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Fantastic Umbrella Academy article here - thanks to [livejournal.com profile] nokomis305 for the link!

The bit that made me squee the loudest:

The button pack released in conjunction with 'The Apocalypse Suite' contained three familiar designs — The Umbrella Academy, the Rumor, and the Kraken — and one mystery, the Sparrow. Will we find out who or what the Sparrow is in this new series, or is that to come later?

"Yep," Scott answers enigmatically.


Hehe. I've been curious about this for ages, so I'm just happy to know that we are going to find out what it means, whether now or later. And if it turns out that Number Five is The Sparrow, I think I might just die of squee...

The article mentions the (fictitious) single, "I Don't Want to Kill the President" by the (sadly fictitious) punk band "The Prime-8's". Echoes of Leathermouth's "I'm Going to Kill the President of the United States" which Frank Iero claims was written because he thinks it would be really funny if the FBI were to show up on his doorstep... Such fun, this tangled web of connections!

Though someone needs to tell Scott Allie that it was actually Mikey who came up with the name My Chemical Romance.

Oh, and Gerard's reply to being asked if being married to an artist has affected his creative process:

"It's changed it in very numerous and positive ways, but I think that has more to do with the fact that I am married to the most perfect match I could have ever met."

Awww! Could he be more in love with his wife? ♥♥Gerard♥♥

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rosiespark: (bekie098's gee)
Fantastic Umbrella Academy article here - thanks to [livejournal.com profile] nokomis305 for the link!

The bit that made me squee the loudest:

The button pack released in conjunction with 'The Apocalypse Suite' contained three familiar designs — The Umbrella Academy, the Rumor, and the Kraken — and one mystery, the Sparrow. Will we find out who or what the Sparrow is in this new series, or is that to come later?

"Yep," Scott answers enigmatically.


Hehe. I've been curious about this for ages, so I'm just happy to know that we are going to find out what it means, whether now or later. And if it turns out that Number Five is The Sparrow, I think I might just die of squee...

The article mentions the (fictitious) single, "I Don't Want to Kill the President" by the (sadly fictitious) punk band "The Prime-8's". Echoes of Leathermouth's "I'm Going to Kill the President of the United States" which Frank Iero claims was written because he thinks it would be really funny if the FBI were to show up on his doorstep... Such fun, this tangled web of connections!

Though someone needs to tell Scott Allie that it was actually Mikey who came up with the name My Chemical Romance.

Oh, and Gerard's reply to being asked if being married to an artist has affected his creative process:

"It's changed it in very numerous and positive ways, but I think that has more to do with the fact that I am married to the most perfect match I could have ever met."

Awww! Could he be more in love with his wife? ♥♥Gerard♥♥

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Gerard Way has done a special guest cover for something called Rex Mundi issue 15. I like the disembodied reaching red hands and the Escher-inspired staircases in the background. I have no idea what the comic is about or if it's any good, but I'm just happy for Gerard, that he got asked to do the cover art. Way to go, Gee!

And in related news, a new(ish) Umbrella Academy interview, link courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] nokomis305:

Newsarama's Gerard Way on The Umbrella Academy - Past, Present & Future

Some of my favourite bits:

- It's interesting to learn that "the original story that we were thinking of telling in this second series will now be series four". I wonder if this is the reason for the change of the second series' title from The Scarecrow Blues, the title originally released, to Dallas. And I like that he's planning ahead for future series.

- cryptic references to Gerard's "day job". LOL.

- Gerard calls it a "crazy idea" but says that there might even be a series set entirely in the past which "will refer to something we’ve been talking about for a long time." Which might, just maybe, mean the Horror's mysterious death. In the "Jennifer Incident"? ::hopes::

- "Number 5 was very surprising – he has slowly become my favorite character to write." That's very gratifying, seeing that Number Five's my favourite character too! And Gerard has "great things planned for him in series three, and more in series 4." Yay!

- there's a definite ending planned for the story, rather than keeping it going for ever and ever just because they can. Two things that really give me confidence in Gerard as a writer are that he knows the value to a story of depth and a definite ending.

- talking about the preview pages from the next issue, he confirms that Hargreeves is basically "using the children to get what he wants out of people". And what he wants, in this case, is a promise of missiles from President Kennedy. The plot thickens...

Not as interesting as the previous one, but here's another newish interview: PunkTV.ca's Interview with Gerard Way in Support of The Umbrella Academy
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Gerard Way has done a special guest cover for something called Rex Mundi issue 15. I like the disembodied reaching red hands and the Escher-inspired staircases in the background. I have no idea what the comic is about or if it's any good, but I'm just happy for Gerard, that he got asked to do the cover art. Way to go, Gee!

And in related news, a new(ish) Umbrella Academy interview, link courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] nokomis305:

Newsarama's Gerard Way on The Umbrella Academy - Past, Present & Future

Some of my favourite bits:

- It's interesting to learn that "the original story that we were thinking of telling in this second series will now be series four". I wonder if this is the reason for the change of the second series' title from The Scarecrow Blues, the title originally released, to Dallas. And I like that he's planning ahead for future series.

- cryptic references to Gerard's "day job". LOL.

- Gerard calls it a "crazy idea" but says that there might even be a series set entirely in the past which "will refer to something we’ve been talking about for a long time." Which might, just maybe, mean the Horror's mysterious death. In the "Jennifer Incident"? ::hopes::

- "Number 5 was very surprising – he has slowly become my favorite character to write." That's very gratifying, seeing that Number Five's my favourite character too! And Gerard has "great things planned for him in series three, and more in series 4." Yay!

- there's a definite ending planned for the story, rather than keeping it going for ever and ever just because they can. Two things that really give me confidence in Gerard as a writer are that he knows the value to a story of depth and a definite ending.

- talking about the preview pages from the next issue, he confirms that Hargreeves is basically "using the children to get what he wants out of people". And what he wants, in this case, is a promise of missiles from President Kennedy. The plot thickens...

Not as interesting as the previous one, but here's another newish interview: PunkTV.ca's Interview with Gerard Way in Support of The Umbrella Academy
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My computer, OTOH, is very dead - BUT I HAVE A NEW ONE! ::does a dance of joy and jubilation:: I took the plunge and ordered a new system and got it all set up successfully, including a 19" LCD monitor which deserves a litle joyful dance of its own. The only problem is my internet connection - basically, I don't have one, and haven't been able to get online for over a week. ::cries:: And work is extra busy, so stealing a few minutes to read my flist is a delicate operation which calls for stealth and cunning. Neither of which I possess in large quantites...

Some of you might have noticed my new lj name, but for all the difference it's made to me, I really might as well have left it unchanged. Until a few days ago, that is, when I was delighted to receive the following in an email:

"Dear Non-teleporting non-tomato-based lifeform,

Your request to join the "mcr_pic_spam" community has been approved."

In case you're curious, my new name stems (groan!) from the only possible explanation for the mysterious appearance of two tomatoes in [livejournal.com profile] dargie's kitchen. I'm telling you, tomatoes are tricksy things - take your eyes off them for just a minute, and there's no telling what they'll get up to! :D

And finally, an Umbrella Academy update - YAY! There's a preview of the first issue of Series 2 here featuring The Monocle in the White House, a flashback with the children snarking at each other while battling a monster, and possibly most squee-inducing of all, The Seance's ouija board. All in the first two pages.

I ♥ Gerard Way's crazy Eisner-winning brain.
rosiespark: (bekie098's gee)
My computer, OTOH, is very dead - BUT I HAVE A NEW ONE! ::does a dance of joy and jubilation:: I took the plunge and ordered a new system and got it all set up successfully, including a 19" LCD monitor which deserves a litle joyful dance of its own. The only problem is my internet connection - basically, I don't have one, and haven't been able to get online for over a week. ::cries:: And work is extra busy, so stealing a few minutes to read my flist is a delicate operation which calls for stealth and cunning. Neither of which I possess in large quantites...

Some of you might have noticed my new lj name, but for all the difference it's made to me, I really might as well have left it unchanged. Until a few days ago, that is, when I was delighted to receive the following in an email:

"Dear Non-teleporting non-tomato-based lifeform,

Your request to join the "mcr_pic_spam" community has been approved."

In case you're curious, my new name stems (groan!) from the only possible explanation for the mysterious appearance of two tomatoes in [livejournal.com profile] dargie's kitchen. I'm telling you, tomatoes are tricksy things - take your eyes off them for just a minute, and there's no telling what they'll get up to! :D

And finally, an Umbrella Academy update - YAY! There's a preview of the first issue of Series 2 here featuring The Monocle in the White House, a flashback with the children snarking at each other while battling a monster, and possibly most squee-inducing of all, The Seance's ouija board. All in the first two pages.

I ♥ Gerard Way's crazy Eisner-winning brain.
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One of these days, I will post about something other than Gerard Way and The Umbrella Academy. Today, however, is not that day. ;)

Neat write-up of Gerard Way and Grant Morrison's ComicCon panel with more detail than I've seen elsewhere. Though I think they're wrong in attributing "It's the X-Men for cool people" to Gerard. I saw that reported as Grant's comment - and it's way too self-congratulatory to be something Gerard would say about his own work.

I finally managed to find a video of part of the panel, here. The clip runs for under two minutes, and Grant and Gerard still manage to fanboy each other adorably. And Grant Morrison has the sort of Scottish accent that makes me wibble. ♥

And finally, there were apparently prototype UA action figures on display at ComicCon.

If they're ever made commercially available, and I hope they will be, I really REALLY want one of these... )
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One of these days, I will post about something other than Gerard Way and The Umbrella Academy. Today, however, is not that day. ;)

Neat write-up of Gerard Way and Grant Morrison's ComicCon panel with more detail than I've seen elsewhere. Though I think they're wrong in attributing "It's the X-Men for cool people" to Gerard. I saw that reported as Grant's comment - and it's way too self-congratulatory to be something Gerard would say about his own work.

I finally managed to find a video of part of the panel, here. The clip runs for under two minutes, and Grant and Gerard still manage to fanboy each other adorably. And Grant Morrison has the sort of Scottish accent that makes me wibble. ♥

And finally, there were apparently prototype UA action figures on display at ComicCon.

If they're ever made commercially available, and I hope they will be, I really REALLY want one of these... )
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Article on Gerard's ComicCon panel with Grant Morrison in which he reveals that "he dresses like he lives in The Umbrella Academy universe when working on the book". Oh Gee! Could he be any more geekily perfect? He's having such fun with all this.

I'd already noticed the Umbrella Academy-style sweater that he was wearing for the signings he did on the release of the first issue last year. The comic he's clutching so proudly almost obscures it, but here it is:

an argyll-paterned sweater! )

If I were ever to meet him at a signing or something, I'd give him a pair of black and white argyll socks like the ones that Number Five wears.

And one more pic from this last weekend because I love the way he looks here:

UA-verse Gerard Way )
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Article on Gerard's ComicCon panel with Grant Morrison in which he reveals that "he dresses like he lives in The Umbrella Academy universe when working on the book". Oh Gee! Could he be any more geekily perfect? He's having such fun with all this.

I'd already noticed the Umbrella Academy-style sweater that he was wearing for the signings he did on the release of the first issue last year. The comic he's clutching so proudly almost obscures it, but here it is:

an argyll-paterned sweater! )

If I were ever to meet him at a signing or something, I'd give him a pair of black and white argyll socks like the ones that Number Five wears.

And one more pic from this last weekend because I love the way he looks here:

UA-verse Gerard Way )
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I'm filled with RIDICULOUS levels of GLEE over the news that The Umbrella Academy won an Eisner Award for best limited series. That's pretty damn impressive! Go Gerard Way, comic book author!! I mean, I'm sitting here grinning like an idiot, so I can't even IMAGINE the glee-faces that Gerard is making... I am SOOOO happy for him! ::clasps hands to fangirly heart::

Today's crop of UA links, collected from all over the place and posted here for my own future reference as well as for [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako's delectation:

- Full list of Eisner winners. Including James Jean for best cover artist and Dave Stewart for best colouring - go Umbrella Academy team!

- interview snippet with Gerard in a feature on Dark Horse comics - he looks both relieved and THRILLED when the interviewer calls TUA "amazingly assured" and "a really cool debut". Rolled up sleeves! Waistcoat and tie - obviously part of his comic book author costume! Though he looks strangely unlike himself - unshaven and underslept, perhaps, but I think something's off in the lighting or his make-up, because he looks fine in the next clip linked below, which was obviously filmed on the same day.

- another video of Gerard talking about the UA as "a postmodern superhero story". Looking hot this time, with bonus flaily hands of glee. ::dies some more::

- Series 2 is called The Scarecrow Blues and apparently reveals a lot more of Number Five's story - hurrah! I have a decided fondness for Number Five. I really like his slightly weird but actually quite healthy detachedness from the others due to avoiding the last twenty years of Hargreeves sibling fuck-ups, and then there's the fact that he's an adult, not to say an old man, who is trapped in the body of a ten-year-old. The latter is sometimes hilariously evident, like when he orders coffees from the rather hard-boiled waitress at a seedy diner in the middle of the night with a nonchalant "Two cups, black, my dear." And he wears shorts, school-uniform shorts, with argyll socks. Because he's ten. ::flails::

- awesome pics by [livejournal.com profile] limmenel from Gerard's ComicCon panel with Grant Morrison here. Looking good, Gee!

- And lastly, a link to a pic posted by [livejournal.com profile] nokomis305 of "rumpled absent-minded Professor" Gerard Way clutching his Eisner. GLEE FACES ALL ROUND!!
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rosiespark: (bekie098's gee)
I'm filled with RIDICULOUS levels of GLEE over the news that The Umbrella Academy won an Eisner Award for best limited series. That's pretty damn impressive! Go Gerard Way, comic book author!! I mean, I'm sitting here grinning like an idiot, so I can't even IMAGINE the glee-faces that Gerard is making... I am SOOOO happy for him! ::clasps hands to fangirly heart::

Today's crop of UA links, collected from all over the place and posted here for my own future reference as well as for [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako's delectation:

- Full list of Eisner winners. Including James Jean for best cover artist and Dave Stewart for best colouring - go Umbrella Academy team!

- interview snippet with Gerard in a feature on Dark Horse comics - he looks both relieved and THRILLED when the interviewer calls TUA "amazingly assured" and "a really cool debut". Rolled up sleeves! Waistcoat and tie - obviously part of his comic book author costume! Though he looks strangely unlike himself - unshaven and underslept, perhaps, but I think something's off in the lighting or his make-up, because he looks fine in the next clip linked below, which was obviously filmed on the same day.

- another video of Gerard talking about the UA as "a postmodern superhero story". Looking hot this time, with bonus flaily hands of glee. ::dies some more::

- Series 2 is called The Scarecrow Blues and apparently reveals a lot more of Number Five's story - hurrah! I have a decided fondness for Number Five. I really like his slightly weird but actually quite healthy detachedness from the others due to avoiding the last twenty years of Hargreeves sibling fuck-ups, and then there's the fact that he's an adult, not to say an old man, who is trapped in the body of a ten-year-old. The latter is sometimes hilariously evident, like when he orders coffees from the rather hard-boiled waitress at a seedy diner in the middle of the night with a nonchalant "Two cups, black, my dear." And he wears shorts, school-uniform shorts, with argyll socks. Because he's ten. ::flails::

- awesome pics by [livejournal.com profile] limmenel from Gerard's ComicCon panel with Grant Morrison here. Looking good, Gee!

- And lastly, a link to a pic posted by [livejournal.com profile] nokomis305 of "rumpled absent-minded Professor" Gerard Way clutching his Eisner. GLEE FACES ALL ROUND!!
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Ok, so I promised [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako Gerard Way picspam but have just spent two hours collecting the following links, so I'm going to post them instead. The picspam will be forthcoming, eventually - and hey, anticipation is half the fun! Isn't it? ::grins evilly::

Teenage Vanya and the Kraken, and their Punk Band shenanigans! It's a NEW Umbrella Academy story: Anywhere But Here. ETA: Slightly older story, Kraken-centric this time: Safe and Sound.

Interesting article about TUA with lots of quotes from Gerard and from Gabriel Ba.

Gabriel Ba sees MCR in concert in Brazil and draws them!

LONG interview with Gerard in which he says, "I don’t think it’s going to be for a long time, but you will definitely see what happened to the Horror." Eeeee! The other thing I want is backstory on Number Five i.e. what was he referring to when Dr Pogo asked about the three individuals who accosted them in the diner?

Videos of Gerard's NY and Boston signings on the release of the first UA issue. UA-style Argyll sweater! The turtle! The dog poop from the cemetery!

More interviews:

Dark Horse Scott Allie interview

TALKING UMBRELLA ACADEMY WITH GERARD WAY.

CATCHING UP WITH GERARD WAY & THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

And how awesome is this? I want one.
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rosiespark: (bekie098's gee)
Ok, so I promised [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako Gerard Way picspam but have just spent two hours collecting the following links, so I'm going to post them instead. The picspam will be forthcoming, eventually - and hey, anticipation is half the fun! Isn't it? ::grins evilly::

Teenage Vanya and the Kraken, and their Punk Band shenanigans! It's a NEW Umbrella Academy story: Anywhere But Here. ETA: Slightly older story, Kraken-centric this time: Safe and Sound.

Interesting article about TUA with lots of quotes from Gerard and from Gabriel Ba.

Gabriel Ba sees MCR in concert in Brazil and draws them!

LONG interview with Gerard in which he says, "I don’t think it’s going to be for a long time, but you will definitely see what happened to the Horror." Eeeee! The other thing I want is backstory on Number Five i.e. what was he referring to when Dr Pogo asked about the three individuals who accosted them in the diner?

Videos of Gerard's NY and Boston signings on the release of the first UA issue. UA-style Argyll sweater! The turtle! The dog poop from the cemetery!

More interviews:

Dark Horse Scott Allie interview

TALKING UMBRELLA ACADEMY WITH GERARD WAY.

CATCHING UP WITH GERARD WAY & THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

And how awesome is this? I want one.
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