Wednesday Comics Briefing – It's Like Piccadilly Circus Round Here

Wednesday Comics Briefing – It's Like Piccadilly Circus Round HereCreative Briefing: Just what book is Eric Canete drawing right now? 'Cos he's not happy with a certain someone. Look for a squished Piccadilly Circus in an upcoming book…

Hey writer: Put 'CROWD SCENE' 1more f*ckin' time in this script, Im gonna time travel, kick your dad in the balls & ensure you wont be born

Also 'writer': Help me help you. Have a clear concept of the space, instead of having things conveniently pop up to service plot points. Thx

One more thing 'writer': You can write a guy throwing a punch? You CANNOT have him saying extended soliloquy in that punch, yeah? Ok, thanks

"Page 24, 10 panels. Panel 1: Wide panel- IMPRESSIVE shot of crowded Piccadilly Circus.." Its 10 panels, sir. Im an illustrator, not Jesus H

Of course this is also from a man constantly in the habit of berating himself, so it makes a welcome change.

Porn Briefing: Vivid Videos have shut down production on all productions after the news that one of their actors has tested positive for HIV. I understand that Superman XXX had wrapped the relevant scenes, but that Spider-Man XXX may well be affected.

Promo Briefing: When Rocketboom visit Forbidden Planet in New York.

Crime Briefing: The mainstream media are reporting that comic book dealer Matt Nelson chased after a thief who stole a number of comics including Whiz Comics #1 and Action Comics #11. Thought potentially to Wizard's delight and Reed's disdain, some are insisting on calling it Big Apple Comic Con, which was the weekend previous

Sound Briefing: Gizmodo looks at how movie makers transform iconic comic book sound effects into films, including those of Nightcrawler and Wolverine.



About Rich Johnston

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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