Vinyl Jimbo

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We’ve got just the place for this in our post-Tokyo urban wasteland home: Possibly the most influential graphic artist of his generation, Gary Panter is the creator of Jimbo, a post-nuclear cartoon character whose adventures were first chronicled as a comic strip in the ’70s LA hardcore-punk paper Slash and later in RAW magazine. Panter […]

DC’s Ame-Comi Super Heroines

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Toy Fair is still raging — and it’s raging on without us and our bronchitis — but the manga-stylee line of DC heroines known as Ame-Comi Super Heroines has caused some…comment via Johanna: Obviously, they no longer care about the complaints of many of their female readers, because this line sums up most of the […]

Evanier seeks rare Kirby art

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Can you help this man? I’m up at an ungodly hour, concluding a lonnnnng day of working on the Jack Kirby book I announced back here. Before I hit the linens, I wanted to put out a public appeal. We’re looking for interesting and special Kirby art to include in the book. This may be […]

Naruto: bigger than Spider-Man?

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Brigid points us to The Halifax Slasher, a blog by someone who works in a comics shop, and he or she has an insightful analysis of why manga is winning: The other day a customer asked me what the best-selling comic right in America right now, and I told him it was probably either Fruits […]

RIP Joe Edwards

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Mark Evanier reaport on the death of Archie artist Joe Edwards: Another of the great artists of Archie Comics, Joe Edwards, has left us. Details are a bit sketchy but Mr. Edwards had been in poor health for some time. He died this morning at the age of 85. Edwards was an amazingly prolific artist. […]

Timmons does Austen

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It’s going to be a big year for Jane Austen, but then every year seems to be a big year for Jane Austen — people just never get tired of adapting her works. In fact Trina Robbins and Anne Timmons are creating a graphic novel adaptation of her Gothic parody NORTHANGER ABBEY for Graphic Classics. […]

NYCC: Go! Comi!

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Manga publisher Go! Comi! blogged its NYCC schedule as follows: NYCC PANELS posted 2007-02-01 14:15:57 Mark your calendars for the following Go! Comi events at New York Comic-Con: Friday, Feb. 23 2:30-3:30 PM Capturing Female Readers: The Fastest Growing Audience for Comics (I will be one of the panelists.) NOTE: Friday is “Trade Only” until […]

Penguin is stylin!!

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The roly poly Penguin will be the star of a new line of novelty apparel from Lot 29, a WB clothing line. Is this part of an attempt to cash in on the resurgence in popularity of REAL penguins? WHAM! … KAPOW!…Get ready for a new force in streetwear. The multi-million dollar Wicked Fashions, Inc. […]

This weekend: MegaCon

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MegaCon, Florida’s biggest comics show takes place this weekend at the Orange County Convention Center Hall C. Guests include Dick Giordano, Adam Kubert, George Perez, Stan Sakai and the proverbial many more. The programming is up here and the Hero Initiative is sponsoring a Bowl-a-thon in which you can hit the lanes with folks like […]

2007 Annie Award winners

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Via Variety, CARS took home the best picture nod, FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS won for best TV show. The complete list: Animated Feature“Cars,” Pixar Animation Studios Home Entertainment Production“Bambi II,” DisneyToon Studios Animated Short“No Time for Nuts,” Blue Sky Studios Animated TV CommercialUnited Airlines, “Dragon,” Duck Studios Animated TV Production“Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” […]

Mysteries and Secrets of the Blogosphere

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§ Paul Dini mysteriously blogs: The thylacine is coming to comics, but not to Detective. More info. on that later. § ComicMix is finally up and while thus far it seems to be mostly a blog by Beat pal Elayne Riggs, Glenn Hauman also solves the mystery of why the site was down for so […]

Toon news round-up

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Well, it looks like our question has been answered. We watched the debuts of the two new live action series last night, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job and Saul of the Mole Men. T&EASGJ was just kind of weird and silly. If we smoked pot, we surely would have thought it hilarious. (We […]

Studio Briefing: Watchman, Reynolds, Gerard Butler’s thighs

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§ At the 300 junket, Zack Snyder (above, in white shirt) gives a WATCHMEN update. I set the movie in 1985 and I have the luxury of being far enough away from 1985 so that that is a viable idea. I think what happened in the past was that when you’re only five years away […]