Last week, artist Tyrus Wong died at age 106, and Margalit Fox has an astounding obituary of an amazing life: A Hollywood studio artist, painter, printmaker, calligrapher, greeting-card illustrator and, in later years, maker of fantastical kites, he was one of the most celebrated Chinese-American artists of the 20th century. From his start as a […]
If you were watching Ryan Secreast’s rockin’ New Year’s Eve last night you saw Mariah Carey’s incredible lip sync fail. I don’t know what was more uncomfortable, watching Carey prance around in what had to be uncomfortable shape wear, or her “I give up!” reaction to not being able to hear the music in her […]
The world of Archie has been expanding with CW’s Riverdale and the recently rebooted comic book universe. The publishing universe is growing this March with four brand new one-shots focusing on a wide-range of the Archie supporting cast and worlds. EW broke the news this morning. The series includes a return to the Afterlife with Archie […]
At the end of the month, the thriving scene of artists studios centered in the Gowanus part of Brooklyn will be no more. As reported last year (but not imediately connected to the comics world) a massive collection of old warehouses that have been turned into artists studios, in the classic NYC sense, are now being turned into…well condos, probably. The area is located near the toxic Gowanus Canal and not considered safe for habitation but that won’t stop anyone. Maybe a bank or a organic dog treat store or a prozen yogurt shop will open up.
A month or so ago, Frank Cho announced he was leaving Wonder Woman as variant cover artist due to editorial disagreements with writer Greg Rucka. I’m told Cho was hired to do the variants when Marguerite Bennett was supposed to be writing the book. But when Rucka came back to DC for the project, he […]
With the American Gods tv show in the works, and more Neil Gaiman stuff always in the hopper, his books are often reprinted. And as this blog post explains, a new edition of American Gods was needed and somehow, the idea of retro cover was discussed and the famed illustrator RobertE. MCGnnis — pretty much […]