This Weekend: Big Fun In Toronto!

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The Paradise Comicon is Toronto’s largest convention that focuses ONLY on comics and sequential art. Selected year after year by fans and pros as the BEST Toronto comic convention! Come and see why we are every comic book fan’s PARADISE! COMIC BOOK PROFESSIONAL GUESTS INCLUDE: MICHAEL GOLDEN * TERRY MOORE * MATT WAGNER * MARV […]

Nymphet creator speaks

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The controversy over NYMPHET, the planned American version of Kaoru Watashiya’s KODOMO NO JIKAN ust keeps going. Now Watashiya-san has addressed the controversy in her diary. As this translation shows, however, there is still some confusion: There are differences in the border [between what’s acceptable and not] for representations of young girls in each place, […]

NY Asian Film Festival lineup

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Tickets for the 2007 New York AsianFilm Festival are on sale now, and as always it’s a mind boggling array of films. There are quite a few manga/comics tie-ins, and Grady Hendrix was kind enough to give us the low-down: DEATH NOTE and DEATH NOTE: THE LAST NAME – the big, fwapping manga turned into […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 6/8/07

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§ Introducing…Ask Cerebra: The Comics Blog Search Engine. Thanks, Kevin Church! § The Daily Cross Hatch visit Kim Deitch and talks about his remarkable body of work: A doorman-protected building in New York’s upper-east-side isn’t exactly the kind of setting that immediately springs to mind, when one attempts to imagine the digs of an alternative […]

To Do 6/9, SF: LIttle Paintings 2 (and Kochalka book news)

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James Kochalka has a painting show up at Giant Robot in San Francisco this weekend: Little Paintings 2 I have a new art show opening up at Giant Robot in San Francisco, this Saturday, June 9. I took 25 of the unsold paintings from the previous show in NYC and worked them over, and made […]

To Do 6/9: STICKY PAGES

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Planet Bronx Productions presents: STICKY PAGES: A pride-time celebration of what’s juicy, fun and outrageous in GLBT comics. Featuring Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother), Ivan Velez (Tales Of The Closet), Allan Neuwirth (Chelsea Boyz), Abby Denson (Tough Love), and special mystery toonists. Demos on hot Japanese Bear Manga, Raffles, beer, refreshments, condoms, books on sale and […]

Jordan Crane’s postcards

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Sometimes a press release becomes part of the fun, as with this communication re: Jordan Crane’s new set of postcards: Okay, so look. You know how when you borrow your friend’s dad’s car and you’re driving along on the freeway, not tailgating, but not not tailgating, and you’re fiddling with the radio and you look […]

Tezuka notes

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The Astro Boy Essays by Fred Schodt! MUST HAVE. AND this perceptive piece in The San Francisco Guardian about the Tezuka exhibition which just opened, and his legacy. Together, the exhibition and the book provide a detailed portrait of a man of unquestionable brilliance and stark contradictions. He was a humanist obsessed with machines, a […]

Woman attacks tentacle!

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Via Jim Demonakos WOMEN ARE FIGHTING BACK — WITH THEIR TEETH! Actually, Jim delivers what is quite possibly the greatest trip report of all times.. Is there anything he didn’t do? Octopus with Jann Jones at DC, then off to see CB Cebulski at Marvel, and THEN…ERIC REYNOLDS…SPAMALOT…TIMES SQUARE…INDOOR FERRIS WHEELS…TERRY MOORE…URINALS! Good lord, this […]

Bernard Chang News

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Artist Bernard Chang writes us with a few news items: § theBlvd art collective will be hosting a book launch party Friday night at Heroes Con, to celebrate the debut of theBLVD sketchbook 3.0, which features guest artist Walter Simonson. § Chang supplied the design work on the line of urban vinyl toys that are […]

“Pow! Romance! Comics Court Girls”

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The Wall Street Journal online investigates, Marvel and DC’s efforts to market comics to girls…and what you find MAY SHOCK YOU!: Industry heavyweights including Time Warner Inc.’s DC Comics and Marvel Entertainment Inc. are betting that girls represent a big growth opportunity for the traditionally male-dominated medium. It’s part of a renewed push in recent […]

BookExpoCast to be posted

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You know this BEA thing is getting so easy — we could run around and yap without having to run to programming all the time, because we knew that many of the programs will be podcost at the BookExpoCast site! You can see the whole list here but the ones of special interest are as […]

More scary robot revolution vid

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