Rivkah @ The Pulse

September 1st, 2005 | comics talk

Rivkah starts a new series of columns at The Pulse:

you’re going to get a fresh look at the comics industry from somebody already involved . . . yet seeing it for the first time with unbiased eyes. I don’t “take sides.” You will never see me waving the “manga” flag nor the “comics” flag. Each have their own merits—as I’m surely learning. And it’s the merging of the two—this fusion of East and West—that fascinates me. Because it’s a reflection of a New Generation of artists and writers who grew up on something very different from your typical Marvel and DC fare…

Michael Sheard’s Dead

September 1st, 2005 | brainjuice

What a rotten shame. Mike Sheard was the one bright spot in the worst convention I ever did, and I spent a lot of that hideous weekend talking to him — no, listening to him. One of the great storytellers of my acquaintance, and one of those great blithe working actors who have been in absolutely everything and just breezed through it all…

Script Sales

September 1st, 2005 | brainjuice

Whenever I want to get really depressed, I go to Done Deal Script and Pitch Sales to find out how other people are getting rich:

Title: Double Dutch
Log Line: Set in the world of competitive jump
More: Pitch. Raven Symone is set to star.

Title: Notorious D.A.D
Log Line: A superstar rapper loses everything and is forced to take a job as a nanny for his accountant’s kids while trying to resurrect his music career.

Title: The Grays
Log Line: An alien race function as the “United States of the cosmos” and they run things on Earth as well as on other worlds. Operating in secrecy, the aliens are unwilling to reveal themselves for fear of altering mankind’s development.
More: 75 page treatment, which was based on Whitley Strieber’s unpublished novel.

Title: The Proposal
Log Line: A book editor is forced to marry her male assistant in order to stay in the country. When they travel to Alaska to meet his family, the new couple has to fake their way through a surprise wedding thrown by his parents.

Title: Mr. Nice Guy
Log Line: A guy attempts a seemingly mundane task, but mishaps snowball and turn his life upside down.

Title: Prey
Log Line: A beautiful homicide detective investigates a series of rapes and murders in New Orleans.

Title: Untitled Yakuza Project
Log Line: A white American kid who’s orphaned in Japan is raised by yakuza gang members. He becomes one of their fiercest leaders during an all-out gang war.
(“It’s THE LAST SAMURAI, only with guns and cars! And no Crying Tom Cruise!”)

Title: Genbot
Log Line: A young woman discovers that she is part of a secret government operation that turns her into a cyborg.
Genre: Action-Comedy

FELL #1 Released September 8

August 31st, 2005 | Work

FELL #1, by myself and Ben Templesmith, is released on September 8 in North America and from September 9 in all other territories. It retails for US$ 1.99.