SPX programming announced

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Here ya go. Question: Why do we always have to wake up at 9 am on Sunday for panels? In other breaking news, The Beat will be emcee’ing the Ignatz Awards Saturday night. We don’t plan to repeat Keith Knight’s tequila soaked performance from last year, so we’ll have to figure something else out. NOTE: […]

Virgin signs animation deal

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Virgin Comics, which lest we forget, also has an animation studio attached, is teaming with a Canadian animation company to produce a ‘toon film based on the RAMAYANA: Kahani World, Inc. an independent animation company based in Toronto, Canada and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Comics, LLC have teamed up to co-produce Secrets of the Seven […]

24 Hour Comic Day Wrap-up

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Nat Gertler alerts the media on the 24-Hour Comic Day doings: Sleep Lost, Diets Ruined, Comics Perpetrated – 24 Hour Comics Day a Success The third annual 24 Hour Comics Day is now over. While the final numbers are still being tallied, it is clear that over 1200 cartoonists working in almost ninety official event […]

PORN STAR unpopular in blogosphere

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It’s a bit unusual for the comics blogosphere to raise torches and pitchforks against a non-superhero offering, but the debut graphic novel from Regan Books, HOW TO MAKE MONEY LIKE A PORN STAR, has done just that, with a remarkable array of highly negative reviews: Occasional Superheroine So I get my grubby hands on some […]

Comic-Con 2007 guests announced

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It’s never too early to start planning as San Diego has just announced their first group of special guests for ’07. Alison Bechdel Renée French Neil Gaiman Rick Geary George Gladir Allan Heinberg Adam Hughes Miriam Katin Mel Keefer Scott Kurtz Joseph Michael Linsner Lily Renee Phillips Rowena Joann Sfar Ben Templesmith Roy Thomas Mark […]

Miller, Phillips, ZOMBIES win Scream Awards

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Spike TV’s inaugural SCREAM AWARDS, honoring all that is boyish, violent and gory in entertainment were handed out this weekend, although the show won’t air until Tuesday night. You can see all of the winners here, but the comics category kudos are as follows: THE ULTIMATE SCREAM: “BATMAN BEGINS” BEST SCI-FI MOVIE: “V FOR VENDETTA” […]

Canadian comics tours

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TWo big tours coming up, with Chester Brown and Debuy and Berberian. Details: CHESTER BROWN TO TOUR CANADA FROM OCT 11-22! For the paperback edition of the critically acclaimed bestselling LOUIS RIEL: A COMIC-STRIP BIOGRAPHY, Chester Brown will be going out west! Wednesday, October 11th – Winnipeg, MB 8:00pm Event at McNally-Robinson. Location: 1120 Grant […]

Linkage 10/9

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§ This story from the New York Times on the diminishing appeal of animated films has been getting a lot of links, but it actually came out last week — hurry up and read it before it goes behind the firewall. Briefly, a flood of similar looking and sounding films about funny little critters who […]

Dagwood’s fridge still empty

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Long, long ago we reported on plans to open a chain of Dagwood’s sandwich shoppes, catering to those too lazy to raid their own refrigerators. A report in the St. Petersburg Times reveals that the chain has had a tough time getting off the ground. The first store for the startup restaurant chain was supposed […]

WEHT: EL MUERTO

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Hey what ever DID happen to that movie version of the indie comic EL MUERTO starring Wilmer Valderrama? They were touting it at San Diego a few years ago, but it seems to have vanished since then. EL MUERTO creator Javier Hernandez has been tracking its progress over at his blog: It’s been about 12 […]

Small Enterprise goes for Half Mil

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There are many things you could spend a half million dollars on: diamonds, an aeroplane, a yacht, a dinky apartment in the East Village, or a model of the Enterprise used in the title sequence of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION . The item sold for $576,000 at an auction of Trek props at Christie’s […]