Hey folks, Ambush Bug here. So you’re all in a huff because you didn’t get to check out the New York Comic Con this year (October 11-14th). Well, fear not. AICN COMICS is here to help you out. Friend of AICN COMICS Jamie Coville took video of some choice panels at this year’s NYCC and was kind enough to share them with all of us. Check out James’ site here. And look for more panels all week from the 2012 NYCC!
GRANT MORRISON SPOTLIGHT
Grant Morrison Spotlight (53:21, 48.8mb)
Interviewed by Kim Alexander of Sirius XS, Grant talks about his new creator owned projects called HAPPY, MULTIVERSITY and ANNIHILATOR. He answers questions from the audience about superheroes, particularly SUPERMAN, BATMAN and Jeff Lemire's run on ANIMAL MAN, movie scripts he's written, Jack Kirby and his ideas, also how he doesn't turn down work and juggles multiple projects at the same time.
JOE SIMON MEMORIAL
Joe Simon Memorial (57:13, 52.3mb)
On the panel was Emily Groben (Joe Simons Grand Daughter), Jim Simon (Joe's son), Dave Gibbons, Paul Levitz, and Angelo Torres. The panel was moderated by Steve Saffel. Angelo talked about working with Joe on THE FLY and the humor magazine SICK. Paul Levitz talked about getting to read and having to write a column about PREZ #1 that matched the hype DC editors were giving the book. Levitz later talked about how Joe Simon and Will Eisner were two creators from the Golden Age that had business smarts. Dave Gibbons talked about being a fan of Joe's and being able to speak to him on the phone during last year's San Diego Comic Con. Emily, who looked after Joe during the last few years of his life talked about waking him up and with the news of his collection of Crime stories made the New York Times best seller list. Jim Simon talked about working with Joe and how it could be difficult, but also spoke of how wonderful of a father Joe was. Steve Saffel spoke of how Simon fought to get Kirby's name as a creator on the recent CAPTAIN AMERICA movie (something Marvel was against) and also negotiated to get Kirby's heirs some money on their shared work that is now being reprinted. Towards the end Mark Waid showed up and apologized for not making it to the panel on time and talked about meeting Joe Simon.