TheftWatch: A T-shirt maker steals a sketch of Matt Smith by 10 Doctors creator Rich Morris off the internet, then claims he has the original drawing and BBC permission when approached. When he clearly has neither.
Contact me again and you can expect a knock on your door when I ring up the The British Consolate and complain that some of their fruitcakes are harassing someone an Ocean away. What a bunch of idiot clowns.
NewsWatch: The Guardian reports on the Comic Sans War. In Comic Sans. While the Independent jumps on the bandwagon to mourn the fall of the the Filipino comic book industry.
Terry Bagalso, editor of Atlas Publishing, once the country's largest komiks publisher, recalled that in the 1980s, at the height of the industry's popularity, his company was printing 30 titles a week.
Its top-selling titles easily sold 400,000 copies a week with total komiks circulation in the millions.
"We had to send out an armoured car to collect our sales earnings," she recalled.
SigningWatch: Dirk Manning is signing books in Borders, Toledo at 6pm today. Meanwhile Simon Pegg is doing the same at 4pm at Forbidden Planet in London.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
The term "geek" finds its origins in the 1500s when it meant someone who was considered a fool.
Even Stan Lee (who received a "story consultant" credit on every show) was publicly critical of the series, calling it "too juvenile." This is the same guy who praised the bizarre Japanese rip-off in which Spider-Man commands a giant robot. Say what you will about that one, at least it looks like they were TRYING to make a superhero show.
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The Photographer is a true hybrid of artistic approaches. Frames of photos run in succession to provide parallax views of a scene, and Lemercier's coloration of the drawn panels enhances the immediacy of the experience. (The Persian script in several scenes was even penned by Persepolis artist/author Marjane Satrapi.) Moved along by interwoven panels of photography and illustration, we were completely absorbed by the action and had to be pulled away to tell you about it.
To know the risks associated with controlling a script that has a related graphic novel lurking out there, you should talk to Tiger Woods. The script is the wife you know and love and want make a life with. The graphic novel is the dark mysterious Bennigan's waitress who, if she rears her really-not-that-attractive head, is going to ruin the whole dang thing.
New Yorkers! Dan Fogler and co. will be performing a radio play of the MOON LAKE graphic novel on Oct. 30!
"Stronghold" is being eyed as the starting point of a partnership between Amber and 2000 AD — best known for its "Judge Dredd" stories, which served as the basis for the 1995 feature starring Sylvester Stallone and an upcoming DNA Films pic starring Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby.