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Archive for September, 2007
David Hyde promoted at DC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DAVID HYDE NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLICITY, DC COMICS
(September 10, 2007 - New York, NY) —David Hyde has been promoted to Vice President of Publicity, DC Comics, it was announced today by Paul Levitz, DC Comics President & Publisher. Hyde will continue to report directly to John Cunningham, VP of Marketing.
Hyde, who joined DC Comics in November of 2003 as Director of Publicity, oversees the publicity campaigns for all graphic novels, trade paperbacks, and the 80-plus monthly ongoing periodical titles published by DC Comics, Vertigo, MINX, WildStorm, CMX, Zudacomics.com and MAD Magazine.
In his new position, Hyde will continue to represent DC in coordinating publicity opportunities for Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Licensed Publishing releases of DC comics-related properties.Posted by Tim Leong on September 10th, 2007 filed in Blog, Press Release |
Tim on the Comic Book Club - 9/11
What are you doing on 9/11? Want to laugh and talk comics? If so, come on down to the Comic Book Club, where I will be a featured guest on the weekly live talk show about comics. If you realllllly can’t wait, why dontcha peruse this pre-show interview avec moi.
The deets:Posted by Tim Leong on September 10th, 2007 filed in Blog |
The Peoples Improv Theater
154 W. 29th st.
Web Comics Showcase at MoCCA - 9/13
This Thursday I expect you New Yorkers to be at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art for the opening of the new Art of Web Comics exhibit.
This exhibit incorporates original artwork, prints of finished art, and digital displays. Featured in the exhibit will be the immensely popular Penny Arcade, PhD, Sluggy Freelance, User Friendly, Diesel Sweeties, Mom’s Cancer, Finder, Supernatural Law, Questionable Content, Something Positive, Scary Go Round, Achewood, Narbonic, Goats, and “My Obsession with Chess” by Scott McCloud, among many others.
The exhibit also includes a new installment of MoCCA’s New York Artist Showcase, focusing on the NYC members of the webcomics collective ACT-I-VATE.Posted by Tim Leong on September 10th, 2007 filed in Party, Blog | 1 Comment »
James Jean Art Book
While at the fabulous Rocketship party this past weekend I was flipping through James Jean’s fantastic new art book. The book itself is a work of art with fold-out pages and great printing. I was in even more awe when I turned the page and saw he included an illustration I assigned him for Complex Magazine. Very, very cool. I have a print of the same illustration in my apartment, and actually the anthology C’est Bon Kultur is using it as their cover right now.Posted by Tim Leong on September 10th, 2007 filed in Design, Blog |
Pulp Secret Interview
So this is weird. Usually I’m out interviewing artists and writers — but now the tables are turned. Not literally. There’s an interview with me up at Pulp Secret. Click it!
It’s a preview for Tuesday, Sept. 11 when I’ll be a guest on the Comic Book Club, a live talk show in NYC at the People’s Improv Theater.
Iron your capes, unplug the Bat Signal and set your decoder rings on awesome: the Comic Book Club is in session! The Comic Book Club is a weekly comic book talk show featuring the best comedians in New York talking shop with industry professionals from all corners of the comic book world. Hosted by Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben. Plus every show we give away a 25$ gift card to midtown comics!
The People’s Improv Theater is at 154 W. 29th st. Show starts at 8 pm. Only $5 cover.Posted by Tim Leong on September 7th, 2007 filed in Party, Blog |
Comics Events in NYC
9/8 BRIAN WOOD, MF GRIMM AND RON WIMBERLY AT ROCKETSHIPPosted by Tim Leong on September 5th, 2007 filed in Party, Blog |
Saturday, September 8th, at 8 pm, BRIAN WOOD will be signing the highly anticipated DMZ volume III, and musician/writer PERCY CAREY (aka M.F. GRIMM) will be signing his debut graphic memoir SENTENCES, along with artist RON WIMBERLY!
DMZ kicks ass, obviously, and if you haven’t picked up Sentences, you should. While you’re at it go listen to Grimm’s last album, American Hunger. It’s three discs of great lyrics and ill beats.
Music: Kanye’s new Graduation album is better than 50’s Curtis album. However, M.I.A.’s Kala is better than both.
Video Games: Metroid 3 Prime: Corruption is THE Wii game to get this summer. Possibly the best Wii game thus far.
Movies: Balls of Fury. I’m a ping pong fanatic, so it had me at Balls.Posted by Tim Leong on September 5th, 2007 filed in Video Games, Blog, Music, Not Comics |
Wired Magazine + Buffy
Obviously I’m a magazine guy. I work in the industry both professionally and in a self-publishing sense (not to say the two are mutually exclusive). One of my favorite mags is Wired, which I mention here frequently.
I was flipping through the most recent issue (again) and noticed an illustration that was very Sean McCabe-like on a Daft Punk story. But no, the credit was not Sean McCabe. Not at all. The credit belonged to a one Cordy Chase. Hmm. I’m pretty familiar with most of the editorial illustrators out there and Cordy Chase was not a name I recognized. So a quick google search of “Cordy Chase” and “illustrator” turned up zero results outside the Wired story. But if you just search “Cordy Chase” you get a ton of sites — Buffy fan sites, that is. Cordy Chase, as in Cordelia Chase — the lovely Charisma Carpenter.
What does that mean? I would wager a bet that someone on staff at Wired did the illustration but went with a pseudonym. Cleva. And that same person happens to be a big Buffy fan. Or I could be way off and there could be an illustrator out there named Cordy Chase who I’ve never heard of and doesn’t have a website.
Rejoice, Buffy fans. Someone at Wired has your back.Posted by Tim Leong on September 5th, 2007 filed in TV, Blog |
WEBSITE REDESIGN COMING
Hey guys, I wanted to let everyone know that in a few weeks we’re going to be changing up the website. It’s going to be more simplified and streamlined for the new print format. We’ll have cool new things like the blog and excerpts from the magazine. However, that means we’re going to be losing the boards and the portfolio sections.
We’ve made a good run at it for the past few years but we need to focus on the new focus of the Foundry, which is the print mag. So, if you need to change links, copy portfolios or anything, now is the time to do it. My sincerest apologies if this inconveniences you.
cheers!Posted by Tim Leong on September 1st, 2007 filed in Blog |
Editor, Comic Foundry
THE MAGAZINE IS IN STORES THIS WEEK!
I wanted to let you know that Comic Foundry, the new magazine about comics, will be in stores THIS WEEK!
Though we originally expected a Sept. 5th release date, we just found out the mag is debuting early — which is great because the wait is finally over. It’s been a long and arduous journey so I’m excited to get it on stands.
Comic Foundry is different because it is as diverse as the people who read comics. Although Wizard and The Comics Journal address the two very opposite ends of fandom, no one is speaking to the wide and growing number of fans who find themselves somewhere in between. Comic Foundry was created to do exactly that, defying traditional stereotypes about comic book fans with a smart, stylish package designed to draw readers of every strip into the fold. Comic Foundry will begin publishing quarterly in 2008, with our next issue in the Spring.Posted by Tim Leong on September 1st, 2007 filed in Blog |