Somehow, I bet you’ve never been served pizza by a man with a face literally made of pizza.
This week’s broad is a relative newcomer to Breaking Bad – Lydia Rodarte-Quayle. (If you are behind on your BB, I’d suggest skipping my blurb, and go straight to the drawing, and then going straight to your video device of choice, and find a way to watch the new season. It’s a doozy.).
OK, anyone who’s still reading – you caught up with season 5? Good, let’s chat. Lydia’s a complex character – she presents as an alternately strong and vulnerable woman. She’s stared down & talked her way out of death threats from both Walt and Mike, two guys who aren’t afraid to kill to protect what they’ve created. Lydia also isn’t afraid to use her connections (and Madrigal’s) to keep herself out of trouble, and in business. She strikes me as an extremely cunning person, who is very good at manipulating those around her to get what she wants. She’s a tightly wound type-A who’s gotten herself into business with some very unpredictable characters. As viewers, I still feel like we don’t know a whole about Lydia for sure yet – how much of her personality is a front, and how much is really her? Why does she choose to take so many risks, like orchestrating meth distribution, when she’s clearly a well compensated executive at Madrigal? At first, I thought she might have been Gus Fring’s oft mentioned, but never seen wife – is it still possible? We have yet to see how Los Pollos and Gus were hooked up to Madrigal – maybe we’ll get a flashback this season?
A final interesting thing about Lydia; the actress that portrays her, Laura Fraser, is Scottish. According to Breaking Bad’s crew, she naturally has a fairly heavy Scottish accent. Amazingly, as Lydia on screen, you never hear even a trace of a non-English accent. How cool is that??
When I think of Lydia, I always think back to the first time we met her, in the diner with Mike, and how nervous she appeared. Despite her nerves, she came off as a forceful, strong-willed woman who knew what needed to be done. And a diner-hating Stevia lover.
Apologies for the lack of updates as of late – SPX was such a great time, I’m still recovering from it! I’ll be posting more about that, in addition to a new Breaking Broad (finally!) this week, and updates about the “Unsolved Mysteries” Jimmy Hoffa short I’m finishing up this week. And, just maybe, an introduction to something called the “Brobe”, which just may be the greatest invention of the 21st century thus far (iPhones be damned!!).
Also, in case you forgot (but how could you!), MICE (Massachusetts Independent Comic Expo) will be happening on Saturday, September 29th in Cambridge, MA. I’ll be there tabling with my best bud Steve Seck (secktacular.com), and I’ll have plenty of Wall Street Cats and Super Lobotomies for all!!
Wow – after many long weeks of work, and a few nearly sleepless nights, I present to you dudes the cover to Super Lobotomy!! The very first printing of the book will be available this weekend at Small Press Expo, in Bethesda, MD – come on down and buy it, and I might just sign it for you ( I definitely will)!!! I’ll be @ table W-8 (on the wall, woo!!) along with Steve Seck (secktacular.com) and Margot Dabaie (margoyle.net). I’ll be posting pictures & tidbits all weekend on Facebook (facebook.com/TheLindo) and Twitter (twitter.com/Ms_The_Lindo) – so watch out for like, 40 pictures of the legendary SPX chocolate fountain!
Super Lobotomy will be available in the Lindo.com store early next week, so if you can’t make it out to SPX, you can still have your very own copy! I assure you, it is pretty darn awesome, and well worth shipping and handling!
Due to some unforeseen production issues with Super Lobotomy (ie, I’m not done with the book yet), I was unable to finish this weeks Broad. She’ll make an appearance next Friday, to kick off the awesome SPX weekend!!
As a humble apology, please accept this crude picture of Heisenberg wearing a wig as a poor, but heartfelt substitute.
Here’s a tryptich of panels from SuperLobotomy, involving a very elusive wig:
…because, I mean, why not? If you absolutely need to know what happens to this wig, come pick up SuperLobotomy @ SPX , MICE, or Detroit FanFare this fall. If none of these shows are near you, you can always move closer, right? (Worth it!). Or, just order the book *here* – I’m not trying to tell you how to live your life…