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1. The human skeleton can gain consciousness and vibrate until all the flesh melts away. Milk only increases this possibility.
2. There’s a tiny version of you living inside a random coconut, singing about your fears until its inevitable death.
3. A penguin wearing a tuxedo is invisible to the naked eye.
4. The human-faced beetles living in your walls can eat up to 100 pounds of human organs a day.
5. If you read the word octopus three times in a row, you will transmogrify into an octopus octopus octopus.
6. Your cat is the center of the universe.
7. Night lights actually attract monsters. Sorry, kids.
8. Plants are, in fact, just extremely lazy animals.
9. The cockroaches that meld with your face while you sleep are called shadow bugs. You will have to live with them.
10. In some countries, science is considered more reliable than unscience.
Here they are, peeps, in no particular order. I focused here on stand-alone books.
1. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
2. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
3. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
4. The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg
5. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
6. Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet
7. Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
8. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
9. Stitches by David Small
10. Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine
11. Uzumaki by Junji Ito
12. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
13. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
14. Epileptic by David B.
15. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
16. Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
17. Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar
18. Palestine by Joe Sacco
19. Watchmen by Alan Moore
20. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle
21. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
22. Maus by Art Spiegelman
23. Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan
24. Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince
25. Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt
Of course, I’m only scratching the surface here. What are some of your favorites?
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Here you go, peeps. These are in no particular order.
4. Blue Velvet
5. Cannibal! The Musical
6. The Toxic Avenger
8. John Dies at the End
9. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
10. Big Trouble in Little China
12. Total Recall
13. Twin Peaks
14. Black Mirror
15. Comedy Bang! Bang!
17. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
18. Life 2.0
19. Kung Fu Hustle
20. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
21. James and the Giant Peach
22. The Fifth Element
24. The Dark Crystal
Here you go, peeps.
1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
2. Momo by Michael Ende
3. The BFG by Roald Dahl
4. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
5. Holes by Louis Sachar
6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
7. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
8. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
9. The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley
10. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
This list was put together by Jeremy C. Shipp, Joshua Shipp, and Lena Coleman.
1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. The Fifth Element
3. Big Trouble in Little China
5. The Dark Crystal
6. Spirited Away
7. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
8. The NeverEnding Story
9. The Fall
11. The Muppet Movie
13. The City of Lost Children
14. Pan’s Labyrinth
16. Dark City
17. Ghost in the Shell
18. Mulholland Drive
19. The Secret of Kells
20. Being John Malkovich
22. Fight Club
25. Total Recall
27. Planet of the Apes
30. Blade Runner
34. The Lord of the Rings series
35. The Lego Movie
36. Men in Black
37. Princess Mononoke
39. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
40. Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare
42. The Evil Dead series
48. Godzilla series
50. The Wizard of Oz
51. Evangelion Movies
52. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
53. The Secret of NIMH
55. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
56. The Three Lives of Thomasina
57. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
58. Sin City
59. Captain EO
60. Raising Arizona
61. Cool World
62. Darby O’Gill and the Little People
63. Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
64. Team America
65. Like Water for Chocolate
66. Dead Alive
68. King Kong
69. House 2
71. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
72. The Harry Potter series
73. Where the Wild Things Are
74. Little Nemo
75. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
78. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
79. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
80. The Princess Bride
81. The Matrix
83. Mars Attacks!
84. Moulin Rouge
85. Švankmajer’s Alice
87. Flash Gordon
88. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
89. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
91. Kung Fu Hustle
92. The Triplets of Belleville
93. Jurassic Park
95. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
97. Dick Tracy
100. Mad Max
101. The Blob
103. The Last Starfighter
106. The Last Unicorn
107. 2001: A Space Odyssey
108. Black Swan
109. The Toxic Avenger
110. Duck Soup
We’re just scratching the surface here. What are some of your favorite imaginative films?
More date ideas from JCS:
-travel back in time and play childish pranks on your ancestors
-get possessed and see who can spin their head the fastest
-serenade each other with melodicas
-see who can transmogrify into a pineapple first
-create a kitten-sized elephant in a lab
-watch a ballet performed by trained velociraptors
-explore the Grand Canyon in a catbus
-spoil a picnic being held by giant ants
-use a shrink ray to travel into each other’s hearts
-come up with a world domination plan together
-search for hedgehog ghosts
-touch your eyeballs together
-organize a civil war reenactment with Furbies
-bake unbirthday cakes for each other
-feed the dinosaurs
-build a robot butler out of Commodore 64s
-put Schrödinger’s cat inside Pandora’s box and see what happens
Here you go, gnomies. These are in no particular order.
2. You’re Next
3. Let the Right One In
4. The Babadook
6. I Saw the Devil
7. The Machinist
8. Rosemary’s Baby
10. Ju-On: the Grudge
11. The Eye 2
12. Dragon Tattoo Trilogy
13. The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari
14. The Exorcist
18. A Nightmare on Elm Street
21. The House of the Devil
22. The Host
24. The Others
25. Blue Velvet