Today is the last day at Vertigo for Executive Editor Shelly Bond after a 23-year run as an editor, mentor and friend to many creators. It’s truly been one of the most extraordinary editing careers in recent comics history, and I’ve reached out to some of her friends and others in the comics industry to give her the send off she deserves.
Archives for April 2016
Ever wanted to work in the medium of comics? From now to May 13, you could make your dreams a reality by sending in a submission to Darby Pop’s Breaking Into Comics: Women of Darby Pop competition. The publisher is looking for both scripts and artwork containing one women from the following titles: Indestructible, City: The Mind in […]
Announced by Charleston Immersive & Interactive Media today, the production company has optioned Top Shelf’s March for adaptation into an animated series, along with developing related interactive educational products. No release date was announced at this time. The March series, which currently set as a trilogy, is penned by Civil Rights Icon, Congressman John Lewis, […]
Years ago I found myself in Sofia, Bulgaria as part of the production team on a Dolph Lundgren movie I had written (in three days because that’s how the low-budget action kingdom works), kept around to do last-minute changes as is sometimes the case in filmmaking. Bulgaria was a remarkable place, a country with a much older history than America, a history you felt in the architecture, in the manner and the speech of people who had not forgotten the old ways.
The original Captain America is back! We always knew that Steve Rogers would return and now he’s got not only his super powers back…but a new #1 issue of hisvery own comic book. That almost never happens, if by never you mean every 6 months or so. But anyway, Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz pick […]
Have you ever wanted to work in comics? Here’s a new job opening for Director of Marketing & Sales Job at BOOM! Studios, a brand new position with a lot of responsibility: This position will directly manage a team of 3-5 people and oversee all marketing, publicity, social media, and sales efforts for the company. […]
Books and comics may have survived disruption but magazines really haven’t and the great 21st century newsstand massacre just claimed another victim as Harris Publications announced that they were shutting down, effective immediately. Only a few old timers will know why I mention that here: although at the end it was mostly a publisher of […]
Per a report from Entertainment Weekly just a few minutes ago, they’ve learned that Netflix has ordered a Punisher spin-off series starring Jon Bernthal. The Punisher, widely considered by most to be the highlight of Daredevil‘s second season, seemed like a shoe-in for his own series and was definitely being set up as such in […]
§ Nice Art: THE VACVVM is selling a new print by Becky Cloonan called “None Outlive the Night When the Norns Have Spoken,” which might be the best title of a print ever. § In all the excitement I forgot to plug my podcast appearance on Actuality, which is produced by Quarts and NPR’s Marketplace. I […]
The Hollywood Reporter: NBCUniversal to Acquire DreamWorks Animation in $3.8B Deal Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist. Ask […]