Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Eternal Descent of crime noir and Obamacare

Here's an update for page 46 of Tomb of the Undead, which I hope you'll check out and enjoy.

Evelyn tries to soothe Miller while he feels pressure from the consequences from his actions.
When I decided on using the window as a light source, I wasn't sure how dark it was going to make the rest of the plane, but I think the shading has worked out nicely. It isn't too distracting, and it really gives a feeling that Miller is trapped in the dark, or perhaps is hiding on the plane, from the pressures and dangers that are resulting from him running to Mersailles on the museum's dollar.

Anyhow - I hope you like it.

Graphic novel news
There's more political graphic novels coming through the pipes - including a story about an MIT economist interested in authoring a graphic novel about Obama's health care plan. I found a photo to include, though I'm not sure if it's friendly to the ambition or not.

On a lighter note, I think I found a heavy metal band's graphic novel about themselves (I'm not sure) and a really neat "film noir" style comic that looks really interesting, too.

MIT economist writing Obamacare graphic novel
By Will Rahn
The Daily Caller

Jonathan Gruber, an economist at MIT, is planning to write a graphic novel about President Obama’s health care overhaul, the Boston Herald reports.

Gruber, who holds degrees from both MIT and Harvard, helped craft then-Governor Mitt Romney’s health care policy in Massachusetts. The book, tentatively titled “Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works,” will be published by Hill & Wang.

“I’m going to use the facts to tell the story,” Gruber told The Herald. “I’m the narrator guiding the reader through the law. It’ll have lots of pictures and text.” He says that he originally turned down Hill & Wang when they first pitched him the idea, but later agreed to write the book after his family convinced him that too many people did not understand the bill.

Even opponents of Obama’s health care law think that Gruber was right to change his mind. “I’ve got to hand it to him,” The Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon told the paper. “It’s a brilliant idea.”
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Eternal Descent Graphic Novel Edition Announced – Presales Available
C.W. Ross

London, UK – The Eternal Descent Graphic Novel Volume 1 is now available for presales worldwide.

In a city where lost souls lurk in every shadow and darkness veils sinister designs, heavy metal could be the key to salvation…or the gateway to destruction! A fallen hero, a twisted demon, one gorgeous succubus, and an army of chart-topping guitar heroes: the pieces are in place. The Descent begins!

Featuring guest appearances from Atreyu, Firewind, God Forbid, Static-X, and Shadows Fall, Eternal Descent offers a radical new take on the metal genre, presenting iconic guitarists Gus G, Wayne Static, Dan Jacobs, and many more, as you’ve never seen them before! Volume 1 of Eternal Descent collects issues 1 to 6 of the comic book into a Graphic Novel edition with over 30 pages of bonus content and exclusive digital downloads – including unreleased mp3 and video content.

Eternal Descent directly involved numerous rock and metal guitarists in the creation of the series. Wayne Static of Static-X had this to say about his role in the Eternal Descent comic book: “This stuff is over the top, bursting with energy. Eternal Descent gives me the ultimate opportunity to be more than human.” Gus G of Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind states this about Eternal Descent and his character in Issue #3: “It’s incredible! That’s what being a comic hero is all about: Having supernatural powers and looking perfect!”
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Vertigo's NOCHE ROJA Takes Crime Noir South of the Border
By Vaneta Rogers

For writer Simon Oliver, his experience living in Honduras and his interest in the U.S./Mexico border became the ideal backdrop for his latest project, the Vertigo Crime book Noche Roja.

The original graphic novel, which comes out later this month, has already won rave reviews from mainstream book critics for its gripping, crime noir style. Featuring gritty, stylized artwork by Jason Latour, the book follows a hard-boiled private detective as he reluctantly investigates a series of brutal murders in a Mexican border town.

Born in the United Kingdom, Oliver came to the U.S. after living for years in Central America. Best-known to comic fans for his Vertigo series The Exterminators, Oliver brings his own experience and interests to Noche Roja, giving the story a brutally realistic view of life South of border.
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