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Archive for August, 2006
Got an X-Box Live? Like Battlestar Galactica? Well, you’re in luck.
Xbox Live users in the U.S. can now download the full length TV show ‘Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far’ in standard def from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Just in case you are wondering, this marks one of the first times that a complete TV episode has been digitally delivered to your Xbox 360 over Xbox Live. The file size is 492.20 MB.
From Major Nelson
Hurry now and you can catch up before season 3 starts in October.Posted by Tim Leong on August 29th, 2006 filed in TV, Blog |
site down for a few hours
Comic Foundry will be down for a couple hours.
Remember those crazy outages we had during the peak of our video blog escapade? Well, we’re switching servers so the site will be more efficient and it won’t happen again. It’ll only be down for a couple of hours, so hold tight, comicsters.Posted by Tim Leong on August 28th, 2006 filed in Blog |
FOUR THE FIRST TIME
NEW COMICS BLOG TO CHECK OUT
Our pals Joe and Drew have just launched a new comics blog with a neat twist, I think. The premise is revolves around the original run of the Fantastic Four by Lee and Kirby. It’s a milestone book but neither have read any of it before. The big idea?
So here’s the plan: I’m going to start at issue #1 and work my way through all 102 issues and eight annuals of the Lee/Kirby collaboration, posting my thoughts on every issue as I go along. That’s it.
The best part about this new blog? The name: Four the First Time. Genius!Posted by Tim Leong on August 28th, 2006 filed in Blog |
52 Coloring Question
We talked with DC Editor Stephen Wacker back in May about production on the weekly book 52. He mentioned that “It helps that the book has one colorist, Alex Sinclair.”
Well, fast forward to week 16 and you’ll notice that Sinclair is listed as the cover colorist, but not thePosted by Tim Leong on August 28th, 2006 filed in Blog |
HOW TO: Make Your Own Animation
Create a cartoon in 10 minutes
The great site Instructables has a nice and easy tutorial on how you can produce your own animated cartoon with as little as a whiteboard, a webcam and a computer. If you ever wanted to produce a cartoon but didn’t know how — well, now you have no excuse.
Do it to it, Lars.Posted by Tim Leong on August 28th, 2006 filed in Blog |
Title Art from Batman: TAS
This French site has a nice little gallery of a bunch of the opening title credits from Batman: The Animated Series. I’d mostly forgotten about these and the cool art that goes with them.
For more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out our feature where our brave writer watched the entire first season of BTAS in one sitting - Click herePosted by Tim Leong on August 28th, 2006 filed in TV, Blog |
Posted by Tim Leong on August 25th, 2006 filed in Movies, Blog | 2 Comments »
From the upcoming Transformers Movie
How to think for yourself
10 Tips on How To Think For Yourself
I saw this on LifeHacker, via Life is a Journal. They’re pretty cutesy with a side order of cheese, but they’re very true. I also think they’re great tips for any future or current journalist. I know I’m guilty of not following some of these at different times. These are especially helpful when being swamped with the countless press releases from different companies.
Check out the first few and then click the link for more…
1) If in doubt - ask a question.
Don’t be afraid to question things. Don’t be afraid to offer a question even though other people in your peer group have not questioned before.
2) Place experience over authority.
If one reflects upon what the authority figure is conveying to you, does it pan out with your real life experience? For example, if someone tells you that all red heads are moody - have you experienced this in your life?
3) Understand People.Posted by Tim Leong on August 25th, 2006 filed in Blog | 1 Comment »
Does the person communicating with you have an agenda that might be influencing what they are telling you? What is motivating this person? Why do you think they think this way?
Fantagraphics is having a sale on all their merchandise.Posted by Tim Leong on August 25th, 2006 filed in Blog |
Between now and September 30th, we’re offering a straight across-the-board discount of 20% off any and all FANTAGRAPHICS orders of $40 (pre-discount) or more, whether bought by MAIL ORDER, by PHONE, or over the WEB. (Note: If you buy from our website the shopping cart will not reflect your discount, but it will be taken care of on our end.)
News on "The Dark Knight" sequel
Betterthanfudge.com has some info on where Christopher Nolan’s Joker character will draw his motivation:
“I would certainly point to The Killing Joke but I also would point very much to the first two appearances of the Joker in the comic. If you look at where the Joker comes from there’s a very clear direction that fits what we’re doing very well.
He also goes on to say:Posted by Tim Leong on August 25th, 2006 filed in Movies, Blog | 1 Comment »
“The title (The Dark Knight) has been chosen very specifically. It’s quite important to the film.”"
Not Comics: Technology
I’m finally getting internet and cable in my new apartment this weekend. It’s not really new since I’ve been here 7 weeks already. Life was hectic until a few weeks ago when I bought a 1 gb Sandisk Cruzer. The thing works like a charm. I’ve been able to transfer big and small files effortlessly. The best part? It’s pretty cheap - $22 at Circuit City and $30 at Best Buy - both in-store only.Posted by Tim Leong on August 24th, 2006 filed in Blog, Not Comics |
Marvel Fills in the Gaps
From Yesterday’s Faux Editor Simulation by Tom Brevort
We’re about to close this month’s Previews catalogue, and Travis Charest has turned in no cover for DAREDEVIL. He’s completely off the grid, so unless you’ve got a better idea, we’re going to have to cobble an image together out of interior artwork in order to have something to run.
From a press release Marvel sent out today about sending Civil War titles back to press to help fill in the gaps created by the infamous scheduling crisis:
In response to retailer demands, Marvel is keeping Civil War titles in stock, including 6 single Civil War titles as well as a collection of Civil War Amazing Spider-Man stories, all which explain the Wall Crawler’s decision to unmask in a single oversized and specially-priced comic….Issues #2 and #3 of Civil War: Front Line will also be receiving second printing variants with all new covers using interior art by artist Ramon Bachs.
Just saying it’s interesting, that’s all.Posted by Tim Leong on August 22nd, 2006 filed in Blog |