Lulu Noms OPEN

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The Friends of Lulu Blog reports that nominations for the 2008 Friends of Lulu Awards are open and ANYONE can nominate: Lulu Awards: Nominations are open! You don’t have to be a member to nominate!You don’t have to be female to nominate!Heck, you don’t even have to like us to nominate!But you do need to […]

Open source dumbass program

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This has been going around in email and blogs, and we’re not really going to get into it too much, but apparently this dude started something at a SF con where men who wanted to grab women’s boobs could do it if the women were wearing a button that said it was okay. If a […]

This weekend! Stumptown!

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If we could muster up the energy we’d be at Stumptown for sure. The guest list is stellar from Nicholas Gurewitch to Brian Bendis (who lest we forget was once an indie cartoonist for Image), and stops inbetween for Derek Kirk Kim, Gene Yang, Larry Marder, Craig Thompson, Tara McPherson, and the peerless Jason Shiga. […]

Iron Man early review

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Variety liked it: Finally, someone’s found a sure-fire way to make money with a modern Middle East war movie: Just send a Marvel superhero into the fray to kick some insurgent butt. The powerhouse comicbook-inspired actioner “Iron Man” isn’t principally about this fantasy, but it won’t hurt at least American audiences’ enjoyment of this expansively […]

More manga Ts at Uniqlo

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NEW YORK – TOKYO has more on Uniqlo’s Spring line of manga-themed t-shirts: This is not just some token nod to the daily expanding manga phenomenon in the US, but a truly informed and deeply realized tribute to the diversity of manga straight from its native country. From Golgo 13 to Urusei Yatsura, the 50 […]

New DARK KNIGHT poster

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Quick entertainment updates

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• Quick Stop has the Season 3 teaser we’ve been hearing about. Does anyone know what that music at the start is? • Gawker yells: Stop Adapting The Wrong Comics and has this idea for a LOVE AND ROCKETS movie: Who should star and direct? Even the visual style of the Hernandez brothers fits King […]

Chipper’s big test

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Just a reminder: you can find my TUF Season 7 recaps over at UGO.

Lovable hobbit to direct movie about lovable hobbits

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Confession: we’re out of gas and waiting for the weekend to chill out, sleep in and change the cat litter. So nothing on the agenda today. However thanks to everyone who sent us the news that acclaimed Mexican director Guillermo del Toro is a lock to direct The Hobbit and its mysterious sequel. Del Toro […]

LOST: The Hunt is On.

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Well, that was quite the one hour of serialized episodic television. Let’s just put the jump here and get on with it. SPOILERS THERE BE

Cartoon: Sita Sings the Blues

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Some of your out there may remember Nina Paley, an indie cartooner who went on to create the syndicated Fluff, but has lately been pretty much absent from comics pages. That’s because she’s become an animator and her SITA SINGS THE BLUES is playing at this week’s Tribeca Film Festival. Friday’s premiere is already sold […]

Tom’s really, really crappy con

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As opposed to the people who had a fun time, Tom Spurgeon says NYCC 08 was “bland and pointless, the kind of event that calls into question the entire enterprise more than it makes a case for the ascendancy of a shining new example.”: Trying to limit my time at the show to better enjoy […]

Around the blogosphere

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Big BIG report over at The Comics Reporter as Bart Beaty lays smack down on David Hajdu’s THE TEN CENT PLAGUE: I read The Ten-Cent Plague with great avidity. Hajdu is a compelling storyteller, and his interviews with some of the key players at the time add important shadings to our understanding of the period. […]

Thought for the day

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One browser crash and one unexpected Scribefire update later and it’s all gone. Added note: Pretty quiet around here as everyone is still tuckered out from the big NYCC bash. Even Dirk is sick and tired from ignoring the show. We’re just easing along ourselves, enjoying the nice weather when we can and gearing up […]

Where the girls are

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Various notes and comments on various aspects of women in comics over the past few days. § Reminder: It’s always someone’s first convention panel!. Huffington Post’s Michelle Kung: I began the fest with a DC Comics cocktail event at the Park Bar, where I was introduced to a slew of writers and more importantly, was […]

Newsy bits this week

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Some little news notes that have been floating around: Zuda news: a second chance for previous contestants to get picked up via the Zuda Invitational and a new strip by Dean Haspiel, STREET CODE which is an “instant winner.” 3. The much talked about ZUDA COMICS INVITATIONAL is on! Celebrating the one-year anniversary of our […]