Early Tenggren

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And more to look at: ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive presents early work by Gustav Tenggren you may not ever recognize. Above, a classic scene from HEIDI.

RIP Phil Lasorda

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We’ve received word that former Comico publisher, Phil Lasorda, passed away yesterday. In addition to running the company which published such titles as MAGE and THE ELEMENTALS, Lasorda was a creator himself, with the book AZ. No further details are available at this time.

The Goon to the screen

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On his blog, GOON creator Eric Powell makes a simple announcement: THEGOON.COM is proud to announce that THE GOON has been optioned by acclaimed director and producer DAVID FINCHER and Academy-Award nominated BLUR STUDIO to develop as a CG animated feature film with Dark Horse Entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter has a bit more: No studio […]

Kodansha rumbles

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Lets and lots of feedback on the Kodansha bombshell out there. Dallas Middaugh confirms its not curtains for Del Rey manga: Well, it’s business as usual at Del Rey Manga. We’re continuing to license manga from Kodansha, and as has been stated elsewhere, we’ve just about wrapped up our licenses for 2009 and are now […]

People are talking about…

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§ Alex Cox reviews GODDESS OF WAR and comments on sundry other matters at Comics Should Be Good!: This is a comic unlike anything I have ever read, and certainly one of the most original books so far this year. But best of all, this is a comic that could only exist in this medium; […]