Good God! What a crazy week I’ve had. Sorry I haven’t been around the past few days. I should be more on my game next week. I’ll even get a podcast, or two, out. Thanks for being patient!
- Carlo Rambaldi (September 15, 1925 – August 10, 2012) - an Italian special effects artist who is most famous for designing the title character of the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and the mechanical head-effects for the creature in Alien (1979) (for both Rambaldi won an Oscar)
- Raden Ahmad Kosasih (1919 – 2012) – Indonesian comics writer
- Robert Studley Forrest Hughes, AO (28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012) - an Australian-born art critic, writer and maker of television documentaries
- Carlos Albiac (1928 – 2012) – Argentine comics writer
Announcements / PR
- What’s coming from Classic Comics Press… - Please support this great publisher. You may remember I interviewed Charles Pelto for Podcast #300.
- Author Neil Gaiman announced the title of his new “adult-skewing” book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It will be released in summer 2013
- Zenescope Publishes Sleepy Hollow
- IDW to Release Judge Dredd Collections by Creator – Starting with: JUDGE DREDD: THE COMPLETE BRIAN BOLLAND, will first appear as a fully black-and-white edition, presenting crisp, clean, and stunning pages of Brian Bolland artwork as they first appeared. Bolland’s amazingly detailed linework will be on full display in this oversize hardcover edition.
- First look at Castle: Richard Castle’s Storm Season GN - I’ve only seen one Castle episode. No surprise it was the comic book themed one.
Interviews / Panels
- Watch The SDCC Comics and Journalism in a New Era Panel – Moderated by Publishers Weekly‘s Calvin Reid and featuring Stan Mack, Susie Cagle, Andy Warner, , Ed Piskor, Dan Carino and Chris Butcher. - Fascinating and informative.
Law / Business / Industry
- Top 300 Graphic Novels – July 2012
- The Mayo Report: Analyzing “The Walking Dead’s” Chart-Topping Numbers (UPDATED) - John and I will be recording the July numbers Podcast Monday night. Look for it later in the week.
- The Invisibles Omnibus Hardcover Will Be Sewn, Will Be One Volume - Once again Glued vs. Sewn is a hot topic and one that I’ll be covering soon.
- Adventure Time Book Collection Coming from Boom!
- Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s Spider-Man – The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1 (Marvel)
- Green Lantern: The Greatest Stories Ever Told TP (DC Comics)
- Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb HC (Hill and Wang)
- Amber Case’s Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology
- Secret of the Stone Frog HC (Toon Books)
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