Things are slowing down for the holidays. Even at Stately Beat Manor. Those presents won’t buy themselves. But news of a new comics company and many best of lists are here for you to peruse in your spare time.
§ Remember that Spider-women cover thing? Gosh, it seems like 200 years ago doesn’t it! Well Buzzfeed has been getting massive traffic by taking photos of regular people of all sizes doing things that normally models do, and they hit on the idea of getting regular women try to do the brokeback and the Spider-Woman […]
§ Zack Davisson, the late Shigeru Mizuki’s English language translator, has an obituary that gives the great man’s oeuvre more context: His influence on pop culture is so ubiquitous as to be invisible. His immensely popular Kitaro series introduced the world of entertainment to yokai and their realms of spirits, gods, and monsters. If you’ve […]
§ I forgot to mention that the Goodreads Readers Choices award winners have been announced and the comics winner was Saga Volume 4 with 18,578 votes. NImona was the runner-up with 17,471 votes, followed by Attack on Titan. § Speaking of Goodreads, I’ve often wondered why it doesn’t attract nmore comics people, but it Gina […]
More Best of lists for the week: § Tech Times has an impressive list from comics folks picking their books of the year, among them Mimi Pond, Jeffrey Brown, Tom Spurgeon and many more. And so many good books, including Hellboy in Hell: Hounds of Pluto by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart which is pictured above. […]
Home Invasion This was an interesting weekend… Posted by Peter Jackson on Sunday, November 29, 2015 § In perhaps the greatest act of trollery ever by an Oscar-winning director, Peter Jackson made a little Facebook video that simultaneously winds up both Doctor Who fans and Tolkien experts. The Who teasing refers to persistent rumors that […]
§ Rob Salkowitz gives an overview of the various subscription based comics services including Marvel Unlimited, ComicBlitz and so on. From Spotify and Apple Music to Netflix and Amazon Prime, huge chunks of the media distribution world are moving from paid downloads to monthly subscriptions. But since the early days of digital comics and graphic […]
§ Vixen of Vixen Varsity and Black Comics Month is raising money for rehab following an operation for injuries sustained in a car accident. I’m Vixen of VixenVarsity and creator of #BlackComicsMonth , but you can call me Tee. I’m here not to push diversity in comics (this time), but I’m desperately trying to get […]