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This year’s line-up of special guests reflected a similar fascination with pop-culture figures, and it largely echewed the well-known comic book writers and artists who are now relegated to appearances at the C2E2 convention each spring. However, with the convention floor more packed than ever and lines for guest panels snaking through the halls, it’s clear that there’s a rather large audience for what Wizard World offers.
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He knew one thing – he had to have Seekae for Silent Comics, an event that pairs live music with classic textless comics. Seekae will provide the score to Australian Nathan Jurevicius’s cult comic Scarygirl – about a girl washed up on a deserted peninsula who is determined to find the man behind her haunting dreams.
With seven diverse musical outfits scoring the wordless comics over the course of the August 21 event, Verzar says Silent Comics is more like “a festival within a festival”. “It’s for any fans of the bands, fans of the comics or fans of the comic artists,” he says. “If you’re interested in comics and like music, this is an easy entry point. If music and graphic art appeals, you’ll find this fascinating.”
Verzar’s long-time collaborator, percussionist Ben Walsh (who scored Shaun Tan’s The Arrival at last year’s Graphic festival) will open the event together with saxophonist Matthew Ottignon. They will score work from American cartoonist Peter Kuper – famed for continuing the Mad magazine comic strip Spy vs Spy since 1997.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
Earlier this afternoon, we posted the solicit information for the books within the JUSTICE LEAGUE family. After the jump, take a look at the covers and info for the remainder of the titles, all compiled together here for your reading convenience.
On its website, Wizard has removed many never-to-be-scheduled conventions — and even its upcoming Los Angeles convention, in favor of a more modest, feasible list including proven shows. The current schedule calls for:
October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 23-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
May 19-20, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con
June 1-3, 2012 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 9-12, 2012 – Chicago Comic Con
TBD – Los Angeles Comic Con
Jim Hanley’s Staten Island store.
Fifty-two artists (and then some) responded, and that brings us here – DC FIFTY-TOO, The New DC Universe as imagined by fifty-two independent cartoonists. Starting on August 15th and running up through August 31st – the day the New DC Universe launches – this blog will unveil four new covers every weekday for DC Comics that never were but probably ought to have been!
Taken from my office window 4 stories above the set.
Two more videos have now been added, courtesy of GameTrailers.com, featuring Val Kilmer talking about his character, Walker Sloan and Stan Lee and the Beenox crew discussing the game. Check out both videos in the players below.