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Wednesday Runaround – Oiling Up Aquaman

SpawnWatch: The Gaiman/McFarlane Spawn trial gets oodles of coverage from the mainstream press. But my favourite quote was this one from Todd– "I try not to get overly worked up about it. Somebody smarter than all of us will tell us where this all will land."

YoungWatch: The press is also quite enamoured by Neil Young's Greendale from Vertigo, saying

scenes from the Gulf reminded me how prescient it is. Maybe that's synchronicity, maybe that's coincidence. Or maybe it's witchery.

and the New York Times delves into the creation of the book, with Neil Young having quite an obsession over artist Cliff Chiang.

"It took me about a year and a half to get Cliff Chiang," Mr. Young said.

After being told that Mr. Chiang's schedule would not be free for sometime, Mr. Young took matters into his own hands. "I found his Web site, and I sent him an e-mail telling him I was going to wait until hell froze over," he said.

TimesTheyAreAChanginWatch: And while the above article touches on writer Dysart's work on the Avril Lavigne graphic novels, it's interesting how things change over time.

Josh  in 2007:

Newsarama: Was Avril involved from the very beginning?
JD: Oh yeah, from day one.

Josh in 2010:

Nrama: How did Lavigne's book compare to working with Neil Young on Greendale?
Dysart: You know, it was completely different. Avril Lavigne had absolutely nothing to do with the book I wrote for her. I never met her; we never received notes from her.


Wednesday Runaround – Oiling Up Aquaman

From Crimson Monkey:

That's right folks I propose that DC comics publish "The All New Aquaman" sponsored of course by BP. This all new Aquaman could take a lot of cues from the Blackest Night Version of him, when he was an undead Aquaman controlling dead sea creatures. DC can keep the current direction they already have but just slip in a quick trip to the gulf and a little exposure to the oil spill. Surely this would be all that needs to occur to revert ole Aquaman back to his undead persona.

Now don't jump to conclusion that this Aquaman is evil. Sure he commands the undead fish and birds and mammals of the sea. Yes he sleeps in the decaying coral reefs. Yet this Aquaman defends the rights of oil companies to drill and teaches the citizens of the gulf coast that the oil is actually a blessing.

Wednesday Runaround – Oiling Up Aquaman

ProcessWatch: Janet Evanovich talks writing comics to USA Today.

It was surprisingly hard. Everything gets so edited down. You really have to find the nitty-gritty of the plot in order to tell a story in 100 pages,

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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