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In celebration of tonight’s season premiere of the last season of Lost, artist Vera Brosgol has been sharing sketches on Twitter based on previous episodes from the show’s first five seasons. Brosgol’s Kristyna’s Ghost will be published by First Second next year.
With news breaking that Brian K. Vaughan was leaving überhit television series Lost, Robot 6 contacted the multiple Eisner Award-winning writer to ask one question: “Why?”
In an email response tagged with the subject, “My only official statement,” Vaughan said simply: “I can confirm that I left Lost to become best friends with Olivia Munn.”
He then linked back to an item posted this morning by Munn, co-host of G4’s Attack of the Show!
In the piece, Munn revealed that Lost show-runner Damon Lindelof publicly stated Vaughan had left the show for “greener pastures.” Lindelof made the announcement during a DocArzt Lost podcast posted on July 4.
In the piece, Munn shared that Lost show-runner Damon Lindelof publicly stated Vaughan had left the show for “greener pastures” during a Q&A session presented by Curzon Cinemas on July 3.
DocArzt & Friends Lost Blog posted the transcript the following day.
Munn goes on to theorize that the move might have been made so Vaughan can begin work on one of his movie projects that are in various stages of development: Ex Machina at BenderSpink, Y: The Last Man at New Line/Warner Bros. and his King Arthur movie Roundtable at Dreamworks.
Update: Corrected the source.
This has only the thinnest of connections to comics, but I’m such a fan of actor Michael Emerson and his creepy-funny portrayal of Bejamin Linus on ABC’s Lost that I’ll make the leap.
In an appearance Thursday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, it was revealed the Emmy Award-winning actor had been a free-lance artist in the 1970s and ’80s, working for The Boston Globe. Among his illustrations was the one shown at right, for an article about “a guy who was haunted in his dreams by the comic-strip character Krazy Kat.”
See? There is a comics connection.
Better still, but completely unrelated to comics, is Emerson’s dramatic rendition of the nursery rhyme “Little Boy Blue,” which you can see in the video after the break.
As an aside: Isn’t Jimmy Fallon just a terrible, terrible talk-show host? Wow.
(via TV Squad)