6 items from 2013
Ted Buchanan, on the face of it, is a multi-tasking genius. He's a master at selling computer software, out-performing his colleagues at work. “Nobody beats The Machine,” frowns downcast walrus-moustached colleague Neal. “Guy's a genius.” He's a whizz at mini golf. He's also a dab hand in the kitchen, conjuring all sorts of culinary treats such as buns, cookies and mini pizzas. Remember, cooking kids, use a cast iron skillet to fry pizzas in herbs and olive oil. “No room for compromise there!”
So why is Buffy so down on poor old Ted? Granted, he has a dubious mullet that makes him look a bit like a soft rock star from 1977, but beyond this, there's no reason for all this Buchanan Bile. Well, apart from the fact that he's made some fast moves on her mother, Joyce. Having met her at the gallery, Ted has swept Joyce off her feet with his cooking, »
The 2013 Eisner Award Winners have been announced at San Diego Comic-Con with Chris Ware leading the wins for his celebrated work Building Stories, alongside Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga which also won a number of awards.
The Eisners are awarded each year at the San Diego Comic-Con and are the most prestigious awards in the comics industry, being the comics equivalent of the Oscars.
The Eisners are named after Will Eisner, one of the most celebrated artist/writers in comics whose works included creating the superhero series The Spirit as well as his masterpiece, A Contract with God, one of the best books of the 20th century.
This year saw artist/writer Chris Ware pick up the lion’s share of the awards for his book/construction project Building Stories, winning Best New Graphic Album, Best Writer/Artist, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design.
Also among the winners »
- Noel Thorne
Best Short Story “A Birdsong Shatters the Still,” by Jeff Wilson and Ted May, in Injury #4 (Ted May/Alternative) “Elmview” by Jon McNaught, in Dockwood (Nobrow) “Moon 1969: The True Story of the 1969 Moon Launch,” by Michael Kupperman, in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 (Fantagraphics) “Moving Forward,” by drewscape, in Monsters, Miracles, & Mayonnaise (Epigram Books) “Rainbow Moment,” by Lilli Carré, in Heads or Tails (Fantagraphics) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Lose #4: “The Fashion Issue,” by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press) The Mire, by Becky Cloonan (self-published) Pope Hats #3, by Ethan Rilly (AdHouse Books) Post York #1, by James Romberger and Crosby (Uncivilized Books) Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8, by Michael Kupperman (Fantagraphics) Best Continuing Series Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image) Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel) The Manhattan Projects, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra (Image) Prophet, by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy (Image) Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan »
In the aftermath of the merger, we see Don and Ted duelling for supremacy – and a kinky game involving Sylvia
Spoiler Alert: This blog is for those who are watching season six of Mad Men. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode seven.
Catch up with Paul MacInnes's episode six blog here.
"He's mysterious and I can't tell if he's putting it on. He doesn't talk for long stretches and then he's incredibly eloquent" – Ted Chaough
What is the measure of a man? Is it the strength of his determination? The depth of his compassion? Or his ability to neck the best part of a bottle of scotch without falling asleep in the middle of a meeting? This week's episode tackled all these questions and more, in an hour that channelled the dramatic tension enabled by last week's "fastest merger in history" from the start.
This episode picks up »
- Paul MacInnes
Comic-Con International is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards of 2013. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from crime noir to autobiographical works to cartoon adventures. Three titles lead the 2013 list with 5 nominations each.
Chris Ware’s critically acclaimed Building Stories (published by Pantheon) has nods for Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/artist, Best Coloring, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design. Also garnering 5 nominations are Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Fatale (published by Image) and Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye (published by Marvel). Both are nominated for Best Continuing Series, Best New Series, Best Writer, Best Penciller/Inker, and Best Cover Artist. (Fatale also shares the coloring nomination for Dave Stewart.)Close behind with 4 nominations are Boom!/kaboom’s Adventure Time (Best New Series, »
- Glenn Hauman
In "The Grave Truth," we got more answers than we could've bargained for. Then again, after the ending scene, my head is spinning with a whole new set of questions! Let's break it all down.
Emma (posing as Sutton) confronted Ted at Derek's grave. She wouldn't give him his hospital badge back without getting some answers first. I have to say she really has some balls considering Ted was one of the main suspects of The Lying Game Season 2.
Alec had a great point when he stopped Dan from choking Ted out at the police station: Ted may make a lot of mistakes, but look at the guy, he's not the killer. Ted was practically crapping his pants!
With Ted's confession that he is »
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6 items from 2013
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