Today in PW Comics Week

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I’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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Tuesday, 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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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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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, Jerry […]

Gahan Wilson at Comix Revolution

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Coolest 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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Neil 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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Here’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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Charles 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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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.