STRANGERS IN PARADISE wraps and so does an era

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We took the briefest of breaks from our deadlines last night and dropped by the CBLDF/Strangers in Paradise wrap party. We got there a little late, but word was the place was jammed, and all the VIP tickets had sold out. It was the perfect pre-BEA party, and the turnout was a schmoozers dream: Jeff […]

Comic-Con updates programming

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The SDCC updated its website this week, and even has a few hints as to Programming, something normally kept under wraps until the Monday before the show. Word on the street had been that the con will be making some tinkers with its formula to acknowledge the logistical reality of 100,000+ people, and some are […]

The Dave Cockrum Memorial

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Yesterday DC Comics was the host for a memorial tribute to artist Dave Cockrum. We dearly wanted to attend, since Cockrum’s art had a profound effect on our youth, and his spirit was an inspiration to so many people, but alas, deadlines kept us away. Luckily, Comic Foundry’s Tim Leong went and filed a report: […]

People on the Move: Laura Hudson

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Via Comic Foundry move that Laura Hudson has joined the marketing team at Virgin Comics. We knew the girl was good! Congrats.

New columnist on the scene

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Todd Allen, a frequent source of commentary on webcomics, e-commerce and so on, has launched a column at Comic Book Resources, and already he’s putting things in some context: Want to work in comics? If you’re already using your skills in a different field, you might be startled and dismayed by the salaries in comics. […]

Alison Bechdel on tour

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Superstar Alison Bechdel will be on tour to promote the paperback edition of her genre-busting memoir FUN HOME this summer: Events: New York: June 2: Book Expo, BEA, Signing & Panel Events June 23: MoCCA Festival, featured artist, presented with the 2007 MoCCA Art Festival Award, 1:30-2:35 pm June 27: The Happy Ending Reading Series, […]

ELFQUEST analysis

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Quite a few people have commented on the quiet news item dropped in PWCW’s Wendy Pini interview: that DC no longer has the rights to ELFQUEST. But only Chris Butcher puts it into the context of the times: No one seems to have commented on the idea that the big Elfquest deal went down right […]

Joe Matt on tour!

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Here are the dates: JOE MATT on tour with his new graphic novel SPENT Q+A and signings with Joe Matt LOS ANGELES: Friday, June 15th, 7:30 pm @ SKYLIGHT BOOKS, 1818 North Vermont Ave. CHICAGO: Saturday, June 16th, 7:00 pm @ QUIMBY’S, 1854 W. North Ave. Q+A led by cartoonist Ivan Brunetti PHILADELPHIA: Tuesday, June 19th, 7:00 pm @ Big […]

Here is your new fetish

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Throttle, the blog devoted to comics images of people being, well, throttled. [Link via Beer & Meat]

DAMN!

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***ing Hewlett-Packard!!! I printed up ONE 30 page Ted McKeever story and used a whole cartridge of black ink. I have heeded the advice of everyone on here and will buy a laser printer and/or go to a service bureau (although truth be told, the hours I keep I need to have home printing available.) […]