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Dara Naraghi's graphic novel Lifelike is now available in both digital and print editions. Click here for more info.

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Archive for the ‘craptacular’ Category

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (he of Jersey Shore “fame”) was to “write” a comic book about himself (actually, comics veteran Paul Jenkins is doing the real writing, which is sad on so many levels in and of itself). And it was supposed to debut at the big WizardWorld show in Chicago.

But guess what?

C-Bus totally nabbed this star from Chi-town!!!!

The comic—by Paul Jenkins, Talent Caldwell and Paul Mounts—was to debut at next weekend’s Chicago Comic Con Wizard World Convention. But sadly, neither Sitch nor the comics will be on hand. According to Wizard spokesman Jerry Milani, the book will be debuting at Mid Ohio instead.

So, you know, if you were on the fence about going to MOC…

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    Escher Girls is a Tumbler blog which describes itself thusly:

    “This is a blog for pictures of female characters in impossible or ridiculous poses or with disturbing anatomy because the artists need to show teh sexy”

    This is the kind of stuff they feature:

    Like I said, it’s funny and sad at the same time.

    Mostly sad.

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      Ladies and gentlemen, the ugliest Batman costume design, ever:

      This is from the Smallville comic book, which is essentially “season 11″ of the recently ended CW TV show. Art by Chrisscross.

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        Yes, you read that right.

        Via The Marvel Age of Comics – “Original art and assorted oddities gathered from hither and yon relating to the formative years of Marvel Comics.”

        Yes, I put this post in the Craptacular category. Seemed appropriate.

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          A funny look at the overused and cliched covers for urban fantasy and paranormal genre books:

          (I recommend muting the sound as you watch, to avoid the crappy soundtrack)

          Matt, feel free to use this for your book covers feature.

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            The Watchmen toaster.

            Yes, you read that right: toaster.

            No, it is not April 1.

            From the press release:

            Dynamic Forces is excited to work with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to release these collectible image toasters that capture the spirit of some of Warner Bros.’ most admired properties and timeless brands,” President of Dynamic Forces, Nick Barrucci said via press release. “We’re thrilled to give fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite brands and characters in a new way.

            No comment.

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              This guy stole PANELista Sean McGurr’s schtick!

              Shit My Students Write

              A few of my favorites:

              Having tattoos is just like slavery but not as bad.

              Murder is the number one cause of itself.

              The Internet as we know it may be in its final stages of existence. Granted, this is a bold statement.

              Bold indeed, you magnificent bastard!

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                Sorry, I know it’s a cheap shot, but apropos.

                Ian JQ spotted this awesomely bad airbrushed art on the back of a pickup…

                …and just had to draw more of the, er, unique model:


                (via boingboing)

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                  Check out the top notch quality of Rob Liefeld’s pencils for his creator-owned book The Infinite:

                  That’s right: pencils. Not thumbnails or roughs, but pencils. For a book that solely exists (and is marketed) based upon Liefeld’s artwork.

                  Here’s the page once the inker’s done with it:

                  Although, to be fair, the book is no more. Canceled due to “creative differences” (read: writer Robert Kirkman thought the art wasn’t Lifeld-ey enough, Lifeld disagreed). More details at Bleeding Cool, if you care.

                  By the way, this is the guy set to write 3 books at DC, and draw one of them.

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                    Brendon Connelly over at Bleeding Cool describes The Scorpion King 3 thusly:

                    “Out now on US DVD and Blu-ray, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption is the sequel to a prequel to a prequel to a sequel to a remake.”

                    These are the movies that get greenlit and secure financing in today’s mass-market entertainment environment.

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                        Via The Beat, which looks at their SEC filings.

                        Consideration: Wizard will pay total consideration of $77,500 for the Transaction comprised of an Initial Purchase Price of $60,000 and a 5-year consulting agreement with GCX for $3,500 per year payable in annual installments commencing in the year after the $60,000 Initial Purchase Price has been paid in full. The $60,000 purchase price will be paid out based on an annual royalty from Wizard’s revenue from Artist Alley/Creators’ Common tables, Exhibitor Booths, Sponsorship and related revenue streams (collectively “Exhibitor Revenue”) from Mid-Ohio-Con. For the avoidance of doubt, GCX will not be entitled to any revenue royalty related to box office ticket sales or merchandise sales.

                        Hey, sounds great. I’d love to sell my con for $77,500 too!

                        Wait, what’s that? That’s not a lump sum cash payment? But I still get $60,000 right off the bat, right? No? Oh, I see, “The $60,000 purchase price will be paid out based on an annual royalty from Wizard’s revenue from Artist Alley/Creators’ Common tables, Exhibitor Booths, Sponsorship and related revenue streams…”

                        Well, there’s still the $3,500/year consulting fee I get, right? Wait, what do you mean I only get that after the $60,000 “purchase price” has been paid. That thing’s based on royalties from table and booth fees, and there’s no guarantee how much that will be each year….

                        Oh, right. Nice work, Wizard lawyers. Well played.

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                          …means being constantly attacked by small animals.

                          Well, according to these pulp mag covers, anyway.

                          And vicious turtles? Really?

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                            That is, according to its new owner:

                            “It is the third-oldest comic convention,” said Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard World, which is taking over the event. “It is near and dear to my heart.”

                            In fact, Shamus said he considers only the San Diego Comic Con and the Chicago Comic Con to be more influential than Columbus’s.

                            Did you catch that? This show is near and dear to his heart.

                            You guys already know how I feel about Wizard, so I’ll just post the above without any further comment.

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                              Well, well, well, look what showed up in the mail today:

                              Oh, so they do have me on their mailing list. That’s nice.

                              By the way, want to see all the big name comic book creators who are featured on the front of the postcard? You know, the postcard advertising the Mid-Ohio Comic Con?

                              That’s right, only Jeff Smith. Only 1 out of the 9 pictured featured guests is an actual comic book creator.

                              Oh, and if you want the affordable $40 2-day ticket, you’d better hurry. Because as the card says, “pay more at the door.”

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