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The upcoming Bryan Talbot documentary has released a trailer.
Digital Story Engine will release the Graphic Novel Man: The Comics of Bryan Talbot on DVD and digitally in May.
Legendary writer Michael Moorcock - a close friend of the comics creator - has provided an introduction to the film.
The Graphic Novel Man centres around the life and four decades of Talbot's career, which encompasses The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, The Tale of One Bad Rat and Alice in Sunderland.
His collaboration with wife Mary Talbot, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes, won the 2013 Costa Biography Award, and he continues to work on the Grandville series.
Talbot's work is current on display at West London's The Muse at 269.
The Graphic Novel Man: The Comics of Bryan »
2000 Ad, the British sci-fi anthology magazine has been around for nearly 40 years. Let that sink in: 40 years. Since its inception, the publication has survived radical terrorism, made it through the Thatcher administration, witnessed the loss of a princess, had their country host an Olympics ,and more. Week in, week out, no matter what is happening there is one thing we, the people, can count on: there will always be a new 2000 Ad.
This week readers are treated to something truly special from the 2000 Ad camp. While 40 years of backstory is indeed intimidating, The Mighty Tharg, the all powerful alien editor has created the perfect jumping on point for new fans. This weeks prog #1874 features 5 brand new stories featuring some of the biggest names in 2000Ad’s huge stable. With a strong line-up and solid stories contained within, prog 1874 is definitely worth your attention:
- Sean Tonelli
Comic book movies are often seen as the domain of spandex-clad demigods who battle moustache-twirling villains, but if 300 and Sin City - which both originated on the pages of Frank Miller works - are anything to go by they're not essential to telling a great story.
With sequels to 300 and Sin City incoming, we take a look at 8 great examples of comic book-inspired films with no superheroes in sight.
Sin City (2005)
Co-directed by comic creator Miller and digital filmmaking pioneer Robert Rodriguez, this adaptation stayed faithful to the source material, with the filmmakers shooting actors on green screen and rendering the locations - almost exactly how they appeared on the page - in post-production.
Ghost World (2001)
Long before he was jousting with Shia Labeouf, comics »
Douglas Wolk“My grandmother was an incredible painter, and my father sculpted on the weekends for many years and recently took it up again,” states Douglas Wolk who is a Portland, Oregon-based author and critic. “Sadly, I didn't inherit their aptitude for visual art.” Comic books were initially a childhood fascination. “I started reading them in earnest when I was 9, although I'd probably read a bunch before that and never stopped.” Blockbuster success at the box office has had an impact on the comic book industry. “I've certainly seen a lot of comics in the past 10 years or so that are clearly movie or TV pitches, which tends to make for mediocre-at-best comics. I've heard that some comics publishers tend to reserve at least some chunk of other-media rights even for ostensibly creator-owned work. »
Jim Fern gets to colour the world of Judge Dredd along with writers John Wagner and Alan Grant as well as artist Carlos Ezquerra in next week's Judge Dredd Classics #8, and we've got an exclusive preview which you can see right here...
Judge Dredd Classics # 8 arrives on February 5th. »
5 items from 2014
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