47 posts tagged Film
47 posts tagged Film
INSPIRATION FOR DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON - MIKE MIGNOLA
As part of a continuing series on what inspired my latest comic with artist Salgood Sam, DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON, which I’m funding through a KICKSTARTER DRIVE.
In an earlier post I mentioned how I wanted to tell the story only hinted at in the opening of Francis Ford Coppola’s ”Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire). To tell the story of how Vlad the Impaler became Count Dracula.
In doing research to see if any such comic existed, I came across the gems above. In 1995, Mike Mignola adapted Bram Stoker’s Dracula, using scripts by Roy Thomas. Mignola has consulted on the film, but in this mini-series (by Topps Comics of all publishers) he makes this story fully his own. You can clearly see the style he would use for Hellboy emerge here, and it’s arguably the best comic book adaptation of all time.
Again, what we’re doing with DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON is very different, but I thought it would be fun to share this discovery and give a shout out to some of the great Dracula comics that came before us (more on that to come).
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Mad Men poster by Brian Sanders. A 75 year old British illustrator who worked in advertising during the era that Mad Men took place, Sanders was commissioned by Matthew Weiner to create the poster for the lastest season in the style Sanders helped define. Sanders also was asked by Stanley Kubrick to draw on the set of 2001…going to try and find those images. There’s a great article on Sanders and Mad Men in The New York Times.
Jack Kirby’s Storyboards for Argo (via io9, h/t @alexsegura)
The big disappointment for me about Argo was that it barely showed Jack Kirby’s contribution to the story of bringing the fake “Lords of Light” movie that the CIA used as a ruse to get the hostages out to life. These storyboards show that, with Kirby’s visuals, the movie-within-a-movie might not have looked so ridiculous at all. And let’s face it, the world would be better off if Iran had a “Science Fiction Land” theme park than nuclear weapons facilities.
- Actress, Ep. 1: The new Channel 101 show by Kyle Reiter, Todd Bishop and Kate Freund. The three had previously done Le Typewriter and Legend of the White Tiger; Reiter also did Gumbel. The last couple months have been tough votes, so I’m happy this made it into prime-time— they make my favorite shows. (This and Clap Party— Clap Party made me laugh the hardest.)
Wow…there’s something named “actress” and I didn’t want to date it! Seriously, this was a standout in a strong week of original Channel 101 material. I’m glad “Actress” made it to another episode…the team behind this and “Gumbel” are insanely talented.
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@jonathanldavis & @joshacagan star in an infomerical for JON DAVIS GETS A SEX ROBOT, the funniest web series I’ve ever seen (really). Coming soon, brought to you by those guys, Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson and Rob McKittrick.
FalconMediaHQ.com Presents David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. Put that coffee down and watch this video! And please, whatever you do, Always Be Closing. (Falcon Media HQ is my new motion graphics thing)
My favorite scene in Glengarry Glen Ross - hell, maybe my favorite scene in any movie EVER - animated by the hyper-talented Harper Jaten.
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