ComicSpace and Web Comics Nation merge for new venture

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Hm, will this be the killer app for webcomics? Joey Manley announces what could be a fairly significant venture: Today, Josh Roberts (owner of ComicSpace and Onlinecomics.net) and I are excited to announce that we have signed a Letter of Intent to merge our businesses into one corporate entity. We will be working with E-Line […]

SUBURBAN GLAMOUR sells out

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It looks like sellouts aren’t just the province of the Big Event crew, as Image announces Diamond has sold out of the first issues of Jamie McKelvie’s fantasy SUBURBAN GLAMOUR. Jamie McKelvie’s SUBURBAN GLAMOUR #1, hot off the heels of his critically-acclaimed mini-series PHONOGRAM, has officially sold out at the distribution level. “SUBURBAN GLAMOUR is […]

Schulz on American Masters tonight

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With the Red Sox having handily dispatched the Rockies, there is nothing to keep you from watching tonight’s PBS’s American Masters focusing on Charles Schulz. All sorts of goodies in the link, including an excerpt from David Michaelis’s controversial new biography, a preview clip, and additional footage including interviews with Lynn Johnston and the little […]

Sales trends May 97

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After all the recent chatter about sales charts, and trends and whether the “wait for the trade” mentality is to blame for the attrition in sales, I noted Brian Hibbs’ comment: I’d suggest that this is the best evidence that retailers HAVE been, historically, ordering “right” — that there IS a 2nd (and 3rd) issue […]

Lewis's DEAD IN THE NOW

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Corey Lewis has posted more infor on his new Zuda series in his LJ with some nice concept art: “REVERSE-ZOMBIE TALE” Doesn’t mean it’s a story about a world of zombies that are plagued by a “human” virus (although that… would be… cool… FUCK!). ANYWAY, my story deals with your standard zombie virus, but, unlike […]

Allen on Zuda

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Speaking of Zuda, Todd Allen analyses the first contestants and discovers most of them are from the print comics world, concluding: One thing possibly of note as a tangent to the overwhelming presence of established creators: is this a result of the copyright and trademark issue? The established webcomics community is blasting Zuda to no […]

Kibbles 'n' Bits

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§ Over on his blog, Howard Cruse looks back at an 80s TV appearance: Crumb and S. Clay Wilson being unavailable, it fell to me, a one-time flower-powered longhair who by 1984 had discovered the convenience of a shorter trim, to acquaint a mainstream television audience with what we dope-smoking, acid-tripping counterculture cartoonists of yore […]

You too can look cool and retro, if green is your color

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Following up on a previous post here that mentioned a retro Marvel t-shirt, reader “Donnie” found a picture of it. Cap is definitely Byrne; at first we thought Wolvie was Cockrum, but on second thought the long ears are Byrne-era, too.

FLASH and GREEN LANTERN get directors

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Lots of movement in DC’s upcoming movie slate over the weekend as both the FLASH film and the GREEN LANTERN movie got directors. First up WEDDING CRASHERS helmed David Dobkin says he’s set for the Flash, replacing Shawn Levy. Levy’s reasons for leaving The Flash were not disclosed, but his dance card is pretty full […]

Hollywood report: Del Toro on Deathley Hallows?

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Pan’s Labyrinth director interested: “They came to me once, for the third one,” he remembered of “The Prisoner of Azkaban”. “I’ve read them all, and when I read the books before the movies were done, I always pictured Charles Dickens – they were very Dickens-ian. The situation of Harry Potter reminded me a lot of […]

Hollywood report: Devils Due

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It’s looks like Devil’s Due is the latest comic book company to set up a colony in Tinsel Town: as they’ve hired Stephen Christy to run an LA office, and liase with everyone in sight. According to the Variety piece, DD already has DRAFTED set up at New Line. Christy will serve as manager of […]

Mozart…

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Nature is cruel.