Y: The Last Man


UPDATED: This is going to be a repository for links to my published stuff for a bit.

I haven’t been posting about toys because I got a paying gig blogging about them for MTV Geek!  Here’s my first few posts:

Power Lords Return

Django Unchained Toys Pulled from Shelves

Django Unchained Toys Now Banned on eBay

Sideshow Toys Unveils Sixth Scale Joker Figure

ADVENTURE TIME Marshall Lee Plush Now in Stores

Thunderbirds are Go(ne): A Tribute to Gerry Anderson

Marvel Select Toys Rhino Figure in Stores

Hasbro’s new STAR WARS BLACK 6-Inch Figure Line

Toys based on 1966 Batman TV Show Coming Soon

New Superman MAN OF STEEL Toys

He-Man Plush Toys

Interview with THE WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman on New Michonne Statue

Exclusive look at DC/Domo Funko Figures

New Star Wars Jango Fett Statue

Sideshow Toys Black Widow Sixth Scale Figure

Game of Thrones toys coming with PLUSH DIREWOLVES!

Four Horsemen’s New York Toy Fair Party!

SUPER-EXCLUSIVE: Todd McFarlane Reveals THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 Blu-Ray Case, Recreating The Governor’s Fish Tank!

Did a piece recapping one of my favorite 1990s comics, QUANTUM AND WOODY.

I also did a two-part talk with James Kochalka on the end of his web journal AMERICAN ELF and on his web cartoon SUPERF*CKERS.

PART ONE

PART TWO

For ADVENTURE TIME fans – here’s Danielle Corsetto talking the new GN focusing on Flame Princess!

Dreama Walker in Compliance

Did an interview with Craig Zobel, director of the ultra-creepy indy film COMPLIANCE!

I also did some reviews of the short films nominated for Oscars, including Disney’s PAPERMAN.

Ever After Hardcover Cover

Here’s a new interview I did with Kim Harrison on her novel series THE HOLLOWS!

New theater review: BUS STOP at Raleigh Little Theatre!

New theater review: Joe Brack’s one-man show MY PRINCESS BRIDE!

Golden Age Bakery's Fletcher Hanks cookies

And I’ve gotten a lot of response for this interview with the creator of Golden Age Bakery, which puts edible comic book panels on cookies!

I have a few more pieces should hopefully come out by the end of the month, and I’ve been working on some odd projects — including a couple of new comic book one-shots that should come out from MonkeyBrain by year’s end.  My artists are working on spec, so good stuff takes time!

Might try to get some more original posts done in the future.  I’ve had some good feedback on the children’s book pieces and want to do some more.

This is just a link to some links I’ve had run on Boing Boing, as a reminder that my obscure knowledge runs HIGH.

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By Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor
posted: 19 August 2010 05:00 pm ET

 

 

Our tribute to Ex Machina concludes today, with thoughts from writer Brian K. Vaughan, artist Tony Harris, colorist JD Mettler and editor Ben Abernathy.  But first, a special guest essay by writer Mike Carey (The Unwritten,  LuciferHellblazerX-Men, the Felix Castor novels), a great fan of the Great Machine.

Read the full interview here!

By Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor
posted: 18 August 2010 01:57 pm ET

Read Part one by clicking here

Part II of our special three-part tribute to Wildstorm’s Ex Machina with writer Brian K. Vaughan, artist Tony Harris, colorist JD Mettler and editor Ben Abernathy continues today, with more insights into the book’s creation and a ton of behind-the-scenes art from Tony Harris.

But first, a quick tribute from one of the book’s fans, Patton Oswalt Click here to read that and the interview !

EXit MACHINA Part 1: Origins With the Creative Team

By Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor
posted: 17 August 2010 01:28 pm ET

Above Exclusive Image: Tony Harris’s unused Ex Machina “Great Machine” logo.

”This is the story of my four years in office, from the beginning of 2002 through the godforsaken 2005.

“It may look like a comic, but it’s really a tragedy.”

– From Ex Machina#1

What would really happen if a superhero went into politics?  In 2004, comic fans found out.

Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris’ Ex Machina took us to a New York City separated from our own by the presence of one very unique individual – Mitchell Hundred, a civil engineer granted the ability to communicate with machines in a strange accident.  

Part one of our three-part look back at the series, complete with original art by Pia Guerra, starts here!

TIPPING THE GLASS TO Y: THE LAST MAN

by Zack Smith

We hope you’ve enjoyed Newsarama’s special longer than a week-long tribute to the final issue of Y: The Last Man. To conclude our look back at the series, we decided to pay tribute to some of the people who helped make the series the success – the fans – some of whom…well, let’s just say you’ll probably recognize some names.

Here are some thoughts on the series from creators both in and outside of the comics industry…and even a few pieces of original art. Be forewarned – some of these contain SPOILERS about the book’s final issues.

Full Tributes here!

A GOOD-BYE TO Y: MASSIMO CARNEVALE, JOSE MARZAN JR.

by Zack Smith

Here at Newsarama, we like to go the extra mile. So, when it came time to celebrate the final issue of Y: The Last Man, we decided to not only interview co-creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, but to also talk with some of the other talents who helped put the book together.

Two interviews with two often-overlooked members of Y‘s creative team here.
BRIAN K. VAUGHAN: LIFE AFTER Y

by Zack Smith

Our week-long celebration of Y: The Last Man’s final issue continues today, as we get series writer and co-creator Brian K. Vaughan in for a special “Bonus Round” of questions about life after Y.

Vaughan’s got plenty of projects on his plate, from his DC/Wildstorm series Ex Machina with Tony Harris, to his new Marvel miniseries Logan with 100 Bullets’ Eduardo Risso to his continuing work on ABC’s hit series Lost, whose fourth season premieres this tonight. He’s even seeing his older work coming back into print with Batman: False Faces, a new collection from DC. Vaughan talked about everything from the Writers’ Guild strike to his plans for other mediums and more.

GOOD-BYE TO Y: PIA GUERRA

by Zack Smith

Our celebration of the final issue of Y: The Last Man continues today. Click here and here for our interview with writer and co-creator Brian K. Vaughan.

Pia Guerra was virtually unknown as an artist before Y’s release…but that quickly changed. Her work on the book, with its realistic designs, fast-paced action and expressive faces, defined the look of the “Unmanned World,” and brought her to wide acclaim from both fans and pros.

We caught up with Guerra literally as she was penciling the final pages of Y: The Last Man #60. Over the course of our talk, Guerra revealed how the book affected her as an artist and a person, the research required to bring Yorick’s world to life, and which cast member was based on a Gray’s Anatomy star.

GOOD-BYE TO Y I: BRIAN K VAUGHAN, II

by Zack SmithWarning: This interview discusses the death of a major character in the book’s last few issues. If you’re just picking up the trades…you might want to wait before you read this.

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