Today's theme seems to be comics behind the curtain. We've got pencils, solicitation tactics, and even a bit about printing. As a comics production guy from way back, I sympathize with Dave McCaig. Transforming the work from the original art paper, through the digital production process, and back to paper again is a complex process — and all it takes is a butterfly somewhere else in the world to send it off in a different direction. Still, the rare setbacks are worth it — when the final comic turns out just as you pictured it in your head, there's no better feeling.
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From Greg Capullo's Facebook fan page, three looks as to how the menagerie of Batman #1 is shaping up. Gordon, Joker and Two Face…
However, unlike the online listings, pretty much every full page solicitation for a comic has a star splash emphasing the issue number. "Still #669! Still #17!" And in Uncanny X-Men's case "Still 543!" even though in a couple of issues it will have to be "Now #1!"…
Dave McCaig is the colourist for, amongst other books, Northlanders, for DC/Vertigo. And he just came across the printed versions of the fifth trade and the new Northlanders #41. And he has something to tweet.
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There's an undeniable Muppetiness to the first, full trailer for James Bobin's The Muppets. It looks right, has the right kind of gags and the right kind of tempo. Meanwhile, it promises something a little more polished and, for want of a better term, stylish than some previous Muppet works. I honestly think Jim Henson would want to see this film, and that's the real test for anything Muppetoid.
FX are going to be filming the pilot of Powers, based on the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comic book, in Chicago between July 12th and the 30th. And they need people to play policemen.
By Howard A Treesing from the DakkaDakka forums…
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