby invite you to submit an abstract for an upcoming Dave Sim / Cerebus book I have planned.

Here's the call for papers:

full name / name of organization:
Eric Hoffman
contact email:
cfp categories:

Deadline for abstracts: 31 AUGUST 2010

Length: 2,500-7,500 words with maximum 10,000 WORDS

Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or approaches to Dave Sim's comic book Cerebus, both a scholarly and popular, though coherent, companion (and introduction) to the series.

Any subject matter is welcome, so long as it pertains to Dave Sim and/or Cerebus.

Some recommendations of subjects that in which I am most interested:

Discussion of 1970's comics scene in which Sim first started to contribute together with a discussion of the various influences on Cerebus (Howard the Duck, Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja)

Cerebus as satire of the comics medium (The Roach, "reads," etc)

Cerebus as social satire (political and religious satire)

The shift in tone from earlier and later Cerebus as a result of Sim's religious conversion and post-feminist critique

The influence of Cerebus on the comics industry

Cerebus and the graphic "Novel"

Sim as self-publisher and his feud with Gary Groth and the Comics Journal

Sim and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Comics fandom and Aardvark Comment (& the Yahoo Group)

Narrative structure in Cerebus

Sim as magpie (Barry Windsor-Smith, Mort Drucker, etcetera)

Gerhard's impact on Cerebus

Sim's use of literary characters (Wilde, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, etc)

Sim's use of public personas (Elrod, Mick and Keef, Lord Julius, Konigsberg, The 3 Stooges, etc)

Meta-narrative in Cerebus (Viktor Davis/Reid in Reads, Sim in Minds and Guys)

Cerebus and Religion (both pre-and post-conversion)

Cerebus as a critique of feminism

Gender issues in Cerebus (male/female light/void, he/she/it, YHWH, God, "Tangent," "10 Impossible Things," etc)

Currently not under publication contract.

Hoping you will find time / interest


Eric Hoffman

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I notice no talk of the art...

I might write something, but I tend to be very brief, I'm not sure I could fill thousands of words.

I disagree with Dave on many things, but I recently donated a couple hundred dollars to him, because I think he's very important as an artist.

Anonymous said...


There is a suggestion for Gerhard's impact, which certainly has to do with the art. I might have included Sim's use of lettering, of the black and white medium, or panels, of layouts, and so forth, but these would be more obvious suggestions.

And please keep in mind the list is only suggestions. If something isn't on the list and you'd like to write about it, please do.

You may contact me at if you are still interested.