AwardWatch: Bleeding Cool hinted at a bit of a blowup of the Eagle Awards in our Kapow coverage two weeks ago. The Awards were held last weekend (Bleeding Cool won one) but without organisers Mike Conroy and Cassandra Conroy, stalwarts of the British con scene. The awards became jointly owned by MCM and the Conroys a few years ago and now it appears to be going through a messy divorce.
In a press release, Cassandra stated "The Eagles are neither dead nor morphing into anything else. MCM Expo is in no position to announce, imply or indicate otherwise. In fact no third party can casually discard what my father has developed over the past 36 years. The Eagles will continue to soar into 2013 and beyond. We'll be announcing further details of our plans for next year in the near future."
It's the Kirbys all over again. Time to call out the lawyers.
SpurrierWatch: Here is the cover to the second print of Extermination #1.
SanDiegoWatch: Five thousand single tickets for the San Diego Comic Con 2012 go on sale today. This is your last chance folks. 8am PT, 11am ET, 4pm BST…
DigiWatch: The New York Times the new mainstream of digital comics.
Mr. Waid said digital comics called for new skills, particularly in pacing and presentation. "With a printed comic, the only place I can surprise you as a reader is the upper left-hand corner," he said, referring to the narrative opportunity presented at each turn of the page as the eye moves to the top panel. "With digital, I can surprise you with every page turn."
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
ComiXology Blog » Blog Archive » Watchmen #1-12 in CMX-HD only on ComiXology
Available digitally today for the first time in its original single issue form, Watchmen comes to comiXology just in time for the highly anticipated release of this year's Before Watchmen prequel event. No digital library is complete without all twelve of the original Watchmen single issues and it's never been easier to read this classic piece of comic history than today!
In a study conducted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, researchers found that youngsters who are asked "What would Batman eat?" choose foods that are more healthful than children who don't consider the food choices of superheroes. But one question still remains. Can even the Dark Knight convince them to pull up their jeans?
Trivia quizzes and my Answer Man sobriquet date back even further in DC Comics history… to 1976, when I convinced then-President Sol Harrison to let me create a weekly Daily Planet house ad to appear in the books. A faux newspaper that hyped events in the various titles, the Planet also included trivia quizzes, mini-puzzles, and, ultimately, Ask the Answer Man, where readers could have their questions about DC answered..
Incredible Hulk Anatomy by Scientific American Blogs' own Glendon Mellow takes this realism to a different depth. Describing this fan art, Mellow, argues, " Established characters borne of exaggerated real world scientific causes could probably use science-inspired revisions."
What else do we notice about these three screens? Two-tier storytelling. Isn't it strange how all three teams have gone to two-tier, independent of each other?
Creator Dale Lazarov has posted up a PDF of a talk he gave at this year's TCAF, "Comics Made Me Gay (Well, No, They Just Confirmed It)" in which he "illustrates and explains how and why the comics/sequential art form is uniquely suited for representing both the objective and subjective experience of homoeroticism.