Joe Simon teams with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

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TweetStill time for the second airing!: JOE SIMON – LIFE LESSONS, is scheduled to air on CNN Monday, April 16 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The piece was filmed in Joe Simon’s studio in New York City, as part of a segment produced by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Dr. Gupta is the chief medical correspondent […]

Is the pamphlet the future of comics?

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TweetThe native are restless. Or at least the artists are. In our previous item we mentioned Bryan Talbot and ALICE IN SUNDERLAND — it took him five years to finish it, and that’s a long time to be working on anything. The one downside of the graphic novel boom is that creators have to sequester […]

TONIGHT: Talbot in Toronto

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TweetFriday night we stopped by Hanleys to say hi to Bryan Talbot and get our copy of ALICE IN SUNDERLAND signed. It was an odd day, as the signing almost had to be cancelled when someone jumped out of the Empire State Building across the street. Only one leg made it all the way to […]

Taymor and Bono team for Spidey musical

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TweetYep, you read that right. Superhero Hype has the casting notice: SPIDER-MANTheatreMUSICALAEA 29-HOUR REHEARSED READING Director: Julie TaymorMusic and Lyrics: Bono and The Edge of U2Musical Supervisor: Teese GohlBook: Julie Taymor and Glen BergerProducer: Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel EntertainmentCasting Director: Telsey + CompanyRehearsals: Begin 7/2/07 in NYCReading: 7/12/07 and 7/13/07 The notice includes […]

‘Hulk’ goes Fight Club with Norton

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Tweet Didn’t see that one coming: Edward Norton is to star as the Hulk in the Louis Leterrier-directed film, set for release in ’08. Marvel Studios, which has a $525 million credit facility obtained through Merrill Lynch, made “The Incredible Hulk” its second film under that arrangement, and seeks to make a sequel that is […]

German ‘toon lonely for mate

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TweetPumuckl, a lovable water sprite plucked from folkelore to become a popular German cartoon character is at the center of a legal battle over whether he can get a girlfriend or not: Ellis Kaut, 86, who created Pumuckl 45 years ago, has taken out an injunction against her one-time friend, the designer Barbara von Johnson, […]

The week that was

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TweetIt’s a tough blow to lose Kurt Vonnegut and Don Ho and have to pay taxes all in the same week and we’re still in recovery. We’re leaving for Barcelona tomorrow, so posting will be very sporadic this week, but we hope to have some coverage from the Salon. Accent on “hope”. Speaking of Vonnegut, […]