Times are tough, people. Several folks in our comics community can’t pay the rent this month and are raising funds via selling cool things. Help them out if you see fit.
Repaneled is a newish blog that recreates classic comics panels in new art styles. Up today:
Anthony Vukojevich’s reimagination of a key panel from Gabrielle Bell’s San Diego Comic-Con Comicumentary.
The premiere for The Walking Dead TV show was thrown last night and the after party was held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and it sounds frigging awesome:
It’s called “Batman and the Giant Pile of Box Office Receipts”.
Okay, it’s really called THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Everyone has surely made a Viagra joke by now, and there was ours.
If we could fly, we’d blast over to Versailles to see the spectacular show by Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami currently housed there. The opulent palace built by French monarch Louis XIV (The Sun King) is perfectly complemented by the extravagant work by the great Murakami, who has worked with capitalist icons like Louis Vuitton in the past and whose work often engages with materialism. However, Prince Sixte-Henri de Bourbon-Parme, a descendant of Louis XIV, feels the show is slumming for the historical landmark.
With the Garrity Doctrine igniting uproar all over the intertubes, Webcomic Overlook’s El Santo presents a rebuttal of sorts, Ten Things To Know About the Future of Webcomics. While any kind of manga-vs-webcomics fight is silly — they are parallel and non-competitive — lists are always fun. He admits a lot of the list is quite off the cuff, but a couple of points strike us as especially pertinent:
This wide-ranging interview with noise cartoonist Brian Chippendale covers his old classics MAGGOTS and NINJA, and his new classic, IF ‘n’ OFF, and also
the Fort Thunder alumnus’ reading tastes:
And it costs about $20 a year. Priceless.
Witchlands is a long-brewing ongoing series by Kurt Busiek and artist Conner Willumsen, which has been delayed by this and that and then was planned to come out from WildStorm but is now coming out from…parts unknown. Whoever is publishing it, it’s going to look great, as Busiek has just posted a few preview pages. Willumsen has long been a Beat Future Star pick, and the cover by Zachary Baldus is equally fabulous.