HIGH MOON wins first Zuda competition

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Mysterious notebooks found

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Newsarama, a Question related website, Douglas Wolk, ComicBloc and retailer Joe Field are among those receiving what seems to be a VERY elaborate promotional stunt for Greg Rucka’s Crime BIble mini-series. Wolk explains: Despite Countdown, I do like it when artifacts that ought to belong to one world end up in another. Yesterday, Greg Rucka […]

DC Month to Month Sales: October 2007

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by Marc-Oliver Frisch At first glance, October was a great month for DC Comics. For starters, for the first time in ages, the publisher’s market share, both in dollars and in units, was slightly higher than Marvel’s. More significantly, though, the dollar volume of DC’s October 2007 direct market periodical sales – as usual, not […]

Trudy Cooper at Panel & Pixel

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Rantz Hoseley interviews Australian animator, designer and artist Trudy Cooper at the Panel & Pixel message board. Cooper is the artist of the webcomic Platinum Grit which has been running on and off since…1994. The entire strip is archived online — unfortunately the early ones use Shockwave, which doesn’t work on an Intel Mac, so […]

What comics can learn from the music biz, part XLVIII

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As the Z-Cult story continues to evolve, many are pointing to the recent ups and downs of the music industry as a reference for where comics stand in the new digital landscape. This Wired interview with Universal Music head Doug Morris has been widely quoted this week, and it even contains a L’il Abner reference: […]

More memories from Glenn Hauman

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ComicMix’s Glenn Hauman posts his memories meetings with MARVEl people SIX YEARS AGO: –which leads into yet another story of how I was brought in to discuss digital strategies with comic companies. This time I was brought in to meet with Gui Karyo, at the time the CIO of Marvel, in March of 2001 to […]

Rome’s public shame

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An editorial in the local Rome, GA paper points out the overwhelming absurdity of the Gordon Lee case: AS THIS SPACE has repeatedly pointed out, the zeal with which elected officials are pursuing consistently trivial “family value” issues locally reflects negatively on the community. First of all, the single theme of these “big deals” give […]

Not directly related to comics but…

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I don’t mean to alienate a good 8 million people, but is Washington DC a strange place or what? Go to the Corcoran Gallery near The Memorial and check out Ansel Adams in one wing, and Annie Liebowitz directly across. It’s a somewhat peculiar experience – smallish pictures of vast mountain vistas one second, and […]

Torrents and so on

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Who would have thought one of the biggest stories of the year would have broken over the Thanksgiving weekend? For those of you who have been living in a cave–or possibly on vacation for a week–both Marvel and DC have threatened comic book site Z-Cult with legal action regarding their plentiful torrents of comics. The […]

WATCHMEN set pics

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The official WATCHMEN blog posts pictures of the film’s backlot. This ain’t no green screen. According to director Zack Snyder: Here are a few interesting facts about the backlot: • 5,800 feet of neon requiring 24,000 watts of power • 100 unique and custom-designed graphics created for the various storefronts • 5,000 square feet of […]

Frisch on trade sales

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For those of you who love the sales charts, over at Comiks Debris Marc-Oliver Frisch acknowledges the inaccuracy of all collection sales info we have, but compares first month sales for various Vertigo series: Well, we’ve now established very carefully and, I hope, with a workable degree of clarity, that the Diamond “Graphic Novel” charts […]

Comic Book Club celebrates one year anniversary

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We’ve mentioned Comic Book Club, the “comics and comics” live talk show that Alexander Zalben, Justin Tyler and Pete LePage put on every week several times here — we’ve been a guest and been an attendee, and it’s a funny, lively evening. The format involves guests from both the comic book world and the live […]

SCORCHY SMITH next on the list

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Here’s the official PR on IDW’s upcoming Noel Sickles Scorchy Smith reprint. We couldn’t gank any Sickles SMITH art online, so here’s a COMPLETELY UNRELATED Sickles illo. Thanks to Scott Dunbier for sending us a link to actual SCORCHY SMITH art! (We did white-correct the scan though.) Scorchy Smith, the daily strip that exploded in […]

New Kochalka production

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Happy news we missed: Oliver Jonco Kochalka was born on Thanksgiving, at 9:05 pm. Here he is sitting on his big brother Eli’s lap.

Ellis at it again

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After a brief vacation from message boards, Warren Ellis has started a new one just for the discussion of his upcoming book FREAKANGELS, entitled Whitechapel.

Back from travels

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We’re back, but we’re on European time, so posting will be dazed and confused for a while. We’re catching up on hundreds and hundreds of emails, and thousands of links in our RSS and to be honest, we’re probably just going to shine it on. As for my trip, my head is swimming with castles […]