Monday Detectives, Dolls, DVDs, Diatribes And Divas

cowlPuffin books adapt the popular Bengali detective better known as Pradosh Chandra Mitter, Feluda, created by Satyajit Ray into graphic novels, the first published this month by children’s author Subhadra Sen Gupta and illustrator Tapas Guha, Beware in the Graveyard and A Bagful of Mysteries. Gupta writes how the project originally began in a serialised form with a newspaper printing a page a day in 2004, only for children to cut those pages out and assemble their own comic books.

It’s often said that clothes maketh the detective. News Of The North runs a feature on sculptors and designers Lynne and Chuck Williams who, amongst many things, design costumers for DC Batman dolls after the company saw their work on created 1960s TV series Batman cowl replicas.

Oni Press’ Jamie S Rich reviews the Criterion edition of Jienne Dielman 23 Quai Du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles.

Elizabeth Simins at The Buffalo News looks at Laurie Sandall’s new graphic autobiography, The Impostor’s Daughter: A True Memoir, calling it “the best book I’ve read in ages”.

zfposterwebIf you’re in the San Franscisco region this weekend, why not pop by the SF Zine Fest 2009 at the County Fair Building, at Golden Gate Park? Anyone going, feel free to report back from the Comics and Community panel at 12:15pm on Sunday with Dylan Williams, Matt Leunig and John Isaacson.

Last month, Bleeding Cool reported on outrage expressed in the Philippines that comic book writer and movie director Carlo J Caparas was being granted the National Artist award in the Philippines, despite never picking up an ink pen or brush. Two and a half thousand signatures later, a petition against his appointment will be presented to government asking for a change.

Sarah Herman’s graphic novel I Like My Job gets analysed for motivational lessons by

Did everyone pick up the HERO Initiative benefit comic this week? The American Flagg short story by Howard Chaykin sees Flagg accosted by a journalist for one of those “Where are they now?” shows to talk about how he’s vanished into obscurity while his old TV show continues to thrive. Then the show’s pompous producer appears in a full-body motion-capture suit single-handedly recreating and regurgitating the show, boasting that he’s furthering Television art while Flagg is now a has-been. And he’s the spit of Frank Miller… ooh…


About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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