So did you guys see a picture of Jason Mamoa as Conan from the next Conan movie yet?: There’s a detail above. You can see the whole thing here. I like how apparently the big and half-naked part of Conan’s look is more important than his black hair.
Peter Bagge created an album cover for Indianapolis band Stand and Deliver: And it looks like this. The way Bagge draws human limbs makes him a pretty ideal artist for drawing folks creating music and/or violence, I think. (Via Flog)
“Buy. This. Book.”: AdHouse’s Chris Pitzer obviously wants comics readers to buy and read all of AdHouse’s publications, but he’s especially excited about Adam Hines book, Duncan The Wonder Dog. So much so that he decided to break his usual book-announcing formula with an appeal (above). He’d like you to pre-order it ASAP, and he’s got some previews to help explain why.
Ted Dawson’s sad, sad quest: He’s looking for the world’s smallest comic strip. That is, the comic strip that a newspaper is printing at such a small size that it’s actually smaller than all the other comic strips that all the other newspapers are printing at increasingly small sizes. I thought only old people read newspapers? And that old people had trouble seeing small things? What’s the deal, newspaper industry? (Via Comics Reporter)
Internet Darling Kate Beaton in print…in The New Yorker: And her cartoon involves ponies! Fat little ponies!
“Bear couple launching monthly humor magazine”: Don’t get too excited about that headline. Bear is actually the name of a community in Delaware, and the Bear couple is just a couple of people from Bear. Not actual bears.
Even in Riverdale, I’m not sure Team Archie stands a chance: Johanna Draper Carlson notes that Archie Comics is going to riff on Twilight in an upcoming storyline. Say what you will about the current quality of the comics, the company has been doing a pretty good job of getting attention over the past year or so.
Bryan Lee O’Malley-ize yourself: I’m usually loathe to participate in the marketing of a comics-related product, but in the case of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, I kinda can’t help myself, I’m afraid. So here I go again. If you click here, you can build an avatar of yourself that makes it look a little like Bryan Lee O’Malley drew you. I can’t personally vouch for the accuracy of the results
(I haven’t worn a ringer T in at least ten years!) but it sure was fun making it. Sure is nice to see how much O’Malley and his drawing style are involved in the creation of and marketing of this film. (Tangentally related: On Twitter, comics writer and Comics Alliance writer Chris Sims linked to his Scott Pilgrim-ized avatars of Destro and The Baroness, and noted that it made him realize O’Malley needs to do G.I. Joe immediately. So when is IDW going to get around to a Bizarro Comics/Strange Tales style indie-creators-do-Joe-comics anthology project? )