A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Looking back

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays.

A while back on Current Flavor I posted this, prompting myself to get out to the theater more this year. Unfortunately I was only slightly more successful in that task -- viewing 22 films theatrically vs. 15 last year (ouch). But the good news is I saw MORE films than last year, mostly in the area of new releases and notable films (potential award winners).

I dutifully kept a list of films I saw over the course of the year and here's how it broke down (not including repeat viewings):

2007 (new) releases (theatrical): 22
2007 releases (DVD): 6

Previous releases (DVD or projected DVD): 21

A grand total of 49 films watched.

For those interested, here they are:



Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Gone Baby Gone
Michael Clayton
Things We Lost in the Fire
No Country for Old Men

There Will Be Blood (2x)
King of Kong
My Kid Could Paint That
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Into the Wild

3:10 To Yuma
Paris Je T'aime
The Simpsons Movie

A Mighty Heart
Pirates 3 - At World's End
28 Weeks Later
Hot Fuzz

The Host (US release)
The Queen (SF release)
Children of Men (2)
Letters From Iwo Jima


3 Days of the Condor (r)

Day Night Day Night
The Isle
All The President's Men
On the Waterfront
Touching the Void

The Train
Last King of Scotland
Little Children
Paths of Glory
Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

Tale of Two Sisters
Half Nelson
The Lives of Others
Marie Antoinette
The Departed

Land of the Dead (1/4)
Irreversible (1/2)
Thank You For Smoking
The White Diamond
Mission Impossible III


Happy New Year and see you all in 08!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

CORA is coming

She's been taking a bit of a rest these past few months...I'm hoping to lock down some studio space very soon so I can hole up and start knocking out pages for the July 08 release of Book 1. The first book looks like it will clock in at 64 pages. All of it has been roughed and I'm in the process of re-writing some dialogue. I'm also planning to add a prologue to summarize what happened in the Rose and Isabel story.

More to come soon.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Rose et Isabel

Update for the French edition:

All materials have been delivered to Akileos in preparation for printing of the French edition of the complete Rose and Isabel story. Below are the new European cover final and a low res sample of pages with R&I speaking in French. It is very exciting for me to see this!

I will be flying to France in January for the comics festival at Angouleme along with Bill Presing. More details to follow soon.