The 9/11 Report is a bestseller

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The Great Blossoming of the Graphic Novel hit another benchmark this week as The 9/11 Report: A Greaphic Adaptation hit both the NY Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists PW Comics week reported: The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation debuted at number six on the New York Times Paperback Bestsellers List and at number thirteen […]

Scott McCloud on NPR

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Sorry for the late notice, but Scott McCloud will be on the Leonard Lopate show today at 1 pm. Listen here.

To Do, 9/6 NYC: TELLING TALES

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A lot is going on in the NYC Comics world this week, but one of the MOST important events is tomorrow at the Adam Baumgold Gallery, with the opening of TELLING TALES, an art show of women cartoonists/fine artists. The show is curated by Dan Nadel, and the lineup includes: Geneviève Castrée Roz Chast Jessica […]

Marchetto: Sexy Blond Doodler

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Graphic Novelist Marisa Marchetto receives New York’s ultimate social accolade with a mention on Page Six of her breast cancer comics memoir, CANCER VIXEN: MARISA Marchetto, a top cartoonist for The New Yorker and Glamour, has proclaimed herself one of Page Six’s biggest fans. In a “10 Things That Make Me Happy” feature in women’s […]

Dragon*Con Bodice wrap-up

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The other big fandom event this weekend was DragonCon down in Atlanta, and this show just gets nuttier and nuttier every year, apparently, and has beome a haven for admirers of the bodice treatment. Don’t believe us? These are the FIRST THREE PHOTO SETS we found on the Flickr search for DragonCon: The local press […]

Baltimore promotes Webcomic HOTNESS

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We’ll be away again this weekend at the Baltimore Comic-con, an old fashioned comics type get together that is always fun. While the show is certainly not indie UN-friendly, we’d say the focus is more on mainstream comics. That’s why we’re intrigued by the announcement of the WebComics Hotness Pavillion; it will be interesting to […]

Toronto Fan Expo Wrap-ups

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Everyone is wrapping up the Great Canadian Comics War. Sequential leads the pack: Well, the convention everyone loves to hate, Hobbystar’s Fan Expo, happened over the past weekend. Among all the news about minor Hollywood celebrities, horror movies, anime, and science fiction television there is some actual comics-related news out there. Of course, since “good […]

SHOOTING WAR wraps up

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The webcomic by Anthony Lappé and Dan Goldman wraps up today until it reappears as a graphic novel from Warner Books at an undetermined time in the future.

Naruto in USA Today top 25

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NARUTO continues its relentless assault on the bestseller lists, as it jumps to #21 on the USA Today Booklist, a previously unknown height or a graphic novel. ANN reports: Naruto volume 11 jumped from #33 to #21 on the USA Today Booklist for the week ending August 27, passing Fruits Basket volume 14 as the […]

To do 9/14: Seth Interview Chester Brown at Wright Awards – UPDATE

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As part of the Doug Wright Award festivities, Seth will be interviewing Chester Brown on stage. Brown is so excited about this that he drew a cool poster! More info, and YES there will be appetizers: The 2nd annual Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning will be held on Thursday, Septemeber 14th at the Ballroom […]

Voldemort worse than Luthor, Joker

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Lord Voledmort, the lead bad guy in the Harry Potter saga has been voted favorite literary villain of all time, in a poll conducted by Bloomsbury, HP’s British publisher. Over 16,000 Brit kids voted in the poll, which had Sauron at #2, and, somewhat surprisingly, Lex Luthor and The Joker at #4 and 5 respectively. […]

ACTOR is now HERO INITIATIVE

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A.C.T.O.R., the non-profit organization which aids creators in need is changing its name to HERO INITIATIVE because the whole A.C.T.O.R. thing was too confusing. It has a snappy new logo and web URL but the same fine mission and dedication. After five years of serving many deserving men and women within the comics industry, A […]

What have we learned?

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We learned that we really, really needed a vacation, especially when the results of near total relaxation are a stiff neck and a pinched nerve.