Night of the Feminazis!!! Part ii

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[Dunno why the comments weren’t working but they are now.] Every time I think I want to just leave this be, I read Journalista and get fired up again. From telling us how we’re wasting out time to saying he agrees from me, from calling it all “eminently bloggable stupidity” one minute to linking to […]

Tonight: Tintin’s 100th

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Celebrate the 100th birthday of the greatest Euro tooner ever tonight at Beauty Bar! Dress as Captain Haddock while you’re at it! Hergé’s 100th Birthday Celebration The Phantastic Invisible Tentacle Monday, May 21st, 8PM Beauty Bar 231 E. 14th St. May 22nd, 2007 is the 100th birthday of Georges Prosper Remi (1907 – 1983), better […]

Whedon: What is wrong with women?

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Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy, is shocked by cell phone videos of a young woman being stoned to death. All of a sudden, I really, really, really wish they had made that Joss Whedon scripted Wonder Woman movie. What is wrong with women? I mean wrong. Physically. Spiritually. Something unnatural, something destructive, something that […]

Iran now peeved over PERSEPOLIS

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It seems Iran’s professional political complainers are not just annoyed at hyper-stylized fictional remembrances of 2000-year-old wars, they also dislike cartoon films made from autobiographical comics!: Iran has protested to France over the screening at the Cannes film festival of an animated film about a woman growing up in revolutionary Iran, slamming the movie as […]

Can You Trust Newsarama?

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Leave it to the pesky Canadians to make us question everything we have ever believed in! Comics Book Bin points out that the Emperor is a nudist: The debate about independent news reporting on the comic book industry has been raging for years. Yet, instead of improving, it seems that larger vendors are exerting more […]

First CCS class graduates

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The Vermont press continues its fascination with the Center for Cartoon Studies with this story about the very first class graduation: In early 2005, James Sturm looked out the window of his studio in downtown White River Junction and saw opportunity where others saw an ancient, vacant department store. Two years later, Sturm is graduating […]

Upton on “Comics and the Lowbrow”

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Colin Upton has been on the comics battleground from the mini-comics movement on, a 20 year run that has seen a lot of stuff come and go. Now he delivers his own history in an essay on “Comics and the Lowbrow” which compares and contrasts comics with the Lowbrow art movement. The influence of comixs […]

Ledger as Joker revealed

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Quite a bit of viral marketing seems to be going on with the making of BATMAN sequel THE DARK KNIGHT underway. One such exampled is this site: I Believe in Harvey Dent which shows Aaron Eckhart as the future Two-Face. There’s also this site, which morphs into the first image of Heath Ledger as the […]

Why book folks have been turning to the comics

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WaPo book reviewer puts it into perpective in this review of Haruki Murakami’s novel After Dark: Over the past 25 years, literary fiction has increasingly disdained the strict tenets of social realism. Our finest writers are now producing what is essentially science fiction (Cormac McCarthy’s The Road), alternate history (Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union) […]

1988: Pekar on Letterman

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Here’s an oldie but a goodie floating around on YouTube. BTW, people tell us hey are addicted to YouTube and spend hours searching for this and that…well good for you. The first two things we’ve searched for we’ve never been able to find! That Jack Palance ad where he talks about “vegetables I can identify” […]