Rich has run a lot of Swipe File posts at BC, and a few of them have resulted in quite a bit of controversy. And the farther we get into the internet era, the stranger the concept of swiping becomes. It has become far easier to find sources to swipe from, and more importantly, far harder to do so without a lot of people noticing. I wonder if that means we’ll be running fewer swipe files a decade from now — or more of them?
Most-Read Comic Stories Today:
I’m not going to deny it, this is a weird one. Yesterday WWE wrestler CM Punk jumped out of the open air ring to take questions from his adoring fans. And to the fairly generic “what’s your favourite comic?” enquiry… went off on one.
The French artist known as ROD has swiped a number of images from comic books in his current work. Including this image;
Comic book creator Molly Crapapple writes her My Name Is Me profile here;
Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:
During a live satellite link up with Empire Big Screen, The Muppets director James Bobin and star Kermit The Frog took questions, fended off stage invasion from other muppets and introduced a world premiere clip from the movie. And what a clip it was.
A video message from Andrew Stanton, apologising for not being here while he’s working on post production, lead the Big Screen audience into two clips from John Carter, totalling something around five minutes.
News broke last year that Robert Zemeckis had been offered and turned down a remake of MGM’s film version of The Wizard of Oz. Well, second verse same as the first, Gilliam has just told his elite Big Screen audience that he too turned the project down. Why? Because Fleming’s film was fine.