Friday, 11 October 2013

News, Views and Oddities #20

News, Views and Oddities, where we link to various bits and bobs which have grabbed our attention, encompassing comics, books, illustration, design and film. Clicking fingers at the ready.

Isabel Greenberg shares a preview of 'Tall Tales and Outrageous Adventures', her upcoming comic with Great Beast which will debut at the Thought Bubble festival in Leeds next month. In less positive Isabel Greenberg-related news, the Metro newspaper did a lengthy interview with the artist on her newly released  Jonathan Cape graphic novel (good), and then proceeded to highlight her gender and other horrible stereotypical associated rubbish. Sarah Horrocks writes about the whole mess, along with some thoughts on being a woman in any artistic field. 

Jeff Lemire signs with Simon and Schuster for the publication of his next graphic novel, Roughneck, due in 2015. You can read a synopsis here. Ice hockey is involved.

The majority of these alternate posters for Ridley Scott's Blade Runner are actually very good.

I LOVE Steven Weismann: here's a really nice quick interview.

Free comics on the inter-webs you should read:

Andy sicced me onto this video he came across and I thought I'd share it here, because it makes for perfect Friday viewing: a lovely 8 minute animation from Nate Milton about a young amateur naturalist who discovers a rare giant salamander. The guitar music gets a bit discordant, but it's great otherwise.

Cool comics and related things you should look into buying:

Margaux Motin uses her considerable talents to illustrate a journey through breast cancer. Would love to get another book from her; check out But I Really Wanted to be an Anthropologist if you haven't already, it's witty, smart and bloody gorgeous.

And finally, Louis Roskosch illustrates the Power Glove Rangers:

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