ALERT: Stephen King on NPR

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We’re told that Stephen King will be on NPR’s TALK OF THE NATION on Wednesday March 12th from 2:30pm to 3:00pm EST live to promote the launch of DARK TOWER II: THE LONG ROAD HOME comics series (which will be a hardcover release in November 2008) from Marvel. The book came out last night in […]

Dupuy & Berberian in NYC

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Fresh off their Gran Prix win at Angouleme, the legendary duo of Dupuy and Berberian come to America. Related: a preview of Dupuy’s Haunted at Vulture. Also, Matt Madden previews tonight’s event. Words Without Borders and Housing Works Presents Tales from the Global Village, Part 3: Straight out of Angoulême Dupuy & Berberian Wednesday, March […]

To do 3/5: Best Erotic Comics CBLDF benefit

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March 5, 7:30 pm Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston Street, NYC 21+ please, 2 drink minimum $10 suggested donation to CBLDF (http://www.cbldf.org) Best Erotic Comics 2008 (Last Gasp), edited by Greta Christina, is a groundbreaking collection featuring today’s top names in the world of comics. At this event, a fundraiser for the Comic Book Legal […]

Student arrested over NARUTO threats

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More comics trouble in Connecticut, where an expelled high school student was arrested in Groton, following a threatening video he posted on YouTube which contained quotes from Naruto. In the video, which Brown addresses to the students of Grasso Tech, he writes, “The Corpses Crimson Bitter Tears Will Flow And Mingle Through The Endless Sand […]

Michael George trail updates

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The murder trial of retailer Michael George continues, with testimony striking at the heart of his alibi being presented: A witness gave testimony Tuesday that could be damaging to accused murderer Michael George’s alibi that he was at his mother’s house when his wife, Barbara George, was shot in the Comics World store they co-owned. […]

Leah Hayes news, tour

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Brooklyn-based cartooner Leah Hayes is an artist/musician with a passel of news this week. #1, her new graphic novel Funeral of the Heart is coming out, and it’s previewed at The First Post. She also has a joint tour for the book and band Scary Mansions, starting with a release party this Friday at Rocketship. […]

Think Future GN panel video up

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Speaking of PW AND videos, we have a new area for multi-media content, and one of the first is a video of last fall’s Think Future panel on “Harnessing the Power of Graphic Novels”. PW’s Calvin Reid and Heidi MacDonald explored the issues around the category with some of comics’ influential players. Joining the discussion […]

Y: The Last Party video

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Y The Last Party – Q&A with Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra MySpace is hosting a few videos from last months Y; The Last Party blowout at Meltdown in LA. This video features Joss Whedon, Mark Waid, Don Murphy, R. Eric Lieb, a monkey, and the live Q+A with co-creators Brian K. Vaughan and […]

Jennifer de Guzman’s “Life in Comics”

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Do you miss Jennifer de Guzman‘s always well-observed and trenchant column at now-definct Comics World News? SO DO WE! Luckily we were able to do something about it, and de Guzman’s NEW column “Life in Comics” will run the first monday of every Month in PW Comics Week henceforth. In her first column she discusses […]

Who DO you trust?

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VIA Again With the Comics Frankly we’re surprised there hasn’t been more of this kind of thing.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/4

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§ Congrats to the awesome Brigid Alverson on MangaBlog‘s third anniversary. § Alert Michael Chabon! This pizza delivery outfit dresses up as superheroes: Each new employee develops an alter ego – there’s Captain Awesome, Captain Organic, Flying Squirrel, General Statement, Italian Scallion, Merman, Pink Thunder, and Weather Man – and then designs a costume that […]

WOLVERINE update: Schreiber, Jackman

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Sleb photo site Just Jared has a jillion photos of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth. Above, Schreiber wonders why all X-men villains must have gnarly sideburns. Here, Jackman/Wolverine realizes that adamantium claws make the best damn apple slicer, period. Wolvie may look a little downscale in these photos, but can we […]

Tokyopop signs Hee Jung Park

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Tokyopop has signed a deal with Hee Jung Park, a top Korean comics artist. The multi book deal calls for US editions of Fever (March), Hotel Africa (April), Martin and John (July) and Too Long (August). The company will premiere each of these series on its web site (www.TOKYOPOP.com) as well as on its MySpace […]

ComicsPRO takes over 24 Hour Comics Day

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ComicsPRO the comics retailer advocacy group, is taking over running 24 Hour Comics Day, which was previously administered by About Comics’ Nat Gertler. The org called it a move that “furthers its mission to expand the comics’ market.” Dates for 2008 will be announced soon. 24HCD is a scheduled challenge during which single artists attempt […]

PR: Emerald City adds guests

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Dan Didio and Adam “Firefly” Baldwin are joining the Emerald City ComiCon guest list. “Dan DiDio is making his first ever appearance at the Emerald City ComiCon, so we’re sure our fans will love the opportunity to ask questions and hear news about what’s happening with the DC Universe straight from the man in charge,” […]

PR: Blue Dream Studios joins IDW

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Animator/cartoonist Scott Christian Sava’s all-ages Blue Dream Studios is becoming an imprint of IDW. Among the titles they’ll publish, presumably, is The Dreamland Chronicles (above) a fantasy webcomic done in a colorful CGI style: On the heels of such recent announcements as Sava’s THE DREAMLAND CHRONICLES being awarded Best Graphic Novel of 2007 in CBR’s […]