February 2008


Dean for a day

Will Ferrell goes for the hole

27 FEB 2008  •  by Zack Smith
Starring in such “Frat Pack” films as Old School and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has immortalized Will Ferrell’s name on campuses across the country, and on Friday, Feb. 22, the actor and comedian proved he knows his audience well. In the next-to-last show of a seven-week tour promoting his new film Semi-Pro and his FunnyorDie.com Web site, Ferrell regaled the packed house at the Dean Smith Center with UNC/ Duke jokes, including a show-stopping bit with UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams.Full story here!
ALEX COX: THE COMIC BOOK SEQUEL TO REPO MAN

by Zack Smith

It’s 4.a.m. Do you know where your graphic novel is?

…sorry.

Alex Cox, the writer/director of REPO MAN, has written a graphic novel sequel to his cult film. 

Read all about it here!
PAUL TOBIN ON MARVEL ADVENTURES: SUPER-HEROES

by Zack Smith

The all-ages Marvel Adventures line has brought forth some of Marvel’s most fun and acclaimed books, and Paul Tobin is one of the line’s up-and-coming stars. Tobin, who did the Oni Press miniseries Banana Sunday with his wife, X-Men: First Class backup artist Colleen Coover, has just been picked to launch the latest MA book, Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes.

In a Newsarama exclusive, Tobin discussed the inside scoop on MA: Super Heroes (we could also call it MASH, but that makes it sound like it stars Hawkeye), giving a peak at some very offbeat stories…and even a hint at an upcoming project that hits close to home.

Read the full interview here!

by Zack Smith

Click here for Part One, and here for Part Two.

Our look back at PvP continues with creator Scott Kurtz offering his reminiscences on 10 years of snarky humor, good-hearted trolls, and the occasional panda attack. In this installment, Kurtz looks back at his time doing PvP as a comic through Dork Storm Press, and the events that led to his taking the book to its current publisher, Image Comics.

Read the full article here!
TALKING BATMAN WITH GRANT MORRISON

by Zack Smith

One of the most fun interviews I’ve ever done — read it here!

A DECADE OF PVP II: THE UGO YEARS AND JADE

by Zack Smith

In celebration of PvP’s impending 10th anniversary, we’re talking with creator Scott Kurtz this week about his strip – how it evolved, both on-screen and off, and his personal journey through the last 10 years. Today, Kurtz talks about how he came to do the strip full-time, the real-life inspiration for Jade, and why everybody loves Skull.

Read the full interview here!
A DECADE OF PVP I: THE BEGINNINGS

by Zack SmithFor what started out as an innocent online strip about video games, PvP (aka Player Vs. Player) has proven to be a groundbreaking work in comics. Not only is it a hugely-successful long-running creator-owned humor series, but it’s also one of the most successful webcomics ever. Each day, an estimated 100,000 readers follow the adventures of Cole, Brent, Jade, Francis, Marcy and Skull (and their various friends and enemies) as they riff on both pop-culture and each other.
Now, we’re doing a four-part look back at the series with creator Scott Kurtz, who’s telling the history of the strip in his own words.
Read Part One Here!

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