Wednesday Runaround – Making Up Minds On Kick-Ass 2

KickWatch: Aaron Johnson says;

“Mark Millar’s very enthusiastic about it, yeah, definitely. I mean, I think he’s sort of set it up for a second one, but it kind of goes through Matthew Vaughn, and what have you, and they’re not going to make one any time soon…. The way I heard was that we were going to wait until, I don’t know, and it’s, you know, it’s not any time soon, I don’t think. They’re going to hold off and wait for that anticipation, I suppose.”

Mark Millar says;

There’s no story here. I saw some sites pick up that line, but yeah. As we know Matthew is doing X-men until May and then we’re making our mind up between some stuff. Kick-Ass is something he said we can’t mess around on for a sequel as the kids will grow up fast.

BagWatch: Comic shops in California can keep their plastic bags – and indeed their mylar bags!

StripWatch: The first black American published strip cartoonist, Morrie Turner is displaying work from his 1960s’ racially diverse “Wee Pals” strip at the Sacremento State University Union until the end of the month. He is also lecturing tomorrow at the Union’s Hinde Auditorium about how the strip was published;

“The big newspapers didn’t want to rock the boat and they were afraid of the white society protesting. They didn’t want to take that chance. Suddenly, after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., they got interested. The whole nation was rocked by guilt and decided that they better show their intelligence and their tolerance.”

“There were tons of complaints about having black characters in my comics. Life was different back then. Take the generation I was in and think about the different areas of the country where people acted much differently than they do now.”

BC ComicChron

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Action Comics: 10-Page Preview #893

Free Jimmy Olsen from Morning Glories writer Nick Spencer and artist RB Silva.

“Red Man” Outta Jail, in Trouble With Mom & Dad | NBC Philadelphia

A red bodysuited Phillies fan made national headlines after he jumped onto the field during the Phillies 3-1 win over Atlanta Monday night. Well on Tuesday we learned who was in that “Red Man” suit even if we still haven’t gotten to see his face.

San Diego ComicCon Comicumentary, part one

Here is the first part of my account of my trip to San Diego, though it’s more of a long preface. What I mean is, I will probably be spending the rest of the summer blogging about this four day weekend. Because there is experiencing a thing and there is drawing comics about that thing and there is reading those comics about that thing, but it’s best not to think about those things in terms of time.

Twitpic -> Bryan O’Malley

Here’s some scott pilgrim box set artwork that i’m too lazy to scan and color right now


ComicsPRO.org: Retailer Panels at New York Comic Con

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DC Entertainment (Not the Comics) Moving to California – NYTimes.com

The publishing unit annually churns out over 1,100 comic books, 300 graphic novels and Mad magazine. The decision to keep publishing in New York and not shift to Burbank was made for an array of reasons, including “talent relationships,” the company said. Following hits like “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” — and the success of rival Marvel Entertainment’s movie business — Warner has been trying to more fully integrate DC Comics into its TV and motion picture machinery. Last September, Warner created a new division, DC Entertainment, and charged its president, Diane Nelson, with turning up the volume on exploiting DC characters.

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