WTF entertainment? Weblog
Reviews, opinions and sometimes news about various forms of entertainment

Posts Tagged ‘Comics

Remembrances of Comic Artists Past

December 29, 2009

As some of you may know, the comic artist George Tuska passed away recently. It got me to thinking that, as an older comic reader alive during the silver/bronze ages, an entire generation (or two) of artists are reaching their final deadlines.

Advertisements

Hollywood Has Become Lazy Town

February 11, 2009

Then I saw Taken at the cinema and realized just how bad our entertainment values have slipped. We’re all in Lazy Town from that perspective. Taken offers nothing new. Not even a spin on traditional formulas.

COMICS AND THE UNCOMFORTABLE FIT WITH ART

December 24, 2008

Comics as an entertainment medium depends on art. Otherwise they’re prose Pulp Adventures; perhaps at best SF or Action serials. So, regardless what writers will tell you (and there are some great writers) it will always come down to the sequential art. Here’s where the problems with comics lies. Artists are then divided into who […]

Comic art outsourcing?

May 21, 2008

Folks complain about the price of comics today. The majority of that stems from the increase in price does not seem to keep pace with the entertainment value. Stories drag on forever so that they can be collected into TPBs or HBs. The arguement for this extended form of storytelling is that it gives the […]

SWIPING OR NOT: When Famous People Land In Comics

May 3, 2008

Folks like Rich Johnson over at CBR’s Lying in the Gutters take delight in pointing out when comics artists swipe (or ape) another artists or a photograph’s image. Sometimes it’s pretty funny, as in the constant ribbing of Greg Land. However, sometimes it’s fairly scarry, (and this is not Rich’s fault) as when it looks […]

WANTED won’t feel the love this Summer…

February 15, 2008

I’m rather suprised that this film got pushed back to an early summer release. Perhaps the thinking is that this will capitalize on the other comic-oriented films following it. However, if you’re familiar with the book it is based on then the trailer alone will make you cringe. All of the Super-Hero aspect of it […]

RANDOM THOUGHTS

November 14, 2007

Bits on Bits… I know that there’s a lot of views about getting comics via bit torrent. Some justify it by saying that they’re using it to sample things and expand their horizons on what they will (eventually) end up buying. Others just call it stealing not matter what. I’m not here to judge, but […]