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Edie Nugent

New York, NY

Edie Nugent

New York based writer, reporter, interviewer and publicist with a passion for entertainment and geek-related media.

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From the page to the stage: Minky Woodcock comes alive with bunnies and burlesque

The sequential art of comics is by design a participatory experience, one that co-creates meaning between panel and reader. Our minds fill in the action between panels, imbuing them with movement, voice-overs, and emotion that complete the animation begun within the still frames of the artist and script of the writer.
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Movies that got filmmakers arrested

Directors and producers are known to clock long hours and endure strenuous situations in the making of their films, but sometimes getting the movie finished can lead to problems that can't be fixed with a well-earned vacation—
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Carlos Ezquerra, the visionary artist who co-created Judge Dredd, dies at 70

Today the comics community at large mourns the passing of legendary artist Carlos Ezquerra whose work co-creating Judge Dredd with writers Pat Mills, John Wagner and Alan Grant for 2000 AD defined that magazine through over 40 years of publishing and coalesced the modern British comics movement. The news broke today via Ezquerra’s Spanish publisher ECC Comics.
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Small details you missed in the Dark Phoenix trailer

The first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix has been released, and unsurprisingly, there's a lot of anger, sadness, and foreshadowing packed into the two-minute clip. Writer/director Simon Kinberg has written the scripts for all the X-titles from 2011's X-Men: First Class through X-Men: Apocalypse, released in 2016.
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Kickstarter campaign to turn Minky Woodcock comic into a play is in its final week

Cynthia von Buhler‘s hard-boiled comic series Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini sees its debut as a hardcover collection next week, but that’s not the only offering from the prohibition-era gumshoe you’ll see in the coming months. We mentioned in our piece about the hardcover and interview with von Buhler that the comic was being adapted into a theatrical production.
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Actor replacements that upset the rest of the cast

Casting a movie is an overlooked art. No matter how good the script is, or how visionary a project's director may be, if a cast doesn't work well together it's unlikely the resulting film or television show will be successful. Casts can get disrupted for a variety of reasons — sometimes schedules change, sometimes personal problems can lead an actor to drop out.
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Nerds flame on at Flame Con: all the queer cheer is here

In its fourth year, the queer comics convention known as Flame Con relocated from Brooklyn to Times Square in Manhattan. It was a big move for the con, which debuted only a few years ago, in 2015. Since that time, Flame Con attendance has bloomed from 2,200 to over 7,000 people according to head of PR for GeeksOUT Michelle Rose Micor.
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EXCLUSIVE: Minky Woodcock is coming to Hardcover! Trailer reveal and interview with writer/artist Cynthia von Buhler

Last summer we gave you an exclusive interior art reveal on Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini, a new series from Hard Case Crime, an imprint of Titan Comics that’s been bringing you pulp noir comic goodness for a few years now. Written and illustrated by Cynthia von Buhler, whose had more jobs than your wildest career goals (that’s playwright-producer-illustrator-performance artist-musician-children’s author for those keeping score), Minky Woodcock delves into a mystery surrounding Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.
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Roles that inspired actors to change their lives

It's relatively common for actors to go to great lengths to inhabit the characters they portray. In pursuit of a dynamic performance, they can conduct extensive research, learn new skills, and even alter their appearance. They spend months, and sometimes years, living inside the world of another person.
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Who Against Guns raises $10,000; adds charity and show runner to fundraising effort

Yesterday marked a week since the Who Against Guns campaign was launched by a coalition of over 40 Doctor Who fans, which include series writers, showrunners, and other official-Who creatives. Monday saw a slew of news updates from the campaign, which seeks to drive donations of $10 or more to organizations working on gun violence prevention.
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Steven Moffat joins Who Against Guns

Yesterday we reported on the Who Against Guns campaign, which organizers hope will “encourage Doctor Who fans to take action against gun violence.”. The series will only be available for download to fans who donate $10 or more to a charity aiming to prevent gun violence. It’s been announced today that former Doctor Who showrunner and writer Steven Moffat is joining the effort–but only if fans donate a total of $7000 by March 12.
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Doctor Who writers, artists, fans launch podcast to benefit gun violence prevention

The Stoneman Douglas shooting on Valentine’s Day left 17 dead among the students and faculty of the Florida High School, located in the city of Parkland in the greater Miami metro area. It was the 28th mass shooting of 2018 in the United States, and since that day at least six more have taken place, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
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About

Edie Nugent

Edie Nugent was born and raised in New York City and works as a freelance writer and reporter who specializes in print and on-camera interviews. She is a staff writer for The Comics Beat and has worked as a contributing editor for Weird Tales Magazine. Her freelance reporting includes work for Comingsoon.net, Common Sense Media, Cinemovie, Arise News and WBAI. She also works as a publicist and press officer with a focus on off-Broadway theatre, film and the arts. Edie fell in love with writing in first grade, penning stories about magical donuts that came to life. By sixth grade, she had co-founded her own comic book label, of which she remains absurdly proud.

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Skills

  • writing
  • editing
  • reporting
  • interviewing
  • producing
  • press releases
  • publicity
  • press campaigns