SwipeWatch: When Paul Pope does that John Buscema Silver Surfer cover…
FreeWatch: British local newspapers continue to give away Disney/Pixar graphic novels to their readers.
ComicoWatch: Gerry Giovinco is heading back to publishing print comics.
This project will be the single, biggest print project that we have ever attempted. It has been in the works for nearly thirty years and we promise that it will be both huge and historic.
Our anticipation is, that if you love comics as much as we do, you will love what we have in store for you.
TranslationWatch: The Hindu Times manages to mix up “comic novel” and “graphic novel” reporting the Book Prize.
PreviewWatch: USA Today gets a preview of Joann Sfar’s Little Prince graphic novel.
I, too, am a Petit Prince fan. That’s why I was relieved and delighted to see that a new graphic-novel version of the book was done with care, imagination and respect for the original.
Saint-Exupery’s family authorized French cartoonist/author Joann Sfar to adapt the story, and the result examines the tale through new eyes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $19.99).
If you were watching Saturday morning television in the 1970s, you surely remember the Isis live-action series. Created as a companion to Filmation’s Shazam! series (starring DC Comics’ Captain Marvel), Isis was the first live-action weekly series to star a female superhero. It ran for just two seasons and 22 episodes, from 1975 to 1977. The show stars JoAnna Cameron as a high school teacher who uncovers a powerful Egyptian amulet that gives her the power to transform into the goddess Isis.
The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) recently produced a 200-page graphic novel called “The Docs” as a communication tool to help Navy Corpsmen with the stresses of combat deployments. The graphic novel tells the stories of four fictional corpsmen serving in Iraq at the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Today a key battle was supposed to be waged in the war over the future of Superman. But instead of a heated courtroom showdown, the judge overseeing the case has delayed the matter as lawyers for Warner Bros. and the heirs of Superman co-creators Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel await an appeal of a procedural ruling.
Well, the truth is kind of dumb, actually. I did it for the money and I quickly began to regret it. It was an enormous amount of work—four years of work and barely worth it. I was too compulsive about the detail. With comics, you’ve got to develop some kind of shorthand. You can’t make every drawing look like a detailed etching. The average reader actually doesn’t want all that detail, it interferes with the flow of the reading process. But I just can’t help myself—obsessive-compulsive disorder.
What The Fuck Is My Transmedia Strategy?
In short, a schnook in a book is not a great hook.
Kobe as Iron Man, LeBron as Captain America, Kevin Durant as Thor.
“On the early morning of July 5th we were called to the home of 106 Mead Avenue and found an elderly man who said several individuals wearing masks broke into his home, beat him and stole his comic book collection,” Medina Police Chief Jose Avila said.
The Boerum Hill writer’s breakthrough project at Marvel, “Chaos War,” will pull super-powered heroes, world-devouring bad guys and almighty deities from every corner of the Marvel Universe in an attempt to save reality itself from the clutches of the Chaos King. In this five-part series, and all the tie-ins that will spill into the pages of many of Marvel’s other comics, Van Lente will demonstrate that he knows how to bring the cosmic.
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