It was not a very good day for DC comics yesterday. Not only did their editor in chief and executive editor engage in a humiliating display of Kool-Aid fueled happy talk with enough papering over to remodel Versailles, but a whole new round of enthusiasm-sapping rumors about the Justice League movie made the rounds The word this time: Will Beall’s script sucks and has to be scraped before a decent director can be hired. Juicy rumors abound:
Lucy and Sarah Unwin, who have run London’s Kapow Comic-Con since 2011, have today announced that the convention will not be held in 2013 due to work commitments elsewhere. Heavily connected to Mark Millar’s ‘Millarworld’ production company, the convention last year saw Dan DiDio, Eric Stephenson and Joe Quesada all make the flight across the […]
Abusive attacks via Twitter aren’t new, but have certainly increased in media visibility over the past few months. Racist and sexist comments and threats have been detailed repeatedly in the mainstream press recently, often aimed at various prominent people in society. It also exists on a personal level, sadly, with personal attacks and bullying on […]
CBR has a nice roundtable on creator-owned comics that rounds up Robert Kirkman, Mark Millar, and Steve Niles. Since they are all “strongly for” the piece doesn’t really ignite any banter, but it does allow many long, entertaining manifestos. For instance, how Millar terrorized Alan Moore when he was a teen.
It’s 2000AD’s 35th birthday—which seems kind of young, as its brand is so ubiquitous in UK comics—and they will be releasing a bunch of GNs this year by the likes of Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, John Wagner, Pat Mills, and Ian Edginton, and artwork from Brian Bolland, Chris Weston, Steve Dillon, Dave Gibbons, and D’Israeli:
Mark Millar is announcing a slew of Millarworld projects this week, exclusively on CBR, and here’s the long-rumored project with Frank Quitely: JUPITER’S CHILDREN, a 12-issue maxiseries.
It was another busy weekend for comics around the globe, as the MoCCA Fest in NYC saw indie crowds gathering to buy the latest literary comics. Meanwhile in London, it was the inaugural Kapow! festival, organized by Mark Millar and his friends. From all accounts, although the show sold and had a capped attendance of only around 5000 people, it did achieve some of that “Movie-con magic”:
In just a few short weeks, Mark Millar and his friends reinvent the comics anthology magazine with CLiNT, a 100-page monthly magazine featuring comic strips from Millar, John Romita Jr., Steve McNiven, Tommy Lee Edwards, Jonathan Ross, Frankie Boyle, and comics, including the Millar/Romita Jr. Nemesis, and others by “up and comers.” There’s now a short trailer online, too. The issue goes on sale on September 2, 2010. You can also get palsy with CLiNT on Twitter or Facebook, so you can even get it to be your neighbor in Farmville.
You could learn a lot from Mark Millar. Seriously. Not content to let his movie option deal announcement go live and get covered everywhere, he got a full three days of publicity out of it! And made such a big deal of it that Bleeding Cool literally wouldn’t sleep until they scooped Deadline on the news — which everyone we talked to seems to have known for days. So a big deal becomes a Bigger Deal. That is how you market it, Mark Millar, and we salute you.