Welcome to BMZiney

While in Mexico for the holidays, I brought along some comics to read, including “The Unwritten“, a surreal comic that explores the relationship between conscious reality and fiction. The main character, Tom Taylor, shares his name (Tommy), with a Harry Potter-like character in books written by his perhaps-adoptive father. As the comic evolves, it’s unclear where the line between the fictional Tommy and the real Tom Taylor lies, if it exists at all. Tom has a symbol on his hand, a sort of magical tattoo, of a compass, and in issue two (August 2009), in a page of fake news clippings and web blurbs, I was tickled to see that the author of the comic decided to include a parody version of BME, but instead of “BMEzine” it’s “BMZiney”! I always find these little cultural surprises very ego satisfying.

bmziney in the unwritten

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About Shannon Larratt

Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

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