Spanish judge orders seizure of El Jueves

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Remember when we wrote that El Jueves is the Mad Magazine of Spain? Well, it may be, but it has run afoul of a Spanish law banning slander or defamation of the royal family. After tweaking the royal son the cover, the Spanish High Court has ordered all copies of the issue to be seized: […]

Virgin and MySpace launch Coalition

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MySpace’s influence on the comcis industry seems to be growing and growing, as Virgin is the latest entity to pact with the social networking giant. This time it’s bringing reader participation to a new level. Read on. Virgin Comics and MySpace have teamed up to launch Coalition Comix (http://www.myspace.com/coalitioncomix), a new online comic book platform, […]

DC Month-to-Month sales June 2007

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by Marc-Oliver Frisch June was a relatively quiet month for DC Comics: There was the Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1 and, at the publisher’s WildStorm imprint, The Highwaymen #1, and that’s it, in terms of new launches. Other notable developments at DC included the final issues of Justice, Green Arrow and – somewhat surprisingly […]

To Do 7/20: Brooklyn

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This Friday, July 20th, at 8 pm, ROCKETSHIP is proud to present CARTOON BROOKLYN III, an art show celebrating the rich variety of comic art in the Borough of Kings! This year’s participants in this annual event are ARIEL SCHRAG (Potential, Likewise), BECKY CLOONAN (American Virgin, East Coast Rising, Demo), and LEAH HAYES (Holy Moly). […]

To Do 7/20 SF – Raina Telgemeier

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To Do 7/20: Brooklyn

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This Friday, July 20th, at 8 pm, ROCKETSHIP is proud to present CARTOON BROOKLYN III, an art show celebrating the rich variety of comic art in the Borough of Kings! This year’s participants in this annual event are ARIEL SCHRAG (Potential, Likewise), BECKY CLOONAN (American Virgin, East Coast Rising, Demo), and LEAH HAYES (Holy Moly). […]

SD07: Warren Ellis

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A contest. Tattoos. Signings. Is it a dream or is it all really happening? Notes: cigarette breaks are built into all signing times. I do not include sessions with the press in this public schedule, nor my meetings. I’m pretty much working from 9am to 1am every day of the show. These are the times […]

Venture Bros Update

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Jackson Publick recently weighed in with Season 3 updates, and artwork including the improved Venture Compound “mastershot”. he notes that Adult Swim won’t be at this year’s Comic-con, which bums us out — WE WANTED TO GO ON THAT BOAT, dammit.

Carol Lay’s Irene returns

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Newsarama interviews Carol Lay and reveals the news that a collection of her Irene strips is out from Last Gasp: NRAMA: Carol, you’re most known for your strip WayLay, which runs in LA Weekly and on Salon.com. How long has WayLay been running now? Carol Lay: About 15 and a half years now. I started […]

SD07: CBLDF party!

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The CBLDF, Image, NYCC, Scholastic and Cartoon books are teaming for a big bash on Thursday night and it’s sure to be one of the hottest parties of this year’s San Diego. PLUS, the firsdt 300 guests receieve a gift bag which will include a copy of Jeff Smith’s RASL preview — with only 2200 […]

SD07: Top Shelf

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Top Shelf publishers Chris Staros and Brett Warnock will continue their 10th Anniversary Celebration at the San Diego Comic-Con this year with a dozen cartoonists in attendance — all available to sign their new releases. Drop by the booth, meet the whole gang, and pick up a free 10th Anniversary Poster and Seasonal Sampler while […]

Gaiman adventures in Hollywood

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Anne Thompson of Variety profiles Neil Gaiman and his big year in Hollywood: He’s been building his following for 20 years. The 20-year-old Goth girls who liked Gaiman’s comics are now 40-year-old moms with discreet Sandman tattoos, says Gaiman. Even at age 46, the tall, shaggy-haired writer has the wide-eyed sweetness of someone who is […]

SD07: Viz (#4113)

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Demos of Latest Anime Action Video Games in Booth 4113, Screening of NARUTO™ the Movie, and Two Eisner Award Nominations for NAOKI URASAWA’S MONSTER Highlight This Year’s Show VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced a bevy of special events, interactive […]

SD07: Space Office!

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John Green is bringing a new mini to San DiegoSpace Office!

Remender and Dwyer find a CRAWL SPACE

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Okay, we admit, we’re a sucker for anything with the words “carl space” in the title. A new Image book: Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer return to the genre they helped reinvent with their all-new, full color ongoing horror series, CRAWL SPACE. “CRAWL SPACE is a series of horror stories Kieron and I have been […]

Oscar® winner to direct WOLVERINE

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Variety reports that South African director Gavin Hood is set to helm the WOLVERINE x-spin-off. Hood’s TSOTSI won an Oscar for Best Foriegn film. He was among several hot young directors vying for “Wolverine” and sources said Fox brass was swayed after viewing his latest film, “Rendition,” the politically charged New Line drama starring Reese […]