Showing posts with label Scott Pilgrim. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scott Pilgrim. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Today in The New York (Comics) Times

This article might get lost to other comics news sites, but it quotes "Nina Hemmingsson, 38, a cartoonist and kind of Swedish R.Crumb" (which is a singularly unhelpful description if you think about it):

Some Doubt if Any King Is Still Fit for Sweden
By JOHN TAGLIABUE, August 25, 2010

and here's one of their reviewers who doesn't like Scott Pilgrim:

The `Scott Pilgrim' Crowd? This Gamer's Not Part of It
By SETH SCHIESEL, August 25, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Weldon on Scott Pilgrim, yet again

Audio podcast this time though -

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Scott Pilgrim And Our Great Big Blind Spots
by Linda Holmes
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog August 20, 2010
Direct download

In this week's edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we dive into a discussion of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (and the trailer we saw before it), which leads to discussions of arcade games, the fall of a once-popular director, the movie August Rush, and whether a currently popular zany comic actor just might be the Robin Williams of the future.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

City Paper and Express on Scott Pilgrim

Cera redefines the action romp, while Stallone finds accidental hilarity
By Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper August 13, 2010

And the Express gets weird on us. Former DC-area comics writer does the online one -

Geek Love: 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,' In Theaters
Written by Express contributor Scott Rosenberg
August 12 2010

while they publish a different one in the print edition -

Alter, Ethan / Film Journal International. 2010.
The 'Pilgrim's Progress: Filmmaker Edgar Wright puts a trippy spin on a comic-book tale of young love.
[Washington Post] Express (August 12): 23

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Zadzooks on Toy Fair

See "Zadzooks: Hasbro powers toy fair," Joseph Szadkowski, Washington Times Thursday, February 26, 2009 and "Watchmen, The End is Nigh and Halo Wars," BY JOE SZADKOWSKI, Zadzooks Blog February 26 2009.

In "Bennett's Best for the week of February 15," By Greg Bennett, Zadzooks Blog February 26 2009 recommends Urasawa. In "Bennett's Best for the week of February 22," By Greg Bennett, Zadzooks Blog February 26 2009, he recommends Scott Pilgrim and Black Panther.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Small Press Expo Announces Bryan Lee O’Malley and Hope Larson as Guests for SPX 2008

Small Press Expo Announces Bryan Lee O’Malley and Hope Larson as Guests for SPX 2008

For Immediate Release
Contact: Warren Bernard
Phone: 301-537-4615

Bethesda, Maryland; August 19, 2008 - The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comic books, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is proud to announce Bryan Lee O’Malley and Hope Larson as guests for SPX 2008.

Bryan Lee O’Malley is the creator of the Scott Pilgrim ( series of books issued by Oni Press. Scott Pilgrim was named Best Indy Comic of the Year by Entertainment Weekly and was recently optioned as a motion picture by Universal Studios. Bryan has been nominated for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards and is a past recipient of the Joe Schuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist and the Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. Bryan’s web site is

Hope Larson is the creator of the recently released book, Chiggers, published by the Atheneum imprint of Simon & Schuster. She was the recipient of the 2006 Ignatz Award in the category Promising New Talent and the Eisner Award for Special Recognition in 2007. Her previous works include Gray Horses published by Oni Press and Salamander Dreams, her web comic subsequently published by Adhouse Books. Hope’s web site is

Hope and Bryan are in addition to the previously announced Joost Swarte, who will be making a rare American appearance at this year's SPX.

Additional guests will be added over the next few weeks, please stay tuned for those announcements.

This year, SPX will be held Saturday, October 4 from 11AM to 7PM and Sunday, October 5 noon-6PM at The North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Admission is $8 for a single day and $15 for both days.

For further information on the artists or to request an interview, please contact Warren Bernard at

SPX, a non-profit organization, brings together more than 300 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers and distributors each year. Graphic novels, political cartoon books and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. A series of panel discussions will also be held of interest to readers, academicians and creators of graphic novels and political cartoons.

SPX culminates with the presentation of the 12th Annual Ignatz Awards for outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning that will occur Saturday night, October 4. The Ignatz is the first Festival Prize in the US comic book industry, with winners chosen by balloting during the SPX.

As in previous years, all profits from the SPX will go to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), protecting the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, go to their website at

Founded in 1994, SPX is North America's premier alternative comic-book and graphic novel festival. This annual event brings together comic creators, publishers and fans together to celebrate the art of visual storytelling.