Fund set up for Rahimi

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Last week we reported on the very, very sad story of Afghani political cartoonist Shiraga Rahimi, a father of nine who was killed by a truck while making his last pizza delivery of the night in Hamilton, Ontario. The Hamilton Spectator – News has more updates including news of a fund to aid his nine […]

Bitpass closes

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Do you remember micropayments? Well, if you ever listened to Scott McCloud in the 90s you do. Micropayments were the idea that you could make a few cents every time someone read y our webcomic, or blog or whatever. Bitpass ws a company that was set up to enable micropayments — now it has gone […]

‘Couriers’ optioned to Rogue

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Brian Wood and Rob G’s COURIERS, has been optioned by Rogue Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter: Rogue Pictures and Intrepid Pictures have picked up the movie rights to “Couriers,” a series of action graphic novels, and have set writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach to adapt. Written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Rob G, the series […]

Silver Surfer forgot trunks

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Ain’t It Cool News breaks the news that perhaps the CGI animators were having some fun with the Silver Surfer’s franks and beans in the recently released trailer for FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. They also make the joke that had to be made: I guess now we know what they mean by […]

Markosia returns

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Markosia is one of the more recently founded comics publishers, and like most recently founded comics publishers who tried to publish periodical comics (aka “pamphlets) they had some ups and downs. However, it appears they are back on track with a new publisher, editor and Tony Lee back doing the PR and stepping in as […]

Rivkah tackles Bat-girl

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Batgirl continued to be a hot topic around the blogosphere water-cooler this weekend. Some like her; others are more ambivalent and long for Barbara Gordon. Rivkah took a stab at a more playful version of the character (who is now a villain.) Of course, in my made-up wonderland, Batgirl is a blonde, originates from suburbia, […]

Manga corner: mini Tezuka. manga costs, etc.

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§ MangaCast has news of SegaToys plans to reproduce 400 mini-manga collecting the works of Osamu Tezuka: The books are truly mini in every sense including price. Each one of the books is 5cm wide by 6.7cm tall and between .7 to 1.0cm thick! The first set of 200 books will be priced competitively at […]

Avatar Press Names David Marks as Marketing Director

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Avatar Press has been around for a long time, and published work by folks like Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis and more — but you’ll probably be hearing a lot more about these projects and more as they have just hired a marketing guy. Avatar Press has announced the addition of David Marks to […]

Stan Lee: games trump movies

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Still out there believing and thinking, Stan Lee thinks video games have even more potential than movies for comics tie-ins: As significant as Hollywood has been in reviving the Marvel brand, Stan Lee believes video games can have an even bigger impact on the growth of the comic book label. “Video games are more exciting, […]

John Byrne: Sad as hell and not going to take it any more

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We haven’t linked to the John Byrne forum lately because…well, are you surprised when a snapping turtle turns out to snap? But a recent thread where Steve Sadowski, Andy Smith and Dusty Abell try to get Byrne to try Robert Kirkman’s INVINCIBLE — even offering to send it to him for FREE, leads to further […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/22

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§ Eddie Campbell spills the beans on his next book: The book which I am currently working on is now 41 pages to the good, in full painted colour. If the schedule is met, it will be out in mid 2008 from First Second Books. It’s title :The Amazing Remarkable Mr. Leotard.I’d tell you more […]

Psychology corner

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Two stories that illuminate how many of us think and work. First, two great, forward-looking, clear-thinking researchers have just written a book that saysbeing messy might just be okay: The authors pooh-pooh the notion that they’re just slackers trying to justify their own bad habits. Abrahamson is a professor of management at Columbia University’s School […]

For all those John Carter fans…

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Yes, yes, we know we are obsessed with a potential John Carter movie. Can’t you just humor us just this once? Anyway, CHUD has dirt from producer Don Murphy who seems to think he and Walden Media (Narnia) are in the running still. The Burroughs estate hasn’t finalized a Disney deal, Murphy says, and he […]