The Comic Book Awards – 2012 Eisner Winners from Comic-Con

 

Best Short Story
“The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series
Daredevil, by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)

Best Limited Series
Criminal: The Last of the Innocent, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Marvel Icon)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
Dragon Puncher Island, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)
Snarked, by Roger Langridge (kaboom!)

Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)
Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol (First Second)

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

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Jim Henson’s pitch for The Muppet Show – from the mid-1970’s

This original pitch tape, made by Jim Henson to sell The Muppet Show to CBS.

Leo, dressed in a suit and tie, announces that Jim Henson and CBS executive George Schlatter have merged into one being, to bring to television: “The Muppet Show! A show that will be loved and adored by Nielsen families all over the country!”

Leo insists that the show will make them rich and famous. As his speech continues, he becomes increasingly excited and crazed (a motif previously used in “Sell! Sell! Sell!”). He practically explodes in a burst of patriotism and enthusiasm.

An edited version of this tape can be found on Disney’s The Muppet Show: Season One DVD box set.

via – Muppets Wiki

 

// Thx – Laughing Squid

Nerdist Channel – you have to have an excessive knowledge of nerd culture

This is one of the most entertaining press conferences I’ve ever seen.

“You have to have an excessive knowledge of nerd culture, a little bit of desperation, and I believe there is an element of being socially ostracized.”

 

The Nerdist Channel

 

Featured shows:

  • Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles – the TV version of the website you know and love-or-hate-or-both
  • Chris Hardwick’s All Star Bowling
  • Comic Book Club Live
  • Cute Things Exploding – which is self-explanatory
  • Face to Face with Weird Al Yankovic – an interview show with hard-hitting journalist Weird Al Yankovic asking questions and getting answers
  • Kids in the Hall – classic sketches with interviews and anecdotes from the legendary team.
  • Puppet for President – Jim Henson puppet’s speeches, interviews, and searing commentary on the toughest issues of the day
  • Weird S#!t from Japan –  which is about weird sh*t from Japan.

via Nerdist.com

Epic art work – from this weeks comics and posters

Here are 10 images from the comic books I bought this week.

I’m particularly proud of Batgirl #1, at the bottom. My first attempt at female characters written by a female; not something you see a lot in the comic book world.

The posters (Tale of Sand, Mouse Guard, Walking Dead) come from Trinity Comics. It’s their one-year anniversary and they’re giving lots of stuff away.

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Favorite Commercials: The muppets join a social network – hanging out in Google+

I must say that I am impressed with Google’s marketing efforts lately. The commercial about Search Your World/Walking on the Internet was impressive and now the Muppets!

For more on their complete campaign, including retired basketball stars:

Google accelerated advertising for its social network by showcasing Jim Henson’s The Muppets in a new commercial about the Google Plus Hangouts feature.

The Muppets performed an impromptu band session as they rocked out to a cover of  ”Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie through a Google Plus Hangout.

Google recently released a trio of new television commercials that promote its social network by featuring Hangouts with the Muppets, NBA announcers, Steve Kerr, Spero Dedes, Bill Walton, Kenny Smith, and Jon Barry. This is not the first time Google collaborated with the The Muppets to advertise one of its products. There was another Muppets Hangout Nov. 7, and the search engine giant celebrated the 75th birthday of Muppet creator Jim Henson by forming an interactive Muppets’ logo for Google.

via 9to5 Google