Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Joshua Williamson's Overlook teams up with the CBLDF

"Y'know, if it wasn't for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, comics like Overlook might not exist. Read below to find how you can support them and get a free copy of Overlook #1 published by Image / Shadowline signed by me."

CBLDF Launches Summer Member Drive With New Incentives!
Get Discounts on CGC Grading, Signed Comics, Original Art & More!

With the summer convention season around the corner, now is the time to become a member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Join today, and you'll receive special premiums, access to all of our exclusive member events, and a members-only discount on regular convention grading submissions from the CGC!

There's never been a better time to become a CBLDF member (http://www.cbldf.com/Consumer_s/44.htm). Right now, the Fund is offering a wide variety of incentives to thank you for supporting our important First Amendment legal work. All new and renewing members will receive the CBLDF's 2009 Membership Card, featuring Kick-Ass by Mark Millar & John Romita, Jr., as well as members-only downloadable wallpaper. All members will also receive a 10% discount from the CGC on regular submissions made at any convention they're set up at in 2009, starting with Wizard World Philly! Visit the CGC's website for their full convention schedule (http://www.cgccomics.com/events/index.aspx).

Every member signing up at higher levels will receive additional incentives, including signed comics & books, original art, or rare merchandise. Starting May 19, anyone who joins at a level of $50 or more will receive a copy of Overlook #1, signed by author Joshua Williamson. Members signing up at higher levels can also receive signed comics & graphic novels, including Buffy Season 8, Volume One Limited HC, signed by Georges Jeanty; RASL oversized preview edition, signed by Jeff Smith; Liberty Comics #1, signed by Walter Simonson; even original comic art from the CBLDF's archive! Visit the CBLDF's member page for full details!

By joining the Fund, you won't just be getting cool stuff, you'll also be making a difference. Grassroots support is essential to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which relies entirely on the support of our members to perform the important work of defending comics' First Amendment rights. Currently, the CBLDF is serving as special consultant to the defense in the case of U.S. v. Christopher Handley, where comics are under attack in Federal Court. Now more than ever, free speech is a right that must be protected, and your membership dollars will help us do that work.

Members are the backbone of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Help keep the Fund strong. Join today!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Dear Dracula optioned by Kickstart Entertainment


Kickstart Entertainment, the company behind last summer’s smash comic-to-film hit WANTED and such upcoming projects as WANTED 2 and THE PREACHER, to be directed by Sam Mendes, has optioned DEAR DRACULA by Joshua Williamson and Vicente “Vinny” Navarrete.

DEAR DRACULA was published in October 2008 by Image/Shadowline Comics and tells the tale of a young boy who to decides to circumvent waiting on Santa Claus to bring him gifts by writing a letter to Dracula at Halloween. The boy is pleasantly surprised when the legendary vampire actually shows up and takes him on the adventure of a lifetime.

Kickstart Productions was established by Jason Netter in 1999 as a live action and animation production company. With a focus on comic book based material, Kickstart is producing several comic book based projects for film and television.

In television, Kickstart is currently in development on an animated series based on THE PRO at Spike. Kickstart also produced the 22 episodes series PAINKILLER JANE for Sci Fi Channel, and the animated AMAZING SCREW ON HEAD for Sci Fi. Kickstart is also currently in production on the second season of the animated TV series version of WOLVERINE & THE X MEN.

On the feature film side, Kickstart is currently in development on THE RED STAR, to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov at Universal, THE BOYS at Sony, MONSTER ATTACK NETWORK at Disney with Andy Fickman and THE COURIERS with Intrepid Pictures. Jason Netter is also producing ROBOTECH at Warner Brothers.

The DEAR DRACULA hardcover are available from Image/Shadowline on Amazon and from Diamond Distributors.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Things that...

Motivate and Inspire me lately...

Marvel's War Of Kings, Captain Britain and MI:13.
Jeff Parker's Agents of Atlas
Darwyn Cooke's Hunter by IDW preview
NBC's Chuck
James Robinson's Starman
The early JSA issues by Robinson and Goyer
Thinking about Wesley Dodds.
Current Hellboy and BPRD issues.
Kung-Fu Panda on Blu-Ray.
Looking through Diamond Preview's Catalog.
Ivan Brandon's Viking with its amazing format.
DC's new Wednesday Comics.
Sean Murphy and Dustin Nguyen's art on DA
Scottygod on DA
Previews for all Summer Movies
The Portland Comics Community especially the people at Cosmic Monkey.
Getting new art from artists I'm working with.

and of course, my new wife.