August 18th, 2010 | music
Kim Boekbinder’s new EP. Stream it, download it for free, or, as I am going to do, pay her some money so she can buy food and make more music. "Impossible Girl #1" is going to be stuck in my head all bloody night now.
August 17th, 2010 | researchmaterial
August 17th, 2010 | Work
COVER BY: BEN OLIVER
WRITER: Kelly Sue DeConnick
PENCILS: Emma Rios
INKS: EMMA MARIA RIOS MANEIRO
BIG TIME HITS SPIDER-MAN'S GREATEST ENEMY! The world's most dangerous felon is in the world's top supermax-security prison — an institution so secret even the vice president doesn't know it exists. But can any cell contain Norman Osborn? After the events of SIEGE, the former Green Goblin, Iron Patriot and power-mad director of worldwide security isn't allowed to have a toothbrush…and he's surrounded by the deadliest criminals in the world. Lucky for Osborn, they're fans. Rising stars Kelly Sue DeConnick (SIF) and Emma Rios (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) throw Osborn in the darkest hole the public's never seen! Featuring an all-new bonus story written by Warren Ellis (THUNDERBOLTS)! Rated T …$3.99 PRICE: 3.99
IN STORES: November 3, 2010
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Wil Wheaton’s shooting an episode of tv show EUREKA today. EUREKA was co-created by an acquaintance of mine from some years back, Andy Cosby. My friend John Rogers, who wrote and co-produced the abortive GLOBAL FREQUENCY pilot, has written for EUREKA. Somewhere deep in Andy’s files will be a quick outline he wrote of how GLOBAL FREQUENCY might work as a movie. Rogers now works on LEVERAGE, which he co-created and co-produces, which Wil has also shot episodes of.
EUREKA’s shot around British Columbia, which is where we shot GLOBAL FREQUENCY. Wil’s just twitpicced a shot of the part of Eureka’s main street that’s replicated inside a sound stage.
August 16th, 2010 | comics talk
I was going to cover this a while back, but, frankly, the site was so badly busted as to make it unusable. All fixed now, I’ve just been told. So allow me to introduce you to Dan Goldman’s new webcomic RED LIGHT PROPERTIES:
Welcome to Red Light Properties, a tropical-horror series about a group of Miami-based realty office specializing in placing foreclosure victims into “previously-haunted homes” at prices well-below market value. With his recently-ex-wife Cecilia at the helm as the office’s broker, Jude Tobin wanders the streets of Miami with a fanny-pack full of ethnobotanical hallucinogens, entering the spirit world to cleanse homes of any unwanted aetheric occupants.
Created by writer/artist Dan Goldman (creator of Shooting War and 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail,) Red Light Properties is the first graphic novel in a series that follows the agency as they poke and prod the membrane between life and death for the benefit of those left homeless by the mortgage crash.
August 16th, 2010 | photography
August 16th, 2010 | photography
The new RxRy EP, MEMORY LANDSCAPES, is rather pretty, a sketch of the summer we didn’t quite have (at least over here in the UK). And it’s free. You kind of want to write liner text for it that is a list of bullet points of things that reflect off the shiny notes.
August 14th, 2010 | daybook
Someone said to me the other day, "the way to do a niche magazine now would be as an app." And I had my little kneejerk reaction in my head of "noooo damn you i wants paper paper is my precious" etc and bleeding so forth.
And then I looked at the internets (yeah, I know, "i wants paper" and then I look at the internets) and saw that, as of April this year, 50 million iPhones and 35 million iPod Touches are said to have been sold. And 3 million iPads as of June. Assuming that a lot of people have purchased more than one iPhone in their lives, and that a lot of iPhone users also have iPads…
…that’s STILL tens of millions of devices that iOS Apps work on.
At which point, really, I don’t look too smart for standing against an app-only magazine. Which, really, I already knew, because I understood that every Marvel or Comixology app sold turns an iOS device into a comics store (sort of), and if more than 1800 of these apps are in operation right now, then they outnumber the number of physical comics stores in North America.
Ten million digital magazine stands?
Just a random thought.