As we head into the long weekend

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…what better to kick it off than the Butt-biting Bug song that has transfixed the internets?

Goodbye, Engine

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The Engine, Warren Ellis’s two year old forum for comics creators and aspiring comics creators, closes up shop today. So far, the replacement message board of choice seems to be Rantz Hoseley’s Panel and Pixel. Frankly we haven’t had time to spend on any message board of late, but P&P seems to be bustling along […]

Edward Gorey’s THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES

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Upon discovering that Edward Gorey was a Star Trek fanatic, Shaenon Garrity imagines what might have been. Aside: You realize this is just a blog post, right and not in some satirical magazine where it once might have been?

DC Month to Month Sales: July 2007

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by Marc-Oliver Frisch DC Comics’ performance in July was an improvement on the previous month, not unexpectedly. The publisher’s numbers were bolstered by issues of three high-selling titles, Batman, All Star Superman and Action Comics, which were late from June. Then there was the release of All Flash #1, the continuation of DC’s latest Flash […]

What is everyone doing?

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§ Jim Woodring is drawing bears § Len Wein is remembering old Bullpen stories: Anyway, on this particular day, I had just returned from my annual pilgrimage to the West Coast to attend the now-omnipresent San Diego Comic-Con and spend some vacation time visiting with friends. During the course of my trip, I’d paid a […]

WEHT Alex DeCampi?

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Controversial comics writer Alex DeCampi has been having quite a bit of success in the video field of late. Her video for “Those Rules” by The Schema a became the #1 music video on YouTube. This week we’re ahead of the new videos by Enrique Iglesias (Universal), the new band Domino is pushing hard (Animal […]

VOTE FOR DAME DARCY

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Is there ANYONE alive who does not want to see these two get together? Vote Dame Darcy for Flavor of Love! It is the law.

Conquest of Summer Fun

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On a serious note, why if Tubby wearing a diaper on that cover?

Alex Robinson’s LOWER REGIONS

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Over on his LJ Alex Robinson has been previewing some pages from his new graphic novel, LOWER REGIONS, which comes out this fall. Click for more.

Kochalka’s Squirrelly Gray – UPDATE

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James Kochalka writes to tell us his kids book from Random House, Squirrelly Gray is out this week. Random House has an activity page up for the book which includes a trailer narrated by Kochalka himself, of course. PS: Over on the TCJ.com board, Kochalka notes that only 200 copies of this were ordered for […]

Millionaire and Kaplan on Drinky Crow

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You know isn’t that just like Tony Millionaire? He nags you and nags you to promote his cartoon pilot, and then when it gets picked up, you have to read about it on Comics2Film: The show was aired as part of a pilot competition on the Cartoon Network, in which fans could vote on their […]

Party Poop

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Occasional Superheroine talks about last night’s Comic Foundry party, which was a lot of fun and a great way to reacclimatize to civilization after our week in the country. In addition to pals like John Green, Marion Vitus, Red Stapler, Calvin Reid, Kai-Ming Cha and Nisha Gopalan, we got to meet 12 Days’ June Kim. […]

Naruto Nation kicks off in September

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Brace for a Naruto invasion, as Blog@Newsarama reports Viz Media unleashed “Naruto Nation” last week, releasing three volumes of Masashi Kishimoto’s international phenomenon into the book market. So, it should surprise absolutely no one that all three cracked USA Today’s Top 150 Books list: Vol. 18 at No. 116, Vol. 17 at No. 123, and […]

A tale of two cons: Dragon and Polcon

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§ The Ledger-Enquirer previews DRAGON-CON the freakiest show of them all. There’s only one weekend when you get the chance to see Spiderman, Doctor Who and the Sith cheerleaders in one place. Lucky for you, this is it. Dragon*Con, touted as the nation’s largest popular arts convention for sci-fi, fantasy and a miasma of other […]

Italian thinks Spider-Man is real

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An Italian scientist has come up with an idea for a Spider-Man like climbing suit. The suit would use the sticky million-hair technology employed by geckos and…SPIDERS. It is generally accepted that the microscopic hairs adhere to the surfaces, not by gripping in the traditional sense, but by using intermolecular phenomena called van der Waal […]

Japan frets over “net cafe refugees”

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According to the Taipei Times, Japan’s 24 hour manga/internet cafes are giving rise to a small population of refugees who live in them. Internet cafes and “manga” comic cafes are omnipresent in urban Japan, offering couches, computers, soft drinks and comic books to stressed businessmen or commuters who missed their train. But a government survey […]