New Line makes nice with Jackson for HOBBIT

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NIkki Finke has all the details on New Line head Robert Shaye making up with Peter Jackson so that finally there shall come a HOBBIT movie. The two Hobbit films – The Hobbit and its sequel – have long been stalled. Now they are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, with pre-production beginning as soon as […]

Gondry and Bell collaborate

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If you are like us, and you think that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the greatest movies ever made, and this, this, this and this are among the greatest musical videos ever made, you may be excited to know that director Michel Gondry is finally making a comic book movie — […]

Writing the Unthinkable w/Lynda Barry

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Above: Illo for the MySpace page for Lynda Barry’s Writing the Unthinkable writing seminars.

New Pekar/Bertozzi Comic

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Harvey Pekar Talks Politics at Billion Dollar President. Click on link for complete comic.

Quick hits

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§ ComixTalk has it’s annual roundtable on the state of webcomics up, including blatherings by some idiot. § Is a film about “Calvin and Hobbes” and its reclusive creator in the works? Well, is it???? § The Comic Book Club– the live actionn comic book talk show–is profiled in the New York Times: The heart […]

What we’ll be thinking about in 2008

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Some rumors about the upcoming Spider-Man musical are beginning to leak out: Director Julie Taymor revealed that they recently had a workshop of the Broadway musical version of “Spider-Man.” Julie who directed “Across the Universe” is working on the show with U2’s Bono and The Edge. At the recent workshop, Evan Rachel Wood played Mary […]

Wizard promotes Sanchez

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After a well publicized series of down sizings, Wizard has announced they are promoting Darren Sanchez to VP of Manufacturing where he’ll oversee the production of the entire line of magazines Wizard Entertainment announced today the promotion of Darren Sanchez to Vice President of Manufacturing. Sanchez will report directly to COO Fred Pierce and be […]

Platinum starts SPLASTK

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Yet another business launch for Platinum Studios, this one billed as “the first web syndicated on-demand video network featuring free comic book-inspired animated content powered by the Splastk player.” Platinum Studios, Inc., an entertainment company that controls an independent library of comic book characters from all over the world, and Comflix Studios, Inc., a Los […]

Manhattan gets ‘Simpson-ized’

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THE SIMPSONS MOVIE was not only a damned funny movie which spawned many many great lines to add to the pile of great Simpsons lines, it is probably the best marketed movie ever. The string continues for today’s DVD release, as the SImpsons go Manhattan: Today’s Simpsonfest is an all-day Fox affair in the heart […]

Giant rat and new possum found in Indonesia!

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How would you like to wake up and find one of these beasties going through your marshmallows? : The giant rat is about five times the size of a typical city rat, says Kristofer Helgen, a scientist with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, US. “With no fear of humans, it apparently came into the […]