inkpop Fundamentals: April 29, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 29, 2010
★‘A Wrinkle in Time’ goes graphic Since being released in 1962, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time has been an influential novel to readers, and a strong presence in schools. Already it has been translated into a 2003 made-for-TV movie by Disney; now the book, which L’Engle supposedly never wanted illustrated, is being adapted into a graphic novel by Hope Larson, a cartoonist for Mercury. The release of the graphic novel will coincide with that of a L’Engle biography penned by Leonard Marcus, a children’s book historian. It is rumored that Larson’s effort will also be made into a screenplay by Jeff Stockwell (the man behind Bridge to Terabithia); and L’Engle’s own granddaughter will serve as executive producer. Robot6.
★How much is your talent worth? Aside from their well-loved Dollar Menu, Burger King seems intent on thinking up new gimmicks to earn a quick buck; this time, however, they want to add some spending money to your pockets via their latest brainstorm…the $1 Talent Show. The newest in their slightly offbeat viral campaigns; the $1 Talent Show invites anyone interested to upload a video of their talent to compete in a virtual talent show where viewers can help you to earn money redeemable for a Burger King gift card simply by tipping you if they like your clip. Pop Candy.
★Comic books for everyone! Did I mention they’re…free? Established in 2002; Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotion which takes place each year in an effort to not only bring awareness to independent comic book stores, but to improve literacy, as well. Though the event typically coincides with the theatrical release of a film adaptation of a superhero; this year’s celebration – which will take place on Saturday, May 1, 2010 – will occur sans box office blockbuster, instead replaced by a slew of satisfying titles at no cost to you! In the mix you’ll find everything from Owly and Friends to The Tick; Archie to Green Hornet, and an abundance of others. Find out what comic book stores located near you are participating in Free Comic Book Day here. Dayton Daily News.
Over to you…are you a Madeleine L’Engle fan? Do you feel that it’s disrespectful to create an entirely graphic version of A Wrinkle in Time despite the fact that L’Engle never wanted her work to be illustrated? What’s your hidden talent? Do you plan on entering the $1 Talent Show? Will you be picking up any free comics this Saturday?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)