Tuesday Runaround – Carry On X-Men

CARRY ON X-MEN

Chris Weston, you utter beauty. I love Kenneth Williams as Megneto.

HACKING AWAY

The New Statesman looks at the work of a couple of British comic journalists.

Fransman, by contrast, approaches her pieces more like short feature articles. There is reporting, to be sure – her piece on “shock comedy” for the magazine involved interviews with comedians and psychologists, and couldn’t have been done without a fact-finding trip to the Edinburgh festival – but it is also firmly in the realm of opinion. The same is true of her piece on graduate unemployment for the Guardian.

Humberstone draws a weekly cartoon for the New Statesman, In the Frame, short half-pagers which alternate between reporting and opinion, but also does longer pieces. One, on the 2012 Olympics, was directly responsible for that weekly gig, and it’s easy to see why. Over the course of ten pages, Humberstone lays out the unease which many in London were feeling over the corporate behemoth that was squatting over our city. It’s hard to remember now – after the Opening Ceremony arrived and swung public opinion quite literally overnight – but re-reading it brings it all flooding back.

BELGIAN WAFFLE

How Belgian comic creators are changing styles to fit with the times;

Belgian artists pioneered the use of clear black lines to outline characters precisely and make them stand out against the background in the earlier half of the 20th century. Belgian comics went through another boom with the advent of the Smurfs in 1959.

But when new electronic and animated media emerged from the 1980s – and Hollywood eventually turned Tintin into a movie – Belgian artists largely shunned the new forms, as their conservative readers at home weren’t interested.

Recently, however, Belgian artists have innovated in their own ways. Traditional comics required solid plots, like Tintin’s traditional, documentary-style. For strips appearing in newspapers, artists had to provide a daily cliff-hanger.

This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror 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.

BATMAN Group Solicits | DC Comics

The fallout from last month’s shocking turn of events has Batman on the run!

THE DARK Group Solicits | DC Comics

CONSTANTINE #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RENATO GUEDES

Man Of Steel Viral — DEEP SPACE RADIO WAVE PROJECT

ALL SYMBOLS HAVE BEEN DECODED!
WE ARE NOW RECEIVING THE FOLLOWING LOOPED TRANSMISSION:

CBLDF Annual Report | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

It’s been a spectacular year for CBLDF, with victory in the Ryan Matheson case, clearing the name of an American citizen who was arrested for the comics on his laptop; a $60,000 donation from the Gaiman Foundation to pay for an expanded education program; Banned Books Week and sponsorship of the Kids Right to Read Project; and much, much more. But with recent book challenges and the removal of books such as Alan Moore’s Neonomicon from libraries, it’s obvious CBLDF still has a lot of work to do.

The Dark Knight Rises Flash Drive Gets Official

Apparently, Warner Bros decided that its fans around the world needed to switch to a Batman flash-drive, instead of using the traditional Kingston or SanDisk flash-drive. This 16 GB flash-drive is made from a company called Infothink and the product was set after the launch of the final addition to the Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises.

10 Questions With Dave Gibbons « 3 Million Years

I’m currently working on Secret Service with Mark Millar and I’m also working on properties for Madefire. In particular ‘Treatment’ which is a concept which I came up with last year. It appeared as a brief comic book episode – we are now expanding and expanding on the Madefire platform.

Cosplay Gear of the Day

Batman Bane Mask with Voice Changer/Modulator, detachable voice changer as pictured, now only $99/£75.