Here is the frist official trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire inspired by Frank Miller’s graphic novel 300 and the follow-up to the movie 300. In this film Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war, by invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. I have to admit the preview looks promising plus you get to see a brunette Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) rephrase he role as Queen Gorgo and it’s directed by Zack Snyder. 300: Rise of an Empire hits theaters March 7, 2014. Check out the trailer below.
Sad news today Polish/Jewish born Jacob Kubert who emagrated to Brooklyn NY at age two months, known for his comics and the graphic novel Yossel. Kubert wrote, “I got my first paying job as a cartoonist for comic books when I was eleven-and-a-half or twelve years old. Five dollars a page. In 1938, that was a lot of money”. Kubert was inducted into the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997, and Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998. Joe Kubert died on August 12, 2012, three weeks short of his 86th birthday. He will be missed.
Six years in the making, even sample copies stamped with real blood, The Art of War: A Graphic Novel, illustrated by Michael DeWeese and written by Kelly Roman is available starting today. Through my site via amazon for $14.54 USD. An exhibition of The Art of War‘s original artwork kicks off this week at White Box in New York City. Check out the animated trailer below.
The third Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is a special free event suitable for all ages featuring independent comics and graphic art from over 75 artists and publishers displaying and selling their publications. There will be open lectures and panel discussions on comics and graphic novels. The event takes place December 3, 2011 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 275 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Union Pool 484 Union Avenue # A New York, NY and with other independent events all over the Brooklyn area in arts and culture institutions.
It’s been over twenty years since the immensely popular anime “Akira” captivated the world, creating a strong cult following to this day. Continue reading