Animated Burns, McGuire, Mattotti

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Tweet Did we get your attention? They all did animated shorts for the upcoming French film Fear(s) of the dark and now you can see the trailer at the above link. Overseen by Etienne Robial, the films includes contributions by Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre di Sciullo, Jerry Kramsky, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire, Michel […]

Boy on a Stick and Slither goes to Comics.com

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Tweet As the line between comic strips and webcomics continues to blur, more of Ted Rall’s handiwork is visible at United Media, as Steven L. Cloud‘s webcomic BOY ON A STICK AND SLITHER has just joined the line-up at Comics.Com. Cloud explains how it happened in his LJ: basically, i was recruited by ted rall. […]

Is the mini-pamphlet dead?

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TweetJennifer DeGuzman’s APE report notices the decline of the mini-pamphet; if the web hasn’t killed regular floppies, it has certainly become the go-to place for the kind of independent spirits who used to create “mail art.” While there were a few people self-publishing their comics, there were fewer of them than in the past, and […]

Spidey’s expensive secret

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TweetRadar Online, which purports to be the Spy of its time, except that now it has to go online, has an article by Kim Masters about the behind-the-scenes on SPIDER-MAN 3, which is now believed to be the most expensive movie ever made. Masters’ reportage on Hollywood is always top-grade, so you can take all […]

More bad news for “Captain America”

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Tweet The Smoking Gun has extensive coverage of yesterday’s Captain-America-with-a-burrito-in-his-pants ruckus, including the mug shot. This is bringing grim ‘n’ gritty to a new low.

Manga reacts to Eisners

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TweetDavis Welsh talks to all kinds of manga related folks to get the reaction to this year’s increased manga presence in the Eisner nominations. There are many good quotes and observations, but one that stoods out for us is the recognition for what might be called the “OGM/OEL Generation”: This year’s slate also offers serious […]

ICv2 on top ten Manga and Anime

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TweetICv2 is promoting it’s new ICv2 Guide #42: Anime/Manga with a list of the top Manga and Anime properties via Bookscan. ICv2 Top Ten Manga Properties 1. Naruto 2. Bleach 3. Kingdom Hearts 4. Fruits Basket 5. Death Note 6. Full Metal Alchemist 7. Vampire Knight 8. Absolute Boyfriend 9. Loveless 10. Tsubasa And the […]

McCloud’s The Right Number now free

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Tweet Boing Boing reports that Scott McCloud is now offering his webcomic THE RIGHT NUMBER, an early experiment in micropayments, for free. The Right Number was originally presented in June 2003 using a micropayments system offered by a company called Bitpass, sold for 25 cents each. Since Bitpass ceased operations in January 2007, I’m offering […]

Joss Whedon sounds sad

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TweetOver at Wizard Joss Whedon mulls all kinds of woulda, shoulda, couldas. Take it from us, Joss, this kind of brooding does you no good in the long run! Time to think POSITIVE! Chin up! Nobody interfered with my vision [On the Wonder Woman movie] because literally, nobody ever said, “No, no. We want it […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits TV Division

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Tweet§ Catch-up: BKV.TV readers react to last weeks initial Brian K Vaughan co-wrtten LOST episode. § Stephen Lynch in the NY Post reports that HEROES is pulling a WATCHMEN, which may spell problems for Zack Snyder. Many spoilers in link! It is also cursed, at least in Hollywood terms. Development of a “Watchmen” movie has […]

Pope GN grabs award nom

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TweetAccording to the PR, Papercutz’ papal biography The Life of Pope John Paul II…In Comics has been nominated for a Ben Franklin Award. Winners will be announced at the Book Expo in June. Here ye, here ye, an award for “The Life of Pope John Paul II…In Comics!” the graphic novel published by Papercutz, has […]

Plugging Away

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TweetWe’ve been hard at work since we touched down, when not missing the superior coffee of the continent and contemplating what kind of laptop to buy. Meanwhile we just got an advance of Beat Pal Douglas Wolk’s new tome, Reading Comics, which we’re looking forward to sitting down with once things calm down a little. […]