Image solicits at CBR.
Neil Young is pretty much the household god 'round these parts, and here's the first review of the GREENDALE original graphic novel, which sounds like it should be considerably better than the LP or the film.
You've probably heard all about this tune's origins already: hit up the band's website for a free kosher download.
Kaare Andrews: going three-for-three with pervy ASTONISHING X-MEN covers.
I love Bucky, and you've probably noticed, he's been doing more covers (nearly always in watercolours) lately. This is his best yet: all those disparate elements, in perfect balance. Poptastic.
I love all those TWART guys, but Chris Samnee was new to me and has proven something of a revelation with his classic stylings. He reminds me of half a dozen hearty journeymen of half a dozen different eras, so I won't weary him with a lengthy list of comparisons. What I will say is: this new THOR series looks great, and it's written by Roger Langridge, so it'll be smart and funny and as classicist as the art, I'm sure. Standard Marvel operating procedure: as a new movie looms, they make sure they have a glut of trade paperbacks featuring that character on the shelves, but we won't complain too much if this turns out to be as much fun as these designs look.
Sometimes I forget that not everyone reads the same blogs as me, and I'm remiss in posting links that I mistakenly presume everyone's seen already. So, for everyone not reading Simon's blog (and why the hell aren't you): the second-best Hellboy artist, some dude called Mike Something-or-other, has started his own website. Good luck, kid. I think this guy'll go far.
1. Go here.
2. Enter your name, email address and country of residence at the top, otherwise your vote won't count.
3. Scroll down to "Favourite Comics-Related Website". Click the down arrow to get the list. Highlight Badlibrarianship - it's second from the top.
4. Vote with your conscience in the other categories, but I do ask that you vote for John Hicklenton in the Roll Of Honour category. And it was a bloody crime that Tom Frame didn't get it last time.
5. And I promise to use my much-undeserved Eagle Award nomination only for evil.
Stuff I've seen, and intended to blog sooner, these last couple of days.
1. I remember a few years ago seeing lots of lovely preview pages from Du Plomb Dans La Tete at Casterman's website, and planning on getting 'round to reading it eventually. Then promptly forgetting. So, good to see it's got an Anglophone publisher lined up: 2000AD legend Colin Wilson reports on his blog on its release from Dynamite, as BULLET TO THE HEAD.
2. Not the biggest fan of comic artists using paint (with one exception, Bisley's Slaine: The Horned God), but I saw this by Gabriele Dell Otto at Quicky's blog, and was taken with its John Totleben-liness. There's even a Slaine illustration there by the same dude.
Had to hold my horses on this one, 'cus I reckoned there may have been an embargo on it, but dammit, here goes!
I've came across two pieces on Brendan McCarthy's FEVER tonight but only one of them is worth linking to: just a couple more days to go, folks - oooooh!
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