February 20th, 2009 | Work
Avatar Press just stuck these up on Flickr:
I didn’t know anything about these, and didn’t make them, so don’t bother asking me questions about them.
February 20th, 2009 | Work
February 20th, 2009 | researchmaterial
I’m not sure precisely what’s driving it – maybe it’s the bracing, clarifying, liberatory aspect of a severe economic downtown – but I sense an absolutely titanic percolation of creativity out there in the world just now.
Note also that Dave Gray, codeveloper of the neologism, has his first unbook released in print edition via POD.
(Notes on his unbook, and Papernet and the utility of POD, by Russell Davies here.)
February 19th, 2009 | Work
Huh. Okay. Weird.
The excitement surrounding the upcoming WATCHMEN feature film has brought new readers to the graphic novel format. Now that they’ve read WATCHMEN, where do they go next? Help point them in the right direction with DC Comics’ “AFTER WATCHMEN, WHAT’S NEXT?” program.
DC Comics has developed a marketing campaign that spotlights several award-winning, best-selling titles from our various imprints. Each book reflects an aspect of WATCHMEN’s broad appeal — including other works by Alan Moore, science fiction tales, post-modern super hero action and sophisticated titles for mature readers — and is a great entry point for both new fans just discovering graphic novels and established readers looking to try something new.
The program is supported by an extensive marketing campaign including five promotionally-priced reprint Specials which are rush solicited below.
The marketing campaign includes:
Five “AFTER WATCHMEN, WHAT’S NEXT?” Specials featuring a cover price of just $1.00:
• SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #21 SPECIAL EDITION
• TRANSMETROPOLITAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION
• PLANETARY #1 SPECIAL EDITION
• PREACHER #1 SPECIAL
• IDENTITY CRISIS #1 SPECIAL
I am the bag of sweets that DC, wrapped in a filthy mac, will be holding in their hand as the kids leave the cinema.
February 18th, 2009 | people I know
The abstract of Adam Greenfield’s new book, THE CITY IS HERE.
Logos designed by Tom Muller, 2001-9 — bigger, and notes, here.
Gillen on SCOTT PILGRIM V.
Zdarsky lulls TCAF into a false sense of security:
And Jacen Burrows produces another romantic image for his and Garth’s CROSSED:
February 17th, 2009 | brainjuice
February 16th, 2009 | brainjuice
February 16th, 2009 | people I know
nemesis friend nightmare My
freak animal cartoonist I know, Chip Zdarsky, was asked by the "people" at Comic Book Resources’ ROBOT 6 blog to participate in their "I (HEART) COMICS" series of pieces wherein creators and, um, people who talk a lot on the internet discuss their love of the medium.
They declined to run Chip’s contribution.
February 15th, 2009 | researchmaterial
Filmmaking team The Purchase Brothers "recently spent (five hundred US dollars) on an extremely worthwhile cause: Producing the first two episodes of a Half-Life 2-inspired miniseries, titled Escape from City 17."
Five hundred dollars.
If that turns out to be even close to true, then something big just shifted.
People of California, discover where your tax dollars are going. Because a nightclub won an appeal against the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to get the terms of their hospitality license changed, the ABC are trying to obliterate said nightclub entirely (possibly also because gay people like to go there).
If any newspapers out there are looking for some fun stories to run. Just saying.
In the meantime, maybe you’d like to go down to the DNA Lounge in San Francisco this weekend. According to the ABC (who are spending your tax money on putting undercover agents into the place to watch for and time exposure of buttocks), they’re ”running a disorderly house injurious to the public welfare and morals.” That sounds good, right?