When comics influential Karen Berger left DC Comics after leading its mature, visionary imprint Vertigo into the history books, I wrote at Wired that Vertigo would soon follow. I was on or off by a few years, give or take a few years.
Matthew Rankin’s surreal, synesthesic short film The Tesla World Light is finally free for all to see. Let us hope Nikola Tesla’s utopian hope for free energy isn’t far behind.
…the dark cipher who rises with our aspirations and sinks with our capitulations
It’s amazing to think I’ve been interviewing Grant Morrison for over a decade now, having read his experimental comics masterpieces for much longer than that. It’s been deep.
The fact that Amazon chose to invest a healthy budget in Titmouse and Niko, in search of staying power and cultural relevance, should be a warning shot to the animation business as usual. After all, as Titmouse told me, we’re in a cartoon gold rush.
In our world of perpetual war, creator William Moulton Marston’s subversive, aspirational Amazonian intertext has returned to the battlefront, with mainstream audiences and Wall Street earnings in mind.
Jeff Lemire has been creating some of the most unique comics of the last decade. Just ask Ryan Gosling, whose interest in Lemire’s recent stunner, Underwater Welder, may bear cinematic fruit.
Marvel Comics may be trying to say something about how far America has fallen, post-Obama. But it’s hard to tell from the money.
Batman is more than capable of meeting demand across social, economic, political and cultural divides.
Paco Roca’s Wrinkles was one of the most moving graphic novels, and animated films, in recent memory. His promising new comic charts a path through the destabilizing territories of war and healing properties of the natural world.
An enduring destabilization of cli-fi, Herman Melville’s metafictional Moby-Dick is a must-read in any format. Dark Horse is working the comics angle.
John Lennon’s life-saving retreat into domesticity is legendary, most particularly because it was subsequently and violently stolen away from him by a fanatic passing as a Christian.
Atwood is at last joining the realm of comics.
Neil Gaiman is also one of the nicest people on Earth.
“gnaw at the very roots of Batman’s being, fuck up the private lives of his friends and relatives, make him doubt his raison d’etre, set his postal district on fire and blow up his cave.”
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Fans of Alan Moore and his prescient comics like V For Vendetta and Watchmen knew he’d one day anchor a revolution.
DC Comics has lost one of its most influential tastemakers with the news that executive editor Karen Berger will be stepping down.
Who knew we needed to kill comics to save them? Matt Pizzolo, that’s who.
The award-winning sci-fi writer’s worthy reboot of cult ’60s series.
Instead of investigating fear and loathing in Las Vegas, artist Molly Crabapple and journalist Laurie Penny tripped off to Greece.
“The timing is perfect, because as year two begins there is a lot of soul searching about what the movement means and how it can evolve.”
Like many culture vultures, Wimberly is something of a reboot specialist.
“Both dinosaurs and aliens can be seen as representatives of where we are as people right now.”