Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Mission to destroy any and all hip credentials: GO!
Anyway, I can watch the show endlessly. Flipping through the listings tonight, I saw that TV Land is running the Beav from 1:30 until 3:00. That's an hour and a half of warm fuzzy fun before crashing, and waking up to the relative hell of a new day!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Okay. I've now given myself until 5:30 to finish this script I'm working on.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
But the germ of an idea is drifting around my head, and I feel like I need to roll with it a bit to see where it leads before hitting bed. An editor inadvertantly suggested the title of this new concept to me while making suggestions as to what he'd like to see me write. He's probably gonna fucking hate it, judging by the hee-whack ideas burbling around in the brainpan, but it may end up being pretty cool.
I CANNOT FUCKING BELIEVE I am not in Charlotte this weekend. I've never regretted skipping out on a con more than this one.
Big time pissy grumble.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Life is very difficult right now for a number of reasons, not the least of which is related to health problems within the family, but it helps to have moments like that in my bag of memories, to pull out every now and then and reflect upon.
"Big" John Wayne, indeed. Also Lee Marvin, Jack Warden and very much punching in a tropical bar.
I don't know when I first saw the movie. Probably in high school. I had a room in our basement during high school (technically from eighth grade through my first couple of years in college, one of which was spent living at home), but I spent most nights sleeping in the large playroom in the basement, where the cable television sat. No windows, so it was always possible to sleep until one or two after staying up until three or four watching old movies or Nick at Nite (back when they primarily showed television shows from the fifties and sixties). Of course, I did the same thing on school nights, too. Organizing comics, drawing, writing, but mainly watching television.
All I know is the first time I saw Donovan's Reef, I knew that one day I'd spend some time in that setting. The feel of that movie definitely informed certain corners of the Hawaiian Dick universe.
So see it if you get a chance.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
I guess the fact that Marvel had the name first doesn't strike a chord with people willing to celebrate every perceived blow against the Empire. And the fact that Heroic hasn't exactly been churning out "Champions" masterpieces over the years doesn't register, either.
Personally, I wish Marvel had been able to use Champions as the title, just because it sounds better. And, you know, because they had it first.
Also, the whole issue has only served to drum up more publicity for the book (which, knowing Fraction, will immediately be the best book Marvel's debuted this year), so, you know...big guy wins. Again.
Monday, June 04, 2007
At this moment we have plans to produce an Atomic Revolver anthology, with an eye on a summer, 2008 release. Jason Aaron and Jason Latour will collaborate on a story, as will Peck and Jeremy Haun, as will I with Tony Moore.
We've all got extra junk lying around that'll probably go into the book, as well. I know Seth and Tony have some strips they want to do, and I'm sure Latour does, as well.
Once we finally get the AR site/blog up to full strength, I imagine we'll be more specific with what we're doing.
You can see the progress over at his blog: http://www.jasonlatour.com
I attended a little comic creator get together over at Steven Sanders' house Saturday night. In addition to seeing lots of pals, I had a chance to talk to uber talented artist Nathan Fox for a while. His most recent work was a fill-in on Brian Wood's DMZ book, but he's done some other pretty awesome stuff. He did a Batman Black and White story that has to be seen to be believed.
Also, he has the coolest website I've ever seen:
Love to collaborate with him one day.