EW explains

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We just received this note from Thom Geier, Senior Editor, Entertainment Weekly in re: the comics sales chart. There seems to be a lot of misinformation circling about the best-seller chart that ran in Entertainment Weekly’s Jan. 12 issue. Since I edit the magazine’s Books section, I’d like to clear a few things up. In […]

TO DO TONITE: Kelso & Forney @ Rocketship

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We’ve been super bad about our events calendar due to our own jumbled schedule and intern Cindy’s revised class times. Anyway we’ll try to get back on track and to kick things off, here’s something you won’t want to miss: This Friday Night, Jan 12th, at 8 in the evening, cartoonists Ellen Forney and Megan […]

Renee French’s Micrografica

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Worth checking out: Renee French has up a mini site for her next Top Shelf release Micrographica. [Link via Brett Warnock ]

PR: NUMB due in February

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[Oops, we had the wrong art posted...vv sorry!] Joshua Kemble’s NUMB is a Xeric-winning comic due from Alternative Comics in February and it l ooks pretty interesting. Long Beach, CA, January 11, 2007, California cartoonist Joshua Kemble has been awarded a prestigious Xeric Foundation Grant to self-publish his debut comic book NUMB, to be released […]

More unconnected links

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Because *I* say so. § We’re not entirely up to speed on this Civil War thing, but it seems Speedball, a lovably goofy Marvel hero, has been turned into Penance, whose name recalls ideas of religious absolution through physical pain prevalent in the Middle Ages — and also a character from the most popular novel […]

People are talking about…TOM BREVOORT

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Today’s Wizard interview between Bendis and Brevoort supplies the kind of juicy historical details that you used to find in old issues of the Comics Journal: BREVOORT: That all sorted itself out and sort of turned itself around, but I was still very much in shellshock territory. It was about as bad over a period […]

CAMPBELL INTERVIEWS LAT: Part 1

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Over at the First Second blog, Eddie Campbell interview Malaysian cartoon giant LAT: CAMPBELL: What other things were you looking at when you were young? Davey Law’s Dennis the Menace perhaps? LAT: The little Kampung Boy with the pile of hair is supposed to be me in the early days…there were two types of boys […]

Faux-Klingons invade White House

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Rep. David Wu (D-OR) took to the House floor yesterday to warn us of a grave threat: Klingon’s disguised as Vulcans have infiltrated the highest reaches of our government, and sabotaged (that’s SAB-AH-TAAAGED) our foreign policy. While we feel that the Federation Starfleet should immediately be deployed in a surge of strength, Wonkette explains that […]

Cowboys & Aliens redux

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A few more voices have been heard from in the COWBOYS & ALIENS story. The fundamental question in whether you consider this a “scandal” or not is whether you think Platinum’s plan to reimburse retailers for ordering many copies of the book was somehow underhanded or not. The always must-read Steven Grant, who has a […]

Three links that have nothing to do with each other

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but we thought it would be fun to put them in one post! § John Jakala presents his awards for 06 after realizing there is a LOT to read. When I think back on 2006, one thing keeps coming to mind: Christ, were there ever a lot of comics I didn’t read. And I’m not […]

ForeWord’s COMIQUE

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ForeWard is a magazine covering the indie book scene, and this month it has a special section on comics, which you can read in .pdf form right here! We haven’t had time to read it, but the ToC promises a solid round-up of basic info such as building a graphic novel library, using comics in […]

Old sounds for a new generation

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Meanwhile, we owe Eric Reynolds a debt of gratitude so profound that we scare know how to begin to repay it. You see, for years and years we have been haunted by these words: “You never could deposit An elephant in a closet, And you never could squeeze his knees in under your bunk. I’m […]

New sounds for a new generation

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Great excitement here at SBM as you can buy a new digital single from our beloved Amon Tobinat iTunes! Entitled BLOODSTONE it includes 2 tracks from his upcoming FOLEY ROOM album and a non-album single based on TAXIDERMIA. The single will be available to all for download on 1/22. Of course we couldn’t wait, and […]