inkpop Fundamentals: April 8, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 8, 2010
★Sookie Stackhouse returns to her roots Though everyone’s favorite telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse got her start as the title character of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire mystery series, she has made the most impact via her role on HBO’s vampire drama entitled True Blood. Now, however, she’s going back to her literary roots, only this time she’ll be appearing in a six-issue mini comic book series, which will make its debut in July 2010 at San Diego’s Comic-Con International, and feature art by David Messina. It is rumored that more True Blood comics could be added to the series depending upon fan reaction. IGN.
★Have you met ‘Fred’? Sixteen-year-old Lucas Cruikshank was poking fun at video bloggers on his YouTube channel when he created the character of Fred Figglehorn, a six-year-old with the voice of a chipmunk, anger management problems, and an uncaring mother. What his acting, directing, and writing efforts resulted in, oddly enough, was a full-fledged career. Lucas’ character, which has been one of the highest-rated web series on YouTube, is now scheduled to appear in his own feature film on Nickelodeon entitled Fred: The Movie, which will star Cruikshank, as well as pop star Pixie Lott. Fun fact…Cruikshank has appeared as Fred on Nickelodeon’s iCarly, and, for the Fred fanatic, merchandise emblazoned with Fred’s face is available at Hot Topic. Variety.
★Say goodbye to judging books by their covers! Leaning over to sneak a peek at what book our neighbor on the subway has their nose buried in has forever been a commonality that many of us are guilty of; but with the increasing number of readers turning to electronic devices like Kindle, Nook, and now the Apple iPad, such behaviors are no longer possible, leaving publishers worried about the future of book sales. After all, an intriguing book jacket has the ability to make a winner out of a loser in the world of literature. The New York Times.
Over to you…will you be buying the True Blood comic books? In general, do you read comic books – why or why not? Have you ever watched the Fred Figglehorn web series? What do you think of Lucas Cruikshank’s overnight success? What amazing literary discoveries have you made judging by cover alone? What would make you cast typical books aside in place of an electronic reader?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)