Archive - Sep 27, 2010
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 27, 2010 - 18:46
Steve Lafler wrote us about his new comic El Vocho which offers a crackling urban romance pairing Rosa, a brilliant inventor, with laconic Eddie, geek artist. Can love blossom in this tense thriller, pitting big oil against budding genius Rosa? Rosa and Eddie meet in a fender bender and tempers flare, but cupid shoots his arrow and the two fall for each other. It takes their combined smarts and intuition to create the perfect clean energy engine. The results? A flying VW Bug with an engine that runs on air, of course!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 27, 2010 - 09:41
I posted a review this morning of Kazu Kibuishi's GREAT Amulet 3. Great all ages comic. I should have a lot of reviews coming up this week (making a big dent in the stack o' review books!). In the meantime here's some comic news worth checking out this AM:
Let's All Go to the Movies: I have Gordon McAlpin's first book collection of his comic Multiplex on the review book pile but the Art Patient blog has a review of Gordon's new book up now. And Bleeding Cool has an interview with Gordon McAlpin (with one of my favorite comics from Multiplex featuring the "insolent blogger").
FULL TWEET AHEAD: Angela Melick (creator of the webcomic Wasted Talent) and her husband Trevor May have created Webcomic Tweets a portal for following webcomic tweets and other social media. (h/t FLEEN)
INTERVIEW: The Charlotte Observer has an interview with Dustin Harbin. I wasn't really familiar with Dustin before, but he moderated the SPX panel this year with Julia Wertz and Kate Beaton and more than held his own as a funny, intelligent person.
HYPE: Topless Robot picks 9 Indy comics its reader should know. A few webcomics in there -- they all look interesting.
SPX HANGOVER: Some parting remarks from creators Jerzy Drozd and Sara Turner as they say their goodbyes to this month's SPX from the hotel parking lot. I met both in person for the first time this year (if you missed it, I posted my interviews with them from SPX here).
NOT WEBCOMICS: I'm not sure if the teevee series adaptation of The Walking Dead comic book series is going to be good but this fan-made opening credits sequence using the art from the comics is AWESOME:
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 27, 2010 - 07:00
Amulet, projected as a 10 volume series by creator Kazu Kibuishi, is shaping up to be something truly special. Kibuishi is weaving a story mixing deep archetypes with images and character types familiar from other popular epic entertainment, and yet still something quite original. The Cloud Searchers is the third volume in the series and easily the most accomplished of the series to date. I'm sure people have compared Amulet to Harry Potter, or even Star Wars before on a superficial level and there's some merit there. Amulet is vigorously entertaining and really engaging in the way a truly good adventure story can make you care about the fate of fictional characters and a fantasy world.