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Full FCBD details

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Newsarama has ALL the books for this year’s Free Comic Book Day, and there are many things of interest to many people…Spider-man! Lynda Barry! Owly! Eddie Campbell! Peanuts! We may just need to collect ‘em all.

Meanwhile, in Angoulême…

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For the 27th consecutive year, we are missing the Angoulême comics fest, but luckily many folks are on the scene and blogging. Bart Beatty is over at The Comics Reporter with his usual examplary reportage: One of the lead stories in the Charente Libre this morning was an interview with the director of Casterman. He […]

Olneygate fall-out: UNSCREWED

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We have stayed away from what has become known as THE RICK OLNEY MEGA-THREAD, because, well, it’s like 10,000 posts long. Maybe if we get snowed in and the lights flicker out. We keep meaning to post our own sure to be humorous photo album entitled “One Night In Herkimer”, but you know, we don’t […]

What’s Gene Yang doing?

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Having taken his graphic novel AMERICAN BORN CHINESE to literary heights previously unscaled by graphic novels, just what is creator Gene Yang up to now? Well, he told CBR : I’m currently working on a graphic novel with Thien Pham, a fellow Bay Area cartoonist. I wrote it, he did the break-downs, he’s pencilling, and […]

JahFurry speaks

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Mysterious nexus/enabler and comics editor Jeff Newelt is interviewed at Gothamist talking of rasta, his work for Samsung the comics for SMITH magazine and his role with Act-i-vate: Katrina Came Calling, the print version of Josh’s LiveJournal online diary of his time volunteering with the Red Cross in Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina, blew my mind […]

NYCC: You can be a podcaster just for one day

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the New York Comic-Con is running a cntest for PODCASTERS! Get those videos up! New York Comic Con (NYCC) is accepting applications immediately for anyone who wants to be the official “voice” for its recently announced podcast initiative. Do you have what it takes to be a reporter for the 2007 New York Comic Con? […]

Eagle Awards Nominations open

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A nomination page is open for The Eagle Awards 2006, the venerable British comics awards. Nominations are now being solicited for the 2007 Eagle Awards. The winners will be announced at the Bristol International Comic Expo on Saturday, May 12 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Bristol. To submit your nominations, simply fill in the […]

2006 Day Prize finalists announced

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The finalists for the 2006 Day Awards, a small press award sponsored by SPACE, with nominees and winners chosen by Dave Sim and Gerhard, have been announced. Pictures of all nominees in the link. While laying flat on his back, sick in bed, Dave Sim has decreed the following comics have made the 2006 Day […]

News briefs

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§ Spike is 2/3rds of the way to pre-selling enough copies to print TEMPLAR, AZ. Oh MAN, did I have a busy weekend. Sorry I didn’t update three times last week, guys, but I was just overwhelmed. And there’s still a lot more to tell you guys about. I’ve been getting some great stuff in […]

What’s on our mind

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Are Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz just friends?. We have no idea, but it would be cool if they BOTH starred in the movie version of LUBA wouldn’t it? Salma would be Luba and Penelope could be…Pipo! Don’t worry, we’re going to keep this running gag up for quite a while. We know all our […]