Wiki Wacky Woo — UPDATE

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Steve Wacker SPEAKS OUT! First of all, thanks to Matt Brady for letting me TENURE this little essay. I’ll try and continue to be as unprofessional as possible. Second, don’t be fooled by his nerd-knowledge. Waid’s a scrapper. Third, how did this MAJOR story drop to 8th on the Newsarama front page!! Could someone please […]

Those were the days

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Kevin Huizenga posts pictures from The Golden Encyclopedia, and we are stupefied with jealousy.

Fantagraphics opening reports — update

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[Photo by Ron Hogan] We attended the Fantagraphics art opening last night at the Society of Illustrators, as did our colleague Ron Hogan at GalleyCat: “Most museums don’t like to show works that are unfinished,” Terrence Brown explained as he introduced me to the exhibition of artwork from Fantagraphics Books’ first 30 years of publishing […]

The tits are alright

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Kurt at Groovy age of Horror, the blog that discovered the TOMB OF DRACULA censorship issue, is back with a very long post on all kinds of censorship issues, including links to the material that conservative watchdog groups use as primers to pressure the removal of such things as magazine and breastses and so on: […]

Platinum breaks down the walls to financing

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Spurge had a link to an otherwise little-noted pr from Tuesday about Platinum getting some equity investment. Coming on the heels of the NY Times piece revealing Platinum’s plan to publish on the Web, the pieces are all coming together. Several people have wondered in comments if Platinum has ever published anything, as and far […]

Comics make BIble cool!

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Gannett News has a fairly comprehensive look at the new religious comics publishers: LifeWay’s “Spirit Warriors” follows the adventures of six rebellious teens mysteriously orphaned as children who have uncommon God-given strengths. They unleash their “holy fury” to protect a local church when an evil villain “sucks the righteousness right out” of it. [snip]Barbour Publishing […]

Recovering actor signs on as recovering superhero

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Rumors were flying fast and furious yesterday and IT’S TRUE. Oscar® Nominee and recovering lawbreaker Robert Downey Jr. has signed to play IRON MAN. Jon Favreau is directing the movie, which will be distributed by Paramount Pictures. Downey will portray Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build […]

Nigerian scam hits mini comics!

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Jenny Gonzalez, a cartoonist who sells mini comics at her website, had this to report over on the TCJ board earlier this week: I have someone who contacted me by email wanting to order a large quantity of comics. Rather than going through the paypal option on my site, he says he wants to send […]

Miller to be feted at Scream Awards

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Comic Book Resources has the press release from Spike’s Scream Awards, “which celebrates Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic books.” The event will be taped on October 7th and then doubtless air endlessly between episodes of CSI. Rosario Dawson, Marley Shelton and Rose McGowan will appear, My Chemical Romance will perform, and special kudos will be […]

TO DO 9/30: Berkeley, CA– Stagger Lee signing

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STAGGER LEE the GN creators Derek McCulloch and Shepherd Hendrix appear at Comic Relief with prizes for hat wearing. “Stagâ€? Lee Shelton shot Billy Lyons dead during an argument over a Stetson Hat. It happened in a St. Louis saloon on Christmas Night, 1895. More than 100 years and as many song versions later, Bay […]

Bissette draws!

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Cartooner Steve Bissette (TYRANT, TABOO, SWAMP THING) has pretty much left the page behind, although he can blog up a storm, but an 8-page comic by Bissettewill be apppearing as a prop in an indie horror film: When George Walker, the protagonist of the new horror film “Head Trauma,” finds a religious comic book at […]

An erection lasting more than four hours

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It’s been a long week.

Where will you be when the robots arrive?

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This link has been making thr rounds, but it definitely qualifies as MUST-READING: MIT’s Henry Jenkins interviews Todd Allen about micropayments. Now we admit, micropayments aren’t a very sexy topic, and Allen can get a little technical on you, but he has been following the developments in developing revenue streams for e-comics for some time. […]

Editorial shuffle

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Newsarama reports that C.B. Cebulski has gone back on staff at Marvel, even while pointing out that he never really left. Cebulski will be helping out with the X-office, whipping up some international licensing deals and helping with talent management. Oh, and BLOGGING. Meanwhile, also at Newsarama, the news that editor Steve Wacker was leaving […]

SVA grads present CRITICAL CITADEL

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Oh those SVA kids. Their recent ranks have included everyone from Becky Cloonan to James Jean to probably the greatest cartoonist of tomorrow. Now they are at it again! Grad Matthew Bernier writes to tell us “at the end of last year many of SVA’s best senior cartoonists, and also me, got together to publish […]

Consortium picks up CPM and DramaQueen

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Via MangaCast news that the book distributor Consortium has picked up two manga publishers: the temporarily defunct CPM and yaoi specialist DramaQueen. MangaCast has much analysis: CPM has had a deal with Consortium before. Actually days before their “implosion” they announced something with this group and there were rumors around that the deal had fallen […]