Check out this online gallery of the work of Jesse Marsh. Marsh started out an an animator, but went over to Dell/Western and drew lots of Gene Autry, Tarzan and John Carter in a style that was clear, clean and easy to follow, and yet imaginative and just a little bit crazy, too. (Click for larger images)
You’ll recall that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has been trying to break loose from his role as the young magician by appearing in EQUUS on stage in London. The play is harrowing in its subject matter and requires the young star to run around naked for a considerable amount of time. Well, the reviews have been very good:
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe received a standing ovation at the end of his West End stage debut in Equus.
Actor Christian Slater, Bob Geldof and TV presenter Graham Norton were among those who watched the 17-year-old actor at the Gielgud Theatre.
Radcliffe plays troubled stableboy Alan Strang, who has an erotic relationship with his horses.
Slater said: “The work that Daniel did on stage was incredible, extraordinary. I take my hat off to him completely.”
Luckily Slater only removed his hat, but we have some more pictures from the production, because we know there is nothing our readers like better than NAKED HARRY POTTER.
PS: Radcliffe has signed on for the last two Potter films. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE is expected in Thanksgiving 2008, and DEATHLY HALLOWS sometime in 2010.
Big weekend comics story: WaPo has a looooong story on Deepak Chopra and Virgin Comics
Chopra is outside a Coffee Bean in Santa Monica, Calif., where he’s drinking a cup of coffee containing two scoops of white chocolate powder. (“It’s my own concoction,” he says.) He sounds like a guy living the sweet life. He’s just come from a two-hour workout, which included weight training and yoga, and he’s taking the rest of the day off.
As he tells it, he isn’t in this comics thing just to make a few bucks off a major motion picture. No, he’s thinking way bigger than that. He believes comic books can bridge cultural gaps, including the yawning maw that stands between the United States and its enemies.
“Kids all over the world are reading comic books,” he says, “and if we could create a transcultural hero that appeals to kids in countries like Iran and Syria, that could have a huge impact. We’ve even made a proposal to the State Department to study celebrity heroes in Islamic countries and make superheroes out of them. It’s a good way — ”
Wait, you called the State Department?