Marie Severin update

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Earlier today we posted that legendary EC and Marvel artist Marie Severin suffered a stroke last week and is in the hospital. Irene Vartanoff wrote to tell me that she spoke to Marie today, and she is in good spirits and making jokes. Marie has suffered some speech impairment and will be in the hospital […]

BLACK DOSSIER preview

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EW runs four pages of THE BLACK DOSSIER, the new LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN book by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. Long before it became known for being a terrifically crappy movie starring Sean Connery, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a terrifically acclaimed comic book franchise created by one of the medium’s most revered […]

Christina Milian: just another fangirl

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Smallville starlet Christina Milian reveals she would love to play Wonder Woman because she’s just a fan like the rest of us. “I used to want to work in comics,” Milian revealed. “I wanted to be an illustrator. I wanted to write books, and mostly, I wanted to write ‘Justice League.’ I still have the […]

UPDATE: New blogs on the block: Bernstein, Templesmith, Dunbier

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§ Animation and comics writer/editor Anne Bernstein is blogging and posting some illos. It’s called Buzzdome Blog. Anne also has a site where she sells eclectic books for eccentric people called oddBooks that some may find of interest. § 30 Days of Night Artist Ben Templesmith is blogging for Powell’s Books, and it looks to […]

Get well soon, Marie Severin

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Via Flog: this sad news: My pal Greg Sadowski just passed on news that legendary EC and Marvel Comics’ cartoonist/colorist/designer Marie Severin suffered a stroke last Thursday. Direct your get-well cards to her at: Marie Severin, patient c/o Huntington Hospital 270 Park Ave. Huntington, NY 11743 Marie is one of a kind as a person […]

Daily Schulz bio round-up

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Review of the day; novelist John Updike in the New Yorker: “Peanuts” was launched, in 1950, in a squat, space-saving format and under an enigmatic title imposed, to Schulz’s lifelong indignation, by the syndicate heads. That same year, his nomination to the National Cartoonists Society was blocked by Otto Soglow, the membership-committee chairman, on the […]

JL cattle call!

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Apparently every young, fit actor in Hollywood has been craving the attention of director George Miller asan epic open casting call for the upcoming Justice League movie is underway: Miller is seeing about four or five actors for the parts of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter, with a […]

Stuff people are writing about that we're linking to

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§ Warren Ellis wrote a short story for Forbes! § TV writers find writing comics freeing says the Dallas Morning News: But most writers working in both fields started out in TV. Mr. Guggenheim says the lure of comic books for such writers is simple. “When you write for TV, you really have to write […]

Kuromi!

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We want this. We want this, too. Kuromi is our kind of Sanrio character. * Birthday: October 31 (Halloween). * Personality: Although she looks cruel, she is actually very girly. She loves handsome guys. * Hobby: She enjoys writing in her diary. These days, she’s into romance stories. * Favorite colour: Black * Favorite food: […]