Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case you missed it, Van Jensen and Nate Powell have collaborated on a historical crime novel, “Two Dead,” due out in November from Gallery 13. We also have a preview of today’s “Hashtag Danger” #2.
– Peter Kuper is creating a graphic novel adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” for publisher W. W. Norton. Kuper’s recent work includes his continuation of the Mad Magazine strip “Spy vs. Spy” and his 2016 Eisner Award-winning graphic album “Ruins.” The book will be released in November.
– Dead Reckoning is planning an omnibus edition of Fabien Nury and Sylvain Vallee’s “Once Upon a Time in France.” The story of a Romanian Jew living in France from the 1920s through to World War Two and the Nazi occupation, this comic spanned six volumes and won the Best Series Award at Angouleme.
– Killing Eve producer Sid Gentle Films is working on an TV adaptation of Nicole J Georges’s graphic novel “Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home.” A graphic memoir set against the punk scene in Portland, Oregon, the book focuses on the troubled Georges and her relationship with a dysfunctional rescue dog that saved them both.
– Comics creator Jim Zub gave a TED Talk last month on being “Raised by Dragons.” In the 20-minute video released yesterday, he spoke about his love of tabletop gaming and how it influenced his creativity, empathy and confidence.
– “Akira” creator Katsuhiro Otomo will be the Guest of Honor at the 2019 Anime Expo. This marks his first appearance at this event since it was called Anime in 1991. The Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 4 to July 7.
– After years of anonymity, Chinese dissident cartoonist Badiucao revealed his identity to BBC News. A long time satirist of the one-party government in China, he chose the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre to make a statement and reveal his identity.
– Finally, Syfy have cancelled both Happy! and Deadly Class. Both shows are now being shopped around by their respective production partners, Universal and Sony. Happy!, based on the Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson graphic novel, premiered in 2017 and lasted two seasons, while Deadly Class, which was inspired by Rick Remender & Wesley Craig’s Image series, aired for one season earlier this year.