“Did you masturbate today? Good! Let’s begin!”

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TweetPosted By:Bob Fingerman More crunchy goodness from MySpace, as Bob Fingerman presents an educational film about “Independent Cartooning: A Career in Salf-Absorbtion.”

TONIGHT TO DO: Carousel

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Tweet CAROUSEL Cartoon slide shows and other projected pictures Hosted by R. Sikoryak Featuring Megan Montague Cash Brian Dewan Emily Flake Doug Skinner Lauren R. Weinstein with Patrick Hambrecht J. Kathleen White and R. S. Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm) Dixon Place 258 Bowery, 2nd Fl, between Houston & […]

TCAF ’07 dates announced

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Tweet We’re pleased to announce that TCAF 2007 will take place August 18th and 19th in downtown Toronto, at The University of Toronto’s Old Victoria College building and quad. This location is more central, with easy access to the TTC and will accomodate the consistant increase in attendence and guests of the fest. For those […]

Congrats Marion & John!

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Tweet And on a happier note……all the best in the world to one of our favorite cartooning couples!

Chasqui @ de_act_i_vate

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Tweet Nico Cinque has started a very good looking new webcomic about the collapse of the Incan Empire at De-act-i-vate.

RIP Michelle Urry

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TweetLegendary PLAYBOY cartoon editor Michelle Urry has died at age 66 of occular melanoma, according to the NYT obituary (which we can’t find online.) For a generation — from the early 1970’s until her death — Ms. Urry sorted through more than 1,000 cartoons a week to come up with the couple of dozen or […]

Notable quotables

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Tweet§ Michael Chabon is still all about the kids comics: In the past, you sometimes weighed in and defended or promoted comic books and graphic novels as an art form. Do you think that’s broken through to the mainstream? I think so. If anything, at this point I think that it’s possible that comic books […]

Breaking: people like free comics

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TweetA diamond news release reports a post Free Comic Book Day retailer survey indicates new customers and increased sales — apparently this free sampling thing works. Comic book specialty retailers who participated in Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2006 experienced increases in sales and the amount of new customers generated by the event, according to […]

Manga moment

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TweetJarred Pine has a good review of ODE TO KIRIHITO at Anime on DVD: Ode to Kirihito might just be the most important, and at times the strangest, manga that I’ll not just read this year but quite possibly ever. While the medical thriller aspects of the story will entertain, it is what Tezuka does […]

Speedy recovery, Dan Clowes

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TweetEric Reynolds talks about Dan Clowes recent open heart surgery: I wanted to extend, on behalf of all of Fantagraphics, our best wishes for a speedy recovery for Mr. Daniel Clowes, one of my favorite people in the whole wide world (and my favorite artist). Dan underwent open-heart surgery last Tuesday in Northern California to […]

Goro Miyazaki, Ursula K. Leguin and the manger

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TweetThe New York Times has one of those read-it-before-it-goes-behind-the-firewall stories, a profile of Goro Miyazaki and his recent adaptation of Ursula K. LeGuin’s THE FARTHEST SHORE. The story, written by Charles Solomon, covers the difficulties Miyazaki has as the son of perhaps the greatest animator of all times, and their sometimes strained relationship. It also […]