NYCC ’07 Programming up!

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It’s here. The Venture Bros! Wes Craven! Train Man! Blogging! And that’s just a quick peek…more laters…

Oh dear

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One problem here — Yaoi means “boys love”…this is more like “bears love.”

Didio stunningly reveals vague hints

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Meanwhile, the probable culprit for the lowering sales at the bottom of the scale is the sponge-like effect of all the events at the top. At Newsarama, Dan Didio answers 20 questions on that DC teaser image that will keep everyone yapping and blabbing for the next 1,000,000 internet page views. Didio is a smart […]

Talkin’ numbers at the Engine

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The posting of the latest DC sales trends has led to quite an interesting thread at The Engine, as many Vertigo creators and other commiserate on a world of periodical sales hovering at the 10k mark, and waiting for the trade, comics downloading and so on are examined in the harsh light of day.

NYCC Saturday Sell-out

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Ticket’s being sold ONLINE for Saturday at the New York Comic-Con have sold out, we’re told. New York Comic Con (NYCC) officials want fans to know that tickets for Saturday, February 24 are sold out on the NYCC website. However, tickets for Saturday are still available through the many comic retailers who are also selling […]

21/7/2007 — Deathly Hallows Day!

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KELLY too raw for Nerve

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Nerve.com is a website that has been helping genteel, trend-conscious, Portishead-loving urban types hook up for many years, in a zipless, painfree, sex-positive environment. Come on, you know you went there. Not too long ago, Dan Goldman announced that his webcomic KELLY would be appearing there, but now…it looks like it won’t. Goldman writes: Recently, […]

Ross Campbell forced to abandon character

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Via Attentiondeficitdisorderly Too Flat a comment thread wherein OEL manga-ka, and now Minx creator Ross Campbell reveals that at least one contract at Tokyopop ended a bit sadly: Alas for The Abandoned 2, i sorta quit Tokyopop after the first book, i had a crummy experience with them (requiring a long rant to explain, heh). […]

And now you know…the rest of the story: Jose Varela

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Jose Varela, freelance editorial cartoonist for El Nuevo Herald in Miami gained himself a bit of notoriety last fall for walking into his paper’s editorial offices with a knife and a toy machine gun, creating a 3 1/2 hour standoff with police. Editorial differences were at the heart of the action, Varela told Mega TV […]

Quick hits

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• Rivkah is hiring. • First Second’s Spring ’07 catalog is up and it looks awesome: Campbell, Sfar, Guilbert, and more. • THEM, the TV show based on the Image comic SIX, os shooting a pilot by Fox: ThemProduction Co.: CBS Par TV/Circle of Confusion Prods.Production Team: Jonathan Mostow, David Eick, John McNamara, David Engel, […]

Aqua Teen Hunger Force emboldens terrorists

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Normally when you say a film is a suspected bomb threat, it means its box office prospects are the other side of dismal. However, the AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE movie took things to a whole new level yesterday when a Lite-Bright-like viral marketing campaign was mistaken for a terrorist threat: Turner Broadcasting acknowledged late this […]

Kibbles, bits: “It’s so invigorating. I just love it. “

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§ Beat Pal “Casey” writes to say: Brian Michael Bendis was on Howard Stern Tuesday morning. He wasn’t on the actual show, just an interview with the Howard News team that they play in between the breaks. Kinda neat! § Wizard interview STAN SAKAI, who has been at USAGI YOJIMBO for 22 years, a run […]

What’s Nicolas Cage up to?

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We haven’t been blogging much about GHOST RIDER because…well, let’s face it, it’s been around forever,and we already played out that whole “Nicolas Cage’s life dream is to play a superhero” bit. A few little news snippets have been surfacing. Like how he baffled co-star Eva Mendes and her out-of-control breasts with his bold acting […]

Hail, Hail the gang’s all here

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We’ll be at the Act-i-vate party tonight and SO WILL YOU. Everyone’s gonna be there. Cindy the Intern may even make an appearance. K. Thor’s release party is also just around the corner, so the entire East Village is going to be invaded by cartoonists and everyone can run back and forth. There may well […]