Sunday, March 06, 2011

Today's Google logo honors cartoonist Will Eisner

The logo featured on Google today pays tribute to cartoonist Will Eisner, creator of the Spirit and a pioneer of the graphic novel.

As cartoonist Scott McCloud puts it on the official Google blog:

Many of us who knew him still find it hard to believe he’s gone. He died in 2005, but for six decades, Eisner was a participant in, and inspiration for, much of the best in American comics, as well as a friend and mentor to multiple generations of comics artists.

Eisner influenced comics in dozens of ways. In the ‘40s, Eisner’s The Spirit—a seven-page newspaper feature—introduced an arsenal of visual storytelling techniques still used generations later, and provided an early testing ground for future comics stars including Jack Kirby and Jules Feiffer. (The Spirit also began a tradition of pictorially-integrated logos—inspiring today's snazzy rooftop doodle!)


Friday, March 04, 2011

Cary Elwes cast in Wonder Woman TV pilot

CORRECTION: I'd earlier said Elwes was playing Steve Trevor. My error, as pointed out by a commenter below. Here's the correct info:

Cary Elwes, star of "The Princess Bride" will appear as CEO of Themyscira Industries — the company owned by Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in the upcoming Wonder Woman TV pilot.

Adrianne Palicki ("Friday Night Lights") will play the Amazon princess and Elizabeth Hurley has been cast as villainess Veronica Cale, a recurring character.

New Thor movie poster and banner


New pop culture books

Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 11
Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 11

Creepy Archives Volume 9
Creepy Archives Volume 9

 Tarzan: The Jesse Marsh Years Volume 8 (Tarzan 8)


Tarzan: The Jesse Marsh Years Volume 8 (Tarzan 8)

Little Lulu Volume 26: The Feud and Other Stories
Little Lulu Volume 26: The Feud and Other Stories

The Fifties in Pictures
The Fifties in Pictures

The Forties in Pictures
The Forties in Pictures

Prince Valiant: 1941-1942 (Vol. 3) (Prince Valiant)
Prince Valiant: 1941-1942 (Vol. 3) (Prince Valiant)

 Buz Sawyer: The War in the Pacific (Vol. 1)
Buz Sawyer: The War in the Pacific (Vol. 1)


The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective
The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective

A 1960s Childhood: From "Thunderbirds" to Beatlemania (Childhood Memories)
A 1960s Childhood: From "Thunderbirds" to Beatlemania (Childhood Memories)

Lifestyle Illustration of the 50s
Lifestyle Illustration of the 50s

Custom Lettering of the 40s & 50s
Custom Lettering of the 40s & 50s

Cereal: Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture
Cereal: Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture

Blood 'n' Thunder: Winter 2011: Adventure, Mystery and Melodrama in American Popular Culture of the Early Twentieth Century (Volume 28)
Blood 'n' Thunder: Winter 2011: Adventure, Mystery and Melodrama in American Popular Culture of the Early Twentieth Century (Volume 28)

Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics
Agonizing Love: The Golden Era of Romance Comics