Friday Runaround – Is Scorpio Your Sign?

A&RWatch: Film studio looking for comics to licence on the Digital Webbing boards? Looks like Artists Alley has gone digital too…

Movie studio (www.scorpiostudios.com) looking for comic book properties to adapt into feature and television series outlets. Email us at email@scorpiostudios.com with information about your material:
1) Confirm you own ALL creative rights
2) Graphic and Comic Book material must have established distribution circulation, Diamond Distribution a major plus, but not necessary if distribution includes other outlets such as iphone apps. But you will need to provide us with circulation numbers and how many books are in series
3) Link to your material for review
4) looking for properties similiar to ‘Ben 10′ in terms of audience reach (boys 10-14 years old)

And yes, I have sent them Chase Variant. You never know.

MangaWatch: Takeshi Miyazawa, Canadian artist on Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, has the first collection of his first manga volume Planet: Bound Raven published in Japan this Saturday which has been running in Monthly Dengeki Games through the year. He moved to Tokyo in 2006 to break into the manga industry. And seems to have been rather successful.

ThirtiesSocialistWatch: Grant Morrison on All Star Superman and his approach to the character – and a promise of more to come. “I still have a few Superman stories I’d like to tell.”

BlackWatch: CMY+K: Black Creators in Comics, the new show in Star Clipper’s gallery in St Louis, Missouri, displays the comic work of Sean Frye, Kevin Johnson, Mike Harvey, J.R. Hogan, Bryan Edward Hill, Damian Duffy and John Jennings – the last two, the authors of the Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture and who signing copies at the free public reception from 7 to 10 tonight.

IndiaWatch: Creator of bestselling Indian comic Amar Chitra Katha, Ananty Pai has died, aged 81, from a heart attack yesterday. The series retold classic mythological tales in comic form, including the epic Mahabharata, selling three million copies a year. The recent Comic Con India gave him a lifetime achievement award.

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This is The Bleeding Cool ComicChron Robot speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.

They say I am a work in progress. The fools.

Kirb Your Enthusiasm (3) | HiLobrow

Kirby here uses the compositional strategy, often found in pop art and of super-realist painting, of centrality and frontality — that is, putting an object right in front of your face.

300 + a cease and desist letter waiting to happen = 400 BC | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

The book, originally published by a company called Campfire in India and set to be published by Random House in the United States in May, is about 10,000 Greek soldiers invading Persia and things not going so well. Which is a completely different story from 300 soldiers defending their homes against the Persians, like in Frank Miller’s 300:

Mark Millar explains why superhero movies are reaching “saturation point” | Glasgow Film Festival: Latest News | STV Entertainment

While acting as curator for the Superheroes in Glasgow strand at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, comicbook writer Mark Millar explained why the age of the superhero is coming to an end.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Supersized: Strange Tales From A Fast Food Culture’ Comic Book Preview

Written by “Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock with writer Jeremy Barlow, “Supersized” is an original graphic novel that serves as a companion to Spurlock’s 2004, Oscar-nominated documentary about fast food, culture, and the industry that feeds it. Tony Millionaire, Ron English, and a variety of other illustrators provide what’s likely to be some truly stomach-churning visuals for the anthology

Who owns Betty Boop? It isn’t Fleischer Studios, court finds | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

Courthouse News Service reports the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision that a half-dozen manufacturers of Betty Boop merchandise hadn’t infringed on Fleischer Studios’ copyright — because Fleischer Studios couldn’t demonstrate it has one.

BIG NEWS: United Media to outsource syndication to Universal Uclick [UPDATED]

In a seismic shift in the newspaper syndicate world, Universal Uclick will take over syndication services for the 150 comics and other features handled by United Media, the companies announced this morning.

THIRD SPIDER-MAN Show Swings Into New York in March 2011/02/24

According to the New York Times, yet another Spider-Man show will be making its New York debut this March. The Tank (W. 45th Street) will welcome Seattle import SPIDERMANN on March 13 for three performances. News of this third Spidey show comes just days after THE SPIDEY PROJECT: WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBLITY was announced for a run at People’s Improv Theatre on March 14. There is still no word if Broadway’s SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK will open as scheduled or if the show will see yet another delay.

Paul Baker’s documentary on Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby: Storyteller.

YouTube – MSUToday: Comic books for textbooks?

For MSU’s comic and visual narrative class, students learn about storytelling, text and imagery and produce a number of projects combined into comic books for their final exam.

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Upper Deck Entertainment Q&A with Marketing V.P. Jason Masherah – Part 2 | Upper Deck Blog

Let’s get down to what should really be important in a Marvel release: characters. Marvel Beginnings will be Part 1 of a three-part series that chronicles more than 500 characters in the Marvel Universe and will be the most comprehensive set ever produced. Each card will feature the highlighted character from an early appearance and then again sporting a more contemporary look. We will have a thorough biography on them to give them the credit they deserve. Think of Marvel Beginnings as the first part of a three-part encyclopedia to the Marvel Universe.

Artist Phil Jimenez Talks About Work Schedules on Vimeo

Creative people have a tough challenge before them, as inspiration can hit them at all hours. Here artist Phil Jimenez talks about his work schedule and balancing that with a social life.

New Archie CEO leads Riverdale into the 21st century – The Shelf Life

“DC and Marvel better look out, because here we come.”

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