by Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack, Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alex Maleev, Matt Hollingsworth
A retelling of "Citizen Kane" through the prism of costumed vigilante Daredevil , written as subtly as one would imagine the writer of 'Citizen Wayne' could muster.
*I dug Janson/Sienkiewicz’s loose almost sloppy late period Neal Adams style.
by Matt Fraction, David Aja, Matt Hollingsworth, Chris Eliopoulos
[“pitch” notes for an essay on 'Hawkeye' #11]
- issue renamed: 'zza dog:
- Issue of the year! “doggy years that is” (that means best issue in 7 years).
- a deconstruction of Chris Ware's cold formalism illustrated by two dogs sniffing each other and some circles with hearts in them.
- Makes 'Acme Novelty Library' look like Dominos. - Killer Lines. Use. Pitch Comics Alliance!
- "Air Bud" or ‘zza dog. mashup poster. look for someone on Deviantart. No Pay. EXPOSURE!!!! (highlight the exposure angle). Chris Sims will know someone. [Get Chris Sims email]
- I bet Dan Clowes likes to smother dogs in their sleep. He at least hits them with old 'Eightball' issues. I’m sure of it. Maybe incorporate this fact. FACT (stress this). MAYBE something about "Art School Confidential". i was not a huge fan of that movie, i bet no one else likes it. I’ll slam him on that. Is there a dog in that movie??
- “the pick of the litter” - possible headline/ title. check with editor.
- more Avengers should have pets. Cap can have an eagle. Saturday morning cartoon? call someone. get the ball “woofing” on this.
- need more Dog Puns. Make a sub-folder for dog puns. 5-10 needed.
- “a woofing adventure”
- “a woofing good time”
- need to cut down on “woof”. maybe Ruff. “ruffing good time”(?)
- if you don’t like this comic you’re “BARKINg” up the wrong tree. (note: i like this one. maybe a come back in the comment thread? that will shut them up/no doubt)
- make it Sorkin-esque.
Jog writes a latter day Steve Ditko reader over at Comics Alliance. (I’m still not certain if the new iteration of Comics Alliance retains the copyright over work they publish like the previous AOL owned site did. I remember when that policy came to light it was fairly controversial, but that discussion seemingly disappeared when the site reopened.)
Chris Mautner interviews Marc Sobel about his new book/books 'The Love and Rockets Companion' (which will be followed up later this year by 'The Love and Rockets Reader'). I think this line is very apt:
“The fact that these two punk, Mexican-American brothers created a series that has sustained thirty years of success in an extremely fickle industry like comics underscores its legendary status.”
Sale on Jim Woodring and Peter Bagge designed shirts for $10.
The first six issues of Patrick Kyle's 'Distance Movers' are online.
An editorial on how Wacker and Johnston can eat a dick