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Geek News Update: Eisner Nominees

Won't be able to go this year...my life....so so sad

I haven’t had a chance to update like I PLANNED on doing a while back, ahem.

Currently in the way of finishing All Star Superman which I’m going to give a review of once I finish but I have to say so far I’m very pleased with this comic book, considering how much I usually despise the Superman comics. That lead me also to getting a whole bunch of Silver Surfer comics as well (I love Silver Surfer, dude glides through space on a surf board nude and still has clout).

But anyway, Eisner Nominees  announced over at Comic-Con. The Eisner Award is a comic award representing contemporary comic  books and it’s a very good way to see what comic books are being published outside of the mundane Superman & Spiderman fixes. I’m excited to hear about them too because I want to get some new comic books and I like knowing what people like. But anyway, here are the nominees:

  1. Return of the Dapper Men, by writer Jim McCann and artist Janet Lee (published by Archaia) for Best Publication for Teens, Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer, Best Artist, and Best Publication Design.
  2. Morning Glories by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma (published by Shadowline/Image) – with 4 noms
  3. Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (published by IDW) – with 4 noms
  4. Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys (VIZ Media), John Layman and Rob Guillory’s series Chew(Image), Daniel Clowes’s graphic novel Wilson (Drawn & Quarterly), and Mike Mignola’s Hellboy titles (Dark Horse). – 3 noms

Dark Horse acquired the most nominations with 14 awards.

Check out the rest of the nominations at: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_11nom.php

that guy's a creeper though...he looks like it was a right decision to keep him in a separate bubble...

I was intrigued by Return of the Dapper Men because Jim McCann is listed as a new writer (and as expected) I’m always interested in HOW new comic book writers get their start. I myself have just started to try and get my foot in the door and I know there’s a lot I need to learn outside of just writing (although writing obviously is a very big part of the process). He also got into the ABC Daytime Writer Program and wrote for One Life to Live  (so he’s pretty much doing everything I want to do in life…sigh).

I’m definitely going to get Return of the Dapper Men and read it. The summary itself is very intriguing. A strange world where time has stopped and kids “play so much it becomes work” and machines play instead. Dapper men rain from the sky and a boy, a robot girl and a dapper man named 41 have to find out the meaning behind time staying still.

Doesn’t that just sound great? It does, I must admit. I love a good tale that is children-friendly but also complex and interesting enough to hold the attention of silly adults willing to read (Alice in Wonderland, The Phantom Tollbooth). The art work is also whimsically beautiful.

I hope if I continue reading and writing one day I’ll be able to obtain this level of creativity but for now I’ll dream and try and continue.


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What I’m Doing Now-Comics, Comedy, Writing

It’s really come to my attention how far behind I am. I love comic books and television but my past major didn’t really give me the time to delve much into them. So now that I’m interested in creating a career out of my interests I have to get back on the saddle and read and keep up to date. BUT THERE’S SO MUCH TO LEARN AND DO.

Really great series, one of the only Superman series I like

I think right now I’m going to concentrate on reading All Star Superman, X-Men: Generation Hope, and the Marvel + Crossgen comics coming out. I’ve read the entire Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 series and I was initially very pleased by it but coming to the end I was disappointed. The last issue, by far, was the best and I’m glad Whedon has decided to go back to his roots.

Speaking of Whedon he’s one of the reasons why I decided to do this. Him and Neil Gaiman do exactly what I want to do- they write for television, books and comic books. That’s a great life to get paid for writing.

But besides comics I’m watching Community, Modern Family, 30 Rock, United States of Tara and Archer.There are some  comedy shows on tv right now. I want to find some drama television I’ll be interested in, although I think UST fits that role. I’m going to write a review as soon as I finish watching it, but so far this is a secret gem I’m glad I found on television!

Getting rid of Britta, getting rid of the B-she's a no good B! She's a GDB!

And I love scifi/fantasy tv too but I haven’t found any on yet that I’m interested in. Haven I enjoy but I’m not attached to the characters. Fringe has currently gone down hill for me and those are the only two that showed much potential. I’m considering starting to watch Dr. Who (only because of Neil Gaiman’s involvement) but I’d have to begin from the beginning and I already have a lot of series I’m trying to keep up with.

There’s a lot to do. I’m not going to go for fellowships, etc right now. Not until later. Right now I’m taking writing classes because I really need to get better.  There’s a lot to do and very little time!!!

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