Marshall, MO final notes

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TweetA few items that have drifted in over the day regarding the library cencorship story that everyone is tracking. One of our correspondents notes that Marshall, MO is where WAITING FOR GUFFMAN was filmed, although it was called “Blane, MO’ in the film. We’re the center of a stool boom, indeed. Another correspondent points us […]

Activate seeks webguru, launches fall offensive, gets censored

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Tweet ACT-I-VATE, the LiveJournal based webcomics co-op has gotten much press and attention, and just released a "Fall Line-Up" graphic that shows why it’s become a mini-sensation. They are also looking for a Web guru, as Dan Goldman posts on his LJ Are any of you out there geniuses in WordPress/etc that would like to […]

24 Hour Comics Day

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TweetWoot! Lest we forget it is ;24 Hour Comics  day tomorrow! We like how the comic book calendar has evolved into a year long series of feasts and festivals, from the Beltane-like Free Comic Book Day, to summer’s San Diego Festivus, and now the fall sleepless celebration, which, like Hallow’een, will have you seeing impossible […]

Alias goes with God

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TweetAlias, one of the doomed Class of ’05 comics publishers who tried to make a go of it with a new line of periodicals/pamphlets/floppies is becoming a Christian comics publisher. As rumoreed a while ago, they are teaming up with Christian book publisher Zondervan: Under the terms of its agreement with Zondervan, Alias will create […]

Removing FUN HOME and BLANKETS

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TweetYesterday we told you about an attempt in Marshall, MO to remove FUN HOME and BLANKETS from the shelves of the library. Now via comments and email, the followup report on a library board hearing. The room was packed, and people talked for TWO HOURS. Reporter Zach Sims gives a very thorough account on the […]

Do you like Penguin Classics’ comics covers? — LINK FIXED

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TweetOver at Galleycat they are having a little survey about Penguin’s recent comic-esque covers to the Classic series. Go and let ‘em know how you feel.

Jeff Smith in Frankfurt

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TweetJeff Smith blogs his trip to Frankfurt with lots o’ pictures It was also the first time I got to see the new [German] TokyoPop editions of BONE. They made two versions: one a manga sized black & white book. The other a larger full color one. I think this was a bold move and […]

Industry watch: WATCHMEN, Who wants to renew a reality show?

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TweetDirector Zack Snyder talks about his planned WATCHMEN movie at Empire: And despite widespread assumptions, Snyder isn’t planning to update it from its Cold War setting to the present day, despite both eras sharing a political unrest. “1985’s a problem for people,â€? he continues. “The Cold War’s a problem for people. But these are things […]

Al Columbia.com

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Tweet Al Columbia is one of the more mysterious figures in comics, although it’s more mystique than reality. Part of the mystery stems from his involvement in Big Numbers, Alan Moore’s unfinished story of contemporary life in Northhampton, UK. Two issues, illustrated by Bill SIenkiewicz, were published by Tundra. When Sienkiewicz dropped out, (his art […]

Robert Anton Wilson – UPDATE

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TweetUPDATE: Boing Boing has a further report, saying that Wilson has enough money to live out his last few weeks, as reproducing a note from him, which we’re going to quote. Dear Friends, my God, what can I say. I am dumbfounded, flabbergasted, and totally stunned by the charity and compassion that has poured in […]