Modern Tales adds strips

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Just the PR from Shaenon Garrity: Modern Tales one of the Web’s premier webcomics sites, is proud to announce the addition of five new comics to its lineup. The new comics are: +Alma Mater, by Whitney June Robinson, a comic following five colorful sixth-graders at Blenheim School for Girls, a traditional all-girls’ prep school. +Bellen, […]

KISS is back…and Platinum’s got them! — updated

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UPDATE: YOu can see much Kis comickery and order a 12 page preview here at kisscomicsgroup.com. Via Variety, word that Kiss, the legendary rock band that was made for loving comics, is starting their own comics company through Platinum Studios. Platinum Studios and Kiss Catalog, the company run by Kiss leaders Gene Simmons and Paul […]

THE SECRET VOICE #2 is coming

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Zack Soto tells the TCJ board about the long-awaited second issue of THE SECRET VOICE due in April from AdHouse. Ignatz Award winner Zack Soto’s work straddles the line between superheroes and art comics like few cartoonists can. The Secret Voice is Soto’s solo showcase for both short and continuing stories, all set in the […]

John Ridley courts controversy

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Screenwriter/novelist turned comics scribe John Ridley has gotten a lot of positive reviews for THE AMERICAN WAY, his Wildstorm mini-series about superheroes, the Cold War and the Civil Rights movement. The collected edition comes out next week, but in the meantime, Ridley is getting a lot of controversy for his essays, such as the modestly […]

Avatar: do you want to work with Alan Moore?

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Having installed a marketing guy, Avatar is now sending out press releases, and the first one is announcing a talent hunt for artists! Want to work on an Alan Moore or Warren Ellis project? Avatar Press is looking for artists for a number of projects over the coming year, including Alan Moore and Warren Ellis […]

Virgin ups discount

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This may not seem like a big deal, but for comics retailers, Virgin allowing a more generous discount means retailers may feel more inclined to order more issues up-front. Virgin has done a lot of promotion for their line, and reorders have been good, but this is a step that retailers have been asking for […]

The last days of Harry Horse

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The Scotsman has a very long and sad account of the events leading up to the murder/suicide of cartoonist Harry Horse and his wife: THE phone call had been planned for months. The three sisters of Harry Horse, the political cartoonist and children’s author, hoped to achieve in unity what they had failed to do […]

Morning Studio Briefing: Holmes, 300

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§ All kinds of internet gossip rag scuttlebutt about Katie Holmes turning down a role in the next Batman movie: Katie Holmes has turned down a $2 million deal to star in the sequel to ‘Batman Begins’. The actress was expected to reprise her role as Rachel Dawes alongside caped crusader Christian Bale for ‘Batman: […]

AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE movie trailer

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The trailer for Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters is up and it looks a lot funnier than we thought, but then the entire trick is making this funny in more than a 15-minute portion. Speaking of Adult swim, they have announced their first two live action programmes, The Tim and Eric […]

Daniel Radcliffe: Not a Boy, Not Yet a Man

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Daniel Radcliffe is ditching his Harry Potter image — and his pants as several stills from his role in EQUUS show. The stage role famously requires a young star to run around starkers as he blithely blind horses. 17-year-old Radcliffe seems up for the task, and producers have been stunned at how easily he dropped […]

DC Comics Month-To-Month Sales: December 2006

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by Marc-Oliver Frisch DC Comics placed six of its releases in the Top 10 in December, including two issues of Justice League of America, three issues of the weekly 52 and the debut of new ongoing series Justice Society of America, by writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham. The publisher’s output rate, which had […]

Colbert to appear at NYCC

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Colbert will only be signing, not doing any panel or media appearances. But maybe Stephen Jr. will make an appearance as well! Oni Press is elated to announce that Stephen Colbert, the Emmy Award-winning host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, will be making an appearance at the New York Comic-Con in support of the new […]

Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards noms

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The nominations for Web Cartoonists’ Choice Award are up — you’ll have to go to the link for the entire list, but we’ve copied the top two here. Seriously go to th elink, because it has links for all the webcomics and you will discover many marvels and wonders. All in the link. OUTSTANDING COMIC […]

Mediocre Film encapsulates graphic novel zeitgiest

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BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE, a werewolf film, got panned by the critics, but it did contain one piece of dialog that we might just quote: Maybe she’s impressed by what Aiden does for a living. “I write graphic novels.” “You mean comic books.” “Noooo. Graphic novels.”

Perry Bible Fellowship Collection due

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Did you know that Dark Horse is putting out a collection of Nick Gurewitchs brilliant webcomick PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP? We didn’t!. Says Gurewitch: I’m taking the rest of January off to finish some work on the PBF book for Dark Horse. It’ll be a nifty, full color, relatively inexpensive hardcover with lots of extra treats […]

Morning links — now randomized for your pleasure!

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§ iFanboy: When Brians do collide! at Rocketship no less. §Artists’ Alley completely sold out at this year’s San Diego comic-con. § The comments section at MangaBlog leads the way to a 10-page pdf download of NON NON BA, the Angoulême winning album. § This fellow doesn’t care much for Joe Matt: “Spent” by Joe […]