Fantagraphics moves to dismiss Ellison suit

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TweetDirk has the .pdfs etc of Fantagraphics/Gary Groth/Kim Thompson’s epic 41-page motion to dismiss the Harlan Ellison suit. Apparently The Beat has been submitted as an exhibit, so perhaps we’ll say nothing until we get back from the cafe after digesting the whole, chunky mass.

Does Mick Anglo own Miracleman?

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TweetWe had a chance to listen to the Alan Moore interview on Fanboy Radio, and in it he dropped a bit of a bombshell into the already ravaged crater that is the rights situation of Marvelman/Miracleman. You’ll recall that this long unavailable comics classic is unavailable because the rights are in dispute among Todd McFarlane, […]

300 selling in five figure increments

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TweetICv2 has an analysis of the surging sales of the 300 graphic novel. Apparently that super-hot trailer has got everyone running down to the store to buy a copy, and Dark Horse has just put in an order for 40,000 more copies. A no-brainer, you say? Yes, but previous Dark Horse movie hits HELLBOY and […]

National Book Awards report

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Tweet AMERICAN BORN CHINESE lost out at the National Book Awards to M.T. Anderson’s The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party, but Anderson gave a shout out in his acceptance speech: In his acceptance speech, Anderson made a point of noting that Gene Luen Yang’s “American Born […]

RIP Paul Rigby

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Tweet Paul Rigby, the Australian cartoonist whose lush cartoons were a fixture of the new York Post and Daily News in the 70s, has died at age 82. He began drawing political cartoons for Perth’s afternoon Daily News in 1952 and, between 1960 and 1969, gained national prominence with his cartoons, which were also published […]

Listen to Alan Moore on Fanboy Radio

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TweetWe ran out of room to mention this, but you can still listen to Alan Moore on Fanboy Radio yesterday. Moore talks about Lost Girls, the Simpsons, and, we don’t doubt, more. BTW, FBR is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary next week, so congrats to the crew for hanging in there.

To do NYC TONIGHT: WOMEN COMIC ARTISTS

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TweetTrina Robbins, Joan Hilty, Leela Corman and Sabrina Jones appear tonight at the Jewish Museum as part of the ongoing comics related programming surrounding the Master of American Comics Exhibit. IN FOCUS: WOMEN COMIC ARTISTSPanel DiscussionThe Mildred and George Weissman Program Influential comic artists discuss how women have contributed to the development of the comics […]

Quesada Wizard Man of the Year

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TweetWizard’s 2006 Awards are out, and you’ll have to pick up the magazine to see all the winners, but they have released the Man of the Year, and it’s “The man known as Joe Q to friends, co-workers and Internet fans”: It was all there—Marvel’s entire publishing plan for 2006 through 2008 in red, green, […]

Bid on Brad Meltzer

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Tweet…or at least dinner with Brad Meltzer. Volunteer Florida Foundation is auctioning off dinner with several famed authors, so if money is no object, your dreams of an erudite literary dinner can come true! Imagine having a private dinner with New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer (The Book of Fate, The Zero Game). That […]

Stuff 11/16

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Tweet§ Trend-watcher really on top of that comic book thing. § The Austin Chronicle reviews ROCKETO and GØDLAND. § The Stranger reviews LOST GIRLS: The last time I was in New York, I was just arriving at a fancy dinner when I got a phone call from my senior editor at the Internationalist. As I […]

Gordon Lee Motions Denied, CBLDF Proceeds to Trial

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TweetThe CBLDF sends word that their motions to dismiss the Gordon Lee case have been denied and the case will go to trial: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has learned that its recent motions to dismiss the case Georgia v. Gordon Lee have been denied. The Fund is now preparing to go to trial, […]

Thanks!

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TweetFor all the birthday wishes and good will and shout outs and what not from amazingly far and wide. I am humbled by the richness of friends I am fortunate enough to have, and you all brightened my day considerably. Now…back to the snark.

White City

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Tweet Our rating: 9.7! As you read this, we’re probably recovering from our birthday celebrations, so enjoy. Perhaps the best part of this video is hearing Viggo speak with Clive Owen’s voice. Slash away! [Link via Colleen.]