Thursday Runaround – Comic Rush Joins The Digital Rush

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ScotWatch: The Glasgow Film Festival is on us next month, and it has a rather comic book feel to it all thanks to Mark Millar’s involvement. On the 23rd of February, he will be leading a graphic novel writing workshop (£7.50, £6 concessions) followed by a comics art workshop with Frank Quitely and on the 25th Dave Gibbons will be having a Conversation (though it doesn’t say who with)

SternWatch: Bluewater Comics are now launching a new ongoing biographical comic book alongside their Fame title. Named Orbit the first issue will feature  Howard Stern. So basically the creators just have to watch Private Parts and screencap…

FranceWatch: Hong Kong comes to France for the world’s biggest comics convention, Angouleme, starting today.

At the center of this year’s festival is the “Kaleidoscope – History of Hong Kong Comics Exhibition,” which has been produced by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and is being sponsored by CreateHK, which was formed in 2009 to help support the city’s young artists.

The exhibition showcases the work of Hong Kong’s comic artists from 1960 to the present day, charting their development and featuring the work of renowned Hong Kong artists such as Craig Au Yeung, Chihoi Lee and Laitattatwing, whose “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” will also screen as part of the program.

BC ComicChron

This is The Bleeding Cool ComicChron Robot 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.

Australian Superhero Flick — Griff The Invisible

By day Griff (Ryan Kwanten) is an everyday office worker, in an everyday town. He lives a secluded life, bullied by co-workers (Toby Schmitz) – his protective brother his only friend. By night Griff assumes his other identity, roaming the dark streets protecting the innocent and the vulnerable from the dangers that lurk in the shadows – he is the hero, GRIFF THE INVISIBLE.

Japanese Comic Ranking, January 17-23 – Anime News Network

1) Gantz #30 — 165,000 weekly copies.

Comic Rush Magazine Moves from Print to All-Digital

The editors of Comic Rush magazine announced on Wednesday that the magazine will move from print to a completely electronic format. The March issue, which just shipped on Wednesday, will be the final print issue from the publisher JIVE Ltd., and the first all-digital issue will debut on March 1.

Wizard World’s Journey into becoming a Public Company

So what gives, you ask? Did the press release get the stock symbol wrong? No, you found the right company, you just didn’t realize it. As it turns out, Gareb has orchestrated what is known as a reverse merger. Essentially, the way a reverse merger works is pretty simple:

Has the rise of technology ruined the craft of typography?

The limiting factor for me most often nowadays is time. In comics, everything needs to be turned around fast. So my wild creative desires are limited by how little time I get to spend on them — usually it’s just find a concept and run with it! But it’s fun — it’s always something different, always a new challenge. And fast deadlines keep me from getting too indulgent and navel-gazey.

What’s the deal with: Top Cow’s consolidation | The Beat

It also is a proactive move to ensure that we’ll be around in 5 years.  The publishing business is not easy and anyone banking on their film getting made as part of their strategy for getting out of the red is a fool.

This is Aquawar

Aquaman’s second chance at life hasn’t quite worked out the way he expected. His wife has betrayed him, and his powers don’t work like they should. Now, in BRIGHTEST DAY #19, writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi and artists Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert and Rob Hunter bring us the Aquawar.

A Surprise Batman-Joker Team-Up, But Is It Official?

This video popped up on French gaming site Jeux Video. We’re left to wonder whether this is a hint of how the game’s co-op will work, or if it’s merely a scene of some computer-controlled Joker assistance provided to the playable Dark Knight.

A closer look at Romania locations for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ |

The report also mentions Nolan’s intention to film some scenes at the Turda Salt Mines.

Sega cancels Thor on PSP | Games Industry | MCV

Thor: God of Thunder will no longer be released on PSP when it hits shelves on other formats on April 29th. Sega confirmed the cancellation in its latest release schedule which stated that the game will instead be released on 3DS.

Quesada Illustrates “Fantastic Four” #587 Second Print Cover – Comic Book Resources

The smash-hit Fantastic Four #587 has sold out at Diamond before hitting stands and will be immediately going back to press with Fantastic Four #587 Second Printing Variant Featuring a cover from Marvel Chief Creative Officer and megastar artist Joe Quesada

Yfrog Photo : – Shared by brianmbendis

My mystery desk at my secret mystery job in my mystery city. Hmm…

Reminder: Champions Online goes free-to-play today | Joystiq

If you’ve been waiting to try out Champions Online, today is the day to do it. Officially renamed Champions Online: Free-for-All, the game is now free to play for anyone with a PC and an internet connection. Naturally, those who opt for the free “Silver” membership are subject to a few restrictions while those with a paid “Gold” subscription have access to more in-game features like extra costume pieces and adventure packs.

Inception Comic Cover Art Contest Semi-Finalists

When the Inception Comic Cover Art Contest launched, we asked you to design a cover for the comic prequel of Inception, The Big Under. And with the many, many quality entries we received, we could have covers for a whole series of comics! The entries have been sorted and the judges have narrowed them down to 15 amazing semi-finalists. From these semi-finalists, the final three winners will be selected by the writer and director of Inception, Christopher Nolan

Gorillas Riding Dinosaurs | Harryhausen’s Sinbad: Movies to comics to movies again

Since Bluewater published Sinbad: Rogue of Mars as part of its Ray Harryhausen Presents line of comics, I started wondering how this fit together and who owned the rights to what.

Muckle Mannequins Hulk Out

Today Lokotsch gives all the details fit to print on the just-under-eight-foot-tall Incredible Hulk statue based on the Marvel Studios movie of the same name.

10 funky Spider-Man sketches from The Electric Company

In the 1970s, Spider-Man starred in a bunch of awesomely nonsensical sketches for the PBS children’s show The Electric Company. See him fight a yeti and a vampiric Morgan Freeman. They’re so trippy, you’ll need a disco nap after watching.

Tatsuya Ishida Speaks on Sinfest, Jesus, and Fans

Another point of distinction is that Sinfest is updated more frequently than many other webcomics. Ishida’s seven-days-a-week posting schedule mimics newspaper syndication, but recently, he’s gone above and beyond on Sunday with color strips to give his readers “something extra fun and engaging.” His goals are simple, and based in his own growth: “To make people laugh. To tell a good story. I’m pretty confident at writing gags, but I’m still learning how to tell a story. So that’s a goal;to improve as a storyteller.”

(Last Updated January 27, 2011 1:39 am )

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