Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Artistic legend Jack Davis retires

Jack Davis, one of the most celebrated and versatile artists in American history, has finally retired.

You might not know the name, but you've DEFINITELY seen the work: From Time and TV Guide covers to Mad magazine and famous movie posters, David has done it ALL. He's one of the most significant cultural figures of the second half of the 20th century, though he remains oddly unaware of his impact.

You can read all-out Jack and view a GREAT gallery of art, some rarely seen, over at Wired.

Jim McLauchlin

illustration: Jack Davis drawing of Oakland As manager Bill Martin from a 1980 Borden Crunch Stix ad campaign

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Josh Dysart, just hours before he goes to Iraq

Josh Dysart is a helluva writer, and he puts his money where his mouth is. He's going to Kurdistan in Iraq to work with the World Food Programme and write a comic about the refugee camps there.

Josh Matters, with a capital M. Please read about him here.

Jim McLauchlin

photo courtesy Josh Dysart

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Writing/Riding on a Train: Bill Willingham

Bill Willingham, author of Fables, Down the Mysterly River, and more was the very first writer out of the box for Amtrak's Residency program. Read about his travels, and what he wrote and learned, at the BHTP Blog. Enjoy!

Jim McLauchlin

photo courtesy Bill Willingham

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Here's Everything Wrong with 'Comics Journalism'

The title kinda says it all, huh? Okay, if not, you can check out the WHOLE thing at Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

photo: Zach Pennington

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Big Hero 6 is coming: The producer

Hiro Hamada is the driving force in Disney's new animated feature, Big Hero 6, and producer Roy Conli reveals the Disney method over at Newsarama.com.


Jim McLauchlin

photo: courtesy Disney

Big Hero 6 is coming: The directors

The Robot above is Baymax, and Big Hero 6 directors Don Hall and Chris Williams tell you about the vision and the themes of the movie over at Newsarama.com.


Jim McLauchlin

photo: courtesy Disney

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The "mourning" after the death of Canary on Arrow

Writer and executive producer Marc Guggenheim said, "We start the year in a way we typically end a year." He's talking about the shocking death of Canary in the season premiere of Arrow on The CW network last night.

Go read the whole deal over at Newsarama.com

Jim McLauchlin

photo: The CW / Cate Cameron