Briefs & Boxers! 09/10/10

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o “Nothing Dramatically Broken at DC Comics” At Comics Alliance, David Brothers takes the temperature of DC Comics, about half a year into the most recent management shake-up that replaced longtime publisher Paul Levitz with former DC Universe editor-in-chief Dan DiDio and star artist/WildStorm chief Jim Lee, and also left star writer Geoff Johns—in many […]

Even more Spider-Man Musical stuff

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We’re just about to hop in the car to get down to SPX, but GMAs Spider-musical package also had an interview with director Julie Taymor which we haven’t had time to watch — but Kevin Melrose did and Taymor shows off designs for Green Goblin and Swiss Miss, which are…cutting edge. Bonus: producer Michael Cohl […]

To Do Tonight: Shimuzu/Weber/Hanuka art show

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Blow-Up: September 1 – October 16, 2010 Opening reception: Friday, September 10, 2010 6:30 pm. SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS 128 East 63 Street, New York City.  

To Do Tonight: SP-XPLOSION

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The annual pre-show party at Atomic Books in Baltimore features readings, awards, and fun.

Nice Art: Richard Sala's HIDDEN site

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Few creators beside Richard Sala have the chops to pull this off as it should be pulled off:

Video: Reeve Carney sings Spider-Man musical song

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Reeve Carney sings “Boy Falls From The Sky,” one of the Bono/Edge penned songs for the Spider-Man musical this morning on GMA.

Yep, that was about what we expected from the moment we heard about this project.

The world we live in: Murakami at Versailles

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Get there before December 12th.

SPX stuff: What they are doing and selling

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What’s new at SPX this year? Click the images for more info!

SPX 10: Fantagraphics

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Fantagraphics will present the following new books:

SPX: Liza Hanawalt's badge art

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Via Flickr. We really want that VIP one this year!

Dance, Marvel Minimates, dance!

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It happened at Dragon*Con. Need we say more?

Someone please add music, pronto, so this can become the greatest video of all times for today.

How media became a commodity

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We kept meaning to link to this fascinating post by blogging/internet consultant Dan Blank about the disparate ways Disney and MGM treated their legacies, beginning with a harrowing account of the legendary MGM auction of 1970, an event equivalent to the burning of the Alexandrian library or the retreat from Leningrad in terms of movie memorabilia:

Alan Moore to industry: FU; Industry to Alan Moore: FU2

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Oh snap! Curmudgeonly genius Alan Moore delivers one of his most vinegary interviews yet, taking to Adi Tantimadh at Bleeding Cool mostly about DC’s abortive attempts to get Moore to give his blessing for those Watchmen sequels and spin-offs and what-nots. As Moore tells it, DC sent Dave “Watchmen” Gibbons to discuss the matter with Moore, which, to the shock of no one, upset Moore’s feelings. Moore wonders why DC is even seeking his approval, speculating that perhaps there is some kind of legal reason for the move. (Moore doesn’t seem to think that maybe they were just…trying not to hurt his feelings.) Anyway, Moore also wonders why they even need him anyway and delivers s bunch of sharp zings to today’s comics creators: