UPDATED: Kibbles 'n' Bits, 8/16/2012: art, time, man, Rocket Raccoon

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§ Hey it’s a 10-minute interview with Joe Sacco on comics journalism. Unfortunately it’s autostart so we won’t embed it here (Not cool, Macmillan.) Via

§ More on MonkeyBrain, the digital comics imprint via an interview with Allison Baker & Chris Roberson:

Roberson: We see our role as something between logistical support and quality control. Creative decisions are (and should be!) made by the creators, so in terms of story content, artistic choices, things like that, those are decisions that we leave to the creative teams. When it comes to how best to format things, or what kind of challenges and opportunities the digital form presents, we’re happy to serve as a resource. And when an issue is nearing completion, we’re here to act as another set of eyes to make sure that no errors or mistakes crept in that the creators didn’t intend. But then when the pages are finished we step in and get things packaged together in the way that comiXology needs them, and shepherd them through the process that results with them appearing online.



§ Apparently a bit of a spat between Joe Casey and Mike Huddleston has resulted in there being no collection of the now 8-issue BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER. has resulted in some internet crossfire.

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§ More on the value of original comics art, as Ng Suat Tong and Robert Boyd discuss how you could have purchased some of the greatest Frank King Gasoline Alley strips ever for much less than the price of a Spider-Man cover. Via

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§ But you can still bid on Jill Thompson’s art for an unproduced Sandman movie.

§ Mark Evanier explains what “Inked by Roz Kirby” means—and it wasn’t that Jack Kirby’s wife was really that fantastic an artist:

§ Marvel’s Premiere Classics Line is ending after more than 100 volumes. This was a mid-priced line of reprints showcasing various storylines of the past, like “Rocket Raccoon: Guardian of the Keystone Quadrant” and “Kraven’s Last Hunt” and so on. To be honest we’re not too clear on just what reprint lines Marvel has and what they put out, but it seems to us that someone somewhere could make money by issuing a concise Marvel Masterworks line of the greatest 20-25 classic stories and keeping them in print.
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§ Speaking of Rocket Raccoon…ouch.
And hey, we can embed image galleries, like these 30 great covers.

Comments

  1. likefunbutnot says:

    Unlike a movie featuring Wonder Woman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow or Aquaman, I actually WANT to see a movie starring a computer generated raccoon gun nut and a quasi-verbal anthropomorphic tree.

  2. I, for one, think Green Arrow, Aquaman and Wonder Woman could make fantastic movies. If the right writer did them justice.

  3. Those are some awesome covers! I’m surprised no covers from 52 made the cut, though. That was one crazy series of covers.
    Can’t get everything in, though. Obvs.
    Still, super cool.
    Not so sure why the Zatanna one made it (that’s just sorta – uh, hey, it’s Zatanna), but overall really cool.

  4. I want that Kid Loki variant cover.

  5. Also, yes, DC please get your shit together.

  6. Jesse says:

    Given the last attempt at a Green Lantern movie you should feel lucky that WW, Flash etc…. have not been ruined by the WB movie machine. Stick to your strengths more animated movies I trip over in Target when I try to buy diapers.

  7. Paul Mellerick says:

    Butcher Baker – I don’t think Huddleston was saying there wouldn’t be a trade, just that the US edition won’t have any extra stuff, as they can’t get it together to sort that stuff out. That is a definite shame, I was looking forward to a big oversized HC collection of that stuff, Huddleston’s art was amazing.

  8. I’ll gladly take a FLASH movie, especially with today’s technology. As for Wonder Woman? I’ll take that, too. And unlike others I’ll even take a mediocre film version.

    Just making a WW or Flash film at all gives it some credibility. Hence the *get your shit together* meme.

    I’ll be dead and dust before WW gets the supposed good writer that people want. That’s like asking for a perfect storm… which in Hollywood doesn’t happen very often. I can’t even count the amount of mediocre films released just this year alone (and many of them made money). I don’t need an oscar-worthy WW film, just a regular one will do.

    On a side note:
    C’mon… give up some love for Jill Thompson’s work. She’s a great talent.

  9. Jimmie Robinson: “I’ll be dead and dust before WW gets the supposed good writer that people want.”

    Wonder Wonder did get a writer that people wanted, Joss Whedon. Unfortunately, it looks like the execs at Warner Brothers eventually decided they were one of the few who didn’t want it.

    Even David Goyer seemed like a great choice for a Flash movie, with Blade movies and Batman Begins under his belt. Similar to Whedon he had been working on it for a while before they pulled the plug.

    So it’s not like they didn’t have good writers and directors set up, they just didn’t follow though or even work to find any replacements quickly. Both projects just sort of died.

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