More on retailing evolution

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A few updates on the Diamond POS/bar code story that’s been bubbling under for a few weeks now. Steven Grant is big enough to admit he flubbed (we’ve all been there, Steven) in his previous comments on bar codes: I guess I lead a more sheltered life than I thought, from all the emails I […]

Cooke seeks WEIRDOES

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Speaking of Crumb, Jon B Cooke of COMIC BOOK ARTIST writes: People! The next issue of COMIC BOOK ARTIST will be featuring a huge WEIRDO magazine retrospect, complete with Crumb, Bagge and Aline interviews. I’m also looking for the recollections and WEIRDO-related artifacts of those cartoonist contributors to the legendary mag. Thing is, I can’t […]

Crumb at Supreme

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Is the one thing missing from your fall wardrobe a t-shirt of zip-front oodie bedecked with Robert Crumb art? Look no further! Supreme has what you crave: Robert Dennis Crumb is an American artist and illustrator recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical and subversive view of the American mainstream. […]

MS TREE to small screen?

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Fast on the heels of JONNY DYNAMITE’s move to the tube, comes word that MS TREE may be headed for Oxygen: ‘Ms. Tree’ the hard-boiled iron-wearing widow created by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty is coming back with a vengeance. But her return won’t be in comics, but rather in prose…and on TV! Comics2Film […]

Basil Wolverton show in LA

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Apparently there is a show of Basil Wolverton art going on in SoCal right now, as the LA Times reports: CARTOONIST Basil Wolverton’s biomorphic caricatures are anything but pretty. But that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the most influential cartoonists of the 1960s underground comix movement — a movement that included Robert Williams, […]

Dabels sign DRESDEN FILES

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Despite setbacks to their deal at Marvel (reportedly due to slow payment of freelancers), The Dabel Brothers have bounced right back, first with a Dean Kontz project and now a graphic novel based on Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden character. The news comes via Butcher’s blog: Working together with Dabel Brothers Productions, the Dresden Files are […]

PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP a best-seller

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We were tooling around on Amazon the other day, and happened to notice what the best selling graphic novels were. #1 is something called DARK HUNGER by Christine Feehan, apparently a manga-ized version of a dark Vampire tale. To be honest, we never heard of this, but perhaps it’s another plank in the bridge between […]

Comics around the world

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§ The Scripps News syndicate profiles Gene Yang Wang knew early on that he wanted to make his living as an artist. At first, he was fixated on the idea of becoming an animator and, as a child, he had a poster of Walt Disney over his bed. Then, in fifth grade, Wang read his […]

Todd vs Gary

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Blake Bell posts an mp3 of Gary Groth interviewing Todd McFarlane. We’re told it’s “classik” with a “k”.

Lat, Baker headline 2007 ICAF line-up

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Information on this year INTERNATIONAL COMICS ART FORUM (ICAF) has just been released: EVENT: Twelfth Annual International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF) WHEN: Thursday, October 18 – Saturday, October 20, 2007 WHERE: Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress COST: Free and open to the public BACKGROUND: The International Comic Arts Forum, an annual conference devoted […]

Chemistry set lauches KID HOUDINI

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PR: The Chemistry Set and creator Dwight L. MacPherson are pleased to announce the launch of Kid Houdini and the Silver Dollar Gang on the 81st anniversary of the death of legendary escape artist and showman: Harry Houdini. Kid Houdini mastermind Dwight L. MacPherson is the creator and writer of such titles as Shadowline/Image’s “The […]

Simpsons movie-palooza

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Some dude with an accordion has assembled a bunch of Simpsons scenes and the movies they reference. The movies are not ID’d so…hours of fun! The one above isn’t even a movie…it’s WALTER CRONKITE! [Via Kottke]

SPX debuts etc

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SPX looms next week! So soon! • Please send us info on books debuting, preferably with cover art at a manageable size. • We’ll be moderating the Ignatz Awards again. Whee!