This one is pretty good

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TweetWe didn’t want to link to April Fools Day gags, but Gmail’s is pretty damned funny.

James Jean Prada video

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Tweet Prada Animation – Trembled Blossoms from kwest on Vimeo. Pretty pretty.

Al Jaffee amazement

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Tweet We take back everything bad we were just saying about The Internet. This Flash-based New York Times tribute to Mad’s Al Jaffee and his amazing fold-ins is the greatest thing EVER this week.

RIP: Jim Mooney

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Tweet Veteran comics artist Jim Mooney died over the weekend. He was born in 1919 and enjoyed a very long career that included most of the history of comics, as Mark Evanier summarizes: Reared in Los Angeles, Mooney moved to New York in 1940 and was a part of the comic book industry almost from […]

Whom DO you trust?

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TweetRich Johnston sleuths out another Marvel viral marketing plot for SECRET INVASION, this one purportedly the MySpace video blog of a teenaged girl named Kinsey whose brother Hank is acting VERY strange. Like…an Alien in fact. Jess Lemon meets LonglyGirl15! Very clever, Marvel! Meanwhile, Marvel_b0y is widely known to be a viral plant at Marvel […]

Editing notes: Shonen Jump, Brevoort

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TweetShonen Jump editor in chief Masahiko Ibaraki recalls his career, including the early years: Each editor is assigned a mangaka to work with. The first mangaka assigned to me was Akira Miyashita. I feel as if my training as an editor came from working with the mangaka, not my superiors. When I was assigned to […]

SAM & LILAH moves to ACT-I-VATE

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Tweet After coming in fourth in their Zuda competition, Jim Dougan and Hyeondo Park’s SAM & LILAH is moving over to ACT-I-VATE starting May 1. The Dougan/Park team began collaborating at the Chemistry Set and will continue to appear there, as well. Sam & Lilah is a “romantic modern-day mythology with a touch of manga […]

What’s hot at MySpace!

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TweetCBR takes a look at comics on MySpace and concludes that Marvel is very buzy there. However the most popular cartoonist on MySpace is a Seattle-based animator named Siya who has over 47K “adds”: In keeping with cries of joy, top-ranked indie comics artist Siya told CBR News she first set up shop on MySpace […]

GIRL-A-MATIC is five

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TweetGirl-a-matic, the female-friendly webcomics site was five yesterday. We were sick and couldn’t post, but we still wanted to mark the occasion with a press release: It’s been an entertaining ride these last five years. GAM has seen it’s share of ups and downs and has happily been the online home of many an excellent […]

Kibbles ‘n’ bits 4/1

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TweetWe have not knowingly included any jokes in here — browse with confidence! § OMIGAWD! We’re up for a 2008 Golden Champagne Glass Award! What shall we wear?? § HOTWIRE’S Glenn Head wrote to inform us that he would be appearing on Monday’s edition of SPEAKEASY on WFMU. We didn’t get a chance to post […]

Superhero spoof troubling flop

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TweetLast weekend’s parody “SUPERHERO MOVIE” opened to a very very disappointing $9.5 million and its failure has spawned much commentary, including this from Steven Zeitchik: There may be a more specific rule governing how and why a genre sendup succeeds, one that has more to do with the maturity of the original genre. Looking back […]

Our vanishing internets

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Tweet That last post about Ric Flair illustrated something we’ve been noticing for a long time: how the disappearance of the “fan page” is resulting in increasing constriction of some kinds of information easily available on the internet. Google Ric Flair, or Evil Dead, or anything nerdy really…Morty Gunty. The first result will be Wikipedia […]

To be the man you gotta beat the the man

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Tweet Ric Flair retired last night. Like Jack Kirby, Flair is so essential he gives his entire profession context.