Tuesday Runaround – This Is Madness, This Is Not A Graphic Novel!

Posted by January 19, 2010 Comment

MuseumWatch: A week on Saturday at 4pm, Darwyn Cooke will be reading from Parker: The Hunter at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

TVWatch: Watch for more and more referenced to the willies-and-front-bottoms TV series, Spartacus:Blood and Sand for Starz, airing this Friday, being shot in a “graphic-novel style”. Without ever coming anywhere close to a graphic novel. Like this;

Shot in the style of a graphic novel using computer-generated imagery, it also features full-frontal nudity in what producers call a reflection of the carnality of the mighty Roman empire.

Or this;

an in-your-face assault of explicit graphic-novel visuals, with more blood, sex and full-frontal nudity than series TV has ever seen

Will a camera shoot someone flicking through pages (with one hand), or what?

Or do they basically mean it looks like Zack Synder directed it?

FilmWatch: Martin Campbell says Green Lantern will be more Iron Man than Batman;

It will be much more in the tone of Iron Man. It’s got to be. Certainly not Batman Begins, which is a pretty dark movie. No, he’s the Hal Jordan character who’s the sort of shoot from the hip, irresponsible kind of cocky test pilot if you will. In fact, the character seems to be the least likely to be chosen as Green Lantern.  Well, of course that’s the fun of it. So no, it’ll be much more like Iron Man.

See, I liked Iron Man. And I liked Batman Begins. But which is better? There’s only one way to find out. Fight!

LocalWatch: British comics publisher Unico are looking for artists for their 2011 line of comic books. And the Birmingham Post gives them a hand getting the word out…

GodWatch: Kingston Media Group gets some press for their Bible-theme based comic book line.

One of the books, titled 2048, involves a science-fiction-related view of the future and how humans may interact with other life forms. The story follows Bonnie, a half-human, half-bonobo monkey known as a “buman” as she tries to fit in with the human species. The comic book discusses how scientific experiments may influence our future and how we cope with the change, said the book’s author, Marvin Olasky. The work is Olasky’s first comic book.

SpideyWatch: Do we really have to wait till April for Brendan McCarthy’s Spider-Man/Doctor Strange comic, The Fever? I guess we do...

TradeWatch:  Cesar Feliciano gets press for his work on the Sonia Sotomayor comic book coming out from Bluewater.

I had a friend that had done some work for Bluewater Productions. I had never heard of the company but I kept the name in the back of my head. A few weeks later i was searching for different comic book companies to send samples to and came across Bluewater Productions again. I sent them a link to some samples that I had and waited for a response. Now as fortune would have it, Darren Davis had a script based on Sonia Sotomayor and written by Robert Schnackenberg on his desk. He saw my samples and thought I would be good fit as artist on this book. He sent me back an e-mail and we went back and forth a few times. I gave him my number and a couple days later he called me to let me know that I would be doing the comic. Darren is a great guy to work for and he is very progressive.

FilmWatch2: Courtesy of Aint It Cool, we have a sequel to My Name Is Bruce announced. By Bruce.

Hello everyone. Bruce Campbell here. This urgent message is short, because my keystrokes are monitored and I fear for my life. My partner at Dark Horse comics, Mike Richardson (normally a very rational and talented man), threatened to have his foot soldiers “crush my spleen” if I did what I am about to do. But the fans deserve to know, so with great trepidation I officially announce Bruce Vs. Frankenstein, the sequel to My Name is Bruce. Principal photography begins this fall in Oregon. I’d like to live long enough to see the cameras roll, so please, for the love of God, do not tell anyone – I can’t risk this announcement getting back to Mike! Thank you.

Oh Mike?

(Last Updated January 19, 2010 6:00 am )

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