Digital Funnies: Comics Preservation by Jonathan Barli. Welcome to Digital Funnies, dedicated to preserving the history of this most neglected of art forms and reintroducing it to scholars and new readers alike. While several well-known titles such as Krazy Kat, Gasoline Alley, and Peanuts are being given their proper due in published form, there is still much of the rich history of comics and cartooning that will more than likely never see print again and worse, fade away with time. [Via Drawn!. And involved in this project is our very own Adam Kempa.]
posted by soundofsuburbia
on Mar 23, 2006 -
It's 1968. Hippies are everywhere, and they're reading underground comics. Your name is Joe Simon
. You want to create a mainstream comic book with a hippie as a hero. What do you come up with? Brother Power
It only lasted two issues. Of course, it did a little better than the Black Bomber
, a white bigot who sometimes turned into an African-American superhero. That comic was never
posted by Astro Zombie
on Mar 15, 2006 -
(COMICS NERD FILTER) Have you, like me, ever imagined that that somebody could convince a woman that looks remarkably
like Katee Sackhoff
to portray Power Girl
in a fan film about Kara's search for a "real job?"Imagine no more.
Ambitious for a fan film, quite entertaining and the rewards for True DC Comics Fans are quite abundant.
posted by beaucoupkevin
on Feb 23, 2006 -
+ Harry Potter = Kill Harry
, featuring cameo appearances by Bender the robot, Bruce Campbell, and Zombie Rick James, bitch.
posted by Gator
on Feb 20, 2006 -
Comic artist Seth Fisher died unexpectedly; this rotten news led to a session wallowing in his online gallery
to see one side of what the world lost. But, with so many comic artists putting galleries online, why wait until someone's gone to appreciate their work? You could admire the energy in Mike Wieringo
's figures, or the stylized coolness of Cameron Stewart
. You could bask in the freaky genius of Mike Allred
, or scratch your head and wonder how Phil Bond
's characters feel so real with such weird proportions. You could look to the future with Ryan Sook
, or, if you're more into the retro thing, there's always the old standby John Byrne
posted by COBRA!
on Feb 2, 2006 -
, for many of us, has been a tried and true character which many of us have grown up with. For my fellow comic geeks, I'm sure many of you will agree at having enjoyed the stories for many years. However, the recent "The Other"
storyline has harped on a series of evolutions(literally, not figuratively) that our webslinger has undergone of late. Of which an upcoming costume change
is the least.
posted by Doorstop
on Jan 31, 2006 -
Funny, but probably not in the way they intended. Dan Nuckols is no Jack Chick, but he tries. These cartoonists have a beef with public education
, fat kids
, non-existant cards
, and astronomers
posted by skallas
on Jan 30, 2006 -
Virgin Comics. You
've sold records
, broke records (sort of
), flown balloons
), furthered communication
, worked on a railroad
, launched an airline
and promised to send us to space*
, not to mention several other forays
into fashion, restauranteuring, books and film. So what do you
do next? Sell comic books
with Deepak Chopra
. (via Warren Ellis's Bad Signal)
posted by grabbingsand
on Jan 6, 2006 -
- The first and last mutiny of the British Army. The story was first told in "The Monocled Mutineer" by William Allison & John Farley which was later made into a BBC drama (script written by Alan Bleasdale
) broadcast in 1986. This program has never been shown since on British terrestrial TV and even resulted in questions being asked in Parliament
about the BBC's left-wing bias. The true facts will be classified until 2017, 100 years after the events. [mi]
posted by longbaugh
on Jan 5, 2006 -
Death (?) of a Small-Press Legend
The link points to a page dedicated to Bill-Dale Marcinko, one-time gonzo Rutgers University newspaper editor, small press publisher and a character it seems no one who knew could ever stop thinking about.
Marcinko, who had been supporting himself selling CDs on eBay, apparently died in a house fire when firemen were held back by cardboard boxes full of his collections. Still, he did fake his death several times before. His friends, most of whom haven't spoken to him in years, are hoping this is just a more elaborate prank.
Clifford Meth's tribute page celebrates Bill-Dale and his work, including AFTA
zine, described as perhaps "the first comics 'zine distributed to book and comic shops that combined comedy, politics and reviews on books, films, and comics. It was very much an underground version of Crawdaddy
, though with vastly personal content."
(via Mike Appelstein
, a contributor to the Rutgers Livingston Medium
posted by Scram
on Dec 9, 2005 -
On January 8, the price of a First Class US Postage
Stamp will creep up another two cents
. But fear not, True Believers, because 20 of those new stamps will feature costumed crusaders from DC Comics "including Superman, Wonder Woman, Plastic Man, Batman, Green Arrow and many more." (Newsarama
has more on the story, including the featured cover images for each hero.)
posted by grabbingsand
on Nov 30, 2005 -
:: A Dictionary of Comicbook Words on Historical Principles, Based on the Latest Conclusions of the Most Dubious Wordologists & Comprising Many Hundreds of New Words which Modern Literature, Science & Philosophy have Neglected to Acknowledge as True, Proper & Useful Terms & Which Have Never Before Been Published in Any Lexicon
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 21, 2005 -
Artist Tad Stones has started up the Hellboy Animated
blog, which already has some great stuff up about character designs and style concepts for the in-production animated series based on Mike Mignola's comics.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Nov 16, 2005 -
Hey, kids, let's watch a cartoon! May I present The Ship That Never Came In
by Kim Deitch, comix genius. It's a piece with his magnum opus Boulevard of Broken Dreams
. Both, as Time magazine's comix critic Andrew Arnold
notes, focuses on Ted Mishkin, a talented animator whose gifts can never quite overcome his curse. His curse is Waldo, a mischievous cat who walks on his hind legs. Waldo may be a delusion or he may be real, but only Ted can see him.
Wotta concept! More inside ? Fuckin' A !
posted by y2karl
on Oct 15, 2005 -