Friday, July 07, 2017

Pop Culture Roundup: Disney; Comic-Con; Stan Lee; Joe Sinnott

Via Boing Boing: A "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" maintenance checklist from Walt Disney World.


When is a comicon not a comicon? When it's Comic-Con, apparently. Mile High Comics, one of the nation's oldest and largest comics retailers, this week announced it won't have a display at this year's event in San Diego.
"To explain, San Diego has grown far beyond its original premise, morphing from what was originally a wonderful annual gathering of the comics world, into a world-renown pop culture and media festival," said Mile High founder Chuck Rozanski. "As such, it has seen rapidly escalating costs, and also a dramatic change in the demographics of its attendees. Neither of those changes worked to our advantage."

Stan Lee recalls trolling Marvel's "Distinquished Competition" back in the day.
"It never occurred to them that we take the work a little more seriously and maybe we have a little bit more of a sense of humor," he said. "And maybe people don't like things that are a little bit stuffy. They like things that are whimsical or humorous."

 New York Times profiles veteran Marvel Comics inker Joe Sinnott.

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