With only 3 days remaining till this year’s Free Comic Book Day, here’s a peek at a few of the freebies coming to you!
Daniel Best digs up the bankruptcy court proceedings for Todd McFarlane Inc. and notes that the $2.2 million settlement includes $1.1 million set aside for the “Gaiman Settlement (Class 4).” As Best notes, this is not necessarily the amount of money that Neil Gaiman received, since lawyers fees were to come out of the money.
We mentioned this in our official MoCCA report for Publishers Weekly, but if there is one must-read this week, it’s The Cartoon Crier from The Center for Cartoon Studies. Distributed as a lovely free paper at MoCCA, you can now read it in Issu form at the link.
But we must warn you. DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE NOT SAD. Because it will make you sad.
On the off chance you’ve been living under a rock, Ridley Scott is directing a science fiction film called “Prometheus.” The official story is they started out to do a prequel to Alien and sometime in the pre-production process, the story grew into something different than Alien. There’s a new trailer out (and there is an element or two here that you might consider a plot spoiler, so be warned):
Mark Waid’s been threatening to go digital for quite some time. He’s also had a history of exploring options outside of DC and Marvel. Waid spent some time at Crossgen, launched his creator-owned Empire with Barry Kitson over at Image under the tragically short-lived Gorilla imprint, did Hunter/Killer with Marc Silvestri for Top Cow and spent some time as E-I-C at BOOM!, where he launch a few books with Irredeemable as his flagship title. Now he’s finally combining those longstanding threats and his independent work with “Thrillbent.”
As we mentioned a few days back, DC’s East Coast publicity department has been severely depopulated, first by the surprise departure of VP David Hyde, and the simultaneous ankling of publicity manager Josh Kushins, who left for a new job in California, we’re told. Kushins had been at DC for about a year.
BY JEN VAUGHN – Fantagraphics Books isn’t necessarily THE MAN of the comics world but since I’ve only ever self-published my own comics, MoCCA 2012 was my first two days on the job as a staff member of the independent comics publisher. There are more than a few differences between the two experiences. Read on!
A brief apology for posting this but the Star Trek nerd in me could NOT help myself. Many a weekend was spent in my youth attending the Star Trek conventions with my mom at the Plaza hotel in Las Vegas, the highlight of course was meeting Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Commanders Data and Worf).