Today in PW Comics Week

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TweetI’m bringing out the hype machine because it’s a pretty darned good issue of PW Comics Week today, and if you aren’t already subscribing…what are you waiting for? It’s FREE! •An update on CPM and their manga publishing plans •At look at US efforts to get comics on cell phones •Douglas Wolk reports on the […]

To Do 10/31-11/6

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TweetTuesday, October 31st San Jose, CA 6-9 PM — SLG WAREHOUSE OF HORROR This year, the public is invited to witness the spectacle of the SLG WAREHOUSE OF HORROR as we open our doors to the public and make a grand party out of things. In addition to the spooks and haunts, our lobby gallery […]

The Beat Salutes HORROR!

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Tweet Join us below the cut for more images to celebrate this SPOOKTACULAR day! (BTW for more Harry Clarke/Poe goodness, go here)

Marvel proves comics ARE soap operas

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Tweet Stare at this picture a long time, my children. It represents the strangest crossover yet, the team–up you ever DREAMED you’d see: Marvel and Guiding Light, a day time soap. Now you may be like The Beat, and somewhat blissfully unaware that they even HAD daily soap operas any more; we thought Fox News, […]

Gahan Wilson at Comix Revolution

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TweetCoolest thing to do today, bar none: Spend Halloween with popular “macabreâ€? cartoonist Gahan Wilson, whose art and gag cartoons have been seen in such popular magazines as The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, and National Lampoon. Mr. Wilson will appear and sign autographs at Evanston’s Comix Revolution, 606 Davis Street, on Tuesday, October 31, starting […]

More groovy Halloween stuff: Gaiman, Lee

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TweetNeil Gaiman wrote an op-ed for the NY Times: We are gathered here at the final end of what Bradbury called the October Country: a state of mind as much as it is a time. All the harvests are in, the frost is on the ground, there’s mist in the crisp night air and it’s […]

The world of…SHOWBIZ!

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TweetHere’s what’s happening in Hollywood, my homie hepcats! Hot rumor of the week: Bruce Campbell WILL play a villain in Spiderman 3. The blog film ick has the spoilerish and Mysterio-so details. Jack Black is NOT playing Green Lantern! “Well yeah it was true that uh yes someone wrote a script for me, but I […]

Charles Addams

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TweetCharles Addams is the king of the creepy cartoons, and Linda Davis has just written a new biography of the artist calledCharles Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life. You can listen to an interview with her in NPR, or read a review of the book or this one.

Cool video of the day: Miho Hatori

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Tweet Miho Hatori, whose musical stylings with Cibo Matto, Handsome Boy Modeling School and the Gorillaz have always given us nothing but joy, is back with a solo album, and the first single has a Halloweenie kind of cool animated video directed by Masaru Ishiura.

Peter Kuper in Oaxaca — UPDATED

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Tweet UPDATE, Monday 10/30: Peter Kuper sent out the following update today: Sad to say it seems to be getting worse as of this morning but hard as always to verify without going downtown. For some reason Betty doesn’t want me to head to the zocalo–something about me getting shot or arrested and deported–go figure! […]

Comics defenders assemble

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TweetThere is he. Tony Long. The enemy. The Wired staffer’s modest proposal that AMERICAN BORN CHINESE wasn’t good enough for a National Book Award nomination has spurred defenses of comics far and wide. Here’s First Second’s own Mark Siegel, the publisher of the collected AMERICAN BORN CHINESE Rather than taking to task each assertion, or […]

Old timer returns to comics

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TweetAs an 18-year-old in 1942, Allen Bellman joined Timely studio as an artist. Now, 64 years later, he’ll be a guest at the Florida Supercon, and looks back at his brief career in comics, working on such characters as Sub-Mariner, Vampire Brats and Mike Trapp. Bellman will be on hand to mingle, sign autographs and […]

Fox Atomic comics previews go live

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TweetRemember the horror-themed line of Fox Atomic comics which are tied in to Fox’s new youth-branded horror movie line? Of course you do. What better day to launch some previews than /Halloween, with THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS, a series of previews and activities to be found on foxatomic.com. This will include comics previews, according […]

Posting problems

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TweetOkay now the white background and sidebar are gone in Safari and Firefox, anyway. I know this happens when I post an image that is too large, but I can’t see which one it is. Any ideas, email me or post in the comment. Ah, it was all those pee and poo colored tags in […]

Golden Apple moves!

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Tweet The Golden Apple, Hollywood’s legendary comics store is moving to a new location on Wednesday, November 1. It will still be on Melrose, but a bit further east, on the corner of La Brea, at 7018 Melrose. Stan Lee will be doing the ribbon cutting on the new location, and later that day there […]

Stumptown stuff

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Tweet The Stumptown indie comics fest took place this weekend in Portland, OR. Reports are straggling in. There’s a Flickr photo pool up which makes it look as adorable as heck. Also, apparently all women cartoonists in the Pacific Northwest are covered with tattoos. We don’t recognize most of the West coast folk, although in […]