The Superheroes Are Dying And Other ECCC Snippets by Matt Funk

Matt Funk went to ECCC for Bleeding Cool. This is what he discovered;

There is lots of random stuff I talked to creators about at ECCC wandering the show floor that I thought was interesting or amusing but didn’t necessarily warrant an article by itself. Here are but a few:

–Anthony Del Col of IDW’s Kill Shakespeare says they’ve been approached with several offers to do a film adaptation but have rejected them all so far.

–Del Col also told me that there are unofficial plans to do a sequel, set on a certain island from the Bard’s plays. [Prospero's island presumably - Rich]

–Brian Churilla, creator of Strange Life of D.B. Cooper from Oni Press said that sometimes people can’t handle the level of weird in his series like D.B. Cooper and The Engineer (which he illustrated for Archaia). He also said he isn’t interested in creating for those people.

–Jim Zubkavich, who writes Skullkickers for Image says that he hasn’t been thrilled with most of the art submissions for the Skullkickers contest. So send yours in.

–At a panel on pitching, Zubkavich said that the best way to break in to comics was to be Canadian.

–If you walk by the Axe Cop booth, you’ll probably be offered an issue of the comic by Malachai Nicolle.

–If the above happens, he’ll promptly demand to sign the comics he just handed to you.

–Adi Granov had pages from Astonishing Captain America at his table, and they were beautiful. The series is still being worked on.

–Brian Wood said that he has soft plans for 30 issues of The Massive from Dark Horse.

–When asked about why he chose to do The Massive at Dark Horse rather than Image, like his upcoming series Mara, he said that it was less of a financial gamble.

–The panelists of Mythic Fiction in Comics included Bill Willingham, Kurt Busiek, Chris Roberson, Matt Wagner, and Dark Horse editor Rachel Edidin. Bill stated that he thought superhero comics were a dying genre but they all thought that it would be beneficial for everyone to allow the characters to lapse into public domain.

–Matt Fraction says to look to Morrison’s Animal Man and Doom Patrol for an idea of where his run on Defenders might be going, as they are heavy influences on the work.

–Francesco Francavilla says that fans of his work in Detective Comics with Scott Snyder should be sure to read his Black Beetle stories in Dark Horse Presents, starting in issue 11, as they will be in a similar vein.