Funnybook Babylon

September 8, 2011

The Weirdest NYCC Event I’ve Seen: “A Date With Marvel”

Filed under: Events — Tags: — Chris Eckert @ 7:37 pm

The 2011 New York City Comicon is fast approaching, as the near-daily press releases remind us. Buried underneath today’s announcement of some sort of kick-off concert was a strange event anouncement:

We’ve setup a nine course meal with wine pairing at wd~50, owned by Wylie Dufresne, a Michelin star winner and molecular gastronomy chef. If this award-winning restaurant doesn’t entice you enough, wait until you hear who you’ll be dining with… C.B. Cebulski, writer and talent scout extraordinaire hosts this once-in-a-lifetime dinner with Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, Joe Quesada and Marvel Editor-in-Chief, Axel Alonso. This is your chance to be wined and dined with some of the most important people in comics. It all takes place at 8:00 PM on Friday, October 15 and includes a nine course meal and wine pairing. It is open to only ten fans. The cost is $550, but the opportunity is priceless!

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February 11, 2009

FBBP #90 – Convention Wrap-Up Edition

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: — Chris Eckert @ 12:25 am

David Brothers joins us for a post-Con recap. It’s really just a collection of anecdotes, but it’s better organized than last year’s Posse Cut. In keeping with our co-option of rap tropes, here are our linernote shoutouts:
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February 8, 2009

UPDATED WITH SCORECARD: No Really, DC Still Doesn’t Think You Care About Creative Teams

I’ve said it before! Are they trying to make each book seem soulless and artistically uninspired at this point?

This weekend DC announced ten new titles, exactly one of which (Keith Giffen’s new Doom Patrol) was announced with a creative mind in tow.
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April 21, 2008

FBBP #55 – NYCC Extravaganza: Posse Cut!

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , — Joseph Mastantuono @ 11:05 pm

After Saturday’s adventures we got a fair number of people together. The resulting podcast was a bit of a mess, but enjoyable to record, at least. Some of the people involved were giddy like little school girls because of this man:

BIG SHOUTOUT: The Whole 4L Crew, the people we met from PopCultureShock, the gracious New Yorkers who hosted our visiting contributors, plus our contributors who traveled in from other states and nations.

Next Week: We’ve got a lot of stuff on our hands to cover, and we discovered some amazing new comics at the con. We need a bit of time to recover to get our head straight.

April 20, 2008

Thoughts from NYCC – Days 1 + 2 – Tryin’ to Save the Game

Filed under: Blurbs — Tags: , , , , , — Jamaal Thomas @ 4:00 pm

The interesting thing about my experience with going to some panels at this convention is that even when they’re lacking, they can sometimes help clarify some issues that are endlessly discussed in pop culture circles. Douglas Rushkoff, the author of Testament, and an upcoming book about corporations and modern society (hint: corporations are bad) and Scott McCloud, the world-famous author of Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics engaged in a lively debate that lingered in my mind hours after it concluded. The panel was billed as a discussion between two theorists about the future of the comics industry. This drifted into a broad debate about the relationship between mainstream and underground culture, and the impact of technology on local communities. (more…)

March 20, 2008

FBBP #49 – Secretly Wishing We Could be Paul Pope Characters

This week show barely gets into comics until about 15 minutes in, but when we do we go over the Wizard World LA announcements, the lack of quality books, Vixen’s tone in JLA, the importance of what comic creators do outside of the industry and the fact Radical Comics still fucking sucks.

Sorry this one is up late, but it took me ages to think of a name. Podcast Notes after the jump.

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March 4, 2008

FBBP #47 – A Date with Doctor Doom

Caution: The Funnybook Babylon Podcast contains mature language and content.

[00:00] :
Chris Eckert’s open letter to the New York Comic Con. He advocates the new FBB con dress code. – For further details view this educational clipmirror.

[03:50] :

This is the greatest idea that this podcast has formed.

Image provided by 4th letter‘s Hoatzin.

We expose the next big Marvel book spinning out of Secret Invasion. You better get your duct tape, Internet, cause we broke you like we were Iverson.

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February 25, 2007

FBBP #1 – Post NYC Comic Con Report

On this week’s show, we talk about the NYC Comic Con, where Pedro spent a ridiculous amount of money, the gang met <a href=”http://kylebaker.com/”Kyle Baker and Chris Batista, and Joe popped his Con cherry.

We also review The Spirit #3, Brave and the Bold #1, and Ultimate Fantastic Four #39, as Pedro and Jamaal fight about comics yet again.

This is Funnybook Babylon for February 25th, 2007.

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