Newsletter #58: The Best Loser

I came here to WIN. Oh ... wait. I lost? I ... sorry, I guess I'll go now

So, yeah, I lost all the Eisners Friday night.

Does it hurt? No, because I’m dead inside. The person I feel badly for is you, the reader, because my victory speeches were top notch and now you’ll never hear them.

OH COME ON GIVE US A TASTE

ugh I hate when you ask for a “taste”

PLEEEEASE

…okay. Below is the text I had prepared if I’d won in the Best Endless Comics category!

WOW IS THERE AN AWARD FOR BEST SPEECH

If there is, then it would’ve been a tie as well, ‘cause here’s my speech for if I’d won Best Writer!


NO CHIP THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AT AWARD SHOWS

Anyway, after my losses, while I lay at the bottom of a dark pit of my own making, this ray of light shone down on me:

The Hollywood Reporter did a huge piece on our favourite eternally angry duck and there was this fun tidbit in there:

I’ve talked about this a little bit before, how I flew out to HoLlYwEiRd and pitched a movie to Marvel Studios with Ms. Thompson. It was a very surreal time, especially when I pounded my fist on the board room table and shouted “this duck FUCKS” and then quietly muttered “poorly” to a room full of executives.

While nothing ever came of the pitch, I’m still reluctant to post the images that Joe and I created for it, because, hey, who knows, right?

But, because you’re loyal zdarsky.substack.com newsletter readers, I feel okay sharing this EXCLUSIVE look at one of the pieces!

He’s beautiful. And the MCU needs him.

AGREED

Okay! On to commerce! This week, Eisner-losing fan favourite DAREDEVIL is back with part two of LOCKDOWN! It’s bad news for Elektra and Matt as both Daredevils are up against their worst nightmares! With an ending that’ll have tongues wagging ew that’s gross

Mike Hawthorne is back and man oh man I’m gonna miss him (he’s not dying. I mean, we’re ALL dying, he’s just moving on to more impressive projects that will probably win Eisners). He’s a master of layouts and the human form, dynamic while grounded in reality. DON’T GO MIKE DON’T GO

EVERYONE LEAVES EVENTUALLY

Whoa just … ease up, okay?

SORRY

Beyond that, my big things this week are all audio!

I joined some pals to talk DOOM:

And I joined OTHER pals to talk GARF:

It turns out I know a lot more about Garfield than I do Dr. Doom.

And then there’s MANGASPLAINING!

This week’s episode isn’t up yet, but last week’s was a doozy! We got into the world of BL (Boys Love) manga in a roundabout way with the heartwarming story of friendship in BL METAMORPHOSIS! I highly recommend the series and the podcast and especially our show notes which are the best in the biz!

Okay, that’s enough! I’m done! Bye!

Love,
Chip