Vertigo, one of the great, industry changing imprints, is getting a relaunch and a rebrand after a few years of going dark as mostly a vehicle for licensed comics. Executive editor Mark Doyle (who got his DC start at Vertigo) will oversee the line which will comprise seven new titles, encompassing “modern, socially relevant, […]
In very exciting news, one-time Beat Contributor Bryan Edward Hill is leading the charge on the newest title in Warren Ellis‘ WildStorm imprint: Michael Cray. Hill, whose commentary on diversity with this very site have been some of my favorite pieces of comics-related writing over the past few years, comes to the project after working […]
by Bryan Hill Greg Pak and I actually overlapped at NYU. I first knew him as a filmmaker, from his feature ROBOT STORIES, and then as a comic writer when I jumped into his work with PLANET HULK for Marvel. He’s one of the smartest and nicest fellas working in the business of storytelling and […]
I was incredibly, completely, absolutely flat broke during my undergraduate film studies at NYU. Broke like skipping meals to afford rides on the Subway. Broke like working two college jobs, with all of it going to tuition and it never being enough. Broke like having to choose between living in a pest-infested room in Harlem, or not finishing college at all because I couldn’t afford to pay for the dormitories. I was angry, but my anger was a cloak that hid my shame, shame based on a fear that if I was indeed good enough to tell stories, somehow this would have been easier.
Years ago I found myself in Sofia, Bulgaria as part of the production team on a Dolph Lundgren movie I had written (in three days because that’s how the low-budget action kingdom works), kept around to do last-minute changes as is sometimes the case in filmmaking. Bulgaria was a remarkable place, a country with a much older history than America, a history you felt in the architecture, in the manner and the speech of people who had not forgotten the old ways.
Image Expo is kicking off with a stirring speech by Eric Stephenson. We’ll social media it along for you Image Expo is 10 minutes from starting, and the venue certainly has some swagger to it. #imageexpo pic.twitter.com/ML7zoPbNWd — Christopher Butcher (@Comics212) April 6, 2016 "Whatever you imagine, it can happen." Starting the keynote at […]