§ Well it looks like Neal Adams is going to be the D.W. Griffith of motion comics!:
“This is the next step, because this is a new art form,” Neal adds. “It’s never existed before. What you have is comic books and animation. Animation is Bruce Timm interpreting everybody else’s work, and all very nice and semi-complimentary, and not exactly royalty-filled-with. It’s good, but it’s animation: 500 Czech artists tracing animation from some other artist. It’s fine, but it’s not the comic books. This is the comic books. This is taking the work of the artists and words of the writer, verbatim. The thing about Whedon is that [he] is used to doing copy, so he knows how many words need to be dealt with, and he does good personality stuff.
“So, you have vocalizing of the writer’s words, and the artwork being animated by the most modern technology available by computers. The technology, as little as a year ago, is half of what it is today. It’s moving very, very fast.
We liked it when it was just…comics.
§ A memorial for Rich Hafstead, co-owner of Jim Hanley’s Universe will be held this Sunday.
§ A long article on the University of Oregon’s superhero exhibit.
§ Audio of Mark Millar at the Edinburgh Book Festival.
§ More on Frank Miller’s message board postings.