Stop, Speed Racer, Stop

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It’s no secret that The Wachowski’s SPEED RACER is primed to be the summer’s first big FLOP. Nikki Finke explains: The real problems plaguing this pic occurred not in the marketing but in the production. Oh heck, they started as far back as handing control of the project to the writer-director Wachowski siblings (since they’re […]

Lost Cabin fever

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Your humble Helper Monkey had to stay up past his bedtime to watch tonight’s spooky episode, so let’s get right to it.

THIS WEEKEND: Jeff Smith exhibit opens

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This weekend, if you’re in Columbus, Ohio or anywhere nearabout, the only place to be is the Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond exhibit opening at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Of course it contains mucho awesome Jeff Smith art, but there is more: The exhibition also includes a selection of original comics whose artists […]

This Weekend: Emerald City Comicon

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Meanwhile, up in Seattle, it’s the Emerald City Comicon, marking the second big comics event in the Pacific Northwest in three weeks. The guest list is an eclectic brew, from Kurt Busiek and Tony Bedard to Bryan Lee O’Malley and Derek Kirk Kim. There are a few media guests,m but even these seem to be […]

This Weekend: Bristol International Comic Expo

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England’s biggest comics bash takes place this weekend: the Bristol International Comic Expo, home of the Eagle Awards which will be presented at a star-studded gala, we’re certain, Saturday evening. Since it’s already after noon there, we imagine everyone is already sitting around The Reckless Engineer, where they will remain for the next 60 hours. […]

Lynda Barry on tour!

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Lynda Barry’s WHAT IT IS comes out in a few short days, and the legendary cartooner will be touring all spring and summer, into the fall D&Q reports. Here are her current tour dates: 06/4 The Strand New York, NY 06/5 Free Library of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 06/6 NYU Cantor Center New York, NY 06/7-8 […]

SVA’s next generation

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Indie Jones blogs about the School of Visual Arts annual mini comics faire, which we usually go to, but had to miss this year. It’s a shame, because every class includes at least one future star and several future mainstays: Most interesting thing to note: I’d say about 90% if not more of the kids […]

Publishing news at ICv2

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ICv2 breaks the news of more reality comics from Hill and Wang, who had a bestseller with their graphic version of the 9/11 Commission report This fall Hill and Wang is continuing its tradition of releasing reality-based graphic novels with The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell and Isadora […]

Genco and Makkonen announce BLUE

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Elizabeth Genco, founding member of The Chemistry Set, sends us word of her first graphic novel, BLUE, which will be illustrated by Finnish artist Sami Makkonen and published by Desperado. It’s the tale of a young woman locked in the apartment of a long-lost boyfriend with the ghost of a young girl. “It’s a new […]

Trees and Hills hit the roads

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Dan Barlow sends word of a spring tour for this New England cartoon collective–frankly we didn’t know there were two conventions in New Hampshire alone! The Trees & Hills comics group will celebrate the end of a long winter this year by hitting the road for a spring tour. The 2008 SPRING THAW TOUR features […]

Updates

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We’re still in work hell, a hell, we say. A hell relieved only by an oyster po’ boy at Blue Smoke and last night’s episode of LOST. Oh and Greg Rucka’s LJ, which introduced the headline of the day: Great Tits Cope Well With Warming. Yes we are so punchy that this amuses us. We […]