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Preview for Komikwerks' "Thrills & Chills" Anthology

ComicBookResources.com has posted an 11-page preview of Komikwerks’ Thrills & Chills anthology comic. The book contains several stories by comic book and animation professionals, including Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League Unlimited, Static Shock), Keith Giffen, and Tom Mandrake. The 200 page digest comic should be available at comic book shops now for $9.95.

Sho Murase on Drawing Nancy Drew

Animator/artist Sho Murase and her work on Papercutz’s Nancy Drew graphic novels are the subjects of a feature article in the San Francisco Gate. The first Nancy Drew graphic novel, The Demon of River Heights, was released in April.

"Electric Company" Coming to DVD

A brief article in the Los Angeles Times notes that a DVD release of PBS’s The Electric Company is in the works (free registration required). Airing from 1971 to 1977, The Electric Company featured Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno, and the earliest work of actor Morgan Freeman, as well as assorted animated features and live-action Spider-Man […]

The Wages of Sin: Why "Sin City" Should Have Been Animated

Whatever its strengths or weaknesses as a movie, the universal consensus is that Sin City is the most faithful comics-to-film translation to date. Virtually all its dialogue is lifted straight from Frank Miller’s original text, and the “digital backlot” techniques used to shoot the film painstakingly reproduce the visuals of the comics. At least one […]

New On-line Comics Previews

Buzzscope.com has posted a page full of comic book previews for books scheduled for release on September 7, 2005. Included are The Stardust Kid #2 by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog; Incredible Hulk #86 by Peter David and Jorge Lucas; Ultimate Spider-Man #82 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley; and Y the Last Man […]

Comic Book Industry Begins Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Several players in the comic book industry have announced relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the American South. DC Comics has issued a preliminary statement stating that they will give their products to affected retailers at no charge, and promises a more comprehensive statement next week. The linked article at Newsarama.com also recalls […]

Betty Boop Goes to Hooters

The Hooters Restaurant chain has debuted a new lapel pin putting Betty Boop into the tank top and shorts uniform of a Hooters waitress. It is apparently the latest of 357 collectible Hooters lapel pins, although it is the first to feature a licensed character. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Retrospective of "Pink Floyd: The Wall" and "Hercules" Designer Due in November

Artist Gerald Scarfe’s career will be examined in depth in Drawing Blood: Forty Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored, a retrospective book due out on November 3. Scarfe’s work has been seen in works as disparate as Pink Floyd: The Wall and Walt Disney’s animated Hercules movie. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter weblog)

Going Behind the Page with Terry Moore, "Strangers in Paradise"

Newsarama.com has posted a lengthy interview with Terry Moore, creator, writer and artist for the independently published comic book Strangers in Paradise.

Animation and Nelson Shin Bring Rare Unity to Korean Peninsula

The New York Times covers Nelson Shin’s animated feature film Princess Chung, noting that both North and South Korean teams were responsible for producing the film (free registration required). The article covers Shin’s biography and career highlights, and notes that animation is failing to draw large audiences at the South Korean box office.

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