Archive for the ‘Gibbercomica’ Category

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Talking with Gods (trailer)

June 25, 2010

I still describe myself as a huge Grant Morrison fan but if I ever needed more concrete proof that I have been neglecting my interest in the man’s work these past few years then I need look no further than the fact that only yesterday did I hear about the documentary that has been made about him. Talking with Gods is directed by one Patrick Meaney and was shot mostly at the 2009 San Diego Comic Convention and at Morrison’s Los Angeles home. They are looking to release the film next month at the 2010 Comic Con.

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Sweet Tooth

June 22, 2010

I’ll try to keep this short. There isn’t a whole lot to say other than to throw out a glowing recommendation.

Vertigo Comics put out fabulous fucking comic books. Bottom line. I’ve been reading titles from that imprint since I was 14-years-old and it is a joy to see their quality output continue with new creators delivering new ideas. Recently word came to me, as it does*, about a new creator-owned title from Vertigo called Sweet Tooth. I accepted the advice, never doubting the source for a second, and the word was good.

Sweet Tooth is written and drawn by Canadian Jeff Lemire, a relative newcomer to comics, having started in 2008 with the trilogy of graphic novels Tales From The Farm, Ghost Stories and The Country Nurse (known collectively as The Essex County Trilogy) which were published by Top Shelf Productions and received nominations for Eisner and Harvey awards. The first issue of the monthly title Sweet Tooth was published in September 2009 and the collected trade paperback of the first five issues was released in May this year.

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Scalped

March 9, 2010

I’ve been looking to get something written on comic books for a while now but didn’t quite know where to start. Fortunately, a recent trip to my home country saw me get my hands on a truly fine title that should make a fitting place to start.

In the east, in the far east, when one is far from familiar surroundings and unable to enjoy simple pleasures that once were taken for granted, it pays to listen to one’s friends. So it was that a friend of mine that knows his shit, an initiated man, made a strong recommendation about a comic book and I jumped at the first opportunity that presented itself. This same guy told me to check out a TV show called The Wire a few years ago and damn if that didn’t lend his urgings serious weight. Recently, he’d been a-gibbering and a-jabbering about a monthly comic title called Scalped and I finally heeded his call. Read the rest of this entry ?