Bissette provides an expansive overview of every aspect of the creation of a graphic novel (in this case, Rick Veitch's seminal "Brat Pack," 1990-1991), including its pop cultural roots, context, and wake; the personal and professional life of its creator; and the behind-the-scenes creative and business decisions that culminated in the publication of the completed serialized original.
Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk! Welcome... to Horrors! Cults, Crimes, & Creepers— The tomb door swings open, and grizzled tomb-tender Stephen Bissette offers you a grisly guided tour to the millennial horror, crime, and cult feature films released on video and DVD from 1999-2001. Open the coffins—er, pages—and they’re all here: the crime capers from Arlington Road and Blood Simple to Snatch, The Sopranos, Traffic, and Traffick; the creepers from American Psycho to Valentine; and the crazy cult movies lurking beyond the pale! This comprehensive genre-focused eerie ebook edition gathers the complete horror, crime, and cult film reviews from the four S.R. Bissette’s Blur print volumes collect...
The fourth volume collecting the complete weekly "Video Views" columns (1999-2001) by Stephen R. Bissette covers May to October 2001, and miscellaneous video & DVD-related articles from this period -- plus an index for the entire four volume set, making this highly-entertaining read into an essential research tool.
Over the past twenty years, Neil Gaiman has developed into the premier fantasist of his generation, achieving that rarest of combinations—unrivaled critical respect and extraordinary commercial success. From the landmark comic book series The Sandman to novels such as the New York Times bestselling American Gods and Anansi Boys, from children's literature like Coraline to screenplays for such films as Beowulf, Gaiman work has garnered him an enthusiastic and fiercely loyal, global following. To comic book fans, he is Zeus in the pantheon of creative gods, having changed that industry forever. For discerning readers, he bridges the vast gap that traditionally divides lovers of "literary" an...
With this volume, Blur truly shifts into the 21st Century, collecting into book form the best of this award-winning cartoonist's tsunami of online essays and articles from 2005-2007. Whether rhapsodizing over a masterpiece like Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth or Guy Maddin's Cowards Bend the Knee, savoring the genuine pleasures of home movies, or lambasting The Wicker Man remake or the encroachment of commercials into movie theaters, S.R. Bissette's Blur pulls it all together into an engaging, entertaining and intoxicating feast for movie-buffs, cinephiles and anyone who loves movies.
After arranging for Abby's release from Gotham, Swamp Thing finds his consciousness thrown across the galaxy and, driven nearly insane from loneliness, attempts to return to Earth, hoping to be reunited with his beloved wife and home.
Welcome to Wonders! Millennial Marvel Movies, Stephen Bissette’s guided tour of the millennial science-fiction, fantasy, and animated feature films released on video and DVD from 1999–2001. They’re all here, from Battlefield Earth to The Matrix, from Akira to Yellow Submarine! This comprehensive genre-focused special ebook edition gathers the complete science-fiction, fantasy, and animated feature film reviews from the four S.R. Bissette’s Blur print volumes collecting the complete weekly "Video Views" columns (1999-2001) by veteran cartoonist, author, and film scholar Stephen R. Bissette.