The Too Much Coffee Man Opera

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When one mentally totes up a list of comics characters who could be turned into an opera, Shannon Wheeler’s Too Much Coffee Man probably isn’t one of the first one begging for an aria. But that is exactly what is happening in Portland, OR later this month, as The Too Much Coffee Man Opera has […]

ACT-I-VATE WAVE 3

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Licensable Bear™ PSAs

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Licensable Bear™, Net Gertler’s eminently appealing marketing opportunity, is now appearing in an animated PSA standing up for one of our most forgotten minorities.

Comic Book Movies gains Japanese partner

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We can’t exactly figure out who’s funding what here, but it seems that producer (BATMAN BEGINS) Michael Uslan’s Comics Book Movies entertainment co has a new strong Japanese partner in Itochu Corp. which is now a “strategic investment partner.” No time to investigate, but here’s the PR: Comic Book Movies, LLC, a new franchise-building entertainment […]

VENTURE BROS. news

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Jackson Publick has a long update on all things Venture along with the news that Season 3 looks like a go — no duh. We’ve recently turned in “Guess Who’s Coming to State Dinner?” and “I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills” and are presently editing Ben Edlund’s contribution to the season, “¡Viva Los Muertos!” […]

Geppi Museum Opening

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ICv2 reports on last night’s gala fest-o-ree: The word of the night was “overwhelming” at the inaugural gala celebrating the opening of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore (see “Geppi Plans Comic Book Museum”). With hundreds of invited guests from the comics and pop culture industries in attendance, owner Steve Geppi cut the […]

Lonelygirl15 “mystery” solved

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From a post on the Lonelygirl15 forum: “A Message From the Creators”: Thank you so much for enjoying our show so far. We are amazed by the overwhelmingly positive response to our videos; it has exceeded our wildest expectations. With your help we believe we are witnessing the birth of a new art form. Our […]

TO DO: TODAY 9/8 McCloud at Midtown

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Scott McCloud kicks off the MAKING COMICS express for real today at Midtown Comics at Times Sq. Stop by so you can say you were part of the happening! In 1993 when Scott McCloud published his groundbreaking book UNDERSTANDING COMICS (HarperPaperbacks; 006097625X), he tore down the wall between high and low culture. Linking the medium […]

Events: TELLING TALES, McCloud at SVA

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When we say we’ve been busy we are almost too busy to even post a few pictures. Wednesday, we went to the opening of TELLING TALES at the Adam Baumgold Gallery, and it’s an excellent show, spotlighting a variety of styles. We have to say Carol Tyler is the star of the show — her […]

Quotable Brad Meltzer

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Scott King interviews quotable Brad Meltzer, who puts the comcis dream in perspective: Elliot: Comics is a US thing? I thought it was Japan.Brad: You can say comics first came from cave paintings, but the modern comic comes form the US and I love when people try to quiz me on it during interviews. You […]

Paul Pope update: Diesel, silk screening

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Renaissance man Paul Pope is at it again, with a new window design at the Diesel store in Soho for Fashion Week, including drawings that showcase Diesel threads in drawings instead of on mannequins. Pope has also been working on a museum quality 10-color silk-screen print. We have some pictures of the printmaking process here. […]

Oh, bother

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We’re off to Baltimore later today, and have much to do. We always have much to do. We’ve been tinkering with two major essays for two weeks, but haven’t had the time to sit down and type out our thoughts. WHY are we so busy? There are a ton of events and books we’ve promised […]