If you didn’t get enough of ’90s style hairdos in yesterday video epic, via Very Fine / Near Mint, another classic ’90s video of a retailer roundtable on the cable access show The Chronic Rift. Three NYC-area retailers discuss advance reorders and the impending marriage of Superman. Of the stores mentioned, only Hanley’s of Staten Island is still around.
Via Matt Madden, Hillary Allison reveals a money saving technique for ink-slingers who favor the nib.
Bonus: Elite Beat Intern Maggie Siegel-Berele stars as the ink-slinger in question.
It’s pretty obvious that next week’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival is going to be he most awesome show of the year. And just to back that up. here’s an awesome preview video featuring Chester Brown, Michael Comeau, Steve Charles Manale, Vicki Nerino, Michael Cho, Michael DeForge, Seth, Fiona Smyth + Britt Wilson.
It’s a newish comics chat show, set at Brave New World in Santa Clarita with hosts Bryan J Daggett and Atom! Freeman with guests Mark Waid and Andy Khouri, this time out talking about digital comics. The show airs live Tuesday at 7 pm on Justin.tv’s Geekweek channel, or on YouTube right this very minute. We’d definitely spend an hour listening to this crew.
For those of you who couldn’t get over to last week’s Strandicon and Comics Journal panel with Gary Groth, Dan Nadel, Tim Hodler, and Kim Deitch, the Strand has YouTubed the whole thing!:
And BONUS Strandicon interviews with Ben Katchor, Nadja Spiegelman, Trade Loeffler, Dash Shaw, Brecht Evens, Joe Ollmann, R. Sikoryak, Jillian Tamaki, and Pascal Girard.
Comedy writer Tom Gammill (Seinfeld, The Simpsons) has a comic strip called The Doozies, and has made a bunch of videos in which he teaches the ancient secrets of cartooning. In his 26th episode, he visits the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont and discovered things about the climate and the students. The humor is a bit, er, broad, but this video is quite charming.
If you like Fritz Lang, Giger, Superman, Sin City and Bernard Herrmann, you are sure to like this short SF film!
Hero Complex has debuted a holiday themed motion comic called “The Angel” by Dean Haspiel and Daniel J. Kramer with a soundtrack by Moby. Since it was created to be a motion comic it’s actually entertaining! It’s kind of an animation/poetry/music video mashup more than a comic but we’re not really keeping score at this point.
We’ve often written about our admiration of the graphic novel ELMER by Gerry Alanguilan, both for its lush art and its daring, thoughtful storyline about a world where talking, thinking chickens struggle to be accepted as…people. But it turns out Alanguilan is much better known to the world at large as…”The Greatest Man On The Internet” thanks to a series of popular YouTube videos
Looks like the NHL is pretty serious about these Stan Lee/Neal Adams superheroes. Above is the 2nd intermission show that was put on complete with video projections, a guy in a costume, a mysterious villain, and narration by Stan “The Man” Lee himself.
As you may have read, a gunman down in Panama City, Florida walked into a school board meeting, sprayed a V for Vendetta symbol on the wall, walked around with a gun, making a lot of statements, started shooting and eventually was shot by a deputy, then killed himself. (Reports differ on this, but the most credible reports are that he used his gun on himself.)
This video is pretty unbelievable, especially the part where a woman sneaks behind him and whacks him with her purse. And gets worse from there.
Over on YouTube, you can watch The Comic Strip Hero, 1981 documentary made by the BBC about the history of Superman. WE haven’t had time to watch the whole thing, but it promises a fantastic look back with contemporary footage of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.