Alright, true believers! The next Biff Bam Popcast will go live tonight at 10pm, with Hoax Hunters creators Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley joining our illustrious panel. We’ll talk Hoax Hunters, the aftermath of San Diego Comic-Con and we’ll see who Glenn Walker offends this week with his take on The Dark Knight. Watch it live hear starting at 10pm (or thereabouts).
This year, digital is making waves in the comics scene. So it was great to hear it from the horse’s mouth at Comic-Con 2012: David Steinberger, CEO of ComiXology and John D Roberts, co-founder, were on hand to tell us all about what’s next for digital comics.
Read about the future of comic books after the jump!
Armed with a bottle of wine and his friend (and Torontonian) Jeff Lemire of Sweet Tooth fame, we got a glimpse of one of the hottest comics writer today. With Jeff moderating, the panel started with Scott Snyder’s history. He originally wanted to go to Rhode Island School of Design but because of a differing class schedule he fell more into writing than art.
While Snyder got a book deal just out of college, it turned into a tough situation where a publisher’s expectations kept him chained to an awful book. To relieve the pressure he wrote super hero stories on the side. At his eventual book opening, Vertigo approached him to write one shots. It was a dream come true for him and his foot was in the door. He eventually pitched for American Vampire and won it but that was not before he was desperate to make the bills. At times he had to work where he could, even working at Disney as a janitor and eventually as a Disney character. Without his wife’s support he could not have transitioned into comics from the literary world.
More of Scott Snyder’s Comic-Con 2012 panel after the jump.
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This Thursday, thousands upon thousands of pop culture fanatics from around the world are going to arrive in San Diego for Comic-Con 2012, mecca for the uber geek in all of us. Now, while I’ve never been to San Diego Comic Con , watching Morgan Spurlock’s wonderful documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, I felt as though I received a crash course in what all the hype is about. Check out the trailer and then read more after the jump.