Stories for July 26, 2008
In this season, "we're traveling around [more than in the first], and amping up the bizarre scenarios." & But really, it doesn't matter where this dog and rabbit go, or what story they're involved in, for Steve, "The plot existed to give the characters things to say to each other."
One of the most exciting things about Comic-Con is the exclusive limited edition sketchbooks from my favorite artists. What could be better than to pick up one of these from the artist responsible? I spent the day yesterday scouring the Con floor to find the best of the best.
While some might have the impression that
Nothing for me epitomizes those times like the conversation I had with one woman while standing in another autograph line in which she bragged extensively about the collection of near-perfect mint condition
One of his first jobs was developing a comic relief title called "Inferior Man" to run as a backup in Will Eisner's comic
As a children's librarian, I see new comics fans born every day. Increasingly, these fans are female and what they're reading is
There were some boo's in the audience when the CBS version was mentioned -- clearly some people wanted
In this version, which supposedly features "new, action-packed sequences" where you get to "fly as Harry Potter, play Quidditch, mix up magical potions," and even duel, according to John Fenno, the game's product manager. Games based off of movies are rarely worth a salt, but according to John there is a crew from the movie dedicated to ensuring the game lives up to the standards of the movie. And the bespectacled magician's creator, J.K. Rowling, is even overseeing the project, so I'll cross my fingers for this one. This new installment of Harry Potter is made for the Wii, so if they can manage to really take advantage of the motion-sensing capabilities of the Wiimote - making it feel like you're really mixing potions, for example - then they'll be well on their way to making a winner. The broom race seemed to be a good start, so we'll see.
Sookie is a bar waitress in a small Louisiana town. She has a secret "affliction," she can read minds. For her, it can be a real curse. She answers unasked questions. Having a boyfriend is all but impossible -- imagine hearing the unedited thoughts of a high school boy making a move on you. One day a tall, dark and handsome man walks into the bar and sits down. His mind is silent. Sookie is instantly drawn to him. He's different. He's a vampire.