It is a truth universally acknowledged that whenever the subject of comic books shows up on a police procedural, the result isn't exactly going to be the most positive portrayal a medium could ask for. Such
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One of the best comic book series of recent memory -- perhaps ever -- is coming to premium cable television courtesy of the writer of the most popular comic book movie we've yet seen. David Goyer, co-writer of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and the forthcoming The Dark Knight Rises is developing a new Showtime television series baed on 100 Bullets, the hugely acclaimed Vertigo comic book created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso.
Remember the feeling you had when you read that Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley was creating a television series based on Wonder W
Webcomics: Artists Kevin Mellon and John Bivens have launched Forest For the Trees, a new weekly webcomic that forces each creator to respond to the other's work on the fly, unaware of what's coming next.
Museums: An adult-sized catbus replica from My Neighbor Totoro is coming to the Ghibli Museum in
Image Comics' fan-favorite series Chew is the latest indie comic to get the TV treatment. Showtime has acquired a pilot script for a half-hour comedy based on the deeply idiosyncratic cop story about a man who gets psychic impressions from the things (and people) he eats. Created by John Layman and Rob Guillory,
In one of the cooler trans-corporate crossovers we've seen in a while, the producers of This American Life have collaborated with Marvel Comics to create a limited edition poster featuring Wolverine and Nightcrawler to promote both the X-Men comics as well as This American Life, the Ira Glass radio documentary series enjoyed by homo-sapiens and mutants alike. The artwork was
Indie comics artist Chris Ware -- no stranger to illustrating magazine covers -- recently reported at the C2E2 convention that he'd completed a cover for "Fortune" magazine, only to see it rejected. Well, thanks to The Beat, we can actually take a look at the cover... a close, close look, because the real joy of Ware's work (an
Indie comics creators like Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, Ivan Brunetti, and Dan Clowes are no strangers to "The New Yorker" magazine, but for the upcoming 85th anniversary edition of the magazine they're all going to be illustrating variant covers, comic book style
Lots of Chris Ware everywhere: The indie artist drew the cover of the most recent "New Yorker," along with a typically melancholy Halloween feature. Boing Boing also reminded us of an episode of "This American Life" (below) that Ware animated for Showtime about a fad at an elementary school where kids started making cardboard cameras and pretended to film the events around them as news -- and how that very quickly altered the way they treated each other.
There's a second "This American Life" segment by Ware about the fluidity of memory and a woman's brief e