For a while it looked like the Cartooning Class might have to miss the Olympia Comics Festival this year, but fortunately we got there.
Everlasting love and romance can seem such a fantasy. Especially within the movies and books showcasing scandalous affairs and love struck tragedies. As much fun it is to imagine such passionate adventures, it takes a story like A Man Called Ove, by Fredik Backman, to simply say love and romance is here you ninnies so shut your slobberin’ yappin’ mouth and get some work done.
The long-awaited Wonder Woman film arrived in theaters on June 4, 2017. It happily won the box office over the weekend and has continued to perform well since the opening. An additional note regarding the audience response is worth remarking on is that many of the women who see the film have said “I’ve waited all my life for this.”
This month’s look at Previews is a bit late, but I’m sure you’ll still find plenty of stuff in here that you can pre-order!
In case you haven’t heard about it, here’s a tale of the time Disney ran into “the Streisand Effect.” The event took place in 1984, when the World Wide Web didn’t yet exist and very few people outside of the military or academia had email; even Disney still routed typed memos by hand via office workers. The story revolves around the making of ‘The Great Mouse Detective’.
We’ve received the sad news that actor Adam West passed away on June 9th after a battle with leukemia. He was 88 years old, and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Like all of you reading this, we here at the Atomic Junk Shop were fans of Mr. West, so we thought he deserved an Atomic Roundtable where we talked about Mr. West, his career, and our personal memories of him.
Real column resumes next week, I promise. But in the meantime, here is some cool stuff you should know about.