July 11th, 2006 | Work
NEXTWAVE is available from all good comics specialty stores and probably quite a few bad ones too.
You can also pre-order the first collection, NEXTWAVE: THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT from Amazon.
July 11th, 2006 | brainjuice
Editors and offices should not bug me today. Went to bed at 4am. Woken at 6 by postman. Woken at 8 by postman again. Woken at 10 by FedEx. Woken at 12 by DHL. Woken at 1.30 by some shit trying to sell me something. I am utterly wrecked now. The Red Bull, it does nothing. And some dick in the pub thought it’d be funny to close all the windows and turn the place into a sweatbox.
But it could be worse. I could be working at Warner Bros today. SUPERMAN RETURNS conservatively cost $250 million to make. Probably the same again to promote. It took $21M this weekend, eaten alive by PIRATES. The studio gets about half the box office takings. In America, WB’s cumulative slice of SR’s takings amount to around $50M.
As Fraction said to me Sat night, producer Jon Peters is probably sleeping with a gun in his mouth.
Is it conceivable that something that took fifty-odd million in its first weekend could be a flop? I
said of KING KONG that for that film’s budget, I could grow my own giant fucking monkey. $250 million puts you in spacelaunch-budget territory. For $250 million WB could’ve given Bryan Singer his own communications satellite and spent the change on a George Clooney movie. Or two Wes Anderson movies. It’s an astonishing volume of cash that, at this stage, they don’t have a prayer of making back worldwide or on DVD.
This is the absurdity of modern Hollywood; that taking more than the GNP of Luxembourg in a single weekend is not actually enough to put a movie in the black.
It’s no wonder that everyone I meet these days wants to work in TV.
And did you catch Sunday’s DEADWOOD?
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Chinese and Japanese chemical weapons experts in protective clothing dig up poison gas bombs from a pit in Ning’an, northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province. The joint Chinese-Japanese team was preparing to excavate abandoned Japanese poison gas bombs from World War II that were buried near a school after a factory received them as scrap metal. (AP)
July 7th, 2006 | people I know
Me and illustrator/designer/holy shit she’s managing editor of SHOJO BEAT magazine Laurenn McCubbin, July 1 2006, Charlotte NC. Photo by Kelly Sue DeConnick.
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July 7th, 2006 | brainjuice
Recent threads and sections of interest on THE ENGINE:
ENGINEER WEBCOMICS: run your own webcomics right on the Engine system. Or just turn up and read them.
Call for models: show your portfolio, talk about your work, hook up with photographers, etc.
The Covers List: artists show off their cover art and designs.
Warming up for Nerd Prom: drawing up plans for San Diego 2006.
I talk shit constantly. Shut up.
If you’re going to set up an account, pay attention to the Four Rules on the site’s main page once you’ve gone through the entrance gate. Ta.
July 7th, 2006 | researchmaterial
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