Friday, March 27, 2009

FUTURE STAR

Last Saturday I spent an hour or so at my local library ( Austin Davis Public Library ) talking about what I do, showing artwork and taking questions from a varied group of about thirty people - just the right amount to chat to on a Saturday afternoon, I feel! One of the best parts about doing these talks is meeting the children who read the books - especially if they're doing that alongside their parents.

While I was yakking on and on one of the chidren - Joey - drew a Captain America picture for me and...well...it was really fantastic and I reckon more people should be exposed to this young talent - so here you go:


Thursday, March 19, 2009

TAKING OUT THE TRASH


There's an interview with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, The Stand:American Nigtmares, writer up on the Marvel web site :


He's interviewed about one of the most original and distinct charcters in the novel - The Trashcan Man himself.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A QUICK REMINDER

Mike Maddox's Mayflies.

Friday 2.15 GMT http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/


MARVEL MOVIES


Sony Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ SPIDER-MAN 4 is slated for May 6, 2011.
To date, all three motion pictures in the phenomenally successful SPIDER-MAN franchise have generated nearly $2.5 billion worldwide theatrically.

Below is Marvel Studios’ 2010-2012 updated release schedule for its slate of self-produced and financed feature films:


Marvel Studios Feature Film Pipeline

Film/Character - Prior Release Date - Current Release Date

IRON MAN 2 - May 7, 2010 - May 7, 2010

THOR - July 16, 2010 - June 17, 2011

THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA - May 6, 2011 - July 22, 2011

THE AVENGERS - July 15, 2011 - May 4, 2012

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

VARIANT VARIETY


Thought you'd apprecaiate a small look - and I do mean "small", you can see bigger versions up at Marvel.com ( http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.7160.The_Stand%7Ecolon%7E_American_Nightmares_Begins )- of the covers for the first issue of The Stand:American Nightmares OUT TODAY!!


I'll bet you can also scoot over to http://www.comicbookartgallery.com/ and actually purchase the cover itself as well as the interior pages.

Monday, March 9, 2009

THE LINE UP AT LILJA'S LIBRARY


It's The Stand week at Lilja's library and you can find Stephen King's biggest Swedish fan interviewing the entire creative team throughout the week - and running a competition where five sets of the first arc ( with variant covers) are up for grabs. Well worth checking out!




Sunday, March 8, 2009

IT'S ALL GOING ON!

Loads of stuff happening this week...

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Wednesday 11th sees the eagerly awaited release of the first hardback volume of Marvel's adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. You can pick this up at your local comic shop and get the Lee Bermejo cover or a widescreen cover by myself:




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On that same day - in fact while you're at the shop picking up your copy of the hardback - you can also purchase the first chapter in volume two : The Stand: American Nightmares.



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In fact, if youre in the vacinity of 14743 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL on the Wednesday evening you can stop by for Beer and Comics at Heroes Haven ( the comic shop formerly known as WonderWater) and get your copies signed by me!


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Alternatively, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will be signing copies at the New York branch of Forbidden Planet.

http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.7141.Aguirre-Sacasa_Signs_The_Stand_HC


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In other news... one of the coolest guys I know, Mr Mike Maddox, has not only written a drama for BBC Radio's Science Fiction season he's also managed to attract a stellar cast to perform his play. It's entitled Mayflies and features, Sir, Derek Jacobi ( Cadfael, Dr Who ), Jason Isaacs ( Lucius Malfoy, The State Within), Catherine McCormack ( Braveheart, 28 Weeks Later) and Danny Webb ( Numerous TV dramas including Doctor Who).

In the photo that's Mike and his wonderful wife, Phillipa, posing with his cast

You can listen to it at 2.15pm GMT , Friday 13th March, on Radio 4 . It's usually available to listen to for the following 7 days on the Radio 4 website.

Friday, March 6, 2009

TGIF


With the release of NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION #1 this week and the "will they or won't they" reconciliation of Ronin and Mockingbird taking center stage in that series, folks all around the House of Ideas have been thinking about couples, duos and teams they'd like to see get back together.