Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Pete Woods scored a point. 

Guy's in for five minutes. Matthew sets him up with a bit of grumbling about a peer, and BAM!, Pete scores harsh one. Everyone in the room is all "Damn, did he say that?" Parker calls "POINT!" and Pete's just all "hm."

The big story around here is no story at all: everyone is just sitting down, getting their work done. Matthew's been in more lately, intimidating everyone with his unbelievably detailed layouts. What Matthew calls a layout is a good deal more finished than most artists' covers. Unbelievable stuff. David Hahn's doing stellar work on Spider-man Loves Mary Jane. Jeff Parker's getting big accolades for Walk-In, the series he's writing for Virgin Comics. The work is inspired by Dave Stewart, of Eurythmics fame, who initiated the project, and says "It was amazing … Jeff just ploughed into writing an amazing script based on my drunken ramblings! He's a genius." More here. And Parker spoke about the comic here.

You know David Hahn's gotta love that quote.

On the commercial front, Mercury is going to be doing some design work for a Japanese themepark. I'm not sure how much we can put online, but when I can, hoo boy. The first meeting was great. I've never been bowed to before, which clearly indicates I haven't been living my life the way I ought to.

Just before the holiday, several of us pulled three straight all-nighters in a row to get a huge last-minute advertising job done. It was all fueled by caffine and professionalism, with storyboards flying out of here at top speed. Everyone seems recovered now, and after that maniacal flurry, the usual stresses of the holidays actually seemed relatively relaxing.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Chock full. 

Someday, I hope to have a pull quote this good from a review of one of my books:
"It is absolutely chock full of muff."
Leah Moore reviews Colleen Coover's Small Favors.

Over at Newsarama, Colleen herself is weighing in on a Christmas gift-giving discussion.

Wizard Universe says Jeff Parker and Leonard Kirk's Agents of Atlas is a fun, action-packed ride with great character bits that’s a cult classic in the making.” More praise for the latest AoA at Forbidden Planet | Eddie's Hidden Village | The ISB | Joe Rice | Dave Van D

Independent Propaganda reviews The Last Island by Portland's Alex Cahill and interviews him as well. I think Cahill's one to watch.

Yeowtch. At The House Next Door comics writer James Hudnall enters a discussion of our favorite show The Wire. David Simon, the creator of show, makes an extremely rare appearance in the blog comments section to beat James on the sack with a tack hammer.

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