The Journal Star picks out Max Brooks’ s The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, The Book of Genesis Illustrated by Robert Crumb and Absolute Death by Neil Gaiman, Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham as alternatives to Dan Brown.
LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel comes to the Toledo Museum Of Art, a travelling event exhiniting examples of graphic novel work, including Lynd Ward, Robert Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, Dave Sim, Steve Ditko, Frank Miller, Art Spiegelman, Lauren Weinstein, Peter Kuper, Terry Moore and many more. It includes original work, printed copies, sketches and video interviews, showing the process of creation.
The Neil Gaiman written/directed short silent film starring Bill Nighy? It’s called Statuesque, and tells the story of a love triangle between two living statues and an admirer who observes his object of affection every day among the Christmas shoppers – but is unaware that he too is being watched. It’s on Sky1 over Christmas – and me just cancelling my Sky TV subscription, I hear tell there are other means though.
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero is a superhero comics art exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. starting later this month, with lectures, classes and a two-day conference attached. Speakers will include Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, Gail Simone, Andy Mangels and Marc Andreyko. The conference will run in late October and attendees can register here.