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Weekend Reading: Stan Lee, Alois Nebel, Adam Beechen and Stuntman!

Stan Lee 1975Whew! What a year! Let's see what the internets hold for the final few days!

Happy birthday to the Funky Flashman himself, Stan Lee, who turns 90. Buzzfeed has his life in pictures.

Here’s what I like about the internets: finding a feature length animated film adapting a graphic novel I’ve never heard of. In this case, it’s Alois Nebel, “a Czech feature length animation directed by Tomas Lunak and based on a trilogy of graphic novels by Jaroslav Rudis and Jaromir 99.” There’s a preview of it at the link.

Adam Beechen talks with Newsarama about Batman Beyond, and beyond.

My pal Richard Pachter reviews a nifty bunch of books including Happy, The Nao of Brown, Building Stories, Marbles, Fashion Beach, and more!

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Comic Book Jobs: Penguin Books

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Star Wars: The Clone WarsAre you a designer with comic book and graphic novel experience? You could put that to good use in the world of traditional book publishing. Penguin Books is looking for a designer for their five (5!) Young Readers’ imprints (that includes Grosset & Dunlap and Price-Stern-Sloan).

You’ll be expected “to design and manage all stages of book production (covers, interiors, novelty) for 25-30 children’s books per year.” It includes a variety of different books - novelty, paperbacks, sticker and board books.

You’ll need all the usual design requirements for experience, software aptitude, plus multitasking and interpersonal skills.

And here’s the kicker: “comic book/graphic novel experience a plus” and “enthusiasm for media tie-in and licensing genre preferred.”

Good luck, job seekers!

[Artwork: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a Penguin licensed book]

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Bye-Bye Borders, It’s Been Fun

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Too Much Coffee Man

Now that Borders has jumped headlong into bankruptcy, it's revealed that they're deep into Diamond Comic Distributors for $3.9 Million. They also owe Penguin Books $41 Million.

As part of the bankruptcy, Borders will be closing something like 200 of their stores.

I already get my books from Amazon, but with my local Borders closing, where the heck am I going to get my coffee?

[Artwork: Too Much Coffee Man © Shannon Wheeler]