Attention fellow aging gen-X geeks: the archives of Cinemagic magazine are now online. Between 1972 and 1987, Cinemagic was the only publication dedicated to showing filmmakers how to make science fiction, fantasy, and horror movies on backyard project budgets.
The documentary tracks the evolution of the magazine from an indie fan mag to a national pulpit backed by Starlog, the granddaddy of all science fiction publications.
We’ll catch up with the people behind some of the most beloved projects featured in its pages, and see how some of them went from making homemade Super8 epics to creating the biggest blockbusting movies coming out of Hollywood today. We’ll also show how this humble publication laid the groundwork for today’s indie do-it-yourself filmmaking revolution. When completed, the documentary will feature interviews with Kerry O’Quinn, Gregory Dohler, John Dods, Al Magliochetti, Ernest Farino, Tim Sullivan, and many, many others. Currently in production by Swords & Circuitry Studios.
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This is the scene by my office at the moment. I had to drive 15 minutes around it and argue with two police officers so I could pick my wife up.
Photo is from this article: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Train-derails—267428201.html?device=mobile
As I drove past those officers again they were closing down the entire street. I hope it gets cleared up before I have to got back to work tomorrow.
I finally finished Neverwhere by neil-gaiman last night. It’s not a very long audiobook, so it really shouldn’t have taken me four months to get through it. I enjoyed the second half of the story quite a bit, and am hoping that Gaiman revisits London Below again in the future.
This version was actually narrated by Gaiman, which was I thought was great. It’s nice to hear the author read the book the way they intended it be read/heard.
I heard that he published a short story/sequel/spin-off about it in an anthology. Anyone want to save me a google search and tell me the name of the anthology?
AVENGERS v.3 #1
AVENGERS #1 was arguably the most successful of the Heroes Return relaunches that brought the core Marvel heroes back to the Marvel Universe. The credit can substantially be attributed to the artwork of George Perez. When he was announced as the artist of the new AVENGERS series, naysayers snidely asked, “So, who’s going to draw issue #3?” But George surprised them all, penciling every issue in the first year, not missing an issue until #16, and remaining with the series longer than any of the other Heroes Return artists.
Both George and writer Kurt Busiek were in place when I became the Avengers editor—George was approached first, and he indicated that he wanted to work with either Kurt or Mark Waid as writer. I kibitzed with Kurt when he was writing up his pitch for the series (we were working on THUNDERBOLTS at the time, and were going to be doing IRON MAN together—I traded the IRON MAN editorship to get AVENGERS.) Kurt and George indicated a preference for having me as the book’s editor, and so I got the gig.
My big contribution to the issue was probably the poster of the original issue #1 cover as a picture in the Avengers’ meeting room. George had originally wanted a copy of his 30th anniversary Avengers poster in that spot, but we couldn’t find a usable copy of it that could be inserted, so I opted for the Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers piece instead. It seemed appropriate.
2014 Note: I am still the editor of AVENGERS to this day.
This is the first Avengers comic I ever read, and I’ve been hooked ever since!
Keenen Ivory Wayans talks about leading a camper attack against a campfire story that got REAL.
I never went to camp.
I always associated it with Lord of the Flies. Still, this story almost makes me wish I went. Almost.