Todd is back and OZ has got him

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Oh boy! Move over Heroes for Hire! Down in the back, Supergirl! There’s a new lass is town, and she’s going to make all of you look like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Variety is reporting that Todd McFarlane and screenwriter Josh Olson are teaming for a “revisionist” take on THE WIZARD OF OZ. Olson, who […]

TRANSMISSION-X expands

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Ultra talented tooners Arthur Dela Cruz, Ramon Perez, Michael Cho and Brian McLachlan are joining the Transmission-X webcomic cooperative: Toronto-based webcomics group Transmission-X has added four new ongoing comics to its daily schedule. In addition to the five comics that launched the site – Karl Kerschl’s Ragni: The North Sea Epoch and The Abominable Charles […]

Has this man never heard the word “Imus”?

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Controversy is growing over the above cartoon by Ed Gamble of the Florida Times Union. Gamble says his intent was to criticize the “no snitch” custom; and he knew the cartoon would be controversial: “I find the word ‘ho’ very offensive and think it is tearing away the moral fabric in the Black society and […]

Cartoonist video interviews

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Super duper link of the day! DRAWN! digs through the archives of the Charlie Rose Show and finds cartoonist interviews including Charles Schulz, above. Other subjects include “Garry Trudeau, Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, Scott Adams, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, and a panel discussion about the controversial Mohammed cartoons.”

THE BLACK DOSSIER is coming

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Against all odds, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER is coming out in November. And it will have two covers, according to a DC press release: WildStorm/DC Comics announces that THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER HC will feature two covers which may be ordered separately. THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER […]

Phil Yeh and the dinosaurs on tour

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Phil Yeh has been on tour for 25 years or so, and this time he’s touring behind DINOSAURS ACROSS AMERICA, which, the press release tell us, has sold some 200,000 copies in B&W. Phil’s busy busy tour schedule is in the jump. Cartoonist Phil Yeh, creator of NBM Publishing’s geography-teaching graphic novel Dinosaurs Across America, […]

Schreiber and rem team for VAMPIRE KISSES

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Tokyopop has announced another one of its YA manga adaptations, this time by YA best selling author Ellen Schreiber. Brigid at MangaBlog provides commentary. TOKYOPOP, the leader of the Global Manga Revolution and Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsChildren’s Books, are pleased to announce the September 2007 release of Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, the […]

Harris joins IDW

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Following an editorial talent search at San Diego, IDW has hired Andrew Steven Harris as their newest editor: IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the newest member of the IDW team. Andrew Steven Harris, a former Los Angeles Times editor and one of the founding writers for Wizard Magazine, will oversee IDW’s Transformers and Star […]

Some resources stolen from the Engine

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The Engine, the how to message board, is going away soon, and with it a treasure house of knowledge, in between the pictures of girls in their underwear. Caleb Monroe’s post onhow to pitch and make submissions to editors deserves to be archived in full: 1.) The Pitch by Warren Ellis 2.) Creating Comics Step-By-Step: […]

Links of compelling inportance

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§ The LA times looks at the practice of “slabbing which despite what you think, is not a preference you can check on Suicide Girls. “It’s changed the nature of the hobby, it’s turned comic books into a medium of exchange instead of a medium of entertainment,” groaned James Friel, who works at Comic Relief, […]

Naked Chef becomes young cartoon

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It seems that television favorite chef Jamie Oliver, is going to become a cartoon. but not just any cartoon — an AARDMAN cartoon. Jamie Oliver is to be immortalised as a cartoon character by Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animations. The celebrity chef will be presented as a 10-year-old cartoon version of himself in the […]

Return of Summer Fun

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We’re on the road for a real and proper vacation for the next few days. Blogging will be sparse, but Mark Coale will be keeping the home fires burning and we’ll be checking in every day at least a bit.