Mary Worth vs. Twitter: Do you follow the ongoing adventures of Mary Worth? Yeah, me neither. I do follow Josh Fruhlinger while he follows them though, and the current story arc is about the title character trying to learn about Twitter and its hold over people. This Short Packed comic strip having fun with the story arc is pretty great. Back to Fruhlinger, yesterday he pointed out that Mary Worth isn’t the only ancient comic strip character flirting with Twitter.
“And you wouldn’t know it from looking at his drawings, but Gorey also loved soap operas, especially All My Children“: NPR’s Weekend Edition featured Alexander Theroux, author of The Strange Case of Edward Gorey, on this Sunday’s show. You can read (or listen to) the story here, as well as check out an excerpt and some images from the book.
Matthew Vaughn’s next superhero film features a…familiar premise: The Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class director has apparently set his sites on a yet-to-be released comic about retired superheroes in a rest home. Blastr collected some tweets from Mark Waid and Gail Simone, the latter of whom wrote a miniseries about a superhero retirement home.
This sounds kind of awesome: The Oregonian profiles the efforts of a Portland naturalist and some local comic bookers to create Terra Tempo: Ice Age Cataclysm!, a graphic novel about a prehistoric cataclysm that helped shape the area. Time travel and cool Ice Age beasts are involved.
Cartoonists gotta eat: I’m still working my way through the massive, reader participation comments section, but this Comics Comics article by Frank Santoro about cartoonists and day jobs is well worth a read.
So is the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie a reboot, or an Untold Tale…?: Thinkmcflythink.com tries to puzzle out some comments from Avi Arad. If I’m understanding the Arad quote correctly, he seems to be saying that the new movie will take place between (or during?) the other movies. I don’t much like the sound of that. As long as J.K. Simmons is J. Jonah Jameson though, I don’t really care. If he’s not, I will shake my fist at the sky for quite a bit, let me tell you.