What has Rich Johnston done now?

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[Thanks to Beat Spy LB for the link.]

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization announced

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It looks like scholarship is here to stay, as Sequart has announced a new scholarly organization: An organization has been founded to study and promote comic books as a legitimate artform: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization. “While comic books and graphic novels have increasingly been taken seriously in recent years,” according to organization founder Julian […]

MTV announces “New Media Comic Book Projects”

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Although this looks like one of those simple new media tech acquisition announcements, we hear quite a few people were interested in the Bomb- xx system, and the examples we’ve seen of it at work have all been quite well done. At the very least, it’s more sign of the coming iPod/YouTube/cartoon alliance apocalypse. You […]

Reuben Award nominees

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We know these went out a long time ago, but the press release just appeared for the 2007 Reuben Award nominees. The winners will be announced at the annual NCS meeting over the Memorial Day weekend: The National Cartoonists Society has announced its nominees for the 2007 Reuben Awards, including the selections for the Reuben […]

Mouse Guard picked up by book club

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Graphic novels in book clubs? Yes indeedy. PS: we just got a copy of this hardcover and it’s a handsome book indeed. Archaia Studios Press today announces a deal to bring David Petersen’s MOUSE GUARD: FALL 1152 to Doubleday Entertainment’s extensive fan base of science fiction and fantasy readers through the Altiverse segment of the […]

Arcana and Chimera pact for new Universe

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We’re not familiar with the output of either of these companies, but the idea of two small publishers banding together to survive in a strange environment always appeals to us: Arcana Comics is excited to announce that it will be publishing the new and complete Chimaera Hero Universe line from Chimaera Studios beginning late 2007 […]

DEATH NOTE banned in Beijing

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This story from Reuters is a bit brief but it seems a government crackdown on crime comics has swept up such things as DEATH NOTE in China: China’s capital is seizing ghost and horror books from shops to protect the “physical and mental health” of its youngsters, local media said on Tuesday. Authorities have been […]

More kartoon kondoms

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It turns out Peter Kuper isn’t the only cartoonist to have artwork adorning a prophylactic package. There’s also Coop, and Peter Bagge’s Buddy Bradley Hate Condoms, as well as Ron English and Trevor Brown. To be honest, we don’t know how we’d feel if someone whipped one of these out of their wallet. Perhaps they […]

PRIDE vs UFC manga

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[Thanks Charles Foster Kane!]

Kupperman/Smigel SNL short

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If you missed it, we’ll give you ONE hint. Or two.

More on “12”

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Now we’ve gone and gouged a chunked out of our finger and can barely type at all, so there. On another note, We’ve added Rafael Kayanan’s fight commentary to our Tuf Ep 6 post. And if you miss commenting on the epic Groth/Ellison lawsuit thread, you can always go over to the Comics Journal board […]