The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
, commonly shortened to the Eisner Awards
, are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books since 1988. The digital comic category was added in 2005. Some say the category could be expanded
, given the abundance of digital creations. Regardless, there are 42 different titles nominated in the past 8 years. The 2013 nominations have been made
: Ant Comic
, by Michael DeForge (previously
) | Bandette
, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover | It Will All Hurt
, by Farel Dalrymple (previously
) | Our Bloodstained Roof
, by Ryan Andrews (previously
) | Oyster War
, by Ben Towle. Nominations and winners from prior years inside. [more inside]
was an unofficial and independent, not-for-profit film based in the Firefly
universe. The movie, which was filmed, funded and produced entirely by volunteers, followed a new ship and crew three months after the events of the movie Serenity
. It also featured cameos from Adam Baldwin and Michael Fairman. [more inside]
Whedon, Black, Oswalt, Savage etc.: How to Survive High School Rookie
, the new blog/magazine from fashion's darling, 15 yr old Tavi Gavinson,
asked various "grownups" for advice about high school. [more inside]
Five imaginary movies about your favorite childhood games
. In reaction to Ridley Scott's Monopoly
and Peter Berg's Battleship
(each a real-life film in development), io9 posits about the as-yet-imaginary movies-to-come, once the "board game movie" craze takes off, of Darren Aronofsky's Pac-Man
, J.J. Abrams' Candy Land
, Werner Herzog's Tic-Tac-Toe
, Paul Verhoeven's Snakes and Ladders
, and Joss Whedon's POGs
. [more inside]
" is dead. Joss Whedon falls victim to FOX once more.
'This is not a joke, this is not a scam, this is not available on TV. I will write a check TODAY for $10,000, and viola! Terminator off your hands.'
With the rights to the Terminator franchise up for sale
Joss Whedon makes a bid.
A document has recently surfaced online
, published by an Adelle Dewitt, asking all of the employees of the Los Angles branch of Rossum inc
. to please, for the love of god, buckle down and bring in more clients.
The only problem? Rossum has denied that Dewitts department even exists. Which is why Sen. Perrin is threatening to call down the thunder. [more inside]
already been rebooted
once, died twice and come back as a comic book
. I'm sure she'll survive a feature relaunch
Last night Joss Whedon received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism at Harvard, taking the opportunity to talk about religion and education (somewhat rough video)
, as well as taking questions about Dollhouse
, his probably-soon-to-be-cancelled not-all-to-be-shown
show. I wonder how these guys
A brief look at the Big Bang birth of a fandom: the explosion
of 'Dr. Horrible' fandom
in just 47 days. Quite a lot of "more inside" follows. [more inside]
Joss Whedon's latest project is a family affair.
Seems that Mr. Whedon got a little bored during the writer's strike and called up some friends and family to help him make a low-budget web-series:
The story of a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he’s too shy to talk to. Featuring Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer, Felicia Day as Penny and a cast of dozens. Written by Joss Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, and Zack Whedon. Directed by Joss Whedon. Produced by David Burns, Michael Boretz, and Joss Whedon. Music by Joss Whedon and Jed Whedon. Lyrics by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen. Score and Orchestration by Jed Whedon.
Make sure to watch the trailer, and read Joss' announcement
. And if you're so inclined, there's an official MySpace page
, and a fan page
Who do you want her to be... next year?
Fans of Joss Whedon
and Eliza Dushku
vow to save
the television series Dollhouse
from cancellation by Fox
Television - eight months
before it is scheduled to broadcast. Is this just guerilla fan-marketing
, or are they serious? Or both? (previously on MetaFilter)
Sugarshock (2 3)
: A webcomic by Joss Whedon.
Joss Whedon announces new Fox television series, with Eliza Dushku!
"Echo (Eliza Dushku) [is] a young woman who is literally everybody's fantasy." [more inside]
Can't Stop The Serenity.
"By their very nature, science fiction fans want to improve their world." Joss Whedon's
birthday is this weekend (June 23). In honor of the event, fans of Firefly
are organizing Serenity screenings around the world with the proceeds to benefit his favorite charity, Equality Now
"Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure." It's a fitting charity for a writer whose favorite subjects include "amazing, kick-ass adolescent heroines"
and strong women
in general. Last year's event
earned almost $66,000 USD for the organization, and this year's event
aims to raise $100,000 USD.
Fan fiction in motion: Cherub, the Vampire with Bunny Slippers
is the latest "internet video series" following several other parodies
, no-budget home movies
and web-only serials
inspired by Joss Whedon works (or the sudden lack thereof). Released every Friday and in its second episode
, Cherub (trailer
) is part comedy, part cheeseball community theater and based on the WB series Angel
. And there are others
in the works.
In this graduate seminar
we will investigate the world -- the "Jossverse" or "Whedonverse" -- of Joss Whedon (1964- ), third generation television writer (both his father and grandfather wrote for the medium), creator of three television series (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly
), script doctor for a variety of films (including Speed, Toy Story, Alien Resurrection
), and comic book author (Fray, Astounding X-Men
The trailer online. This makes me soooo happy. I've been watching and re-watching the DVD set far too many times to be healthy.