Umm…I cannot wait for Selene to return. Well, her and Alice from Resident Evil. I love these two franchises!
Underworld 5 is moving forward, and Kate Beckinsale is set to reprise her role as the badass vampire Selene. I’ve enjoyed the films in the Underworld franchise, and it’s great to see that Beckinsale is willing to come back for more action. READ MORE
So, I have been at a crossroads with my comic — where is it going? what am I doing? And then, I take a break. Fire up Netflix on the Mister’s PS3 and what do I see in the ‘Recently Added’ queue? Stripped.
Oh man, can I say how inspired I am? To learn about the history, the process, and to hear from some of my cartoon heroes! I now have a more clear idea of what I want to do.
I do have the compilation book I’m putting together, but I’m also going to start fleshing out ah-Lin’s character and her world some more. This is quite momentous given that tomorrow is my birthday and a lot of stuff has been going on behind the scenes that have been a bit challenging.
But, in the very wise words of the great P. Diddy, “Can’t nobody hold me down, oh no I got to keep on movin’.”
STRIPPED is the ultimate love-letter to comic strips. It brings together the world’s best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newspapers die.
“I’m young, successful and I’m single. Why is that a bad thing?” she said. “I don’t hear any of the guys being asked these questions. Because if they’re young and successful and single everyone’s like ‘Baller! That guy is awesome, he’s living the dream.’ [The media] is never bugging them about that so why do I get bugged about it?” READ MORE
This looks fun actually. Yes? No? Some criticism is that it’s fluff.
It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s not a man. It’s Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. This Fall on CBS.
Dr. Ken is a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane. Coming soon to ABC FRIDAYS 8:30|7:30c THIS FALL.
Thank you ABC for supporting diversity! Don’t understand why it’s so hard for everyone to do this.
Matthew Diffee has been drawing cartoons for The New Yorker since 1999. When asked which comes first, the image or the words, he tells NPR’s Scott Simon, “They both come at the same time. I start with words, but while I’m thinking words I’m picturing the drawing already.” READ MORE
I finally watched Bloodsport for the first time the other night and it was insanely good. After rediscovering Jean-Claude Van Damme’s amazingness, I am looking forward the the upcoming sequel to Kickboxer — but then, maybe I should watch the first one…first:)
This piece was some inspirational reading. The creative process can be difficult especially when you’re searching for your true voice. Sometimes the amazingness that you see others doing clouds your path and instead of being confident in it, you start to maybe start chasing other paths that you think are better — when really, they’re just different…no better, no worse.
This quote sums it up perfectly:
“You get to a point where you say, OK, I’m not going to be Iron Man. So maybe I should be hanging with [Richard] Linklater and [Alexander]Payne. Maybe this is my crew instead of Sandler and Apatow and Stiller. They’re all still my boys, but maybe, artistically, my crew is over here,” he says.READ MORE
A lot has been happening and not been happening with my ah-Lin! comic 🙂
The other day, I decided to break Empty Bamboo Girl off and make it into an overarching umbrella for the different comic strip projects I have coming up. I’ve also taken a look at the state of ah-Lin! and it needs to be better because I know that I can do better. And so, I’m hitting the books and learning from some of my all-time favorites:
With superheroes dominating the box office, It’s easy to forget comics weren’t always as well regarded or accessible. The Verge talks to comic theoriest Scott McCloud, Comixology founders John Roberts and David Steinberger, and Symbolia creative director Joyce Rice to find out more about the future of this expanding, diversifying medium.
The latest comic that I’m super into is Ms. Marvel.
Published: March 19, 2014
Rating: Rated T+
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Cover Artist: Jamie Mckelvie
As seen in the New York Times, CNN and other media outlets the world-over, the all-new Ms. Marvel has made her thunderous debut! Kamala Khan’s very ordinary life has suddenly become extraordinary. Is she ready to wield these strange and immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Critically acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and fan-beloved artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways, Uncanny X-Force) bring you the groundbreaking Marvel series that has set the world abuzz. Don’t miss history in the making. SEE MORE
As an immigrant kid I can totally relate to what Kamala is going through — overprotective parents and the desire to just be like everyone else.
Initially, I was pretty excited for this comic. The idea of two strong, iconic characters joining together seemed like a great idea, but the execution of it is falling super flat.
Ok, so Wonder Woman does a Han Solo on Superman in this issue, but…that’s it. Well, there was also a lot of blood. But, there’s just not enough chemistry between Superman and Wonder Woman nor in the storyline itself. Truth be told, I don’t even quite understand why they’re together.
After reading Black Widow, I can’t bring myself to continue with this series. I have now been exposed to amazingness and everything from here on out has to be on par with that.
I really wanted to like it. Oh well…
When the Phantom Zone is breached by Zod, Superman and Wonder Woman are forced to do the unthinkable to stop the tyrant from global destruction. But can they do what must be done – and will the world forgive them?
Oh lady, issue #4 did not disappoint. It has all the pieces that I enjoy — spying, action, adventure, and a strong kickass female lead. I couldn’t stop turning the pages on this one. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a comic book title like this in a long while.
I may just stop reading the other two books that I’ve been reading from before.
From the cold streets of old Russia, the Hand of God reaches out to crush Black Widow–and it is merciless. Outmatched by the brute force of a powerful new villain, Natasha finds a deadly plot unfolding that spans the entire globe.
I hadn’t even planned on starting a new comic book title. I have so many new books that I have yet to read and then others that I feel committed to continuing. But then, I saw the beautiful cover art for Black Widow and HAD to pick it up.
I read the first couple of pages and was hooked. So I grabbed the other available issues, #2 and #3.
Let me just say that I have a huge girl crush on Natasha now — moreso than from The Avengers movie. The story, character development, and art are perfection.
Published: January 08, 2014 Rating: Rated T+ Writer: Nathan Henry Edmondson Cover Artist: Phil Noto
You’ve seen Black Widow as an Avenger and even an Agent of Shield. But on her own time she searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin—in ways of which those teams just wouldn’t approve. From the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe, Nathan Edmonson (Who is Jake Ellis?) and Phil Noto (Thunderbolts, X-23) bring you a new ongoing series as gorgeous and mysterious as Nastasha Romanov herself!
I seriously had no idea that K-Pop was that prevalent and widespread. But seeing the video footage of a packed stadium for a Super Junior concert filled with Latin Americans singing along to Korean lyrics was quite amazing.
If you want to get a sense of what Mexican teenagers are up to these days, here’s an unexpected place to start: A Korean bakery in downtown Mexico City.
Every Sunday, dozens of teens — mostly female — convene here to eat Korean snacks and geek out about their favorite boy bands. They’re known as los k-popers – a growing subculture of Mexican kids who are crazy for Korean pop music.
“K-Pop really changed my life,” says Samantha Alejandra, 18. “I’m addicted to it.”
ahaha! Kristina Wong cracks me up! And I do agree — let’s file this under:
best interview ever
that’s how you do an interview
New data shows that of all races, everyone prefers dating Asian Women the most. Funny lady Kristina Wong breaks down how hot an Asian woman is in this AMAZING interview with “Alicia Menendez Tonight” and Josh Fischer of Facebook’s “Are you Interested?” app. On the Fusion Network.
We all started from somewhere but we rarely get to see the very beginnings.
Jim Lee, artist, writer, editor, and co-publisher of DC Comics gives us a peek into how it started — and just how persistent he was.
Now I feel like an absolute lazy bum with only two rejection letters under my belt. Only two because I stopped hounding publishers…not that two even constitutes any hounding whatsoever — more like a ‘hello and ‘bye.’
Anyhow, check out the rest of the letters Jim Lee dug up on his Instagram as well as his first finished piece for Marvel.
In the U.S. comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comic book characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity… The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero.
The Green Turtle comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for this forgotten character. Hank just wants to enjoy his quiet life running the family grocery store with his father, but his mother has other ideas for him… she wants him to become a superhero, and to clean up their Chinatown neighborhood!
With artwork by Sonny Liew, this dazzling, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.
I’m looking forward to some great story-telling and art 🙂 [via Boing Boing]