According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Willingham’s long running, and much loved, Fables series is headed to the big screen, and it has Nikolaj Arcel attached to direct.
The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to announce the addition of Fables scribe, Bill Willingham to the growing line-up of creators attending this year’s show. The 14th annual show will take place the weekend of September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Despite common, non-comic reader misconception, comics are more than just underwear perverts boxing with villains. Exhibit A is this title: Fables, which is near the top of my list of comics to recommend to comic book newbs. But after 122 issues (has it really been ten years?) is there a bottom to the public domain well from which Bill Willingham is drawing? Or can he re-contextualize the classic tales ad infinitum? Broaden your mind, after the jump.
ComiXology has just announced it passed its milestone download today. According to the company, Bill Willingham’s Pantheon #3 pushed the digital comics distributor over the 100,000,000 download mark.
With his Fables series so popular that two TV networks ripped it off, writer Bill Willingham found that there was enough demand to launch a spin-off series exploring other corners of his fictional universe. His first six-issue arc probes the pre-Disney origins of Sleeping Beauty, who is in a love triangle with Ali Baba and the Snow Queen, while a tiny, naked, blue man watches. Can a comic book really live up to that set-up?
Or – “I Used To Call My Boss The Ice Queen…”
The adventures of Briar Rose and Ali Baba have only begun, but I’m already prepared to be enjoying this title for years, much as the mother Fables book itself. Will #3 live up to the standard set by the first two?
In this issue: Stephen chats with Bill Willingham about everything from Elementals and Ironwood, to Fables and the upcoming Fairest series.
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Or – “Realistic Portrayals Of Kids Are Difficult, But Awesome…”
The children of Bigby Wolf and Snow White have been through a lot since their grandfather (The North Wind) gave his life to defeat the evil creature known as Mr. Dark. Sadly, it seems that things aren’t gonna be getting any easier. Can’t a family of wolf/human/wind creatures just siddown and watch Community like normal folk?
While we can’t wait for the first issue of Fairest to arrive from Bill Willingham and artists Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning, Adam Hughes teases us with his cover to issue three.
We are just over the halfway point of the Clockwork Storybook 30 Day Writing Challenge, and though we have only seen the work of Mark Finn so far, the rest of the Tick Tock Men are busy working behind the scenes.
How far have they progressed, who is in the lead, and who is way behind? We’ve got the CWSB Scorecard, after the jump.
Though we haven’t seen any excerpts from Bill Willingham’s Tom O’Horrow tale, the scribe did send a breakdown of the characters currently planned to appear in the book.
For those not up to speed on the Clockwork Storybook universe and the 30 Day Writing Challenge that is playing out on the Major Spoilers Site, we sat down with the esteemed Bill Willingham (Fables), to get some background on the event.