i really love this and i hope it continues for the rest of the series. very hickman-y.
but what i really love is the little nod to house of m. i wonder if that’s a story point or if it’s just a neat little nod.
Yeah, you know, when Fraction posted it I thought immediately that it was Hickman, but its Rian Hughes. But, yeah, great covers.
"AVATAR is the BIRTH OF A NATION of film’s second century. It’s an epoch-launching masterwork that will be studied, referenced, copied, built upon, and thought of as the undeniable birthpoint of an artform’s modern era, whatever “modern” means for the next hundred years. It should absolutely be seen in 3D Imax, and absolutely avoided, at all costs, in any other format. I can’t imagine a more punishing three hours in cinema this year, and that’s including the notion of seeing HOTEL FOR DOGS twice back to back. Fourteen years, four-hundred and fifty bozillion dollars, and nobody read the script."
If it’s good enough for him it’s good enough for me to see. Though the $16 price tag here is pushing it.
Matt Fraction and Pasquel Ferry take over THOR with Issue #611. I cannot wait for this run to start, because when Fraction is allowed to go big, he really brings it, and generally it will be something we’ve never seen before.
Probably the best bit of news I’ve just read. Just take a look at some of these gorgeous full color pages.
Matt Fraction discusses his career trajectory.
If that’s one lesson I need to learn is to stop writing about writing and do more actual writing.
"Falling in love with art empowers its creation. There is far too much subtraction surrounding us. Snark and derision have consumed discourse; contempt is bred from the entitlement borne of access. Mockery and mehmenship are tolerated, somehow, and treated as being more valid than the purported abomination at which they are aimed. I am tired, I am exhausted, I am repelled, by the subtractive. It is cheap and it is easy and it is so very far beneath what we are capable of creating. Do not be cheap. Do not be easy. You diminish yourself; you diminish us all."
- Matt Fraction, in the backmatter of CASANOVA #1 from Icon.
This is Matt Fraction speaking at w00tstock at SDCC.
I wish I could say more about this clip, but I haven’t watched it yet because I’m working on a major motion picture shooting in Lake Placid and I’m just putting this here for posterity.
[also at Comics Alliance].
From Casanova #4 [Marvel/Icon] by Matt Fraction and Gabriel Ba. This page is pretty much why I love this series. This issue also has an excellent interview with comics living legend Howard Chaykin, talking about American Flagg! and how it influenced Matt. I’ve never read Flagg! But that’s one of the wonderful things about these Icon books, almost all of them have back-matter like this with interesting articles on stuff pertaining to the book so I always walk away with not just a wonderful and rewarding comics reading experience, but I also get something that I likely haven’t seen or read that I should look into.
Shhhhhhhittttt. Pretty much the kind of day I’m having, with a paper due tomorrow. I’ll probably end up using Bronson to procrastinate.