Paper choice kills Finnish edition of HP VII

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From the New York Times: J. K. Rowling blocked the Finnish publication of her latest Harry Potter novel on paper from Finland because it lacked the ecologically friendly certification she favors, Agence France-Presse reported. Her Finnish publisher, Tammi, said that Ms. Rowling insisted that it import paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as being […]

Rodrick Rules? No — Wimpy Kid rules!

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We hear that DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES, the second volume of Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series, will debut at #1 on this Sunday’s NY Times Bestseller list. Wimpy Kid book 1 holds steady at the number two spot. With Hugo Cabret at #3, picture books definitely rule. The Diary of a Wimpy […]

San Diego gets a little wider

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Even as everyone limbers up dialing fingers and tests internet speed for the Big Day when the hotels go on sale, many San Diego Comic-Con rumors are rampant. Before reporting them we thought we’d check in with David Glanzer, PR head honcho for the con, and he gave us the straight scoop on some stories […]

Mathieu’s THE MUSEUM VAULTS

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Vulture excerpts THE MUSEUM VALUTS by Marc-Antoine Mathieu. It’s just out from NBM and we read it the other day. If you like dark, surreal twisted but funny parables about the nature of art and intensely imaginative world building, YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK. Recommended.

JESUS AND THE BEAR

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A detail from JESUS AND THE BEAR by Jim Woodring. Clickee for whole thing. Via Meathaus.

One creator’s POD woes

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We have no horse in this race, never having done any print-on-demand, and we’re completely ignorant as to who is the best and who isn’t. However we received a letter from a creator we know well recounting his POD headaches. We’ve edited this down a bit, and it does seem to be more a problem […]

GLAAD Awards comics noms

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The 19th Annual GLAAD Awards, highlighting thew strongest portrayals of GLBT characters in all media were just announced and the comics nominees are: Comic Book American Virgin by Steven T. Seagle (Vertigo/DC Comics) The Boys by Garth Ennis (Dynamite Entertainment) Midnighter by Garth Ennis, Brian K. Vaughan, Christos Gage, Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti, and […]

Star Trek teaser trailer is up

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Here. We got a little misty eyed, in all honesty. What did you expect? We’re nerds. Sadly, no teaser of the Eric Bana/Karl Urban steambath fight though! We’ll just have to imagine how it will look.