Thursday, September 2, 2010

What's the Sitch - Thursday Edition

It's been a while since we did one of these, but there's a lot going on in Whedon land so it's time to get all our various and sundries sorted.

- First up, let's address the "Spike is a former vampire" situation.  For those just tuning in, on the inside cover of Buffy #36, the blurb reads: "Enter Spike- former vampire, former lover, latest prophecy keeper."  We got in touch with Scott Allie who confirmed the "former vampire" line was an accident.  He had this to say:
Yeah. We are fixing it for the next issue, or, if it's too late, at least for #38

- A new book of essays is coming out, called Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them.  Amongst those involved are a few friends.  Katy Shuttleworth is responsible for the awesome cover, Racheline Maltese has written an essay, and so has IDW editor, Mariah Huehner.  It's due for release in March of 2011.  You can preorder it at Barnes & Noble here.

Illyria Issue 2
- On the art front, we have two items.  Jenny Frisson, cover artist for IDW's Angel series (as well as for the Spike ongoing and the Illyria mini) has a number of fantastic pieces of art for sale over at Cadence Comic Book Art.  Meanwhile, Joss has written a foreword for artist Bryan Hitch's new book, Bryan Hitch's Ultimate Comics Studio which is due out on 14 October.  Could Bryan be tapped for one of the Season 9 books?

- In interview land we've got two.  one from Slay Alive where we get some insight from Scott Allie into the final arc of Buffy, Season 8 Last Gleaming.  On the IDW side, Pat Shand at Buffyfverse Comic Reviews interviews writer Scott Tipton and artist Elena Casagrande about all the Angelverse shenanigans they've been getting up to.

- Charisma Caprenter has landed another role, this time in indie thriller Crash Site.  The story centers on a family vacation in the woods, during which a couple must fight their way back to civilization through injuries, creepy critters and wild animals after their Jeep crashes. Jason Bourque is directing the film, which recently began principal photography in Vancouver.  Congrats, Charisma!

- And, finally, here's a video from Geek Dad, John Anealio, who teaches you how to play the theme song to Firefly on the guitar.  Adorable.

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