Who needs spending hours and hours writing deep thought when you can just blab? Cinematical’s James Rocchi interviews the Beat about movies, comics and comic-book movies.
Even snooty NYT film Critic Manohla Dargis liked Comic-Con: I thought a lot about that high school girl while I wandered around Comic-Con, which, despite the crushing crowds (more than 120,000 attendees) and the hard-sell commercialism, I found unexpectedly moving. Like many early adopters who get in on a movement or trend before the rest […]
Diespite her hanging with the stars, Whitney has the right perspective: It’s a shame Hollywood dominates the post-Comic-Con headlines, because there are so many more things going on than blockbusters and new TV shows. For one thing, this annual event is a gathering of some of the world’s greatest storytellers, and, if you know where […]
Pink Raygun has an anecdotal but interesting report on SD Mayor Jerry Sanders doing a local radio interview: As we drove east on Interstate 8 yesterday morning, we heard Mayor Jerry Sanders of San Diego say something nasty about Comicon attendees on Cantore in the Morning on 91X. While talking about the end of Comicon […]
Sheigh Crabtree is there: Despite a grim convention room backdrop, Friends of Lulu organizers did what they could to personalize the scene. A cold lemonade dispenser and a bowl of cubed ice with tongs sat next to a covered table chock-a-block with frosted brownies, trays decorated with tiny purple flowers. The sweet nothings were a […]
Here’s some of what the best pundits and favored Beat pals were saying about the Very Big show. Interestingly, while creator blogs contain many of the juiciest bits, it’s the mainstream coverage — obvious comics moles who are blogging for newspapers and maagzines — that provides the most balanced coverage. § Chris Butcher takes the […]