Sites all over the internet, sites just like this one, use images from various movies, comics, TV shows, and more for commentary and analysis. The thing that allows them to do so is fair use. It’s pretty nifty, but comic artist Randy Queen seemingly didn’t think so.
Queen took issue with the blog Escher Girls, which points out impossible and unrealistic depictions of women in comics and other media. All the “sexy” poses that don’t look quite right get a bit of attention on the site. Coincidentally, Randy Queen is the artist of Darkchylde and Starfall, two books which are known for just these sorts of depictions. Queen has graced Escher Girls a few times, but recently he seems to have gotten fed up with it. (more…)
Oi, you know how you know your old? When you realize comics you felt like you were reading just yesterday date back to 1996.
So, back in 1996 there was a very successful comic-book series known as Darkchylde. It was the story of a cursed teen, Ariel Chylde, who can become the creatures from her many nightmares, and had to save her small town from the forces of darkness she set free. It was kinda like Buffy the Vampire Slayer except not as fluffy and with out the Whedon talk of ending every other word with a Y (like Demony). For it’s first nine-month run, the comic series outsold every other popular title including Spider-Man and Superman Marvel and DC’s respectively best selling comics at the time. After a relatively successful run the comic fizzled out of the spotlight and went back into the Darkness from which in came.
Now, after years of debate whether to turn the property into an animated series or big budget, studio film, Randy Queen, creator and now head of Darkchylde Entertainment, has decided to pursue the live-action route: but on his own terms. The comics author has allied himself with Richard Taylor, and the Academy Award Winning Weta Workshop, to create a small budget Darkchylde film that will both strictly adhere to the source material and please the character’s cult following. Here is a message from Queen his fans:
“What we’re showcasing..is hard won, self produced, test footage for a proposed 20-25 million budgeted Darkchylde film. We are the underdogs, so it’s important to not expect Avatar or Iron Man footage, you know? We’re giving a glimpse behind the curtain of a smaller, more intimate horror film we are cultivating, something on the scale of Carrie, but with a more impressive FX resource for Ariel’s dreamscapes and the creatures she becomes.”
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