Marts to DC

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TweetNewsarama reports on X-office head Mike Marts moving across town: And no, it’s not a case of Marts being a disgruntled employee. “Far from it,â€? Marts said. “In fact, things have been very good at marvel for me the past several years–I’ve worked with some of the best creators in the business, the editorial staff […]

Free Kyle Baker cartoons!

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TweetAccording to his email newsletter, there are now SEVEN free Kyle Baker cartoons on the web. They would be a bargain at any price: 1. THE BAKERS IN: NOSE 2. THE BAKERS IN: HEROINE 3. THE BAKERS IN: TASTE 4. THE BAKERS IN: THE SOFATEERS 5. THE BAKERS IN: GIANT STEP 6. THE BAKERS IN: […]

DORK #11!

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Tweet The cover to DORK #11 by Evan Dorkin has been posted. It is coming. Go to link for larger version. The last issue of DORK came out in 2002 as near as we can figure.

Vera Brosgol’s Sketchblog

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TweetVera’s Particular Sketchblog has launched. On it she mentions that she is working as a story artist on CORALINE, Henry Selick’s animated adaptation of the Neil Gaiman book.

BLOGWATCH: By Veidt — Betrayed?!?

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Tweet BeaucoupKevin is posting remixed pages of Watchmen as if they were written by Stan Lee. Let’s all get together and reward Kevin for his hard work? Like maybe we could buy him a gift certificate for MENSA or something?

Lea Hernandez is podcasting

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TweetNeed more be said? Her first guest is Tycho Brahe (Jerry Holins) of PENNY ARCADE. In this installment, Tycho shares his inadvertent exposure to porn, his love of words, and tries to get me to throw down on Internet drama. Next week, we talk Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, and Austen fanfic good and bad. […]

McNiven allowed out of the house for a day

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TweetSteve McNiven, remember him? The guy who destroyed the comics industry? Yeah, that’s right. We kid about the destruction thing, but the life of the modern comics superstar is thrown into relief by this item @ Comic Book Conventions.com. It seems that McNiven was to be a guest at the local Comic Expo but couldn’t […]

Link-a-mania

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Tweet•George O’Connor is guest blogging at First Second blog and talking about his research fo Journey into Mohawk Country. •Cartooner Tim Kreider’s impassioned defense of former planet Pluto led to an appearance on Nightline last night: Due to the convergence of forces beyond my comprehension, I have become a media Go-To Guy on the subject […]

Rocket Pirate update

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TweetFrom Bad Signal, Warren Ellis writes: Well, falling ill almost immediately after I made the call for submissions has slowed things down a bit. As did getting vastly more submissions than I expected (and I’m still sorting through them). Also, I’m giving a few people the time they need to get set. And I have […]

A home for Rocky

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TweetThe Rocky statue, a timeless artwork that references man’s struggle for dignity, the triumph of the underdog, and beauty of the Everlast logo, has been struggling to find a place to be exhibited, having been kicked around Philadelphia by snooty anti-Stallone forces for years. Not arty enough for the PHiladelphia Museum of Art, they sniffed. […]

The future’s so bright, I’ve got to wear a truss

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Tweet [NP:Negresco from the album "Kerrier District" by Kerrier District (Luke Vibert)]* ¡Journalista! is back! Now we’re not going to just roll over and play dead. Even though we feel like it. Not because of Dirk. No, no we’re happy and thrilled to have Dirk back. That means when WE are on vacation we can […]

To Do Tonight: Haspiel and Neufeld at the library

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Tweet Cartooners talk books, and readin’ and comics and what not. And no cracks about how you didn’t know they had libraries in Queens! Click for larger image.

DC COMICS MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: JULY 2006

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Tweetby Marc-Oliver Frisch July was a very busy month for DC Comics, in terms of new projects. The publisher’s line of mainstream superhero titles was headed by the first issue of crime novelist Brad Meltzer’s Justice League of America and the highly propagated first appearance of the new Batwoman character in the weekly 52. Other […]

Pirates of the Coney Island round-up

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TweetSpeaking of Rick Spears, he has a new book coming out from Image, Pirates of Coney Island, drawn by Vasilos Lolos, and Newsarama has a little preview up, which looks fierce, free-spirited and ready to take no prisoners. All the issues will have variant covers by Becky Cloonan. There’s also an interview with Spears about […]

Baltimore Comic-con update

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TweetMore guests! More events! More TUMBLERS! It’s almost time for the Baltimore Comic-con, an always fun sojourn down on the Inner Harbor. While we just received an updated list of show exclusives which you can read after the jump, this year’s Baltimore show will be notable for several things: 1) It marks the debut of […]

Sacco’s almost famous days

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TweetSpeaking of rock’n’roll and cartooning, LA CityBeat interview Joe Sacco on BUT I LIKE IT, his early account of touring Europe with the pre-grunge punk band The Miracle Workers. Ah, those days, we remember them well… : Cramped conditions in their conveyance notwithstanding, this tale never reaches the depths of misery in his refugee stories, […]