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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
GRANT MORRISON ON FINAL CRISIS by Zack Smith Final Crisis is DC’s biggest event of this year…and writer Grant Morrison is poised to shake the universe to its core. So when we had a chance to do a spontaneous interview with Morrison, we jumped at the chance to find out the secrets of this cataclysmic […]
For four decades, George A. Romero has made a living off the dead. The 68-year-old writer and director is celebrating two milestones in 2008 – the 40th anniversary of his debut film, 1968’s original Night of the Living Dead, and the release of his newest film, Diary of the Dead, which premieres in the Triangle […]
From the Independent Weekly’s “Eight Days a Week” feature Chapel Hill Sebastian Maniscalco and Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show Student Union, UNC Campus—When comedian Sebastian Maniscalco (left in the picture) got to spend a month touring major venues across the country with Vince Vaughn, he was careful not to quit his day job as […]