Whew! What a year! Let's see what the internets hold for the final few days!
Happy birthday to the Funky Flashman himself, Stan Lee, who turns 90. Buzzfeed has his life in pictures.
Here’s what I like about the internets: finding a feature length animated film adapting a graphic novel I’ve never heard of. In this case, it’s Alois Nebel, “a Czech feature length animation directed by Tomas Lunak and based on a trilogy of graphic novels by Jaroslav Rudis and Jaromir 99.” There’s a preview of it at the link.
Adam Beechen talks with Newsarama about Batman Beyond, and beyond.
My pal Richard Pachter reviews a nifty bunch of books including Happy, The Nao of Brown, Building Stories, Marbles, Fashion Beach, and more!
Are you a designer with comic book and graphic novel experience? You could put that to good use in the world of traditional book publishing. Penguin Books is looking for a designer for their five (5!) Young Readers’ imprints (that includes Grosset & Dunlap and Price-Stern-Sloan).
You’ll be expected “to design and manage all stages of book production (covers, interiors, novelty) for 25-30 children’s books per year.” It includes a variety of different books - novelty, paperbacks, sticker and board books.
You’ll need all the usual design requirements for experience, software aptitude, plus multitasking and interpersonal skills.
And here’s the kicker: “comic book/graphic novel experience a plus” and “enthusiasm for media tie-in and licensing genre preferred.”
Good luck, job seekers!
[Artwork: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a Penguin licensed book]
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As part of the bankruptcy, Borders will be closing something like 200 of their stores.
I already get my books from Amazon, but with my local Borders closing, where the heck am I going to get my coffee?
[Artwork: Too Much Coffee Man © Shannon Wheeler]
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