Sorry about that, Chief

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We don’t know why the comment table keeps crashing. Our tech team is looking into it around the clock and will not rest until the gremlin is caught!

Pope+Thing+Pirate=Joy

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You know, that one where Doctor Doom takes the Invisible Woman hostage and then tricks the rest of The Fantastic Four into going back in time to steal Blackbeard’s treasure…and it turns out The Thing was actually Blackbeard and wanted to stay back there and remain king of the pirates because there he had respect […]

Quitely on ASB&R

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Newsarama previews Frank Quitely’s variant cover for ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN.

Mainstream news: Fraction, Brub, Johns

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The island gods are restless tonight. Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker and David Aja are all leaving their extremely well received run on THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST. Cable writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Travel Foreman take on the book with issue #17. This is notable in that the run was a quirky, creator-driven take on an […]

Award watch: Michael Ramirez wins Pulitzer Prize

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Michael Ramirez of Investors Business Daily has won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning: Awarded to Michael Ramirez of Investor’s Business Daily for his provocative cartoons that rely on originality, humor and detailed artistry. Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Tom Batiuk of King Features for a sequence in his cartoon strip […]

Awards Watch: Diamond Gem Awards

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Kevin Melrose has the rundown of this year’s Diamond Gem Awards: Comic Book Publisher of the Year Over 5%DC Comics Comic Book Publisher of the Year Under 5%IDW Publishing New Publisher of the YearRed 5 Comics Dark Horse, Marvel, WizKids, Upper Deck, Viz and many other publishers and products are represented in the final list. […]

Awards watch: Eagle Award nominees announced

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The nominations for the 2008 Eagle Awards are up. We received no and can find no pr for the nominees, but at a glance a variety of American and European action-adventures genres and creators are represented. Here’s a few categories: 12: Award for Favourite Colour Comicbook – American ALL STAR SUPERMAN AWAKENING CAPTAIN AMERICA HELLBOY: […]

Blog report: Mouly, etc.

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Jeet Heer explains why Francoise Mouly is Underappreciated and Essential. We agree. Strongly. Is there anyone in the cartooning world who is more underrated than Francoise Mouly? She has strong claims to be the most important comics editor of the last 30 years, but I suspect that if you asked your average comics fan or […]

NYCC: Hero Initiative MJ Look-a-like contest

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As usual, the Hero Initiative will have all sorts of activites and signings at New York Comic-Con. They’re auctioning off a super-duper VIP package which you can bid on here. They’ll also have a Gwen Stacy/Mary Jane Look-a-like contest, judged by John Romita. Cheesy and corny? You bet, but it’s for a good cause. Ladies! […]

Joe Staton Exhibit in August

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Lawrence Klein writes to tell us of a spotlight on a very very deserving artist: the great Joe Staton. The veteran cartoonist behind E-Man, Scooby Doo and countless other books will have an art exhibit at the Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield, Mass. this August. A series of events will tie in with the exhibit. […]

Special Djurdjevic cover for Emerald City

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Marko Djurdjevic, whose art is as distinctive as his name is hard to spell, is creating a special variant cover for Uncanny X-Men #497 only available at the Emerald City ComiCon.

New conferees added to ICv2 conference

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The year of the symposium roars on with the ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference which takes place the day before the New York Comic-Con. A bunch of new panelists have been announced: ICv2 has announced the addition of six renowned panelists to complete its roster for the third annual ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference at New York […]

April is Comics Month in Portland

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We’re a little late getting around to running this great announcement, but 2008 is really going to have a hard time being bested as “The Year of the Comic” when April has been proclaimed Comics Month in the city of Portland, OR. That’s real civic recognition! What would Wertham say? Mayor Declares April 2008 “Portland […]

Maisie Kukoc award voting opens

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Via the email: The Maisie Kukoc Award for Comics Inspiration rewards a self-publisher of small-press, hand-made comics (sometimes called “mini-comics”), on the basis of merit and financial need. The 2008 Kukoc will be awarded at Guapo Comics and Coffee on April 24th, 2008, to coincide with the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, OR, and includes […]

Ralph Bakshi interview and appearances

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Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi is one of those few creator who really deserve the “legendary” before his name. Besides just directing the first x-rated cartoon movie (FRITZ THE CAT), he pioneered animation as an adult medium with movies like COONSKIN, HEAVY TRAFFIC and the fantasies WIZARDS and the first LORD OF THE RINGS adaptation. Sadly, […]

Boom! adds Wallace

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Boom! Studios has added Wendy Wallace as General Manager, the lastest in a string of hires that really seem to be beefing the place up. Bringing an unprecedented level of entertainment industry experience, Ms. Wallace will oversee the day-to-day operations of the studio, providing steady leadership to the expanding BOOM! team as the company continues […]