Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Robin Banks: UPDATE

So, since we last spoke about this project, a publisher has stepped up to the plate and signed on. I can't say yet who, but suffice it to say, they publish in full-color. With ads in the pages and everything.

I'll share what I can, when I can—but while contracts are being signed and character designs are being worked up and scripts are being, er, scripted, I'm gonna have to go dark on the subject for the time being.

But it was invaluable going through the development process here, getting to work out the early kinks in an open forum...and, yes, the blokes who agreed to hop on the Robin Banks train heard about it here first. So, proof of concept and all.

I guess there is something to this whole "internet" doowangle.

Entitled Pricks

It's funny, because it's true...

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Monday, February 16, 2009

'Genius' + Glyph Awards = Awesome

Just found out, true believers, that Pilot Season: Genius has been nominated for six Glyph Comics Awards (recognizing the best in black comics and black creators). Me, Adam, Afua, and Top Cow have been recognized in the following categories:

Story of the Year
Bayou, Jeremy Love, writer and artist
Incognegro; Mat Johnson, writer, Warren Pleece, artist
Justice League of America: The Second Coming; Dwayne McDuffie, writer, Ed Benes, artist
Pilot Season: Genius, Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, writers, Afua Richardson, artist
Presidential Material: Barack Obama; Jeff Mariotte, writer, Tom Morgan, artist

Best Writer
Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, Genius
Mat Johnson, Incognegro
Jeremy Love, Bayou
Jeff Mariotte, Presidential Material: Barack Obama
Dwayne McDuffie, Justice League of America

Best Artist
Jamal Igle, Supergirl
Jeremy Love, Bayou
Warren Pleece, Incognegro
Afua Richardson, Pilot Season: Genius
Larry Stroman, Black Panther Annual #1

Best Female Character
Destiny Ajaye, Pilot Season: Genius; created by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, writers, Afua Richardson, artist
Lee Wagstaff, Bayou; created by Jeremy Love, writer and artist
Storm, X-Men: Worlds Apart; Christopher Yost, writer, Diogenes Neves, artist; created by Len Wein & Dave Cockrum
Vielle, Fungus Grotto; created by Shatia Hamilton, writer and artist
Vixen, Vixen: Return of the Lion; G. Willow Wilson, writer, Cafu, artist; created by Gerry Conway & Bob Oksner

Best Cover
Final Crisis: Submit, Matthew Clark & Norm Rapmund, artists; Richard & Tonya Horie, colors
The Hole: Consumer Culture; John Jennings, illustrator
Pilot Season: Genius, Afua Richardson, illustrator
Unknown Soldier #1, Igor Kordey, illustrator
Vixen: Return of the Lion #1; Josh Middleton, illustrator

Fan Award for Best Comic
Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #33-35; Christos Gage, writer, Sean Chen & Sandu Florea, artists
Pilot Season: Genius; Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, writers, Afua Richardson, artist
Presidential Material: Barack Obama; Jeff Mariotte, writer, Tom Morgan, artist
Vixen: Return of the Lion; G. Willow Wilson, writer, Cafu, artist
Young Avengers Presents #1; Ed Brubaker, writer, Paco Medina, artist

Needless to say, I'm thrilled...even if I feel a little Don Cheadle, who found himself nominated for an Oscar the same year as Jamie Foxx for Ray. I'm really proud of the work we did, but I wish we didn't have to go up against Mat Johnson's Incognegro or Jeremy Love's Bayou. Because goddamn, those are great books.

Still, I'll be holding it down in Philly on May 15th, when the awards are given out. Gots to represent.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Nice 'Push' Review

From Mania.com:

"Reading Push seemed a little odd in the sense that it serves as a prequel to the movie of the same name and while I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I kept thinking that this story would’ve made a great film. Oh well, maybe some day they’ll film it."

And that, ladies and gentleman, is why we did it.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

My NYCC Schedule

Should anyone want to find me, here's where I'll be and when:

4:00-5:30pm: Signing at the Top Cow Booth
8:00-?: Drinking and, hopefully, eating

10:00-11:30am: Signing at the Top Cow booth
11:30-12:30pm: Signing at the DC/Wildstorm booth

1:00pm: Kicking it with the wee lad, who is very excited to see "all the crazy people."

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Kevin Smith Has Ruined My Soul

I like Kevin Smith. Some don't, but I do. I respect him as a writer and think he's got lots of room to grow as a director, but he'll get there. Beyond that, the dude just makes me laugh. As such, I've been a long-time listener to his SModcast, in which Smith and his cohorts—usually his producing partner, Scott Mosier—regale with stories ranging from Hollywood travails to the odds a serial killer will trade fellatio for lives. Anyone who's been to one of his Q&As, or seen him on a panel, or watched any of the An Evening With DVDs knows that the motherfucker can tell a good story. And I'm always willing to take the podcasty ride.

But his latest SModcast has damaged me. He and his buddy Malcolm Ingram hit the internet and describe, in excruciating detail, two video clips they came across. You know how there are some things you can't unsee? There are also things you can't unhear. Like the play-by-play on clips with names like "Glass Ass" and "Two Guys and a Horse."

Thanks, Kev. You've reminded me why I'm afraid of the internet. And people.

(Should you want to hear, download the podcast in question here. Don't say I didn't warn you. Because here I am. Warning you.)

This is just...thank you, internets!