December 2007


24 Hour Comic Book Day

Building Bount Street Commons

Carolina Theatre Closes for Summer

Sid Davis’ Horrific Instructional Films

Empty Warehouses, No Trains

Escapism Film Festival with Andre Gower of THE MONSTER SQUAD

John Kessel on MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION with Sam Waterston and Judy Davis

Jonathan Lethem on YOU DON’T LOVE ME YET

Juliette Lewis

KNOCKED UP Review

Monster Creature Feature with Ormon Grimsby

Michael Ryan on RUNAWAYS with Joss Whedon

N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk: The Race Show

PAN’S LABYRINTH Review

PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER Review

Spark Con

SUPERBAD Review

TRANSFORMERS Review

Triple-A Baseball Heroes Giveaway Comic

Understanding Comics in North Carolina with J.P. Trostle

The Untimely Death of Mike Wieringo

VENUS Review

John Waters

GETTING THE CEMETERY BLUES WITH RYAN RUBIO

by Zack Smith

Ryan Rubio met his collaborator, Thomas Boatwright, the old-fashioned way…at a comic shop. The two put together a print-on-demand comic, the supernatural comedy Cemetery, that’s now coming out as a miniseries through Image this January. Rubio chatted with Newsarama about the new series and the challenges of moving from do-it-yourself to a bigger company.

Read the full interview here!

My friend Craig Lindsey, who’s the film critic for the Raleigh News and Observer, invited me to participate with him in a radio program called “The Movie Show” in Greensboro on Friday. The results were a bit…crazy. 

You can read about our experience here, as well as download the show:

http://themovieshow.blogspot.com/2007/12/listen-to-critical-mass-2007.html

 Or you can listen to the show in streaming Quicktime here: http://web.mac.com/themovieshow/Site/Podcast/Entries/2007/12/22_Critical_Mass_07.html

There’s all sorts of good music and joking and weird stuff. Dig it!

CATCHING UP WITH CHRISCROSS

by Zack Smith

When we last spoke to ChrisCross about his issue of Wildstorm’s Midnighter, a lot of our readers were left clamoring for more U.S. comics from the fan-favorite artist. Next year, they’ll get their wish. Cross is returning for a six-part serialized storyline, Tainted, from Big City Comics. In a Newsarama exclusive, he gave us the first look at this crossover, along with some preview pages and an update on his Humanoids project, Neferites L’Embaumeur.

Read the interview here!
THE LIFE OF A MILLIONAIRE: TONY MILLIONAIRE TALKS SOCK MONKEY AND MORE

by Zack SmithWhether it’s the bleak comedy of Maakies or the whimsical tales of Sock Monkey, Tony Millionaire’s lushly illustrated cartoons are some of the most acclaimed comics of the past decade, winning numerous accolades from both comic and mainstream press. With the recent release of Sock Monkey: The Inches Incident and the upcoming Drinky Crow Show on Adult Swim (11:15 p.m. on January 1st), Millionaire is poised to reach a bigger audience than ever. He sat down with Newsarama to discuss his creations, and just how he gets all those stories out of creepy toys.
Read the interview here!

MEETING THE FAMILY – ALAN DAVIS ON CLANDESTINE


by Zack Smith

The Clan is back.

One of Marvel’s most acclaimed books of the mid-1990s was Alan Davis’ ClanDestine, the action-packed saga of an extraordinary family. Unfortunately, behind-the-scenes turmoil meant that it was also short-lived, with Davis departing after the first eight issues. Though the Clan returned for a two-issue team-up with the X-Men, they appeared gone for good…until now.

This February, Marvel will unleash the Clan upon the world again with a new miniseries written and illustrated by Davis. The legendary creator, whose works include Captain Britain/Excaliber, JLA: The Nail and a run on Avengers, filled us in on the Clan’s history both on and off the page, and gave us a sneak peek at the new series.

Full story here.

NICHOLAS GUREWITCH ON THE PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP


by Zack Smith

The Perry Bible Fellowship, named for a random church in Perry, Maine, has very little to do with the Bible. In fact, laughing at the strip’s outrageous dark comedy might make you worry that you’re going to Hell.

The brainchild of 25-year-old Nicholas Gurewitch, the comic has become a runaway hit since he began it in college in 2001. It’s grown to appear in more than 20 newspapers, Maxim magazine and of course on its own web site. Now, it’s poised to conquer the publishing world with The Trial of Colonel Sweeto, a hardcover collection from Dark Horse Comics. Already a bestseller, it’s the perfect introduction to Gurewitch’s world of doughy humans, sarcastic aliens, and really, really horrible things happening. We chatted with Gurewitch about his strip’s success, his inspirations, and just how he creates his horrifying hilarious strip.
Read the full interview here.

Next Page »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 13,113 other followers