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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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)
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.
David Gerstein, Archival Editor for Gemstone Publishing, has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Mickey and the Gang Classic Stories in Verse, a 360 page trade paperback reprinting one-page adventure stories starring Disney’s iconic characters. The original comics were published in Good Housekeeping magazine starting in 1934. The trade paperback is available for pre-order […]