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In case you missed it, Drawn & Quarterly announced “Winnie-the-Pooh” by Travis Dandro, the first graphic novel ever based directly on the original book.
Cover by Dave McKean
– The 2022 Harvey Awards will see writer Neil Gaiman, cartoonist Gilbert Shelton, writer and editor Roy Thomas, and the late cartoonist Marjorie Henderson Buell aka Marge, be inducted into the Awards’ Hall of Fame, The New York Times reported. Gaiman, best known as the writer of “The Sandman,” reflected on his imminent induction as “an unalloyed delight” because “[Harvey Kurtzmann] was one of the greats, and so many of the people who have been inducted already have been people I looked up to over the years.” The cohort’s induction will take place at the Harvey Awards ceremony at New York Comic Con, which takes place on October 6-9; you can see the full list of nominees for the Awards’ six categories here.
– Through popverse, Scholastic imprint Graphix revealed the cover art for “Four Eyes” by writer Rex Ogle and artist Dave Valeza. The graphic novel is aimed at a middle-grade audience, and is loosely based on Ogle’s own life; “Four Eyes” will follow Rex, a sixth grader who is already self-conscious due to everyone else having had their growth spurt, who has to start wearing an ugly pair of glasses chosen by his parents. “Four Eyes” is scheduled for publication on May 2, 2023, and you can see the cover here.
– Book Palace Books announced “It’s About Time: A Memoir in Pictures and Words” by Brian Bolland. Bolland, who is best known for his work on “2000 AD” and his DC Comics work, will explore everything that has influenced him as an artist in the memoir, including “his family history, his friendships, the comics he was reading, [and] the bands he was listening to.” Comedian Johnny Vegas and artist Dave Harwood will provide a foreword and introduction to the memoir, which Book Palace have slated for release in the Spring of 2023. There are three different editions of the memoir available for pre-order at the publisher’s website.
– Netflix made a host of announcements and reveals at this year’s Tudum event:
You can check out all of the content released by Netflix at Tudum, which includes a clip from slumberlanda teaser for Hellbound‘s second season, and a behind-the-scenes video for Extraction 2, here.
– In further Netflix news, at the Japan iteration of Tudum, the release dates for four manga series adaptations were announced:
– EW revealed that Doom Patrol will be returning for its fourth season in December. The HBO Max series will introduce Madeline Zima in the role of Casey Brinke. Showrunner Jeremy Carver stated “[they] finally found a way to bring her into the story in a way that feels wholly organic to us,” adding that Casey’s involvement in the show will “not just [be] a cameo.” Created by Gerard Way and Nick Derington, Casey is a comic book-within-a-comic book superhero spawned by Danny the Street. To see Zima as Casey Brinke, head over to EW‘s Fall TV guide.
-James Earl Jones has reportedly retired from voicing Darth Vader, and signed over the rights to Lucasfilm. With the rights, Lucasfilm, along with voice-recreating company, Respeecher, will be able to use AI software to mimic his voice in the future. Jones had been “looking into winding down” his active role in voicing the Star Wars villain, according to Lucasfilm sound editor Matthew Wood, and he showed Jones what Respeecher could accomplish; this convinced Jones and resulted in him signing over his voice rights. Responder were involved in Jones’s voicing of Darth Vader in the recent Disney+ series, Obi-Wan.
– Finally, comic book artist, Carlos Pacheco, best known for his work on “Avengers Forever,” announced that he has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurodegenerative disease most commonly referred to as ALS. Pacheco made the announcement via a Facebook post which has since been deleted, although he has since responded to tweets about his announcement. In the post (translated from Spanish by CBR), Pacheco said about his diagnosis that it “doesn’t make me feel less fortunate to have lived the life I have lived, for the experiences I’ve had, the achievements I’ve made , and the people I’ve been fortunate to cross paths with.” Pacheco had been on a sabbatical from his comic works due to rehab for the paralysis of his right leg, with further career plans yet to be made public.