Jeff Parker is a guest on Episode 241 of Around Comics. It’s a great episode. There’s a long, funny, informative interview with Parker, who talks about Agents of Atlas, Exiles, X-men: First Class, Mysterius the Unfathomable, capers, heists, comics message boards, the awesomeness of Gabe Hardman and Tom Fowler, Underground and inevitably Colossus: The Forbin Project. The Parker interview starts at the 38 minute mark.
There’s more, too. Chris Neseman, Chris Burnham, Patrick Brower, John Siuntres talk about talk about Marvel’s Dark Reign, and War of Kings stories, Savage Dragon, and the new issue of Morrison and Quitely’s Batman & Robin.
PWCW: During your Agents of Atlas series in 2006-2007, you did a bit of viral marketing via the “Temple of Atlas” blog on the Marvel site. How did that come about? Do you see that as a precursor to the more extensive viral marketing that Marvel is doing now with things like Secret Invasion?
JP: Possibly, I need to ask them about that. As for more extensive… go back and read through what we did and see which one had more work behind it! We gave players a whole pulp novella online and two months of puzzles to solve, and had to coordinate with a dozen websites. And by “we” I mean “me.”
Laura Hudson interviews Jeff Parker for Publisher’s Weekly.
And at the 2K Games Bioshock blog:
To celebrate BioShock’s arrival to the PS3, I’m releasing a new wallpaper so you all can refresh your desktops with new a BioShock image. Hopefully this will help tide you over till the game gets into your hands.
This image came thanks to Jonathan Case…
Read more and download the screensaver.
(And then go read the first chapter of Jonathan’s awesome graphic novel Sea Freak.)
The American Library Association has the complete list of nominees for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s list of Great Graphic Novels. Special congrats to Periscope’s own Jesse Hamm for the Good As Lily nomination and Jeff Parker for Agents of Atlas.
“evolution isn’t always a move towards sophistication and complexity.”
Tim O’Shea interviews Jeff Parker for Silver Bullet.
And speaking of Parker, it looks like most of the comics blogosphere is doing just that:
The Fake Life | Samarcand | Mike Sterling’s Progressive Ruin | Random Happenstance | Powet.tv | Trusty Plinko Stick | Comics Worth Reading | Bully! | The ISB | Wally Whateley | Every Day is like Wednesday
Here’s a nice piece about Sketches and info.
Saturday also boasted a reading/signing/party for Aron Nels Steinke’s Xeric-award-winning comic Big Plans at Guapo Comics and Books I haven’t seen any report or photos yet, but if someone sends me a link, I’ll post it here.
EDIT: Big Congratulations for Gene Yang! I just heard that American Born Chinese is the first GN to win the Printz Award!
Today’s quote: “First I was asked to establish more credentials, and it wasn’t even innocently phrased anymore. One guy said, word for word, ‘If you really like Batman, name three Robins.’”
From the blog “Adventures in Lame,” a woman tells the story of being challenged to prove her geek cred and explains why she’s not dating a nerd.“
Someone at scans_daily did a hilarious job of vandalizing my last issue of Civil War Frontline.
Colleen Coover is interviewed in the latest issue of DRAW magazine. Colleen hasn’t seen the issue yet, and she doesn’t remember what she said except that it was about working and comics and stuff. And she sent them some art. Parker’s seen the issue. maybe he’ll remember what’s in there.
“I guess that means she hasn’t gone sailing off any bridges yet.”
Vaneta Rogers interviews David Hahn at Newsarama.
“I recognize this hardcover as a shameless attempt at scamming more money from the faithful, but I am helpless to resist.”
Newsarama reacts to the announcement of a deluxe hardcover edition of Agents of Atlas.
Not neccesarily funny, but fascinating nontheless: Monty!
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Someday, I hope to have a pull quote this good from a review of one of my books:
“It is absolutely chock full of muff.”
Leah Moore reviews Colleen Coover’s Small Favors.
Over at Newsarama, Colleen herself is weighing in on a Christmas gift-giving discussion.
Wizard Universe says Jeff Parker and Leonard Kirk’s Agents of Atlas is a fun, action-packed ride with great character bits that’s a cult classic in the making.” More praise for the latest AoA at Forbidden Planet | Eddie’s Hidden Village | The ISB | Joe Rice | Dave Van D
Independent Propaganda reviews The Last Island by Portland’s Alex Cahill and interviews him as well. I think Cahill’s one to watch.
Yeowtch. At The House Next Door comics writer James Hudnall enters a discussion of our favorite show The Wire. David Simon, the creator of show, makes an extremely rare appearance in the blog comments section to beat James on the sack with a tack hammer.