Felipe Smith’s shoe quest

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Tweet MBQ by Felipe Smith has been one of the most critically acclaimed of Tokyopop’s OGM, or OEL or whatever they are calling them. A multi-culti look at life in Los Angeles, it’s sharply observed, funny, humane and deserves a much bigger audience that it has received. Over on MySpace, Smith has posted a free […]

A Pirate’s life for me!

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TweetWe got a bit of flack in the comments yesterday for saying that Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride is superior to the WDW version. Look, we’re not trying to stir up FL vs CA static here, but this is pretty much common knowledge: Laughing Place.com: This is considerably different from MK. It is an […]

Scholastic plans: Beagle, Kaluta, Renier, Ruth

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TweetICv2 has a rundown of Scholastic’s upcoming OGN plans and they include: • Amulet (Fall 2007) by Kazu Kibuishi. • The Last Unicorn, adapted by Mike Kaluta • Walker Bean, a “rollicking pirate tale” by Aaron Renier(spring 2008) • Magic Pickle by Scott Morse (Summer 2008) • The Woodland Chronicles by Greg Ruth (Fall 2009) […]

Through a rotoscoping graphic novel darkly

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Tweet Newsday looks at rotoscoping in light of the today’s premiere of THROUGH A SCANNER DARKLY, Richard Linklatter’s animated version of the Philip K. Dick novel. The piece talks to many art directors and other tastemakers to assemble a kind of snapshot of this influence of the rotoscoping look and how it’s often associated with […]

Platinum adds Widmaier, eyes web

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TweetPlatinum Studios, the movie studio/GN development house, has added William Widmaier as president of new media; Former Earthlink exec William Widmaier has been appointed president of New Media for Platinum Studios to expand the studio’s presence online. “William has the perfect blend of experience for where Platinum is heading in terms of online expansion with […]

End times: comics broach last demographic group

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TweetOver at Comic Foundry Tim snaps a shot of a middle-aged woman reading a Virgin comic on the subway. This may be a short-lived phenomena, however, as everyone knows that in NYC old ladies take the bus.

PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND covers

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TweetThe Engine has a super cool thread where artists post covers they’re working on, and we’re stealing them! Here are two covers for PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND, a book due from Image next fall written by Rick (TEENAGERS FROM MARS) Spears, and drawn by super-talented newcomer Vasilos Lolos. The first cover is by Lolos, the […]

TO DO 7/7 BKNY: Rosario Dawson at Rocketship

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TweetThat’s right, the OCCULT CRIME TASKFORCE is coming to Crooklyn! This Friday night, July 7th, at 6pm, please join us as we welcome David Atchison, Tony Shasteen, and Rosario Dawson. They will be signing copies of their new book OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE from Image Comics. (preview here) This is the premeire issue of a series […]

TO DO 7/8 – Chicago: First Second launch party

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TweetAnd you thought book parties were just for NYC! This Saturday Mark Siegel will preside over a launch party for this First Second line at Quimby’s in Chicago. He’ll give a lecture, there’ll be a Q&A, a comics jam and then some old fashioned mingling. Saturday, 7/8 7:00 pm Quimby’s Bookstore 1854 West North Avenue […]

Heaven is for Heroes

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TweetWith one of two exceptions, you can name anything or anyone in comics and you will always hear some caveats or complaints, no matter how popular or loved the thing is. But there are a few exceptions, and Heroes Con is one of them. Whenever it comes up, people say “You should go! it’s fun!” […]

Brandon Routh loves rope yoga

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TweetSpeaking of YouTube, here’s some LINKS! Everyone love this stuff and all the kids are doing it. Brandon Routh working out! “It concretes in your brain.” Unspeakably awesome toon of Superman stopping the menace of smoking: “The Girls of DragonCon!” Nuff said!

Warners vs John K: has YouTube jumped the shark?

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TweetWIRED mag founder and search engine blogger John Battelle writes of yet another kerfluffle with visionary animator John K. It seems that the WB doesn’t want YouTube linking to old WB cartoons: John Kricfalusi, creator of the wonderful Ren & Stimpy series and an all around worthwhile fellow to know (and new FM author) just […]

What you will be doing on Friday, July 21 in San Diego

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Tweet Friday programming is up! Sid Jacobsen and Ernie Colon talk 9/11! Stan Lee talks Spidey! Cherry Chevapravatdumrong talks Family Guy! Ahmet Zappa! Fat Momma! Scott McCloud! Snoop Dog! Amanda Connor! Eddie Campbell! Gene Yang! Amy Ganter! Lucy Lawless! RZA! Richard Kelly! Linda Medley! Jaime Pressly! Tycho & Gabe! Jennie Breeden! Samuel L Jackson! And…ROBBY […]

It’s a new day

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Tweet We’re really digging the new set-up, here, and it’s awesome to see so many old pals showing up in the comments! We forgot so many folks were reading this here blog. In fact, we understand some feathers have already been ruffled by our plain speaking and down home sense of humor. The important thing […]