TO DO: 11/14 – 11/18

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Neil Gaiman! Brian Vaughan! Joann Sfar! Gabrielle Bell…and many many many more. Tuesday, November 14th New York, NY at 7PMGene Luen Yang at the New School Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) will be speaking at the New School along with 19 other National Book Award finalists. Tickets are $10 and are available through the […]

Even more comings and goings: McLauchlin/Platinum

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BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Platinum Studios announces bigger offices and a bigger staff by hiring former TopCow EIC Jim McLauchlin to run their comic book division. In a show of continued growth, Platinum Studios (http://www.PlatinumStudios.com), an entertainment company that controls the world’s largest independent library of comic book characters, today announced the relocation of its […]

Comings and Goings: Pohja, Weidenbaum

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After a long search, DC has hired a VP for trade sales, Publishers Weekly reports. Sue Pohja, former v-p of trade sales for Langenscheidt Publishers, Inc. takes the post vacated by Rich Johnson, who left in June. Pohja will also work with DC Direct, DC’s merchandising unit, to oversee sales and marketing of toys and […]

MORE comics film updates: Cage and Virgin

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Well, it seems Nicolas Cage is a convert to comic book movies! When it was announced Cage and his 15-year-old son would be WRITING a comic for Virgin Comics (ENIGMA), wasn’t it just a tiny jump to guess he’d be ACTING in one? : Virgin Comics, the publishing company bankrolled by Richard Branson, is adapting […]

Comics films updates: WHITEOUT, LOSERS, WANTED

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So many comics. So many options. So many stories about comics being optioned — but only a handful will ever be turned into films. Yet, with the average comic book movie doing fairly well in Hollywood, quite a few of them seem to get made. We report on all the option news from the trades […]

MoCCA call for sponsors and donors for STAN LEE

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MoCCA will be presenting an exhibit to tie in with Stan Lee’s appearance at the NY Comic-Con, curated by Peter Sanderson. They are still looking for a few key pieces — see the end of the PR: The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) today outlined details for its “Stan Lee: A Retrospectiveâ€? exhibition […]

Little girls like comics, too

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The Babysitter’s Club blog has pictures from this Sunday’s signing by Raina Telgemeier and Abby Denson at Rocketship. Call us crazy and say we have an agenda, but these pictures of young girls lined up for comics are intensely heartwarming. Speaking of Telgemeier, over at her regular LJ she has pictures from Halloween of her […]

You Can Never Get Too Much Romance

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Hells yah! NEVER SAY GOODBYE, because you might be on a COLLISON COURSE with that SILVER LINING. But beware DANGEROUS SEDUCTION! Arrow Publications has been putting original romance comics online at MyRomanceStory.com for a while. Subscribing to Arrow’s line of what were once called “confession magazines”–egads, we didn’t even know such things still existed — […]

How they do it: Brevoort and Jones

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There are really only two blogs that give it to you straight on what its like to create comics. One is, on course, Tom Brevoort’s over at Marvel.com. This is such a realistic day-to-day explanation of what it’s like to make comics for a big comic book company that we can only read it in […]

Youngsters create diabetes comic

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Here’s today’s cute story: second generation comics kids with diabetes create a comic to help other kids deal with the illness, OMEGA KID VS DOCTOR DIABETES: Kamaal, now 12, and his younger brother Malcolm, 11 — with the guidance of their dad Alonzo Washington, whose comic book creations include a socially conscious superhero called Omega […]

BLAB!– still cool

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Get Underground hace a nice interview with Monte Beauchamp, whose BLAB! remains an influential compendium of all things cool and suureal: MATT: What draws you to certain artists and what tends to push you away from others? MONTE: It’s the firefly effect. I’m drawn to work that generates ORIGINAL light. I like imagery by artists […]

VIDEO: Paper Rad pilot

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A cartoon pilot by those Paper Rad scamps. [Link via Nick Gazin]

VIDEO: Smigel does ANIME

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This is sure to be taken down, so watch swiftly! Last weekend’s SNL featured a new TV Funhouse by Robert Smigel that spoofed anime via competitive hotdog eating champ Kobayashi. Good stuff.