Kagen McLeod’s website

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Master cartoonist/illustrator Kagen McLeod has a new website. Revel in its splendour.

That darn con!

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As one pal of ours moaned the other day “This is the worst week of the year.” Indeed it is…as endless last-minute details render everyone harried, sweaty and/or catatonic. How we envy you folks who are looking forward to going to the show just to have FUN. We’ll have you know that this FUN is […]

SDCC: Big and Gay!

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How gay is San Diego? Very very gay! Hooray! There’s programming every day, and a host of social activities, including the annual Big Gay Dinner, hosted by Aman Chaudhary. Chris Butcher has a COMPLETE LGBT line-up at his blog. Go there for the full list, but we’ll just steal his Prism Comics booth listing: Prism […]

SDCC: Shocker Toys

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Shocker Toys will be at SD in force, debuting their Indie Spotlight line of toys. The first wave includes WItchblade, Madman, Shadowhawk and Judge Death. Hm. methinks we wants our Madman toys. They’ll also be GIVING away exclusive toys each day, includind exclusive Gwar and Toxic Avengers toys. See details in the jump. So you […]

SDCC: Who’s Who at the DC booth

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As always, DC’s star-studded booth will be a nexus of comics activities at San Diego, as a battalion of freelancers, editors and execs make the scene Beginning the evening of Wednesday, July 19, DC Comics staff and freelance talent will be on the West Coast for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2006! As always, DC will […]

SDCC: Impact Books

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How-to books, the Impact University panel, portfolio reviews and signings by Peted Davd, Matt Haley and Jessica “NeonDragon” Peffer highlight this booth. Impact Books, the how-to write and draw comics, graphic novels, manga and fantasy art imprint of F+W Publications, Inc., will once again participate at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 19-23, with author […]

SDCC: DC and Marvel face off on diamond for ACTOR

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An old tradition returns at this year’s San Diego: the inter-company softball game! The game takes place Thursday! DC Comics and Marvel Comics are taking their long-standing friendly rivalry to the most honorable of all battlefields—the softball diamond! The two comic juggernauts will face off against each other in a charity softball game at Comic-Con […]

PIRATES booty can’t save Disney jobs

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Even as it rakes in the doubloons from the record opening of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST Disney is planning major cutbacks following such flops as Stick It, Annapolis, Stay Alive and especially The Wild, an animated film about some wacky animals we didn’t even remember opening. Even as it basks in the […]

TINTIN AND I reviewed

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We had the chance to watch this documentary last night, and it was utterly fascinating stuff, featuring much audio footage of George Remi aka Hergé talking about his life. The documentary was based on 14 hours of tapes recorded by young journalist Numa Sadoul in 1971. Hergé was legendarily reclusive, and the chance to hear […]

Adams, Sienkiewicz team with Waters

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While the world mourned eccentric former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett yesterday, we’re reminded that another former Floyder, Roger Waters, is out on tour, and he’s tapped a couple of comickers to help him out. As mentioned by Neal Adams on his blog, he and Bill Sienkiewicz have teamed to create a comic book style […]

Linkie winkies

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§ Gossip column All The Rage has a new writer, John Vouleris, as Blair Marnell has decided to take a much-deserved break after writing 100 columns. § Chris Tamarri colors an entire issue of NEXT WAVE. With crayons. The results will stun you! § Director Terry Zwigoff is moving on from adapting graphic novels to […]

FC Brandt’s INDEPENDENTS trailer up

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Cartooner FC Brandt has been working on a documentary about indie comics entitled IDEPENDENTS. The trailer is up in Low Bandwdith and High Bandwidth versions. From the trailer, this looks pretty bearable, with interesting people saying fairly interesting things. Robert Williams, Diana Schutz, Batton Lash, Tony Millionaire and Dan Vado are interviewed, among others.

I can’t believe it’s not Brandon!

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Big, BIG news out of the Iowa State Fair this year. After 45 years, world famous butter carver Norma “Duffy ” Lyon (pictured) is stepping down, and apprentice Sarah Pratt will take over as Lead Butter Carver, Pratt’s first subject? Iowa native Brandon Routh as Superman. Pratt has some big, possibly slippery shoes to fill: […]

Greatest photo ever for this morning

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A Flickr set of a Lego recreation of The Headbutt heard round the world. More in link including a heart-breaking depiction of Zidane’s long, lonely walk off the field. Speaking of the headbutt, according to martial arts experts, Zidane’s technique was flawless: He positioned his feet close to his opponent and stepped into the blow, […]