Zack Snyder has made a lot of friends in the comic book industry through his adaptations of "300" and "Watchmen," but his new film "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" may be a tough sell for at least two creators. In all fairness, though, such reactions may be widespread among illustrators who have tried to draw owl characters with any type of expression before.
Other trending topics in the news included Joaquin Phoenix's Letterman appearance and Blockbuster's Chapter 11 filing, which Faith Erin Hicks hopes will at least flood the used movie market with deals. Check out tweets on those subjects after jump along with Christos Gage's problem with "Mad Men" and Cully Hamner's response to a theory about DC's WildStorm closure announcement.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter Report for September 23, 2010.
"Legend of the Guardians" pt. 1: @jpalmiotti I dont see the appeal of that animated OWL movie one bit...not for kids...not for adults. maybe I will be proven wrong.
-Jimmy Palmiotti, Writer ("Jonah Hex," "Painkiller Jane")
"Legend of the Guardians" pt. 2: @ivanbrandon @jpalmiotti i dunno. looks terrible to me. owls are maybe the least expressive animal to animate.
-Ivan Brandon, Writer ("Viking," "NYC Mech")
@cully_hamner Just saw a comment re: Wildstorm that the "writing was on the wall when DC bought the place." The sale was TWELVE. YEARS. AGO. 1/
-Cully Hamner, Artist ("Red," "Blue Beetle")
@smuu So does the Blockbuster Bankruptcy mean they'll be having a DVD firesale of their stock? Because I wouldn't mind picking over that corpse.
-Faith Erin Hicks, Writer/Artist ("Zombies Calling," "The War at Ellsmere")
@Christosgage Okay I admit it: I watched half of Mad Men Season 1 & bailed b/c I don't like any of the characters. All jerks. Does this change?
-Christos Gage, Writer ("Union Jack," "Absolution")
@gregpak You know someone's already working on a real documentary about Joaquin Phoenix's fake documentary.
-Greg Pak, Writer ("World War Hulk," "Warlock")
Deep Thought for the Day:
@marcbernardin @andydiggle Chuck Jones said that every artist has 10,000 horrible drawings in them, and the secret was to get them out as fast as possible
-Marc Bernardin, Writer ("The Authority," "The Highwaymen")
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