RED trailer debuts

RED is yet another comic book movie coming out this summer, albeit one whose comics connections are a little less clear due to the vast changes from the original, a three issue mini- by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. The film stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren as aging CIA operatives who have to get together one! more! time! to clear their names. As expected, the trailer proves that the proof-of-concept of “Helen Mirren, Action Star” is just as awesome as you thought it would be Or, as Warren Ellis wrote of the film:.

Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle. I mean, if you don’t want to see a film with Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle, I’m not sure I want to know you.

People doing things: Strand tote contest show; Seth Scriver/Jones/Ahlers

A few event photos from around. Christina Foxley, from The Strand bookstore sent us a few photos of the exhibit of the Strand Tote Bag design contest which was held the other night at SVA. Above, left to right: Toon Books Françoise Mouly, runner up Domitille Collardey, cartoonist and contest judge Art Spiegelman; another judge, R. Sikoryak; runner-up Tim Goldman and winner Zak Foster. We stopped by and ran into many cartoon types, including Sarah Glidden who told us about her next project after the upcoming How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, another comics-journalism piece, and it sounds pretty interesting. Collardey is what you call “an emerging cartoon star” and she’s presently working on a graphic novel to be published in France.

Comic-Con events: LOOK AROUND YOU

Okay we’re not going to post EVERY tv PR we find about Comic-Con, but this one struck very near and dear to our hearts — it seems Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, the stars of LOOK AROUND YOU are coming to comic-con. Yet another one of our favorite BBC cult shows, LOOK AROUND YOU has run on Adult Swim and if you’ve seen it you know that science has never been the same since these classic experiments, such as the creation of “sulphagne” or driving while asleep.