Archive for January, 2009

Wicker Man Studios News, January 20th, 2009

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day. From the Latin, to practice augury. What do the entrails of the comics industry suggest for the new year?

That it’s time for a new news update, that’s what.

 

First, you’ll notice that I haven’t added any new items in the Writing section. I ran out of articles for Barb, and wasn’t sure what to do about it for a while. Barb has written more stuff, but not articles… You’ll be hearing more about this soon, but not quite yet.

I finally decided that, as much as I liked each of us updating at the same time, I’ll go onward with adding my articles to the site on my own… but not today… today is Inauguration Day, and I’m a little wound up, and can’t settle down and work on things like the meager html that Ryan’s taught me…

Next, Mangalife. I’ve interviewed Chynna Clugston, and my interview is up at my column right now, and I just put it over at Mangalife, too. Part One, that is. I’ll probably put the conclusion up before the end of the month…

http://www.comicsbulletin.com/pb/123091816231936.htm

http://www.mangalife.com/features/TheWorksAndTheKeyTheChynna.htm

And then Barb and I have done more stuff for MangaLife lately, like:

http://www.mangalife.com/reviews/BlackJackv1-2SpecialSpotli.htm

http://www.mangalife.com/reviews/HunterXHunterv24.htm

http://www.mangalife.com/features/MangaGoesToHollywood.htm

http://www.mangalife.com/reviews/DragonBallZVizBigeditionv1.htm

That’s my reviews of Osamu Tezuka’s BLACK JACK (v1 and v2), of the latest Hunter x Hunter, of the big collection of Dragon Ball Z… and Barb’s recent article “Manga Goes To Hollywood”…

 

Oh yeah, and the other day Septagon started running my latest Septagon Briefing that I do for them…

http://news.septagonstudios.com/?p=450

That’s the one.

 

Barb’s birthday is this Saturday if you want to write and wish her well… or send her Amazon gift cards…

 

An additional note: I plan to attend NYCC this year… anyone else going?

 

So anyway: NewGSGStoryAndExactlyHowItWillBecomeAvailableToYourComputingDevice-Watch: When I last updated you, Secret Facilitator Man told me that The Plan will once again start being Facilitated again Secretly as soon as he gets back into the office on Monday.

Well, The Plan is still not in place and I’ve stopped waiting on Secret Facilitator Man. Ryan Howe knows a guy who has the skill sets we need… yesterday, I was told that he’s already 90% done… we’re moving forward with, or more likely without, Secret Facilitator Man.

More on this news as it develops, but expect things to start happening faster…

–P

Wicker Man Studios News, January 1st, 200freakin9

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

New articles up in the writing section of this site…

First, in honor of my new bud Dave Baxter, I decided to run my San Diego Con report from 2006, it was a really good report, one of my personal favorites, plus it talks all about the long tail-ness that Dave talks a lot about these days…

Meanwhile, I posted barb’s “Manly Manga” article from over at MangaLife… she wrote it back in April, I think that ML’s had that baby as an exclusive for long enough now…

Still, I am starting to run out of Barb-only written things… that… won’t… get us in trouble for bringing back up again… but I have a solution… and you’ll be amazed by what it is… more on that later this month, I hope.

 

Hmm, let’s see… since I last posted here, WMS member Josh Wagner posted a blogthing that I thought was kinda interesting… http://goodagainstremotes.blogspot.com/

 

Oh yeah, and the new MangaLife is up… I wouldn’t bring this up, but this week it features some stuff from Barb and me, like my spotlight on Vertical, Inc’s BLACK JACK volumes 1 and 2, or the MangaLife RoundTable End-of-Year Wrap-Up, or Barb’s review of volume 2 of Dark Horse’s Ghost Talker’s Daydream…

http://www.mangalife.com/#

Aw, just go there. If I may make a suggestion, try going there in Chrome, that seems to work super extra faster than the usual ways. If you take my meaning.

 

Oh, wait, it occurs to me also that since I was here last I also updated The Park and Barb Show: http://www.comicsbulletin.com/pb/122970856293987.htm

It’s Christmas Newsletter time all over again, it’s Christmas in January whee.

 

So anyway: NewGSGStoryAndExactlyHowItWillBecomeAvailableToYourComputingDevice-Watch: As you know, I have been negotiating with Orcus from Orcusville to hunt down Secret Facilitator Man and ascertain when exactly the new story will go live. Orcus told me that he didn’t have time to find him, much as he’d like the finder’s fee, because he’s on the run from an insane lemur.

http://www.mediagauntlet.com/orcusville/

However, little did he know, that he did PASS Secret Facilitator Man on the street and didn’t recognize him, which spooked Secret Facilitator Man into getting in touch with me. Secret Facilitator Man said that The Plan will once again start being Facilitated again Secretly as soon as he gets back into the office on Monday.

Okay, fine. So we should have more news on this story by the next time I post here.

I’m just glad I didn’t have to pay Orcus.

More on this news as it develops. I will post all new information the second it becomes functional, so stay tuned for news of this next time, in the news posting we must surely call:

Beautiful Lemur, Wake Unto Me

-P