RIP Will Elder

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Tweet Journalista is reporting the death of legendary MAD artist Will Elder at age 86. The Bronx-born Elder went to school at the Manhattan High School of Music and Art where he met the young Harvey Kurtzman. The two went on to work at EC, where Elder inked John Severin. Later, when Kurtzman created Mad, […]

More John Stanley!

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Tweet Drawn and Quarterly continues to do God’s Work be announcing even more John Stanley reprints: We’ll be starting off with a three volume set of Stanley’s Melvin Monster. During the “monster” craze of the Sixties, Dell Comics launched this short-lived but hilarious and weird series about a good little monster boy and his disappointed […]

Must reading: “How to get your indie book into comic shops”

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TweetElizabeth Genco, whose graphic novel Blue was recently announced, does a lot of heavy lifting by surveying several indie friendly retailers to find out how on earth to get publicity for a lone indie book these days: The fact that Blue is in Previews doesn’t mean bupkus. There are a squillion books in Previews. The […]

Fantagraphics goes exclusive with Diamond

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TweetDiamond sent out a press release yesterday confirming that Fantagraphics is going exclusive to the comic shop trades with Diamond. You can read the whole thing in the jump. While Norton’s exclusive with FBI to bookstroes remains untouched, Diamond Books will sell them in Canada. The main reasons for the move are covered in a […]

Gene Colan benefit update

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Tweet Over at his blog, Clifford Meth continues to enlist aid for a benefit to help defray the medical costs of Gene Colan’s recent health issues: Numerous artists and writers will be contributing drawings and/or signed books to help Gene and Adrienne Colan with their mounting medical costs. Items will be auctioned by ComicLink.com This […]

GREEN LANTERN sells for $600k

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Tweet A painting of Green Lantern pop artist Mel Ramos (a cohort of Lichtentein, Warhol, Rosenquist, etc.) sold for $600,000 this week. Chew on that, Warner Brothers. Via The Ephemerist which incorrectly reports the price.