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Friday Things: 03/08 - Comics and Pretty Snowflakes in Oz

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[Another week gone by... and another week closer to my move! Also, happy International Women's Day!

There's a lot of exciting stuff going on in the meantime. Oz: The Great and Powerful is showing today, and I'm going to check it out. Next week, I'll be backing.. and also attending MegaCon! I hope to meet Gail Simone and Adam Hughes, who I've written about on this blog previously re: New 52 Batgirl. Beyond that.. I'm just still trying (desperately) to catch up with my backlog before the 20th!]

On Comics: 

Today, Gail Simone has announced that Amanda Conner will be illustrating the covers for upcoming The Movement. LOVE her art, so I'm super pleased with this. Here's another tweet in which Gail shows off the cover for issue #2.

Marvel has announced a new service that allows people to read comics 6+ months old for a fee. I'm talking, one straight fee/month (or annual subscription) to read all the comics you want. It's called Marvel Unlimited. And it's a great start of something that could be even more beautiful.

ComiXology has an update this week, too. Now they're making it easier for independent comic book creators to self-publish their work.

 

 

On Movies:

Oz: The Great and Powerful couture and costume designs!

Why yes, I would absolutely wear this Marauder's Map scarf. Beautiful!

via The Mary Sue... Gollum/Smeagol strikes again, this time singing Mad World.

 

 

On Photography:

Florida now has a Polaroid Fotobar! So excited about this, and I wish I had time to go visit before my move.

Pretty snowflake pictures... using a $5 add-on for iPhone. Cripes, I can dig it.

Other:

Geek Crafts is giving away a Jawa Sandcrawler soap. No, seriously. Go enter their contest, which ends next Friday, March 15th.

Interesting interview/read about R.L. Stine's thoughts on writing addiction. Do you think writing addiction exists? (Personally, I think there is such a thing as being addicted to writing!)

Destructoid featured artist Birdy Chu on their art of base level Pokémon dressing up as their final forms. Too, too cute.

I'm not a fan of any fad diets, so this little opinion piece on Food Riot speaks to me.

[Thanks for reading, folks! See ya next week.]