Nerdcore Crafts & Super Wine
Swinging by Isotope Comics late this afternoon in search of the one comic I can manage to keep up with at a time (previously, The Invisibles, Promethea, Desolation Jones; currently, Phonogram), proprietor James not only took good care of me like always, he showed me some freshly emailed photos of a nerdcore craft he’s enabled/inspired: an X-Quilt, made by customer David Pinch. David’s a regular at neighbor Stitch, and his quilt, aside from being the product of deep geek love, is a bit of sweet Hayes Valley crosspollination.
Speaking of, Nate from Sauce arrived, bearing a bottle of Inzinerator wine for the shop, a “superhero” zinfandel in a maybe-not-ironic illustrated label. What with the expanding “comic book guy with a refined liquor palate” market (“Warren Ellis Scotch Tasting” anyone?), is any beverage safe? It’s okay — no matter what weirdness floods the superhero market next, you can trust the fine folks at Isotope to keep “the good stuff”, in both liquid and stapled-4-color varieties, free-flowing (and the underwear perverts at bay).