Marvel and Aniboom launch contest to find the D.W. Griffith of Motion Comics

Marvel and AniBoom, the online social network for animation, is launching a motion comics contest with a first prize of $10,000. Marvel is teaming up with Aniboom to give you the chance to transform some of their greatest stories into Motion Comics and propel the comic book experience into uncharted territory! Take the pages of […]

Gibbons gaming for iPhone

Dave Gibbons writes to say that he and BAFTA nominated videogame designer Charles Cecil are hosting a public screening of their video game “Beneath a Steel Sky” on October 5th at BAFTA, Piccadilly. The project has a long history, and has now been redeveloped for iPhone: The two first collaborated in 1994 on the multi-award-winning […]

More on the death of Yoshito Usui

While Japan mourns the creator of Shin-chan, Yoshito Usui, some rather heartbreaking details are emerging about his death on September 11th. Usui-sensei fell to his death while out hiking, and there’s a cautionary tale for all: A Futabasha official said the last picture on the broken digital camera found near Usui’s body was one peering […]

CAA to represent Archie

Well, we’ve been hearing that Archie Comics is getting all modernized, and as if getting married wasn’t enough, now Archie has an agent, namely CAA, which also reps (and has had success with) Mattel. Archie brands include Archie & Friends, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Cosmo the Merry Martian, Super Duck and […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 9/22/09

§ Quotable Interview with Alan Moore #147 in a series is up at Mania, and whle the most quoted part has been where he marvels that Blackest Night is mining a story he wrote over 20 eras ago, we’ll quote this part: AM: Yes, it has. And, can I just say I’m sorry? That was […]

RIP Bernie Fuchs

Legendary illustrator Bernie Fuchs, who mixed modern art abstraction with the powerful imagery of illustration to create one of the most influential styles in 20th century commercial art, died last week. David Apatoff wrote about him several years ago: At the same time, another painter– Bernie Fuchs– dealt with the exact same aesthetic problems in […]