Thursday, June 26, 2008

MANGAish


for your enjoyment here is a drawing I did recently that i think is manga-ish

What is Darwyn Cooke Cooking?

Yesterday at the Joe Shuster Awards I saw the Darwyn Cooke panel. Some highlights
  • He lives in Halifax and his house is in danger of being burned down due to fires there
  • The next comics out by him are:
  • Liberty Comics
  • and Jonah Hex
  • He will publish an original graphic novel as his next big project. The graphic novel will not be published by Marvel or DC and will be a psychological thriller
  • After that he will publish four graphic novels based on books by a famous auther (he said he would say who at the San Diego comic con)
  • He is also producing an art book for the San Diego convention which he will only sell in his booth and in stores in Canada
Edited to add: you can now listen to the whole panel online here

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

George Carlin

I will always remember George Carlin from Jersey Girl. That was actually a pretty good movie.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

My Colouring Book

I tried doing this
and it ended up taking me past midnight working
I hope you enjoy it
(little note: the art is by Terry Moore, only the coloring is by me)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Spider Man is invincible

Reading this interview made me laugh


And you know, usually when you see Spider-Man, you think of him as invincible, but when you think about him as... gosh, there's 15-year-old Peter Parker inside that costume getting soaked and fighting, it's pretty amazing.

I find that this title makes you look at the characters more as people than this invincible superhero and his perfect friends.
Because he is virtually describing the concept of Invincible if you change a few words
you know, usually when you see Invincible, you think of him as invincible, but when you think about him as... gosh, there's 15-year-old Mark Grayson inside that costume getting soaked and fighting, it's pretty amazing.

I find that this title makes you look at the characters more as people than this invincible superhero and his perfect friends.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

responses

I would just like to post here some responses I have gotten in the comments section of this post
http://readingbookwatchingmoviesandmore.blogspot.com/2008/05/super-heroes-is-trademark-jointly-owned.html
Anonymous said...

Yep, it's true, and has been for a few decades. It may be used as a generic term to a certain extent, but not so much as to make trademark inapplicable.

Back in 2004 (when an indy comic "Super Hero Happy Hour" ran afoul of this trademark) Todd Verbeek wrote an interesting piece on the subject at
http://briefs.toddverbeek.com/super-heroes%C2%AE-a-trademark-of-dc-and-marvel/

which is interesting reading.

Anonymous said...

Most dictionary definitions and common usages of the term are generic and not limited to the characters of any particular company or companies.

Nevertheless, variations on the term "Super Hero" are jointly claimed by DC Comics and Marvel Comics as trademarks. Registrations of "Super Hero" marks have been maintained by DC and Marvel since the 1960s. (U.S. Trademark Serial Nos. 72243225 and 73222079, among others).

Thanks for the comments!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Something Wicked This Way Comes

from: http://lilrivkah.livejournal.com/249792.html

nearly all of Tokyopop's future books will be going straight to web. This wasn't a case-by-case scenario. Neither I nor any other single creators were singled out. It looks like the whole line of non-licensed material will cease printing and be promoted online only.
Well it doesn't look like it's getting any better for those people who have contracts with Tokeyopop.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Webcomics Site


I just did a quick tease of this but now there are a few comics up on my webcomics site:
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/areaderandwriter/story/series.php

Tim Russet RIP

just wanted to mention:
Tim Russet is Dead

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Two Face!! With Guest Artist NDCOMICS!!!

Hi,
some of you may remember NDCOMICS from this post
http://readingbookwatchingmoviesandmore.blogspot.com/2008/02/thank-you-to-ndcomics.html
and now he's back
NDCOMICS is someone you have in all likelihood never heard of (not that I expect you to have)
He draws a lot, like me and sometimes I ink his stuff like the wonderful drawing of Two Face you see below:

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Dreyfus and Wanda

Just a quick note:
so looking at the cast list for the new pink panther sequel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0838232/) I noticed that John Cleese is playing Dreyfus which is funny because in the first remake he was played by Kevin Kline. Both of whom were in the hilarious A fish called Wanda. Coincidence, I think not

Damn It!

I just had the worst thing that can happen to any reader happen! I dropped the book that I was reading in the bath and now it is a soggy mess and I have nothing to read. Damn it!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

OH MY GOD!! Barack Obama HAS THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION


OH MY GOD!!

I was so shocked when I looked in the morning paper to see the headline above. I am sad to see Hillary Clinton lose the nomination but I am so pleased that we are in a world where a black man can seriously be a candidate for PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

coming soon


http://www.webcomicsnation.com/areaderandwriter/story/series.php

"bit by bit, putting it together"

as I thought y'all might enjoy this I thought I would show you the process I use to make a comic book using art from my new comic (i won't tell you what it is though).

step 1: blank page
I downloaded this blank with balloons setup from http://www.dccomics.com/minx/?action=blab

step 2: art
drawn in B&W with lettering just so that I can see what the words are. So basically awful lettering. occasional margin notes


Step 3: Lettering and SFX
now I add in the words and special effects on the computer using Comic Life


step 4: Color
the fourth and final step is coloring it using photoshop




Sunday, June 1, 2008

Welcome to June

Now it is a whole new month. Let's see what happens now!