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Archive for November, 2006
2 Odd Mentions
The MU Libraries Web site stated, “The collections are diverse and include a substantial Rare Book Collection with material dating to the eighth century and a Comic Art Collection focused on underground comics and reprints of classic comic strips.”
What’s absolutely bizarre is that I used to work at the newspaper quoted. I was, in order, a reporter, designer, design editor, then managing editor. Whew.
Another fun fact about the University of Missouri? Mort Walker is an alumnus of the school and there’s a Beetle Bailey statue on campus.Posted by Tim Leong on November 29th, 2006 filed in Blog | 1 Comment »
Cover to the 52 Novelization
Did you know DC was doing a novelization of 52? I didn’t. Anyway, JG Jones’s cover to to said novelization is up on the Fanfare Web site.Posted by Tim Leong on November 29th, 2006 filed in Blog |
WIRED picks The Worst Superhero Names
Wired Magazine picks the worst superher names
Captain BoomerangPosted by Tim Leong on November 29th, 2006 filed in Magazines, Blog |
“Boomerang” is a silly word, and no military title can offset that. He could be Admiral Boomerang and he’d still just be a guy who throws curvy sticks at the Flash. I don’t know what makes a man choose to commit crimes with boomerangs, much less to imagine that a boomerang is going to be an effective weapon against someone who can run at the speed of light, but I imagine it involves low self-esteem and a whittling knife.
Tim Reads More Magazines, pt 2
So, I’m sitting here reading the latest issue of Swindle and they have a no longer timely interview with Alan Moore about Lost Girls.
There’s also a photo (that I’ll try to scan) that was taken by Jose Villarrubia.
An excerpt:Posted by Tim Leong on November 28th, 2006 filed in Magazines, Blog |
Swindle: After Lost Girls, what is your next big thing, or can you say?
Moore: Oh yeah, in terms of comics work, the only thing that I will be continuing with will be The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. That’s not to say that there won’t be more of the other things down the line, but at the moment me and Kevin are going to be continuing with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with one massive publication that is still to come out from ABC and then future volumes will be coming out probably froma combination of Top Shelf in America and Knockabout Comics over in the UK. Now, that’s pretty much it for comics.
In the new issue of STEP MAGAZINE, there’s a nice little profile of Terry Marks. Who is Terry Marks? Great question.
He’s the prinicipal creative designer at TMarks Design, a frequent contributor to HOW Magazine, and his clients include Adobe, Microsoft…and DC Comics.
Here is some of Terry’s, which you’ve probably seen, if you didn’t know it was his..
(all rights to Terry, duh)
Check out his site for more info and pieces.Posted by Tim Leong on November 28th, 2006 filed in Design, Blog | 1 Comment »
Say "Hello" to the Newest Edition of the Foundry Family
My baby Macbook Pro.Posted by Tim Leong on November 27th, 2006 filed in Blog |
Andrea Grant’s Minx on DC Comics’ Minx
Earlier today I briefly spoke with Andrea Grant, of Andrea Grant’s Minx, about DC Comics’ new imprint for teenage girls, Minx. Confused? Don’t be.
Were you aware DC would be going back to the Minx name?
DC and I worked out a co-existence agreement which I am not permitted legally to discuss. So yes, I expected they might come out with something called Minx, which is why my book is distinguished as a separate property called ‘Andrea Grant’s MINX’.
What do you think about the whole matter?
I just keep moving forward. I am excited to be launching a new Web site for my Minx comic project this week, which will also show older versions of my story from years ago. It is strange that one early version of Minx looks a lot like DC’s new character. However, I have always joked that all blondes look the same. Seriously, I think my fan base is very different from DC’s target.
Fans of Grant can be happy because her next full-length 40-page full color book, issue #1 of the ‘Coma Sleepers Hear It All’ story is at the printers. She’ll be promoting the book through her Web site at www.copiousamounts.com and at the NY Comic Con in February. She also has an 8-page short story coming out in the January 2007 CAG anthology.Posted by Tim Leong on November 25th, 2006 filed in Blog |
DC Wants Teenage Girls
In today’s New York Times there’s an article reporting DC Comics is creating Minx, an imprint of graphic novels aimed at teenage girls.
The books will launch in May 2007 and will start with six titles for the year. Some of the mentioned creators are Cecil Castellucci, a young adult novelist, and illustrator Jim Rugg.
Now, some of you might remember way back when that DC was taking legal action against indie writer Andrea Grant over the use of the word “Minx” as a book title. You might also remember that the case was resolved. Now it’s a lot easier to understand WHY DC was trying to protect the name Minx so badly. You have to wonder how that played into the agreement between the two.
More updates later…Posted by Tim Leong on November 25th, 2006 filed in Blog |
What Superheroes Are Thankful For
I-Mockery sums up a hilarious look at what different superheroes are thankful for this year. PS, Wartpath’s is my favorite.Posted by Tim Leong on November 22nd, 2006 filed in Blog |
This is the Headline of the Day:Blog |
Another Spider-Man 3 Poster
Posted by Tim Leong on November 22nd, 2006 filed in Movies, Blog |
Images of Chris Ware’s Variant Covers
Heidi already mentioned Chris Ware will be doing variant covers for the New Yorker, but here’s what they’ll look like…Blog | 1 Comment »