DC’s ARENA — Let’s get it on!

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Tweet No Gorns needed in this ARENA. It’s been talked about for a few months, including last weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con, and now it’s here. DC Comics’ THE ARENA website is now up and running. From what we understand, both from the website and hearing it described by Dan Didio, alternate versions of your […]

To Do 9/15 NYC: Snack Isle at GRNY

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Tweet YES THERE IS MORE TO DO! Snack Isle at GRNY Small Works of Art by Five Dozen Artists September 15th – October 17th, 2007 Reception: Saturday, September 15th, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm This Saturday… Giant Robot is proud to present Snack Isle: Small Works of Art by Five Dozen Artists at the GRNY […]

To Do 9/15 NYC: Thinking Inside the Box

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Tweet Gene Yang (american Born Chinese), Larry Hama, Christine Norrie, Jann Jones and Jae Lee — what do they all have in common? They will all be appearing on what sounds like a very interesting panel this weekend at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas: THINKING INSIDE THE BOX: ASIAN AMERICANS IN THE COMIC […]

To Do 9/16: Brooklyn Book Festival

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TweetThis Sunday the Brooklyn Book Festival takes over downtown Brooklyn with authors from Dave Eggers to Jonathan Lethem to Myla Goldberg. On the comics side, Adrian Tomine and Miriam Katin will be signing at the Drawn & Quarterly booth and there’s a panel moderated by yours truly: On Sunday, September 16 at 4:00pm, the 2007 […]

Medal of Honour equalizes the sexes

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TweetPlaying video games erases the spatial acuity gap between men and women at least according to one study where men and women participated in an “off Man Out” game in which men scored much better than women. However, then video games entered the picture. They asked some of their volunteers to spend ten hours playing […]

Zwigoff and Clowes reunite for THE $40.000 MAN

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TweetThe other day we were teasing Dan Clowes about his slight comics output over the last few years, but dude is still busy writing screenplays and what not. He’s teaming once again with his GHOST WORLD and ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL collaborator Terry Zwigoff for THE $40,000 MAN comedy–Clowes and Zwigoff are rewriting the script together […]

2007 Ignatz Award Nominees

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TweetSPX news is heating up and we can’t wait! The Ignatz Award Nominees have just been announced, and for added bonus, above are David Heatley’s illustrations for the badges. Outstanding Artist Vanessa Davis, Papercutter #4 (Tugboat Press), Kramers Ergot #6 (Buenaventura Press) John Hankiewicz, Asthma (Sparkplug Comic Books) Jaime Hernandez, Love & Rockets (Fantagraphics Books) […]

Masie Kukoc Award nominees

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TweetThe second annual Masie Kukoc A hitherto unknown (aka “new”) award for mini-comics will be handed out at this years Stumptown ComicsFest: The Maisie Kukoc Award for Comics Inspiration rewards a self-publisher of small-press, hand-made comics (sometimes called “mini-comics”), on the basis of merit and financial need. The 2007 Kukoc will be awarded at Guapo […]

Linkage

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TweetMark Evanier on WHAT IF JOE MANEELY HAD LIVED. Maneely was Stan Lee’s favorite artist and might have had a interesting influence on the early years of Marvel had he not been killed in a freak subway accident: First off, if Maneely had lived, Atlas/Marvel would have been a very different company. Actually, between him […]

Yet more cartooner babies: Ramona Bertozzi

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Tweet You know how births come in threes. Nick and Kim Bertozzi welcome 9lbs 13oz Ramona Bertozzi. Congrats to all!

RIP: Phil Frank

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Tweet San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Phil Frank creator of FARLEY died this week at age 64. He had announced his retirement due to illness only a few days before. Frank, a longtime resident of Sausalito, was 64 and had suffered from a brain tumor for months. His alter ego was a newspaper reporter and sometime […]

Infinite Canvas photos – UPDATE

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Tweet Nikki Cook – shares photos from the PARADE WITH FIREWORKS party AND the INFINITE CANVAS opening at MoCCA> THe latter was a rip-roaring success, with many cool people including the Zuda Crew and other local webcomics luminaries. Scott McCloud was on hand and dropped by for a bit at the beginning and end — […]