Archive for December, 2009

Critical Links – The magician rocks the house

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

And now for something weird: Alan Moore rocking out.

Alan also launched his Dodgem Logic zine and site. Includes video interview with typical creepy/scary Moore.

The Comic Journal launched a beta version of their online version of their print magazine. Very bloggy.

Darwyn Cooke talks about trying out new drawing styles. Something I’ve been thinking about doing.

Old school lettering course. I would have probably gotten a D.

Critical Links – Graphic Novels are not just for snobs anymore

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

DC is going to be “relaunching” Batman and Superman…again. The twist this time is they are going to be a series of graphic novels which will be stand alone but also ongoing serials.

Jeff Smith inks a panel. Man his lines are so smooth.

The Comic Journal online has officially launched although with some initial glitches.

Another Best comics of the decade list (this one from Time’s Techland) and another set of blow ups about what is and is not on it. Maybe someone should make a list of the Top worst Top comics of the decade lists.

Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece sold 14.7 million copies in Japan in 2009.

CBR launches (in Beta) an online Event Calendar for Comics and Entertainment

Critical Links – Girls read comics?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Marvel announces an all female creator anthology mini series called Girl Comics. It’s kind of a double edge sword. On one side, it’s cool to see such great talent all in one place. On the other, the environment that caused the need for this type of book probably isn’t going to go magically away.

Noah Berlatsky who recently moved his The Hooded Utilitarian blog to the new, takes the site to task for problems the launch of the site.

First real look at the cast of the Scott Pilgrim film. I’m scared and excited at the same time.

It’s Marvel vs. Scans Daily round 2.