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Comic Book Jobs: Marvel Comics (White Plains)

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies, Marvel Comics,

Captain America MovieAnd so it begins!

Marvel Comics, the Marvel Comics in White Plains, NY that works out of the Disney Publishing offices, is looking for a Designer to join the Disney Consumer Products team, in the Disney Publishing Worldwide division.

You'll need 3+ years of book design experience with the usual get-along and problem-solving skills.

And here's what you'll be working on:

Marvel Origins (Evergreen) Design work of future picture books, readers, an 8x8s, including increasing pub plans of titles based on origins original art work.

Marvel (Movie-Tie-ins) Design work of increasing pub plans for future releases: Captain America, Avengers, and Spider-Man.

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Comic Book Jobs: Toxic Magazine

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Independent,

Toxic MagazineToxic, the British humor magazine for boys 7-12-years-old is looking for a designer.

Toxic's subjects "range from games to movies to sports to loads of other random stuff in features, facts & stats, puzzles, jokes, comics, competitions etc. In short, anything and everything that’s in a boy’s life." And the comics can be really funny.

They're looking for a "creative and experienced magazine designer with the vision to help take Toxic to the next level of its development," whatever that means for a British boy's humor mag.

You'll be working "in close collaboration" with the Art Editor and the Toxic team.

All the usual computer design skills are needed, as is magazine experience. And if you have experience in children's entertainment, even better.

Egmont is a huge Scandanavian publisher with lots of opportunities inside so if you get in and impress, there's always the chance to move forward. Or you could just stay at Toxic and design pages of boogers and farts and Justin Biebers.

But do hurry. The job listing closes on April 26.

You can read a bit more about Toxic at Lew Stringer's excellent British comics-related blog.

[Artwork: Toxic, © Egmont]

Designer Alexander McQueen Found Dead

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Clothing, Red Carpet, Style, Obituaries,

Alexander McQueen

UPDATE: McQueen had cocaine, tranquilizers and sleeping pills in his system when he died.

Fashion guru Alexander McQueen was found dead on Thursday morning in his London residence. In a statement issued by the designer’s office, reps said “At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with [the designer’s] family.”

Scotland Yard has officially stated it is not treating the event as a suspicious death, though reports are circulating that the designer committed suicide. According to the statement, McQueen’s family “has asked for privacy in order to come to terns with this terrible news, and we hope the media will respect this.” Today, the world is very dark indeed.

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Chloë Sevigny Wants to Design for Hermès

Chloe Sevigny for Opening CeremonyApparently Big Love star Chloë Sevigny is returning to her fashion roots. She recently made several remarks in an interview, heavily speaking about her desire to design a luxury line.

“I’d like to do something with a high-end company. You know, the way that Sofia Coppola did with Louis Vuitton. I thought it was very cool. There were no labels on anything. I like that. I prefer it,” she told the interviewer.

When asked by WWD about who she would like to collaborate with, she laughed at her far-reaching answer: “Hermès, maybe? That might be reaching a little high. Actually, NaNa would be a great collaboration!”

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Proenza Schouler Designer Needs Surgery

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Television, Drunk, Meltdowns, Parties,

Jack McCollough vs. Jack Bauer

Fashionistas everywhere (myself included) have been weeping for their beloved designer, Jack McCollough, who received several injuries from 24 star Kiefer Sutherland at a Met gala after-party last week.

McCollough’s rep recently reported that his injuries were so bad that he needed surgery: “Mr. McCollough suffered a broken nose in three places as a result of the assault… He received medical treatment last night after consulting with physicians.”

Last Thursday, Sutherland was charged with third-degree assault, which can end in anywhere from a $1,000 fine to a year in jail.

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Watchismo Celebrates Mom’s Day

WatchesYou know that our bud over at Watchismo has the kewlest watches around. In honor of Mom’s day he is holding a sale with 20% off hundreds of ladies designer timepieces, including some from Alessi, Mondaine, Skagen and Lip. Choose the one your mother/spouse would like and enter the coupon code LADYWATCHISMO at checkout. Make sure you order by May 4 to guarantee delivery.

(Thanks, Mitch)

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Watchismo LIP Watch Sale

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Wearables, Design, Misc. Tech,

Magnetisme WatchOur bud over at Watchismo is having a Valentine’s sale with several of his unique 70’s LIP watches from France. Included are the TV, Diode LEDs, Machs and Moon Magnetisme models. His Valen-Time sale has many of these one of the kind watches for less than half price. Although LIPs have been around over 140 years, they weren’t available to the U.S. until now. Don’t miss a chance to own not only a kewl looking watch but an exclusive collectors item.

(Thanks, Mitch)

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Wooden PAPPA*Phone for VoIP

PAPPA*PhoneThe luxurious wooden PAPPA*Phone works as a Skype phone for both PC and Mac by using its USB adapter. Handmade in Montreal, it is plug-and-play and can work with other VoIP services such as iChat, GoogleTalk, etc. for both PC and Mac. Created by Hulger and handmade in Montreal, it has a handset cord length of 1.5m. Expect a 6 to 8 week delay while your phone is being created and a designer price of $300.00.

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Marc Jacob Skull Watch

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Wearables, Misc. Tech,

Skull WatchThis spooky watch seems apropos for the upcoming holiday and any other time you are feeling mildly goth. The Marc Jacob Skull Watch has a nasal cavity that shows the hour and a drooping eye for the minute. The face is enameled black and white with silver highlights and the black patent leather band features the designer’s signature. At a price of $200.00, we think you might want to wear it for more than just one day a year.

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Motorola Aura Cell Phone

Motorola AuraWe know we can’t afford those high end cellies, but we covet them all the same. Motorola has introduced its Aura with 16 million color support and a 300dpi resolution. The stainless steel case takes 2 weeks to make with a finish that is used on luxury watches. Even the swivel mechanism is custom engineered by the Swiss. Inside there is a 2 megapixel cam, 2GB memory, stereo Bluetooth, a music player, GSM support, and Motorola’s CrystalTalk with speakerphone capability. The Aura should be out in time for the holiday season, undoubtedly at a price that none of us can afford.

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