Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Via homeboy Colin: a website for all those poor sods suffering from beard envy. You too can look like a tramp/country rocker/Captain Haddock!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Some of these likeness are so spot on, it's uncanny. People know I'm always wary of comic-to-movie adaptations, and the more I like the source material, the more worried I get. But I suppose I should just learn to relax, and trust Edgar Wright. It's not like he's ever steered us wrong before. (via A Blog Next Door)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
1. If, like me, you loved Nic Klein's covers for Marvel's STAR-LORD, you'll be pleased to hear he's going to be drawing a whole-assed comic. About VIKINGS, I reckon.
2. I've been waiting for you: Shakey finally gets the archives out. Great mini-site. But clearly, Neil doesn't give a shit about trifles like the credit crunch.
3. Brendan McCarthy's McGoohan obit.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
There's a few preview pages of SUPERMAN BEYOND #2 up at Newsarama, where Grant Morrison shows how to do a great Billy Batson in pretty much one page. The first issue of SB was my favourite thing to have came out of the whole FINAL CRISIS hoo-hah so far, and kind-of showed where DC had gone wrong with the parent title. Just as Marvel gave their big summer book a mid-ranking-but-fine-and-damned-prolific-artist, DC should really have gone with having Doug Mahnke drawing the whole of the mother series. JG Jones is great, but I think every single comic fan in the English speaking world predicted the wheels were going to come off that bus.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Recently read a piece over at some website or another (trans: couldn't be arsed remembering and linking to it) opinionatin' that the BBC's newfound marketing priorities for DOCTOR WHO means we'll never get an actor as unconventional looking as Bill Nighy or Chiwetel Ejiofor playing the Doctor. It's a good point: as much as I'd get a laugh from seeing Bill Nighy's face on a kid's pencil-case or duvet cover, I guess it'll never happen. But in the meanwhile: how cute are these?
None more cute, that's how.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Dan McDaid is probably the internet's worst self-publicist, so I'll just go ahead and do this for him: there's an interview up for his new Image ongoing series JERSEY GODS over here at CBR.
In a couple of months time, he'll probably be able to hire people to do this sort of stuff for him, like Warren Ellis. You do know that's not really Warren Ellis on Twitter? That's a 47 year-old East Timorese woman who works for minimum wage.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Kevin Nowlan goes phallic on the latest B.P.R.D.
Another issue of Adam Warren's EMPOWERED to look forward to. Cracking stuff, Gromit!
Gabriel Bà gets the letratone out.
Also of note: no mention of HELLBOY: THE WILD HUNT #5. Buggery doo-dah.
Monday, January 05, 2009
And Rich Johnston runs the What If of the century - the alluring alternate world where Brendan McCarthy drew Grant Morrison's DOOM PATROL.
Saturday, January 03, 2009
So Matt Smith is the new Doctor. I remember thinking last time that Dave Tennant was too young for the part, right up until the first pictures were released of him in his (brilliant) costume design. And now this guy is like Tennant's younger brother. They'll have to cast a sodding teenager as his assistant.
The new boy looks like he'll be a boon to cartoonists - PJ Holden has already commented upon Smith's "brilliantly bumpy head", and Rich Johnston has noticed he looks like he's been drawn into life by Frank Quitely.
So they had a chance to go somewhere radically different with The Doctor, and in a way they have. But in that deranged alternate universe that is the inside of my head, the new Doctor is Idris Elba dressed like Marvin Gaye in 1973. Damn, he was good, too.