AB2 = RIP my mentions
“We’re working on a sequel.” Five words that made my social media explode, because they were said by Charlize Theron in response to someone asking about ATOMIC BLONDE 2. You’ll understand that I can’t make any comment at this time, except to remind you that I kept saying everyone wanted to make a sequel, and that “working on” does not mean “it’ll be out in six months.” Now please give my poor twitter mentions a rest. https://screenrant.com/atomic-blonde-2-charlize-theron/
Oh, and just to throw even more fuel on the fire, thanks Dave:
THE BEST PLACE
THE GOOD PLACE season 1 was one of my favourite TV shows I watched last year (I know, I know, late to the party). It was so good, in fact, that I was reeeaaaaally wary about watching season 2, because it seemed impossible that they could maintain that level of quality.
Well, I just started watching season 2 a couple of days ago, and I’ve already binged most of it. Hot damn.
I am in complete awe of a show that manages to be as funny as it is smart, and with a stellar cast that just aces every scene. I have now become one of those awful people who can’t stop telling everyone else they should watch a TV show, even though I’m probably one of the last people on earth to have seen it myself.
So if for some reason you haven’t watched THE GOOD PLACE yet, consider this yet another recommendation that you really, really should.
KIDS' WORKSHOP - SATURDAY JUNE 16 @ GREENWICH
I’ve been invited to this year’s Greenwich Book Festival, to do a workshop for kids on adapting books to comics — focusing on the ALEX RIDER graphic novels — and creating fun characters. I’ve never actually done a workshop for children before, so I’m equal parts excited and terrified…!
No schedule or ticketing details yet, but as soon as I do I’ll share them with you. In the meantime, keep an eye on the GBF website and twitter.
Funny story: I almost did a massive project with Paul Duffield when he was starting out. Paul was a contender to draw the FASHION BEAST adaptation I wrote for Avatar Press; we went with Facundo Percio in the end, and everything worked out just fine (!) but one thing I'll always remember is Paul's enthusiastic iconoclasm, whereby he wanted to completely change the ending. The ending that, need I remind you, was written by one Alan Moore, Esq., of Northamption.
I mean. This man has some balls.
Anyway, Paul went on to find fame on FREAKANGELS, his graphic novel series with Warren Ellis. Since then he's been working on his fantasy magnum opus, a wonderful comic called THE FIRELIGHT ISLE, and is now running a Kickstarter for the print edition of the first volume. There's even has a trailer, animated by Paul himself, which is kind of amazing to see. The campaign is already funded, so it's basically risk-free at this point. I can’t wait to get my copy.
The trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyRNH35w3uI