there’s a great deal worth reading but maybe none moreso than the linked piece above, about how Carpenter took advantage of a six-week break in filming to watch what he had, realize it wasn’t working, and go to town on the whole affair with a scalpel.
Friday from 11-12 is the IMAGE PANEL in room 23 ABC. Me and Kel and Chip will be there and many many more. Then from 12-2, roughly, at the IMAGE BOOTH there’s a ticketed signing. That’s a me-and-Chipper affair. Then at 4 I’m doing the #HowardCon show with Bendis, Jim Lee, and Scott Snyder. That’s a small town hall style thing, I’m told; I don’t know if they’ve released where it’s going to be so if you’re into that kind of thing, search that hashtag some. We’re presenting at the Eisners on Friday evening, Kel and I, so we’ll be there that evening. She will look dynamite in a [hot pink] floor-length stunnah; I will look like a hobo someone paid in lunchmeat to act as my assassination decoy. Then on SATURDAY from 11-12, same deal, a ticketed thing at Image. I’ll just look like me then. Other than that I’ll do my level best to swing by the Fantagraphics booth, as it remains a singular thrill to buy Fanta stuff in advance of its publication, especially if it’s LOVE AND ROCKETS related, and even more so if it’s from Los Bros theyowndamnselves.
“It has to be something that I am generally interested in," Rees said. "I wanted to do, ‘How to Climb a Tree’ because when I was growing up, my mommy and daddy did not allow me to climb trees, which was a huge injustice. So at the end of episode, I go home, and I literally climb the childhood tree that my mom and dad didn’t let me climb. I make them sit there and watch me. It was profoundly satisfying.”—David Rees, host of GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES premiering tonight on @NatGeoChannel (via hodgman)
The London Film and Comic Con 2014 held the True Believer Awards ceremony over the weekend. Kelly Sue and I couldn’t attend but, nominated for a few things, we sent a joint statement just in case someone had to read something on our behalf.
Turns out I, or books of which I am a part, won five. “Favorite Rising Star: Writer,” “Favorite Writer,” “Favorite Cover” for HAWKEYE #9, “Favorite Single Story” for HAWKEYE #11, and “Favorite Reprint Compilation” for that big honkin’ HAWKEYE book.
The statement we sent:
It’s been a difficult for us personally, with loss visiting our family extra often this spring. Tragedy’s common traveling companion is Perspective, though, and that latter leaves us profoundly grateful for the lives we have — our surviving family, our children, the vocation we share and the tremendous community of love and support that we have found in this industry. From the insanely-gifted artists who have shared their lives and talents so courageously and so generously, to the fans, whose stories and energy inspire us daily. Thank you.
Ruth Tross at Mulholland-UK asked me if I’d be willing to wrote a blog post or three on a variety of topics. The topics were relevant to my work (the difference between writing comics and novels, for instance, or the challenges in writing a novel series, things like that) and then she threw in that, following me on tumblr and twitter, how it was that I came to my love of “proper football.”
Guess which one I wrote about first.
Warning: it gets a little sentimental at the end. That’s a warning, not an apology.
“When I look at amazing work that’s been done, I don’t look at… Persona or Hard Day’s Night and think, “Oh, I can do better than that.” I just look at that and say, “That’s fucking amazing,” and say, “What about me can make it slightly different?” So it’s not just a Xerox. Everybody steals, that’s a given. If you steal a coat, what are the buttons you’re going to put on it?”—http://www.esquire.com/_mobile/blogs/culture/steven-soderbergh-interview