TO DO: December 6-December 10

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TweetWednesday, December 6th St. Louis, MO at 4PM Gabrielle Bell, Kevin Huizenga, and Anders Nilsen at the Star Clipper Kevin Huizenga will be promoting his new book Curses. He will be joined by Gabrielle Bell (Mome, Kramer’s Ergot) and Ander Nilsen (Dogs and Water, Big Questions). The Star Clipper is located at 6392 Delmar Blvd. […]

2007 Eisner judges announced; call for entries

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TweetPR: Entries are now being accepted for the 19th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, to be given to the finest publications and creators of 2006. Publishers can submit any comic, graphic novel, or comics-related periodical or book that was shipped to retailers between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2006. The submitted items will […]

PvP goes animated

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Tweet We haven’t seen this get too much play at the big blogs, but Scott Kurtz recently announced PvP: The Animated Series, to begin on February 1. These will not be simple little flash animation, but a more ambitious actual animated series with professional voice actors, produced by Blind Ferret — and to see them […]

Seven Seas sails to prose

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TweetPW Daily reports on Seven Seas branching into kids prose: Continuing to expand its prose publishing list beyond comics, manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment will launch a children’s prose list. Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis said the new kids publishing line will release 12 kids’ books and prose novels for “tweens” beginning in the summer […]

Cartoon Studies Auction

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Tweet James Sturm, of the Center for Cartoon Studies, writes to tell of us a holiday auction to be held next Saturday, December 9th, from 1-4. Most of the items will be sold locally, but there are three up in Ebay: If anybody wants to to bid on any item that’s not on e-bay they […]

Ware, Sacco, Woodring given money to be brilliant

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Paul Pope blogs

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Tweet As you probably know by now Paul Pope has a blog. And it is not “I just finished the layouts for the new issue and then I ate a hotdog” type stuff: In one of his very few published interviews, Picasso calls his pictures “a sum of destructions”. Even from decades beyond the grave, […]

FBI store opening? Off the hook!

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Tweet This weekend’s grand opening for the Fantagraphics store was a night long to be spoken of in Seattle lore, and Flog! has a ton of pictures and hung-over reports, here, here, here, here and even possibly here. The Rheas rocked out (above) and much more befell: All three galleries were packed elbow-to-elbow all night, […]

Spider-Ham

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Tweet Mike Manley posts his inks of Mike Wieringo’s epochal pencils.

Smart people attempt to explain comics

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Tweet Every day our link dump fills with mainstream media attempts to explain or analyze the comics. As repetitive as it becomes, it is still our duty to flag such efforts in an attempt to stick a damp finger to the wind of popular thought. Here is today’s offering: § Michiko Kakutani, the comics-loving New […]

Annie Award noms

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TweetThese came out yesterday, but it took us forever to find A full list of nominees. Highlights: Best Animated Feature * Cars – Pixar Animation Studios * Happy Feet – Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller Production in association with Animal Logic Film * Monster House – Columbia […]

Danger toys imperil Aussie brats

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TweetSafety-conscious Australian toy inspectors have found no fewer than 129 dangerous toys on sale in New South Wales, up from last year’s tally of 76. The deadly toys threaten to choke, drown, strangle or electrocute children unfortunate enough to try to play with them. According to Fair Trading Minister Diane Beamer, the list included eye–putting […]

Ghost Rider likes the Carpenters

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TweetWe’ve always been a little iffy on Nic Cage, but the news that he has turned Ghost Rider into a Carpenters fan has somehow warmed our heart. It seems, if gossip rags are to be believed, that he personally lobbied Richard Carpenter to use “Superstar” in the upcoming superhero flick. Cage decided his tormented movie […]

I have seen the future and it is…Batman

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Tweet Coney Island means many things to many people, and has been many things in its 150-year history. In our day it was a great place to watch people have sex and throw up on the att-too-well-named Scrambler — but we still liked it. The recent news that Astroland, the decrepit yet authentic beachside amusement […]

There is still love in my heart

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