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WATCHMEN, WIRED, AND JOBS

Posted on: March 20th, 2009 No Comments


JUST SOME NOTES FROM HITHER & YON….

THANKS TO ALL THE FOLKS IN FREDERICTON WHO MADE OUR BUSTED WINDOW SALE LAST SATURDAY A SUCCESS. DEREK SAID IT WAS A VERY BUSY DAY AND MAYBE WE’LL HAVE TO BREAK SOMETHING ELSE IN APRIL!

(THOUGH HOPEFULLY NOT A BIG WINDOW)

I IMAGINE EVERYONE WHO WANTED TO SEE WATCHMEN HAS ALREADY SEEN IT. WE LUCKED INTO SOME PREMIERE PASSES, WHICH WE SHARED WITH SOME EQUALLY LUCKY CUSTOMERS, AND SLUNK OFF WORK EARLY TO CHECK IT OUT. DAVE HOWLETT DID A VERY COOL SIGN SEEN TO THE LEFT.

OVERALL, I THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY COOL MOVIE – VISUALLY STUNNING AND WELL-CAST – BUT I REMAIN UNCONVINCED AS TO THE NEED FOR THIS FILM. DOES A GREAT COMIC BOOK REQUIRE A MOVIE TO BE MADE? AS A COMIC BOOK RETAILER, I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE BUYING WATCHMEN, NOT JUST IN MY STORES BUT IN MANY BOOKSTORES ALL OVER THE WORLD. I HAVE ALREADY SEEN THE EFFECT WITH PEOPLE ASKING FOR MORE WORK BY THIS ALAN MOORE FELLOW. THE MORE PEOPLE READING COMICS, ESPECIALLY GOOD COMICS, IS GOING TO HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT. IT’S KIND OF A SHAME WE NEED TO RELY ON THE MOVIE BIZ TO GIVE US THIS SHOT IN THE ARM. WE NEED SOME BUZZ TO BUILD ON IN THE COMIC BOOK WORLD.

THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS RECENTLY BEGUN LISTING BEST-SELLERS IN THE COMICS CATEGORY, USING THE TERM GRAPHIC BOOKS RATHER THAN GRAPHIC NOVELS. THIS IS THE KIND OF THING WE NEED TO HAPPEN MORE OFTEN. COMICS, WHATEVER TERM YOU WANT TO USE, BEING DISCUSSED, REVIEWED AND PREVIEWED IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA SUCH AS NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, AND THE WEB. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY WILL OCCASIONALLY RUN A PAGE OF COMIC REVIEWS IN ITS BOOK SECTION, BUT IT’S NOT A REGULAR FEATURE. I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE A REGULAR SECTION, MAYBE NOT WEEKLY, BUT CERTAINLY MONTHLY. IF YOU REVIEW COMICS ON YOUR BLOG, WHY NOT SEND SOME OF YOUR REVIEWS INTO YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER OR TELEVISION STATION? SPREAD THE GOOD WORD!

 

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THE MOVIE “HALO” HAS A NEED FOR MANY EXTRAS – SPREAD THE WORD TO ALL WHO MAY BE INTERESTED AND CONVINCE ALL THOSE WHO ARE NOT!!  HAVE THEM CONTACT MICHAEL BEST VIA:

CASTINGHALO@GMAIL.COM  AND/OR THROUGH A  FACEBOOK GROUP CALLED “HALO CASTING”.

 

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IN OTHER MOVIE JOB OFFERS, THE FOLKS AT FILMWORKS IS LOOKING FOR MOVIE EXTRAS – CALL 431-6388 ORCASTING@FILMWORKS.CA FOR MORE INFO.

 

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WIRED MAGAZINE’S WEBSITE HAS A FUN ARTICLE ON COMICS SHOP EMPLOYEES – CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK

 

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ARTIST WANTED

THE FOLKS AT CHARLIE MAC PRODUCTIONS ARE LOOKING FOR AN ARTIST – HERE’S THE INFO:

THE PROJECT IS A SCI-FI/FANTASY STORY ABOUT A MAN WHO LOSES HIS DAUGHTER AND HOPES FOR THE CHANCE TO SAY GOOD-BYE. PAYMENT FOR WORKING ON THIS PROJECT WILL BE NEGOTIATED WITH THE ARTIST. THE DEADLINE FOR FINDING AN ARTIST HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR JUNE AS WE ARE STILL IN THE BEGINNING STAGES OF THIS PROJECT AND THE SCRIPT IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING REVISIONS. IF ANYONE HAS A PORTFOLIO THAT THEY WOULD WANT TO SEND US OUR MAILING ADDRESS IS:

PO BOX 140

3-644 PORTLAND ST.

DARTMOUTH NS

B2W 6A3

A LINK TO THEIR ONLINE PORTFOLIO WOULD ALSO BE ACCEPTABLE. THE ONLY STIPULATION IS THAT THE ARTIST MUST BE FROM THE HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH AREA SO WE CAN MEET WITH THEM ON A REGULAR BASIS.

CORY

CORY@CHARLIEMACPRODUCTIONS.COM

 

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AND FOR THOSE OF YOU ENJOYING THE PLUTO MANGA BY NAOKI URASAWA, CHECK OUT THE ASTRO BOY EPISODES UPON WHICH THE PLUTO STORYLINE IS BASED:

HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=OWJK1QK8WZE

THAT’S ALL I HAVE FOR NOW

ALL THE BEST,




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