Best of 2009

I wasn’t going to do one of these stupid end of year lists, but I have swine flu and I literally have nothing better to do so here goes nothing: My top 5 things this year.

5. Johnny Ryan’s ‘Prison Pit’.

This was the only comic book I bought all year (no surprise there, I don’t really like them to be honest with you). It takes about 5 minutes to read and is funny as hell, the perfect combination. Such a romantic ending as well.

Here’s a link to Johnny’s website and you can buy his books here.

4. Dinosaur Jr. – ‘Farm’

My favourite record this year (also rans include Bill Callahan’s ‘Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle’ and the new Yo La Tengo LP) by a mile. I got to see  J. Mascis and the Fog at this months ATP Nightmare Before Xmas which was “Gig of The Year” or whatever…

This is the video that they put out for the single ‘Over It’, wow I never knew they had it in them…

3. Alien Workshop ‘Mindfield’ DVD

Continuing the Dinosaur theme, this video is (insert expletive here) amazing. In fact I’m going to stop writing this now and go and watch it again (hey, I’m ill).

2. Skateboarding!

Now I’ve moved to the big smoke my skateboarding per month ratio has gone through the roof! Two concrete parks within spitting distance of my house has certainly helped, as did the free board i got sent by the lovely guys at Two Distribution. Look out for Superdead Skateboards which is very close to launching or so I’m told…

1. My Skateboard Life

How could I forget? Been doing this book since February and apart from a few finishing touches, it’s FINISHED! So Kenny, if you’re reading this, get in touch!

Okay back to bed for me now, but you know, have a good holiday everyone and remember : if you’re driving don’t drink and if you’re drinking don’t drive.


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5 Responses to “Best of 2009”

  1. darryl cunningham Says:

    I found that Prison Pit was a big inspiration this year on my Streets Of San Diablo webcomic. This despite the fact that I’ve only seen the Prison Pit cover. It was enough to set my imagination rolling. Heaven knows what would happen if I actually read the book.

    • Ed Says:

      Hi darryl,
      Do yourself a favour and go and buy it, or at least look at the last page to see one of the most emotionally dramatic works of art ever committed to paper.

  2. Kenny Says:

    Hi Ed

    sorry to hear you are poorly. i’ve been running around like a blue-arsed etc with the retail stores this month. i’m pretty much done wednesday night tho. Shall i come and get the pages from you – you in london right now or gone home for Chrimbo – do i want the lurgy off you?? I’m around until the 11th and on holiday all that time so can come meet you anyone time that’s good for you.

    or I can send a courier to collect if you box it up carefully.


    cheers ma dears

  3. Jim Says:

    congratulations on finishing the book. Excited to see it!
    Can I write a blurb?

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