13 items from 2011
2011 is the birthday centennial for Vincent Price, and the anniversary was celebrated by various magazines, blogs, film screenings and other events that honored the late actor. It was most memorably observed in Price’s hometown of St. Louis, where the Vincentennial was marked by a series of events organized primarily by Price fan Tom Stockman. Local newspaper reporter Raymond Castile and I attended many of the screenings, interviews, museum and gallery events in the more-than-month-long observance of the multifaceted man many think of as the “King of Horror.”
Raymond talked with a number of fans from around the world about their love of Price (including myself), and their encounters with him in life or on the screen. I later talked with a number of Vincent Price’s »
- Max Cheney
In some rather remarkable news, Carla Laemmle, one of Hollywood’s last remaining silent movie stars, is about to celebrate her 102nd birthday on October 22, 2011, and it looks like she has no intention of slowing down in the career department just yet.
The iconic actress just recently wrapped on the feature film Mansion of Blood alongside other horror veterans including Gary Busey (pictured with Laemmle on the right), Robert Picardo, and Terry Moore; and it was recently announced that a documentary on her life, Among the Rugged Peaks: The Carla Laemmle Story is set to debut during the St. Louis International Film Festival on Friday, November 18, at the Tivoli Theatre.
Narrated by award-winning Actress Sally Kirkland, Among the Rugged Peaks was produced by Tom Tangen of Elusive Entertainment and features extensive interviews with many classic Hollywood stars, all while taking Carla back to the original Phantom of the Opera stage »
Update 8/21: What a night. So here are the winners:
Best Colorist: Jose Villarrubia, Cuba : My Revolution, Vertigo/DC Comics
Best Syndicated Strip Or Panel: Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau, Universal Press Syndicate
Best Online Comics Work: Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton, http://harkavagrant.com/ (assuming fellow nominee Scott Kurtz, http://www.pvponline.com/, ever lets her have it.)
Special Award For Humor In Comics: Roger Langridge, The Muppet Show, Boom! Studios
Best Graphic Album Previously Published: »
- Glenn Hauman
Ben Johnson on TCM: War Drums, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon Schedule (Et) and synopses from the TCM website: 6:00 Am 3 Godfathers (1948) Three outlaws on the run risk their freedom and their lives to return a newborn to civilization. Dir: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr. C-106 mins. 8:00 Am Fort Defiance (1951) A Civil War veteran returns to his hometown to avenge his brother's death. Dir: John Rawlins. Cast: Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, Peter Graves. C-82 mins. 9:30 Am Wild Stallion (1952) A horse hunter pursues a white colt that ran off when his parents were killed. Dir: Lewis D. Collins. Cast: Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan, Martha Hyer. C-70 mins. 11:00 Am War Drums (1957) A white trader and an Apache chief fall for the same woman. Dir: Reginald LeBorg. Cast: Lex Barker, Joan Taylor, Ben Johnson. C-75 mins. 12:30 Pm Cheyenne Autumn (1964) A reluctant calvary Captain must »
- Andre Soares
2:40: And that’s the way to end the show! Enjoy the after parties, everybody!
2:18: Best Continuing Series: Chew, by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image)
2:13: Best Limited Series: Daytripper, by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Vertigo/DC)
2:11: That King fella on American Vampire has talent. Of course, he’s no Joe Hill…
2:06: Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award: Nate Simpson for »
- Glenn Hauman
San Diego is calling all geeks! Comic-Con 2011 is so close yet so far away, But the amount of fun we are planning on having is going to be epic. Comic-Con International has unleashed the full schedule for Saturday July 23rd, and of course it's going to be another great day at the con, and since it's Saturday it will also be the most crowded. Here's a an example of what you will be going down... Immortals, Snow White and the Hunstman, Alcatraz, Terra Nova, Family Guy, Marvel TV, Community, Knights of Badassdom, Grimm, Kevin Smith and more!
I've gone through the list and put stars next to all of the events and panels that we want to cover. Let us know what panels and events you would like to know about and we will try and get them covered for you! If you are actually going to be at the con, »
Well, we know who we’re voting for and ComicMix will be on hand, covering events and news happening at next month’s Baltimore Comic-Con.
Baltimore, MD (July 5, 2011) — The 2011 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented August 20, 2011 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.
Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Thank you to all that »
- Robert Greenberger
A TMZ report has put the spotlight on an upcoming independent horror film. The gossip site says Gary Busey was ejected from the set of Mansion of Blood for his unruly behavior and the lewd comments he made towards a female employee. Mansion of Blood is written and directed by Mike Donahue. Ray Quiroga, Jennifer Tapiero, Tom Tangen, Sarah Alami, Carla Laemmle, Terry Moore and Sam Stone. The story is a haunted house tale about a witch who casts a spell to raise the spirit of her dead boyfriend and the shit hits the fan. Expect various creatures of the night come out to play. TMZ says that Busey had finished half of the scenes he was committed to play as the character "Zacharia." The script will be re-written to account for his absence. Busey recently wrapped »
The nominations for the Eisner Awards were announced yesterday at Wondercon, and publisher DC Comics cleaned house recieving 14 nominations — the most of any publisher. Here is the complete list of nominations. If you’ve been away from comics for a while, or want to try a new addiction, then these are (some of) the best of the best out there right now:
Best Short Story
“Bart on the Fourth of July,” by Peter Kuper, in Bart Simpson #54 (Bongo) “Batman, in Trick for the Scarecrow,” by Billy Tucci, in Dcu Halloween Special 2010 (DC) “Cinderella,” by Nick Spencer and Rodin Esquejo, in Fractured Fables(Silverline Books/Image) “Hamburgers for One,” by Frank Stockton, in Popgun vol. 4 (Image) “Little Red Riding Hood,” by Bryan Talbot and Camilla d’Errico, inFractured Fables (Silverline Books/Image) “Post Mortem,” by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, in I Am an Avenger#2 (Marvel)
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
The Cape, »
- Brandon Johnston
The 2011 Eisner Award nominations have just been announced.
Heading the 2011 nominees with five nominations is Return of the Dapper Men, a fantasy hardcover by writer Jim McCann and artist Janet Lee and published by Archaia, with nominations for Best Publication for Teens, Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer, Best Artist, and Best Publication Design. Two comics series have four nominations: Morning Glories by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma (published by Shadowline/Image) and Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (published by Idw). A variety of titles have received three nominations, including the manga Wilson (Drawn & Quarterly), and Mike Mignola’s Hellboy titles (Dark Horse).
The creator with the most nominations is Mignola with five (including cover artist), followed by Spencer and Hill, each with four. Several creators received three nominations: McCann & Lee, Rodriquez, Urasawa, and Clowes, plus writer Ian Boothy (for Comic Book Guy: The Comic Book and »
- Glenn Hauman
Nominations for the coveted Eisner Awards were announced Thursday, and in the big category of Best Continuing Series, newcomer Morning Glories got one of the nominations as did Jason Aaron’s long running series, Scalped and two soon-to-be TV series Locke & Key and Chew. Morning Glories writer Nick Spencer got his first Eisner Nomination for Best Writer and Morning Glories got multiple nominations. Other books getting multiple noms were Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory, Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, Terry Moore’s Echo, Daryn Cooke’s The Outfit, and again, Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.
Often described as the Oscars of the comics industry, the winners will be announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July. Please use the following list of nominated books as an essential great guide for some of the very best comics published in »
- Ernie Estrella
Hey gang! WonderCon 2011 invading San Francisco on Friday, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd and the three-day schedule has been unleashed! Unfortunately we won't be able to make it up there this year, but if you are going, it looks like there's a ton of stuff for you to check out! I wish to hell I was going!
The convention will feature presentations and screenings for Falling Skies, Green Lantern, Super, Cowboys & Aliens, The Three Musketeers, Hanna, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man Anime, Priest, Immortals, Doctor Who, Terra Nova, Thundercats, and more.
Check out the full schedule below and start planning you WonderCon adventure!
Friday, April 1
12:30-1:30 Nerds! The Secret Origins of Game Designers— Comics. Movies. Games. Did you know that a life of fandom might be perfect training for a career as a video game designer? Learn the secret origins of industry veterans Haden Blackman »
Article by Dana Jung
When I was a kid, in between wanting to be Spider-Man and serving aboard the starship Enterprise, I wanted to join the Khyber Rifles. All my friends wanted to join, too. We had seen this really cool movie on the late show called King Of The Khyber Rifles, and it was full of adventure, romance, and exotic locales. It had one of Hollywood’s most versatile and underrated directors in Henry King, a stirring musical score by the great Bernard Herrmann, plus one of the great matinee idol action stars, Tyrone Power. Unfortunately, none of us grew up to be Ty Power, and our quest went unfulfilled. But now, as an adult, I find myself occasionally wanting to relive those exciting scenes of derring-do, which is difficult, since King Of The Khyber Rifles is not available on DVD.
Released in 1953 by 20th Century Fox, Khyber Rifles »
- Movie Geeks
13 items from 2011
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