October 8th - coincidence, cartoonists, and mortality - reflections on Pekar and Thompson

 by Mike Rhode October 8th is the birthday of the two cartoonists I'm most closely professionally associated with... and they've both passed away. Bah. But I'm glad to have known both Richard Thompson (1957-2016) and Harvey Pekar (1939-1970), even if it was for too short a time. I was reminded of this odd coincidence today when Amy Thompson returned Richard's copy of the book I'd edited about Pekar to me. Talk about regifting... I met Harvey in 2005 when I was called in to substitute a...
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Gary Oldman Is MANK in Teaser for David Fincher’s Netflix Film

First look at Fincher's classic Hollywood drama. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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Quarantine Q&A with TJ Kirsch

 I missed this yesterday, but the video is available at Facebook.   Quarantine Q&A with TJ Kirsch Leah Ly Fantom Comics October 7 2020 https://www.facebook.com/FantomComics/videos/2821270501479009 We're doing another comic creator event for your enjoyment. We'll be talking to cartoonist TJ Kirsch about his work; in particular about his newest project Willie Nelson: A Graphic History, in which he teams up with several other artists to tell the story ...
Tags: Comics, Music, Interview, Willie Nelson, Mike Rhode, Fantom Comics, TJ Kirsch, Hill County Texas, TJ Krisch, Facebook Quarantine, TJ Kirsch Leah Ly Fantom

Mike Jenkins has outdone himself - this year's Trump pumpkin caricature

by Mike Rhode In 2015, Arlington cartoonist Mike Jenkins carved a pumpkin into Donald Trump's likeness; it went viral. This year, Mike has returned to the same theme. But bigger. And badder. Look at those little orange hands!     Mike's available to caricature anyone you choose, too. In fact, I've asked him to draw me this Trump caricature in ink when he has time. Here's our coronavirus interview with him.   Just to be clear, Mike's on the right (but really to the left) L...
Tags: Halloween, Comics, Caricature, Donald Trump, Pumpkin, Trump, Mike, Arlington, Mike Rhode, Mike Jenkins, Capital Artworks

Tom Toles retiring?!

News is leaking out of the Washington Post that Tom Toles, Washington Post cartoonist since 2002 has put in his retirement notice, effective in November. Toles, although he doesn't look it, is 68 years old, born on October 22, 1951. More information on his career is at Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Toles   UPDATED:    The Washingtonian has more details:   Tom Toles Will Leave the Washington Post Written by Andrew Beaujon October 8, 2020 ...
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Miscellany - Quiz on Jones and Smith

Quiz: Which comic had the only collaboration between Jeff Jones and Barry Windsor Smith? Answer - - - - - - - - - - Home / Miscellany [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Go! Go! 5D Game Neptune re★Verse OP Ever Merry & Positive

Go! Go! 5D Game Neptune re★Verse, an enhanced edition of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, has teased its nearly imminent advent by unleashing its cute and fluffy opening sequence, sure to encourage Neptunia fans into purchasing what is essentially the same game again (save for some additional content). The highly positive OP, befitting of a cute […]
Tags: Games, OP, Anime, Neptune, RPG, Remakes, Compile Heart, Idea Factory, Neptunia, PS5, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re

First Look Review - THE DEVIL TO PAY

When her husband disappears, an Appalachian farmer is forced to repay his debt to a local criminal family. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, First Look, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Sue Finn

Artist Creeeen Enjoys Ravaging Beautiful Anime Females

Creeeen has established that there are no boundaries for their sexually depraved works, as the artist not only sketches erotic art but animates lewd scenarios too, typically subjecting the female to shameless shenanigans that will instill lust in any man. The artist known as Creeeen offers all sorts of mediums for perverts to digest, from […]
Tags: Parody, Illustration, Artists, Anime, Fetish, Oppai, Oshiri, H, Image Gallery, Creeeen

‘Umma’: Sandra Oh Will Star in Supernatural Horror Movie Produced by Sam Raimi

Sony Pictures’ Stage 6 Films just scooped up the rights to Umma, a new supernatural horror movie from Sam Raimi‘s Raimi Productions and Starlight Media that will star Sandra Oh. Iris K. Shim wrote and will make her feature non-documentary directorial debut on the pic, which follows a woman and her daughter being haunted on a secluded American farm. Deadline has the scoop on Umma, which is the Korean word for “mother.” The plot follows “Amanda (Sandra Oh) and her daughter living a quiet life ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Horror, America, Korea, Sony, Andrew, Amanda, Sandra, UMMA, Sam-Raimi, Suh, Raimi, Sandra Oh, Matt Black, Elizabeth Grave

Superhero Bits: ‘The New Mutants’ Deleted Scene, ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ Prequel Novel & More

Want to read a Spider-Man: Miles Morales prequel novel before the game comes out? Want to see a couple more clips from Batman: Death in the Family? Which Marvel characters would The Boys star Aya Cash like to play? What’s the closest you can get to David Ayer‘s cut of Suicide Squad for the time being? Want to see a deleted scene from The New Mutants? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Would you like to see yet another clip from the interactive animated movie Batman: Deat...
Tags: Comic Book/Superhero, Superhero Bits, Avengers, Batman, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Captain-America, Hulk, New Mutants, Spider-man, Suicide Squad, Superman, Swamp Thing, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wolverine, The Boys, X-Men

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The Incredible Petrified World! (1959)

32 Days of Halloween XIIIMovie Night #9 John Carradine plays a professor who has sent a crew down to the unexplored ocean depths. Due to an accident, they have to abandon their diving bell and wind up in an underwater cavern. An old crazy and murderous sailor lives in the cavern and they have to escape him and return to the surface even though low production values haunt them at every turn! Enjoy.
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‘Wolfwalkers’ Trailer: What If Hiccup From ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Actually Turned Into a Dragon?

Depending on who you talk to, hand-drawn animation is either inching toward being an endangered art form in Hollywood, or it’s already reached that point. Major film studios have generally leaned toward CG animation over the past twenty years, leaving streamers like Netflix and to fund the occasional hand-drawn movie and keep the art form on life support. Now Apple is getting in on the animated action with Wolfwalkers, a gorgeous new movie from two-time Oscar nominated director Tomm Moore (Song...
Tags: Apple, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Ireland, Animation, Movie Trailers, Robyn, George R R Martin, Sean Bean, Kells, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Action/Adventure, Appletv

Microsoft told employees it plans to release a browser-based app for the Xbox Game Pass streaming service next year that will get around Apple App Store rules: 'We absolutely will end up on iOS'

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's gaming division. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Microsoft last month officially added a key feature to Game Pass, its Netflix-style subscription library of Xbox games: The ability to stream many of the included games to any Android smartphone or tablet. Notably, Apple's iPhone and iPad were absent from the launch. Apple has said it doesn't allow apps for streaming services such as Game Pass or Google's Stadia because it's unable to review each game on ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Enterprise, Microsoft, Trends, Netflix, Xbox, Signal, Luna, Apple App Store, Nordic, Spencer, Congressional

Pixar’s Soul to Debut on Disney+ This Christmas!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Pixar’s Soul to Debut on Disney+ This Christmas! The Walt Disney Company announced today that Soul, the all-new original feature from Pixar Animation Studios, will debut exclusively on Disney+ on December 25, 2020. In international markets where Disney+ isn’t currently or soon to be available, Soul will be released theatrically, with dates to be announced. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = ...
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‘Monsters of California’: Former Blink-182 Frontman to Direct Coming of Age Sci-Fi Film

In the immortal words of former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge: “Work sucks, I know.” But DeLonge is actually hard at work as we speak, making his feature directorial debut on a movie called Monsters of California. The film, a coming of age science fiction story about a group of kids who investigate paranormal events in Southern California, is currently in production and has a whole slew of newly announced cast members. Learn more about it below. Tom DeLonge, the former Blink-182 musician an...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, California, Sci-fi, San Diego, Sports Illustrated, Tom Delonge, Deadline, Anderson, Independent, Southern California, Samson, DeLonge, Richard Kind, Ian Miller

How to get a refund on your PS4 using the chat support feature on the PlayStation website

Depending on the situation, you can get a refund using the chat support feature on the PlayStation website. Jomic/Shutterstock You can get a refund on your PS4 for a PlayStation Store purchase through the PlayStation website's customer support chat. You'll have the best chance of getting a refund if you request it within two weeks of your purchase, and haven't downloaded or opened it. Once you answer a few preset questions, a live PlayStation representative will help you with your refund r...
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‘The Memory Police’: Reed Morano and Charlie Kaufman Unite for a Movie About the Struggle for Truth

The past four years have seen the leader of the United States government engage in a sustained attack on the truth, so a story about two people who fight to retain their grasp on the truth as it’s being slowly wiped out of society altogether feels pretty relevant right now. Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to get when director Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale) teams up with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (I’m Thinking of Ending Things) to make a film adaptation of The Memory Police, a novel ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, United States, Adaptation, John Malkovich, Charlie-Kaufman, Moana, Kaufman, Amazon Studios, Synecdoche New York, Morano, Reed Morano, Auli, Yoko Ogawa, The Memory Police

‘Tear Down This Wall’: ‘Veep’ Writer Ian Martin to Pen Cold War Satire

Contemporary Washington has surpassed the point of satire, so Hollywood has to go back in time to effectively mine new comedy from politics. Emmy-winning Veep writer Ian Martin will be going all the way back to 1986, with a new political satire on the historic meeting between U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev in a Cold War movie titled Tear Down This Wall. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Martin has been tapped by Circle Pictures (The Man in the High...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Washington, Gorbachev, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Edelman, True Story, Mikhail Gorbachev, Reykjavik, Stalin, Political, Martin, Ronnie, West Berlin

Transformed Chihiro Yoshioka Figure Smiles Wickedly

Gleipnir’s cat-eared cutie Chihiro Yoshioka has shed her usually shy and timid disposition as she can be seen in her transformed state, this remarkable figurine bound to appeal to major fans of the franchise when the unsettling maiden arrives in February 2021. Chihiro Yoshioka can be pre-ordered now.
Tags: Anime, Anime Figures, Image Gallery, Kemonomimi, Good Smile Company, Gleipnir, Chihiro Yoshioka

Epic Trailer for Russian Comic Book Movie 'Major Grom: Plague Doctor'

"I've never seen anything like that." Whoaaa! A trailer has debuted for a badass action movie from Russia titled Major Grom: Plague Doctor, which is based on a bestselling comic book series from Russia. This is another one of these movies that very coincidentally is now even more relevant with the Plague Mask, which the main anti-hero antagonist character wears, because it has been referenced often during this year's coronavirus pandemic. Police Major Igor Grom is known throughout St. Peters...
Tags: Wtf, Movies, Trailer, Russia, St Petersburg, To Watch, Foreign Film, Grom, Igor Grom, Tikhon Zhiznevskiy, Oleg Chugunov

New York Sideshow Con Day 3 Reveals, Booth Tour & Sales!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New York Sideshow Con day 3 reveals, booth tour & sales! The third day of the New York Sideshow Con has arrived and revealed a roster of exciting new figures including The Child from Disney+’s The Mandalorian, a number of iconic DC and Marvel Comics characters and even Star Wars‘ Darth Maul. The figures can be viewed in the gallery below! RELATED: New York Sideshow Con Day 2 Reveals, Booth Tour & Sales! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Disney, Dc Comics, Gotham, Batman, Stan Lee, Marvel Comics, Chris Sanders, Arkham, Andy Smith, Sideshow New York Con, Sideshow Studios, New York Sideshow Con

‘A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote’ Trailer: The Bartlet Administration is Back

A trailer for the somewhat clunkily-titled A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote gives us a glimpse at the West Wing reunion that brings back the cast of the hit series for a very special cause. The reunion will have the original cast members in a stage production of the West Wing episode “Hartsfield’s Landing”, all in the name of raising awareness and support for When We All Vote, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization co-chaired by Michelle Obama which was founded to increase partic...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Aaron Sorkin, America, New Hampshire, Michelle Obama, The West Wing, Martin Sheen, Hart, West Wing, Thomas Schlamme, TV Trailer, Bartlet, New Hampshire Presidential, Hartsfield

‘Soul’ Skipping Theaters and Headed Directly to Disney+ For Christmas

We all had a feeling this was coming, and now it’s official: Disney and Pixar’s Soul will be skipping theaters in the U.S. and headed straight to Disney+ on December 25. In international markets where Disney+ isn’t currently or soon to be available, Soul will be   released theatrically, with dates to be announced.  The Pixar pic was originally slated to hit theaters on June 19 before moving to November 20.  The theatrical release model remains on shaky ground right now due to the coronaviru...
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Amazon Unveils Teaser for Robert Kirkman’s Invincible Animated Series

Amazon unveils teaser for Robert Kirkman’s Invincible animated series As the year draws nearer its conclusion, Amazon is giving fans an early gift as they’ve unveiled the first teaser trailer for the animated series adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible, which is set to premiere on the streaming platform in 2021! The teaser can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: First Look at Amazon’s Invincible Animated Series Character Designs PB = PB || {}; PB...
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First Teaser Trailer for MGM's Animated Sequel 'The Addams Family 2'

"Until the world returns to abnormal…" MGM + United Artists have debuted a brief announcement teaser for The Addams Family 2, revealing that this animated horror comedy sequel will be arriving in theaters during Halloween next year. The sequel to MGM's 2019 box-office smash hit, The Addams Family, this new one has rounded out its stellar voice cast with the additions of Bill Hader as all-new character Cyrus, and Javon "Wanna" Walton taking on the role of the youngest Addams sibling, Pugsley....
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‘Invincible’ Debuts a Colorful, Blood-Splattered Trailer for Animated Superhero Series [NYCC]

“If you think you’ve seen something like this before, you haven’t,” creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) teased at the virtual New York Comic-Con panel for his upcoming animated superhero series Invincible. Based on his acclaimed comic book of the same name, Invincible follows a 17-year-old son of a superhero, who begins to develop superpowers of his own, and discovers that the job isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Kirkman dropped the first official trailer for the se...
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Eddie Campbell on Colorizing From Hell

It’s no secret I’m a sucker for an audio commentary. So here’s something along those lines, and it involves my favorite graphic novel of all time: From Hell. Artist Eddie Campbell set about colorizing the book and in this video he talks about the two year process, things he didn’t like about his work on the original black and white version, and how hats can throw off your whole game. The new color version is available from Amazon.
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‘Don’t Breathe 2’ Has Apparently Already Finished Filming

There hasn’t been much talk about Don’t Breathe 2, which is reportedly titled Don’t Breathe Again, lately. But now it turns out that the film might already be finished filming? At the very least, star Stephen Lang has wrapped production on the sequel, which implies that if filming isn’t done yet, it’s damn near close. Rodo Sayagues directs the follow-up, which he co-wrote with Don’t Breathe director Fede Álvarez. I’m wrapped! A splendidly rugged shoot. Thank you Belgrade. All health and saf...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Sequels, Belgrade, Don, Alvarez, Sam Raimi, LANG, Stephen-Lang, Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues, Don't Breathe 2

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