Via Sean Howe
§ Neal Adams was interviewed at Flying Colors in Concord, Ca, and if yuo’ve ever seen Neal Adams talk you know it’s priceless. Here he is with stories about Jim Warren, Harlan Ellison, Archie Goodwin, Denny O’Neil, his hair and more.
§ A nice report on Jane IRwin signing at Green Brain.
Jane Irwin, author of “Vögelein: Clockwork Faerie” and “Vögelein: Old Ghosts” just released her newest graphic novel, “Clockwork Game,” which is based on a true story. Irwin, who lives in Kalamazoo, had a book signing at Green Brain Comics Saturday. The new book published by Fiery Studios, is based on the true story of the world’s first chess-playing automaton.
§ More of this, but it’s a good list: Five Comic Creators To Watch in 2014
§ The Guardian and SelfMadeHero are presenting a one day seminar on graphic novels for the second year in a row and it sounds like a fine day:
The event, which will be introduced by comics historian and Comic Art writer Paul Gravett, explores the history of the medium and offers practical advice on writing a graphic novel script, teaming with the right artist and promoting the book. The classes will be led by political cartoonist Martin Rowson (Tristram Shandy, Gulliver’s Travels), The Guardian and New Statesman contributor Karrie Fransman (The House That Groaned) and novelist Toby Litt (Beatniks, King Death, Dead Boy Detectives). Broadcaster and journalist Alex Fitch will chair a panel discussion to round off the day.
Buy tickets at the link, if you happen to live in London.
§ Apparently, Scotland has a superhero now?
John Ferguson can be quietly proud of what his comic book has already achieved since Scotland’s first superhero burst onto the comic book scene in October last year. The graphic novel has gone on to generate a strong fan base, acquire a whole host of positive reviews, be featured as one of the top five comics of 2013 and in the words of the author (who you can see in the picture below) himself, to be “sold wherever comics are sold.”
§ This is not as mean as it sounds Top 8 Most Hated Comic Book Writers because the reasons they are hated are so silly.
§ There was once some nice concept art for a scrapped Red Sonja movie in this link. but it isn’t there any more. I’m sure it’s still up somewhere though.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.