Gaiman to conquer all media
The Los Angeles Times looks at some novels written by comic-book types, starting with Warren Ellis’s Crooked Little Vein.
Comic Book Resources chats with Tony Bedard, one of the approximately three million writers cranking out Countdown.
Erik Larsen looks back at San Diego.
Comics Reporter interrogates Tom Neely — animator, cartoonist, author of The Blot.
You want someone to review a whole bunch of this week’s comics? Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good is there for you.
SyFyPortal reports that the Sci-Fi Channel has officially announced that The Dresden Files is cancelled. The reason: it “just didn’t make a big enough profit.” Man, I’d love to be in a business where you can make decisions like that – “Butler! The pile of twenties in the corner is getting too low! Cancel one of those shows that doesn’t make an obscene amount of money!”
Bookslut is either posting from a time warp, or attending some weird other dimensional San Diego Comic-Con, since the reports are as if the con is going on right now.
This year’s Sidewise Award winners for excellence in Alternate history:
- Short Form: “Counterfactual” by Gardner Dozois
- Long Form: The Family Trade, The Hidden Family, and The Clan Corporate by Charles Stross
[via SF Signal]
The Canadian show SexTV ran a segment on the pornographic Alan Moore-Melinda Gebbie graphic novel Lost Girls recently – do I need to mention that this is not safe for work?
News from the 21st century: “Tibet’s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from China’s atheist leaders.” Young man, if you reincarnate without permission one more time, you are going straight to your room! [via Ben Jeapes]
S. Andrew Swann thinks that Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the best fictional depiction of an alien mind (the autistic boy who narrates the novel) he’s ever seen. I’ll agree that it’s a damn impressive work.
The third Bat Segundo Show podcast devoted to this year’s Alternative Comics Expo is now up.
SF Diplomat reviews the Studio Ghibli animated film Tales from Earthsea (which American audiences won’t get to see for another two years).