Pull quotes: That farmland spark

“Before the turbines I had a very happy, hardworking life that actually makes me cry when I remember it.” – Lynda Barry talks to Vice Magazine about how lobbying against wind turbines in her backyard has stalled her creative work, and details how she typically starts her day as an artist. Working from a small […]

The STAR TREK trailer

We admit it…our imagination was piqued by the official trailer, now visible at the Apple website. The terrestrial scenes and youthful bonhomie are fresh territory for the venerable franchise, and Zack Quinto makes a convincing young Vulcan. Cinematical weighs in with 10 things you should know about Star Trek, but our phasers went to stun […]

All-Star Team Up: Harvey Pekar and Alison Bechdel

The Daily Cross Hatch presents a legendary team-up: That Pekar should eventually cross paths with Alison Bechdel seems like a no-brainer. Author of the long-running strip Dykes to Watch Out For, Bechdel’s 2006 graphic novel Fun Home was quickly recognized as one of the finest examples of the auto-bio comic–a genre which, while not invented […]

Zuda goes to paper!

The Wired blog reports that the first two printed collections of Zuda webcomics have been scheduled. The first plucky artist to get lucky is Jeremy Love, whose magically realistic Bayou (pictured), will be released in wide format as Zuda’s first print edition in June 2009. Bayou, which tackles racism and violence in 1930s Mississippi, is […]

DC doin’s

Yesterday’s “Lying in the Gutters” was a sound outing, with not only Rich Johnston cleverly coaxing a confession from the Fake Art Adams, but two modest items that had the hot stove league going to inferno level: A familiar source known collectively as “New York comics industry employees talking in bars” tells me that the […]

Wonder Woman movie DVD release set

Details on the release of WONDER WOMAN, a direct-to-DVD animated film, have been announced. The DVD hits stores March 3. Produced by the multiple Emmy Award winning animation legend Bruce Timm, WONDER WOMAN is an origin story and features a stellar celebrity voice cast including Keri Russell (WAITRESS, FELICITY), Nathan Fillion (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES), Alfred Molina […]

All you need to know about comics and movies

Oh man ! How fast can you hit command-D! Den of Geek presents THE ONE LIST you must memorize to be an expert on the love affair between Hollywood and Toontown: 75 comics being made into films. Comics are the new spec-scripts, and Hollywood is very amenable to a script with big pictures… By this […]

The League’s terrible cost

In our web trawls, we happened to run across this quote from Sean Connery, star of a well known spy movie franchise, an Indiana Jones film and THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING. You’ll recall that Connery retired from film after his last outing in 2003, the rather dreadful LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. Why did […]

Land o’ links

§ Greg Burgas reviews AETHERIC MECHANICS, FISHTOWN, SLOW STORM, and several more: This book from Avatar gets back to what I was ranting about in my post about November’s Previews. If you have something against Avatar because they began as a porn publisher, okay. If you have something against them because they let Ellis and […]