Apologies for the recent random downtimes of the Sam and Fuzzy website. We were having a bit of trouble with our server, but it seems to be all sorted out now!
Next week: We take a quick pause from our current climactic epic to go on a bit of a tangent. But it's an extremely brief and highly relevant tangent. So don't freak out!
The San Diego Comic-Con begins tonight! And although I couldn't make it down this year myself, many of my Dayfree Press friends will be there, including Jeph, Chris, Christian, and Scott and Kent. So, if you swing by the Dayfree booth, say hello for me! And be nice... by the time you see them, they may have been sitting there for a long, long time.
As for me, my next con appearance will be at Connecticon, from August 1st to 3rd in Hartford, CT. Until now I've never been able to attend a US east coast convention, but this year the Connecticon folks have been kind enough to invite me over as a guest, temporarily pausing my perpetual shunning of America's right-hand side. If you're going to be in the area, be sure to swing by and take advantage of this rare event!
Who Watches the Watchmen
The Watchmen trailer is here, and filled with possibilities both good and bad. It's such a strange project -- one that fills comic fans with equal parts excitement and pure dread. A part of you excites at the thought of a potentially spectacular film adaption of a comic classic, but at the same time, the potential to screw it up is so high that you almost wish it wasn't being made at all.
You can tell from the trailer that the film's creators are serious about wanting to do right by the source material. But at the same time, it's a bit of a mixed bag. The visuals are bang on, but the tone is all wrong -- characters like Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan look astonishing, but the almost music-video-esque direction and bafflingly chosen Smashing Pumpkins music induce more than a little nervousness.
But will any of these elements make it into the film proper? Or do they just make for a good trailer? It's hard to know. It's hard to discern much of anything about an adaption of one of comic's densest, wordiest works from a trailer with almost no dialog. All you can do is watch, giddy and terrified, wondering if the final product will be something we treasure or something we regret.