The Show Must Go On

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TweetAs the writers’ strike enters day number (something like 21 or so, forgive me it’s late), folks are finding new ways to keep busy. We saw last week that some of the Daily Show writers were doing their own show on YouTube. Now, it’s the cast of Saturday Night Live performing on, well, Saturday night, […]

Mouly’s Toon Books

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TweetThis Week’s Publishers Weekly spotlights Francoise Mouly’s new Toon Books imprint. Mouly will be publishing a new line of comics for very early readers. Mouly has announced plans to launch a new line of book format comics called Toon Books, aimed at readers ages four and up, designed to nurture basic reading skills and encourage […]

Jill Thompson Blogs

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TweetJill Thompson has a blog, and it’s just as chatty, smart and quirky as the lady herself. I think the one bit of advice I gave out more than anything else during the 4+ hours of portfolio review was to ditch the pencil, get a ballpoint pen and sit in a cafe and do gesture […]

Weekend doings: Wizard World Texas, Big Apple, Dublin

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Tweet THREE big conventions took place this weekend! Down in Texas, Wizard World Texas made its appointed rounds, although Hero’s mechanical bull fund raiser contributed the expected awkward moments. David Hopkins sent us a link to his Flickr stream from which we stole this picture. Blog@ has lots of coverage as well, and some news […]

Shooting war events

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TweetThere are a bunch of events and radio appearances to promote the new Shooting War graphic novel this week, and here they are: NPR’s Bryant Park Show Monday, November 19, 8:00 AM, EST WNYC 93.9FM, New York, NY + iTunes Air America: Rachel Maddow Show Monday, November 19, 7:30 PM, EST XM 167 + iTunes […]

Stuff

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Tweet § Matt Tauber started a blog, and so far he visited Milton Caniff’s hometown, Hillsboro, OH, and has an on-site report, complete with pictures of buildings associated with Caniff, and this plaque. § NY Anime Festival update with new panelists etc etc. § Mark-Oliver Frisch interviews Dark Horses’ sales guy Dirk Wood: You’ve got […]

Inside Wizard with Rick Marshall

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TweetEjected Wizard Online editor Rick Marshall partook in a widely quoted interview at Comics Reporter last week. Under his stewardship, Wizard started covering webcomics, indies, Fantagraphics, etc etc etc — in short all those things that Wizard isn’t known for covering. The result? Steadily increasing traffic. There’s a certainly a lot of fodder for Wizard-watchers […]

Can you spot the misteaks?

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TweetThis Wall Street Journal profile of Dark Horse VP Anita Nelson does not get off to a promising start: Anita Nelson is one of only two female executives at a comic-book publisher in the last 10 years. Yet she says the only times in her career when she experienced gender bias was while she was […]

Many returns from About

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TweetAbout Comics announces the return of Evanier and Spiegle’s CROSSFIRE, Bill Messner-Loebs; Journey, and Nat Gerter’s own Licensable BearTM in a parfectly timed Sunday night press release complete with lots of art. Why can’t everyone make it this simple? March will see a flashback on the shelves of your local comic book store with the […]

Willis joins Surrogates

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TweetTHE SURROGATES, based on the GN by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele, has gained a top line star in Bruce Willis, the trades report. Jonathan Mostow directs. It looks from the story that the film has missed the strike cut-off, assuring this and other websites a steady stream of news items on comics-rekated films in […]

“BEOWULF” defeats “BEE”

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Tweet The 3D CGI animated BEOWULF was #1 at the weekend Box Office with $28.1 million, with a huge percentage of that — 40 percent– coming from special 3-D showings in regular theaters and on Imax screens. The film did $8 million in ticket sales on 638 screens equipped with technology from RealD, which uses […]

Strongly rumoured JL casting notes — UPDATED

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TweetSome pretty credible rumors about the casting of the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE movie have leaked out and FirstShowing.net has all the details: Adam Brody (In the Land of Women, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, “The O.C.”) will play The Flash / Wally West.Rapper Common (Smokin’ Aces, American Gangster, Wa nted) will play Green Lantern / John […]

What’s new, pussycat

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TweetSorry for the brief hiatus. While we’ve been recovering from various birthday related celebrations, the truth is we’re also just too damned busy. We have way too many projects in the works, a bad back, a stiff neck, AND we’re going away for a week starting Wednesday. And WE’RE NOT TAKING OUR LAPTOP. That’s a […]