Paul Matthew Carr

About Paul Matthew Carr

Paul is a writer, artist and designer. He spends an inordinate amount of time on the Internet blogging about silly things and even more time making things up and then attempting to convince people they are proper stories. He also talks into microphones from time to time.

A Parliament of Owls (Or How Comic Books Make You Smarter)

2018-02-13T17:55:20+00:00

Not very long ago I was out with some friends having dinner at a cozy little café in the mountains. It was a beautiful Colorado evening and we sat out on the deck as the sun was setting among the aspens and pines as humming birds and finches and jays [...]

A Parliament of Owls (Or How Comic Books Make You Smarter) 2018-02-13T17:55:20+00:00

Difficult Beauty: An Exploration of Progressive Rock: Introduction

2018-02-13T14:49:25+00:00

Progressive Rock is a genre of music that typically to consists of long, complicated pieces of music that attempts to incorporate ideas and styles of jazz improvisation and classical composition. It tends to focus on the virtuosity of its musicians, experimentation in the structure of the music and instruments, and [...]

Difficult Beauty: An Exploration of Progressive Rock: Introduction 2018-02-13T14:49:25+00:00

King of his World: King Kong (1933): Kong Hits I

2018-02-13T10:21:01+00:00

At the beginning of the year I did the obligatory blogger thing of making a “best of” list. In it I stated my guilty pleasure of the year was Kong: Skull Island. This is a clichéd giant monster movie filled with every trope of the genre you could possibly [...]

King of his World: King Kong (1933): Kong Hits I 2018-02-13T10:21:01+00:00

Collected Edition: Episode 16: Born Again

2018-02-03T19:16:02+00:00

Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss Daredevil: Born Again the classic story written by Frank Miller with art by David Mazzucchelli. This is a work that has inspired many and is [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 16: Born Again 2018-02-03T19:16:02+00:00

Eye of Sauron Seen over the Antartica! (or maybe its the sun)

2018-02-01T18:26:04+00:00

BREAKING NEWS: Sauron, the lord of darkness - also known as the Necromancer - long thought dead has reappeared over Antarctica. Using his go-to guise of a large disembodied eye, Sauron has been seen gathering followers from the surrounding area. As the area is frozen, desolate tundra the followers have [...]

Eye of Sauron Seen over the Antartica! (or maybe its the sun) 2018-02-01T18:26:04+00:00

Collected Edition: Episode 15: Heir to the Empire

2018-01-24T18:59:35+00:00

And we're back... Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss Heir to the Empire the 1996 adaptation of the Star Wars novel by Timothy Zhan and the start of the celebrated [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 15: Heir to the Empire 2018-01-24T18:59:35+00:00

Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017

2018-01-01T20:45:16+00:00

2017 is officially over and frankly, good riddance. Among the vast amount of awful this past year brought we saw a once lauded political institution (know colloquially as “The United States”) become a world-wide punchline and a seemingly endless stream of celebrities and other men in positions of power get [...]

Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017 2018-01-01T20:45:16+00:00

Collected Edition: Episode 13: Phonogram: Rue Britannia

2017-12-26T19:05:24+00:00

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss Phonogram written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Jamie McKelvie. This comic is a multi-layered musical extravaganza [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 13: Phonogram: Rue Britannia 2017-12-26T19:05:24+00:00
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