Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 22, 2003 - 11:39
Does anyone remember the Battlestar Galatica part of the tram ride at Universal Studios? That was cool...
Anyhow along with everything else from our childhoods, Battlestar Galatica is being revived.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 20, 2003 - 10:50
Diamond Select will be launching the first figures from its new Monty Python license, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Talking Figures, this November. The figures will be sold in pop culture retailers buying from Diamond Comic Distributors, in Musicland's Sam Goody and Suncoast stores, and at Spencers. No mass merchants have signed on to carry the line yet, although Toys R Us is reportedly considering it. More Details at ICV2.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 18, 2003 - 10:21
Ninth Art has a good interview with Peter Bagge, former indy-comic demi-god. Lately Bagge seems to have spent a lot of time trying to get his comic creations made into animated series. With his self-professed short attention span and the continued maturation of a webcomics "industry" someone ought to pitch him a project for a webcomic.
I'd read it anyhow.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 18, 2003 - 10:05
Sometimes BoxJam reminds me of James Thurber, an early to mid 20th century American author who created the Walter Mitty character. He was also a bit of a cartoonist, whose work often appeared in the New Yorker.
A NY Times review of the recent publication of a collection of his letters (NY Times requires registration but it's free) is interesting not so much as a review but as a discussion of what part, if any, of Thurber's work will be remembered by future generations. In other words, was he a writer or a cartoonist?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 8, 2003 - 09:49
Eventually every comic will be made into a movie. Still American Splendor is one comic book I was initially surprised to see as the basis for a movie given Hollywood's obsession with the long-underwear crowd. Moviepoopshoot has an interview with Mr. Pekar.
Submitted by Greg Stephens on July 31, 2003 - 12:46
Dan and Katie Merritt, owners of Green Brain Comics, in Dearborn Michigan, are organizing a 24 Hour Comic Challenge on Saturday September 16. The event will be hosted in their store and is being planned as a fund-raiser for the Friends of Lulu.
If any of kind folk are in the area, they are invited to participate or to please pass along the invite to friends and family. The store is estimated to facilitate about 30 seated and creating individuals.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 25, 2003 - 23:34
You've probably already seen this but it's a short Batman "film" which has a cool Joker in it (although it just gets silly at the end).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 15, 2003 - 13:41
By coincidence I just finished reading the Michael Chabon novel Kavalier & Clay, an amazing novel chronicling the lives of two early comic book creators: writer Sam Clay and artist Josef Kavalier. (Quickie Review: The first half of the novel is sensational, the second half almost as good).
Pulse reports that Dark Horse will begin publishing the Adventures of the Escapist with author Michael Chabon writing some of the stories.
In addition, Michael Chabon will pen the script for the movie adaptation of his novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" for Paramount Pictures.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 3, 2003 - 14:45
A company called X3D Technologies has partnered with Marvel Comics to create The Incredible Hulkâ„¢ and X-menâ„¢ in 3D.
Marvel is granting to X3D exclusive 3-dimensional publishing rights to past and upcoming Marvel Comics comic books in CD-ROM formats â€“ Marvel ComX3D. The multi-title agreement underscores Marvelâ€™s commitment to partner with the latest entertainment technologies and for the first time, expands Marvel Comicsâ€™ publication portfolio to be viewed in 3-dimensions on virtually any PC screen.
Penned by Marvelâ€™s legendary art and comic development veterans, X3D is able to assemble a complete collection of comics in 3-dimensions. These include the most popular characters from over 50 Marvel Super Hero characters from the last 40 years, including The Incredible Hulkâ„¢, Spider-Manâ„¢, Wolverineâ„¢ and X-menâ„¢. The first limited release collection will feature six comic book titles on â€œminiâ€ CD-ROM as a first edition release in 3-D. Future collections let viewers embark upon 3-D adventures to experience key moments from the comic and encounter a variety of the Marvel Universeâ€™s personalities, environments and sub-plots in 3-dimensions for the first time.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on June 24, 2003 - 11:02
Goats: The Comic Strip, in association with Fox Searchlight, Special Ops Media, and Brains4Zombies.com, is running a Zombie Haiku Contest in celebration of the upcoming release of 28 Days Later (the new British zombie flick opening on June 27th).
Contestants must post a zombie-themed haiku in the Goats forums. The best and worst haikus will win a Zombie Pack, including an official 28 Days Later Backpack, dog tags, and poster, as well as an original zombie-themed character sketch from Goats artist Jonathan Rosenberg.