Dapper Dan & Cereal Geek GB comic pitch

Earlier last year, James Eatock, the man behind Cereal: Geek magazine, joined forces with “Dapper” Dan Schoening, and put together a fantastic pitch for a Ghostbusters comic, which they sent to IDW. You may recall a PC post last Summer where some tantalizing hints were dropped.

I was lucky enough to get a look at this pitch when they were putting it together/revising it last Fall and can’t figure out why IDW would ever pass on it – which is what they did ultimately. Truely, WTH?

So, Dan and James have released their pitch online for all to see (and for IDW to see the reaction, no doubt) – IDW obviously has their editorial preferences and preferred art teams, and James’ and Dan’s pitch is full-on for multiple issues – but who says they have to take the whole package. Perhaps they might consider giving the ghosthead duo a back-up story and go from there! Something! ANYTHING! Dan’s art and James’ dialog is too good to be just a project pitch on a website.

All 15 pages of the pitch, with example pages, character proofs, issue synopsis, and more, is all on Dan’s page at DeviantArt – you HAVE to check it out.

Eliza Dushku: I'd love to be in GB3, Dan wants me to be, still a rumour

Eliza Dushku, of Dollhouse, Tru Calling, and Buffy/Angel fame, spoke to HollywoodLife.com, and the topic turned to Ghostbusters 3, which Internet rumour says she could be involved with. The short version is that she’d love it, Dan Aykroyd wants her involved, and no, it’s not true, just a rumour.

“I don’t know anything, I don’t have a script – it’s still a rumor thing right now” the 29-year-old actress, who starred on the recently canceled Fox show, Dollhouse, admitted to HollywoodLife.com at Discovery’s Life premiere in Los Angeles Feb. 25. She added, “But I would be excited to do it! Dan is a friend since I was a young, and I love [original star Sigourney Weaver] and would love to zip on a proton pack!”

[VIA io9.com]

Roller hockey team – Ecto-Cooler, Long Island

The headline says it all – there’s a roller hockey team in Long Island (one of 250 NCRHA teams across the US They may or may not be in the NCRHA, but they come up as a B Division – ie casual division – on the NCRHA website) called Ecto-Cooler. And in case you had any doubt about what their inspiration was for that name, check out their jerseys;

Cheers to EDFX and the PhillyGBs for the photo heads up.

More Aykroyd signings for March

Check your calendar – Dan continues his signings across the country. The Crystal Head Vodka site lists some signing for March, but not all, it looks like. I’m not sure if that’s because some of his signings are for his wine, but not, technically, for the vodka. But whatever – if you see a signing, send it in!

Tuesday, March 9 from 4pm to 6pm.
Albertsons Store
10250 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada

Thursday, March 11 from 4pm to 6pm.
3400 Coors Boulevard NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Friday, March 19 from 2pm to 4pm. (tentative – see below)
Viscount Wine & Liqour Store
21173 Route 9
Wappingers Fall, New York

Friday, March 19 from 1pm to 3pm. (tentative – see above)
Canal’s Liquor Store
3375 Route 1
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2414