HOUSE OF SUGAR rejected by Diamond

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Rebecca Kraatz’s HOUSE OF SUGAR, which Hope Larson is planning to publish, had been rejected by Diamond. This isn’t a rallying cry, just an observation.

Lea Hernandez updates

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You can read updates from Lea herself at her LiveJournal. In good news, the two outdoor cats have been rescued. Zeus Comics has a PayPal button and more importantly has set up CAPE 2.5 on September 30th: It’ll be a live art show at the Metro Grill in Dallas. All proceeds from the event will […]

Warners not happy with Reeves biopic

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A potentially interesting comic-book themed film is opening this weekend, HOLLYWOODLAND, starring Ben Affleck, Adrian Brody and the ever radiant Diane Lane in a film covering the still-mysterious death of actor George Reeves, who played Superman on TV. Affleck plays the actor who either shot himself while a card game was going on downstairs in […]

Baltimore Comic-Con programming announced

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The programming for this weekend’s Baltimore Comic-Con is up, with the usual Cup o’ DC Nation stuff, as well as spotlights on Paul Pope, Jerry Robinson, Olivier Coipel, the Romitas, and Walter Simonson. Highlights include panels focusing on Guest of Honor Jerry Robinson, John Romita Sr. and Jr., and Titans Together George Perez and Marv […]

Frank Miller at Popimage

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PopImage has a brief excerpt of Frank Miller’s 9/11 essay for NPR: I could never stomach the flower-child twaddle of the Sixties crowd and I was ready to believe that our flag was just an old piece of cloth; and that patriotism was just some quaint relic, best left behind us. It was all about […]

Stumptown news

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PR from the Stumptown Comics Fest, in Portland, OR shows that local indie-friendly shows appear to be alive and well, with all 120 tables sold out. Dark Horse, Oni, Fantagraphics and Top Shelf will all be exhibiting; Aaron Renier did the poster. This year’s Stumptown Comics Fest, taking place on October 27th & 28th in […]

Chester Brown to Tour Canada

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Chester Brown’s LOUIS RIEL continues to be a real conversation starter in his native Canada, as RIEL remains a controversial historical figure. Brown will be touring to support the paper back release, Peggy Burns writes to tell us: In October, Chester Brown will hit the road for a national tour of Canada to promote the […]

24 Hour Comics Day Countdown: One Month To Go

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Nat Gertler informs us of details and participating sites in this year’s 24 Hour Comics Day: One month from now, comics will cause a lot of people to have sleepless nights. That’s because October 7th is 24 Hour Comics Day, the annual international festival of comics creation, when cartoonists are encouraged to try to create […]

FF toon ratings strong

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The FANTASTIC FOUR cartoon debuted over the weekend on the Cartoon Network, and either due to the holiday weekend launch or our own holiday, it seemed to get a somewhat modest amount of fanfare. But it seems to have been a ratings success — the actual ratings are not given, bit the premiere lifted CN’s […]

Toronto ho!

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It seems that we will once again be guests at next year’s Toronto Comic-con along with Trish Mulvihill, Tania del Rio and Gail Simone, and doubtless many more to be announced.

The Nairobi Trio & Lonelygirl15

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I used to know the name of this song but have forgotten it. (Something like “Ya-ba-nee-jay,” I think.) Anyone? (The Nairobi Trio are from the Ernie Kovacs Show, an early pioneer of absurdist TV humor) (Link via Urbaniak) This post yesterday got nothing but confusion. It was, perhaps, an attempt on my part to track […]