It’s been a while (way too long), since I posted my last blog here. A lot has happened in that time, including presenting a paper on motion comic adaptation at the ‘Contemporary Narratives’ conference in Nottingham university (featuring keynote speaker Professor Henry Jenkins), interviewing hypercomic creator Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, saying goodbye to my PhD supervisor (the gifted and erudite Dr Daniel Martin) who has left Queens for a South Korean university, and finally getting published in animation Professor Paul Wells’ journal, ‘Animation Practice, Process & Production’. Here’s a link to the latter: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2245/ .
There’s also the matter of the ‘Geek and Sundry’ adaptation of Dark Horse Comics Hellboy: The Fury into a six-part motion comic. After a lengthy exposition in the first episode, this series exemplified conventional motion comic practices with its style of motion, full-screen mise-en-scène and voiceover dialogue. It might have preferable to adapt an earlier Hellboy mini-series, however it seems that the motion comic is an attempt to draw attention to Hellboy’s plight and Mike Mignola’s upcoming series.
Hope you’re enjoying your summer wherever you are!