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True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto has claimed that Alan Moore Moore and Grant Morrison were the first writers to excite him about the possibilities of storytelling.
With everyone looking to solve the many remaining mysteries of True Detective, it’s tempting to ask: are comic books the key? Pizzolatto’s spectacular Moore crib aside, I’d go with with a big no. Ain’t nothing going to settle the debate around Carcosa let alone Marty Hart’s hot dating skills, but comics do represent a largely unexplored and appropriately strange route into the show. So without further ado here’s our by no means exhaustive guide to True Detective and weird comic books.
SPOILER WARNING: The following contains major spoilers for True Detective, Top 10, From Hell and some of The Invisibles.
If you've dug into the world of political cartooning even a little, chances are you've heard of Herbert Lawrence Block, who signed all his cartoons under the name Herblock. Block worked as the cartoonist for the Washington Post for 55 years, during which he won four Pulitzer Prizes.
Block was easily one of the most influential cartoonists of the 20th Century (The Herblock Foundation even awards a Herblock Prize for excellence in editorial cartooning every year), and HBO is celebrating his legacy with a new documentary titled Herblock: The Black & The White, which premieres Monday, Jan. 27. Check out a trailer for the film after the jump.
Eight years after the end of the anime based on writer/artist Naoki Urasawa's acclaimed horror manga Monster, the story is coming back to TV under the guidance of Hellboy and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro.
Along with screenwriter Steven Thompson, whose credits i
TV: Fans will have to wait until at least 2013 to find out for sure, but HBO's plans for adapting Neil Gaiman's American Gods sound pretty legit -- like a $3-4 million budget per episode under Tom Hanks, legit.
Sci-Fi: Not every spinoff is sound,
HBO's "Bored to Death" should be required viewing for comics fans. Created by Jonathan Ames, the reliably hilarious series depicts the variously inept adventures of a lazy, underachieving writer whose natural disconnection from humanity is only strengthened by his dependence upon cheap wine, marijuana, an enabling and wealthy mentor, and a self-loathing comic book artist for a best friend. On s
If I had to sum up my second day at MoCCA in one word, it would be "porn." Not that I saw any actual pornography--I wish--or that much of my time wasn't still spent walking the floor, meeting artists and exhibitors and again spending way beyond my means on new comics. It's just that the majority of my recollections keep returning