Archive for May, 2010

Pages and Pages

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Some more Page 100′s:
Seph Hunter does Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle
kimiko does James Oliver Rigney, Jr’s The Shadow Rising

In related news, our friend Spiral Stairs pointed out One Drawing for Every Page of Moby Dick, which is quite the epic undertaking!

And an interview that spoke to me last week, with Harmony Korine, whose movies I love. On his latest, Trash Humpers:
I always wanted to be able to work as quickly as I could think, to not be precious about things. It was more about building up a body of work than anything else, you know. Making films for different reasons, just be able to act on a whim, you know what I mean? In some ways, to work like a painter. I just wanted to be able to move as quickly as I could think.

TCAF Pictures at last

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Finally loaded up some TCAF photos. I was starting to compose a little write-up about it, but I don’t seem to have the juice for it today.

If you are not interested in that, maybe you would like to read an interview with Grant Morrison.

And if that isn’t for you, maybe you would prefer an interview with Scott Pilgrim man Bryan Lee O’Malley

More Page 100!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Gosh there are a lot of these floating around that I had no idea about!

Mark Oftedal has done Richard Dawkin’s The Selfish Gene.
Spiral Stairs has done Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden.
Dave Nelson did CS Lewis’ Out of the Silent Planet
Get in Here did The Tao of Pooh
Christopher Downes did Ben Elton’s Popcorn
Anthony Woodward did 2001: A Space Odyssey
And Brian Moore did another! PG Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster Sees Through It

I am continuing to update the list, over here.

Home Again

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

I have been lazy since I got home and have not uploaded any TCAF pictures or scanned any comics. Maybe tonight!

Meanwhile other people have been drawing, drawing Page 100′s!
Mark Campos has done another page! This time it is Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
and David Marmota has drawn Island of Adventure by Enid Blyton

Gone Fishing

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

I am away having a bit of a post-TCAF vacation, visiting my family in Ontario. The show was a great time with a really upbeat vibe. I chatted with so many nice customers and fellow exhibitors. And then there were parties, you know, every night. The closing one on Sunday especially warmed my heart, as I looked around the room and realized I knew quite a lot of people in some capacity or other. And I knew them from many different eras of my comics life. It reminded me why it is good for my soul to get out to the shows!

Also I have gotten two new Page 100 Project submissions!
Josh Bauman does Haruki Murakami’s Wild Sheep Chase
Dorian Lafferee does Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

TCAF

Friday, May 7th, 2010

I am going to be at The Toronto Comic Art Festival this weekend. I’ll be in the “Publisher’s Pavilion” at the New Reliable Press table, so come on by and say hi. It is a great show!

Kate Beaton does High School Literature

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Hey just in case everyone doesn’t already read Kate Beaton’s comics, she has done a couple of sets of especially awesome comics recently involving literature read in high school. So check out The Great Gatsby and Macbeth. They are funny!

Two More Page 100s

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Two more people have taken on the Page 100 Project…

The hugely talented Matthew Daley draws Nick Cave’s And the Ass Saw the Angel.

And And Chilean artist Hugo Robles did this adaptation of Argentinean writer Adolfo Bioy Casares: “The Invention of Morel