- This article's almost a week old, but somehow I missed it - my loss. The Globe and Mail's Sarah Nicole Prickett on "How to get under Aaron Sorkin's skin".
- And there's a good follow-up on Jezebel right here, by Katie J.M. Baker.
June 29, 2012
June 27, 2012
- Jon Morris has developed some striking trade dress for DC's Archive Editions, which currently boast a horrible pin-striped layout that looks pretty terrible. I'd buy these in a shot, but sadly they're not real. Yet. DC, pay attention!
- A group of independent cartoonists and comic artists are unofficially updating the art of the Index of the Marvel Universe. It reminds me of that indie-style issue of Generation X that Marvel let Jim Mahfood create some years back.
- This is a great article about Google's Daniel Russell explaining how to research more effectively using Google.
June 26, 2012
This story re-introduced the Silurians to the series. They had appeared twice before: in 1970 opposite Jon Pertwee and in 1984 opposite Peter Davison. I always liked the design. Sadly for their new series debut the budget cuts meant that, rather than full prosthetic masks and rubber-suited bodies, the Silurians were by necessity re-imagined with humanoid faces and clothing.
The image attached to this post comes from The Brilliant Book 2011, and shows what we could have had, if the BBC hadn't cut the series budget so savagely (I read once it was a 40% across the board cut, but don't know if that's true). Such marvellous design work. Such a dreadful shame.
June 14, 2012
The "see my butt and my boobs" pose is becoming an endemic problem in popular culture - not solely in comic book art but in movie posters as well. It represents a pinnacle for exploitation imagery of female characters, rendering them entirely as sexual objects. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling rather tired of seeing potentially strong, positive characters stripped down (sometimes literally) to nothing more than magnets for 14 year-old boys - and the 14 year-olds at heart.
I've e-mailed DC Comics about my dissatisfaction with this kind of art. Hopefully others will too. I like Catwoman. I'm a big fan of the character. While DC keeps giving me art like this, however, I'm happy to stick with my back issues.