SDCC’13 in Photos: Fast Cars, Cosplay, Grant Morrison and Puppy Dogs

fm01

It’s all happening at SDCC this year, and Megan Byrd has been on hand to document it all for us. Here’s some more photos from yesterday, featuring cosplay en masse, the Eisner Awards, and a DC portrait gallery!

SDCC13: Watchtower Thursday

How many have you read?

Okay… here’s a sampling of what’s been being fed through the newswires today from the Comic-Carnival in San Diego…

Flip Me, Dave McKean’s Returned to Sandman

dmc

Neil Gaiman and JH William III‘s prelude series Sandman: The Overture is likely going to be a very big presence over the next few months, but one of the most exciting parts of their revival of Gaiman’s classic Vertigo series is that original cover artist Dave McKean will be returning for a new run. True […]

Neil Gaiman movie watch: new Sequart documentary and horrific Sandman movies of the past

201306251251.jpg

The good news is that Neil Gaiman will be the subject of the new Sequart documentary, in the spirit of Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts documentaries. As with the other two, Patrick Meaney will direct and Jordan Rennert will produce along with executive producers Mike Phillips and Julian Darius. Here’s the teaser trailer. […]

Stripped Book Fest Line-Up Announced

Stripped

The Edinburgh Book Festival, held annually in Scotland’s capital city every August, is the biggest public book festival in the world. This year it includes a brand new strand, Stripped, celebrating the world of comics with one hell of a stonking guest list including Grant Morrison and Neil Gaiman.

On the Scene: Neil Gaiman Launches “Most Personal” Book’s Tour in Brooklyn

15783514

Neil Gaiman’s latest book, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, launched onto the market in a flurry of early glowing reviews on June 18th, and it was a long and “surreal” day for Gaiman, fresh from a plane in from London to usher the work into the hands of UK and US fans. […]

24 Hours of Webcomics: JL8

JL8

JL8 is probably one of the main reasons I’ve been feeling meh about DC lately. Because this, THIS, is how our heroes should be done!

What are DC’s 25 most ‘essential’ graphic novels?

tumblr_inline_mm7vc5s6CV1qz4rgp

This May DC released a free guide in magazine-like format, about the size of a small prestige graphic novel itself, containing a list of “essential graphic novels” and also a “chronology” for new readers. It’s not a bad idea considering what a difficult time new readers, or those who have left for awhile, can have […]

So, Angela Looks Like This

Angela_612x960

Marvel have released Joe Quesada’s redesign for Angela, the Neil Gaiman character who is going to be involved in the big twist ending of Age of Ultron. As seen via Entertainment Weekly, Angela has Psylocke’s little ribbons, armour protecting her ankles and elbows, and a ribbon connecting her neck to her sword. We still don’t […]

Neil Gaiman and The Beat think exactly alike: “Nobody knows.”

201304171250.jpg

Coinciding brilliantly with our post yesterday on the nagging uncertainty of making a career in future media, world-renowned best selling author Neil Gaiman said pretty much exactly the same thing in a keynote address at the London Book Fair which urged everyone to just try new shit (we’re paraphrasing) to find what works:

MEGA-INTERVIEW with Matt Kindt: ‘find the territory that nobody has staked out yet’

mbrittany_kindt_interview_5

Interviewing Matt Kindt at WonderCon brought with it some unusual circumstances. Just prior to speaking to Kindt, I had the opportunity to hear him talk about his career history in a mammoth 90 minute panel interview, which I later covered for The Beat. This posed a serious question: what could I possibly ask him about […]

Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer Go “Live” at Bard College

IMG_5253

The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in Red Hook, New York, hosted “An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer” on the 6th of April, an event packed with poetry, prose, and musical performance numbers from Gaiman and Palmer alike, frequently in combination. Here are some photos and a few choice […]

Now a big softie, Todd McFarlane comments on the return of Angela

201303270206.jpg

Although once known for combative rhetoric and an aggressive stance, McFarlane Toys CEO Todd McFarlane sounded a conciliatory note when asked about the return of Angela in the pages of ULTRON WAR #10. McFarlane once fought a bitter lawsuit over the ownership of Angela with Neil Gaiman, and perhaps the settlement included a non-disparagement clause? […]

Cuteness and More Review: CHU’S DAY by Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex

Chu

Okay, it’s not a comic. But it is a lavishly illustrated and pleasingly offbeat childrens’ book by the great comics and prose writer Neil Gaiman (his latest longer work is THE GRAVEYARD BOOK) and the best-selling picture book artist Adam Rex (FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH). Last spring at MoCCA Fest, the Children’s Literature panel spent […]

Radio 4 Gather Stunning Voice-Cast for Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’

gaiman

Well, this is certainly one of the most British things I’ve ever heard. Please whistle the theme tune to The Archers while you read this article.

Good Work, Comics: Boy Bands and Shadow Edition

Thursday3

It’s getting tougher all the time, as Paul McCartney would’ve likely sung if the Beatles had reunited for a jaded comeback tour in the 1990s. All you want in life is for Stephanie Brown to get just one bit of respect, but time and time again your dreams are shatteringly recoloured at the last moment. And […]