Things We Saw Today: Ian Malcom Hatches a Theory
by Jamie Frevele | 4:59 pm, July 8th, 2011
This morning we totally planned to direct you to the Kickstarter Page of Womanthology, a “large scale anthology comic showcasing the works of women in comics. It is created entirely by over 140 women of all experience levels.” Meaning that budding, non-professional artists are paired and mentored by more experienced women in the field they want to break in to. Gail Simone, Devin Grayson, and Ming Doyle are only three of the ladies involved. Any way, we were all ready to urge you to visit their page in Things We Saw Today, so you could spread the word and maybe donate to help them reach the printing costs of the anthology, all proceeds of which will be donated to charity. But, as it turns out, they raised $22,000 today alone, and are close to exceeding $5,000 more than they planned for, even though their funding period doesn’t end until August.
But just because their flying success proves that there is still a lot of attention being paid to the role of women in the medium of comics doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go check them out and give them a hand. In fact, it means you should donate even more. After all, they’re only planning to publish a run of 1,500 books, and I know I want a copy. Here’s their pitch video (via DC Women Kicking Ass):
Tons of kids suddenly became so bummed. (At Mental_Floss)
Brent Spiner — who played Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation — really wants a part in the next Star Trek movie, which is based on the original series and not the one he was in. But he’s ready to find a way in. He will start a social media campaign if he has to:
I am thinking more about the next Star Trek movie and more about who can I be in it. I did this character Arik Soong [on Star Trek Enterprise], not to be confused with Dr. Soong on the [TNG], this was his predecessor. And I would like to start a campaign, maybe right here tonight, its called BBS – Bring Back Soong. And I want you to flood JJ Abrams offices with that: BBS, Bring Back Soong.
Bit Rebels has instructions on creating a very cute cross-stitched iPhone case.
Here is a gigantic map of Westeros by an artist called Other-In-Law in case you needed an illustrated guide to the goings-on in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire. It’s quite something, and the picture we have is still only small version. For the full version, click here. (At Nerd Bastards)
And finally, here is a new picture of David Tennant looking seriously badass in Fright Night. If he ever teamed up with Bruce Campbell in something with supernatural beasties … wow, I can’t even. My soul just exploded with joy a tiny bit. (At Spinoff Online)