Quote of the day

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“We are the only industry that so loves its Colonel Parkers and so distrusts its Elvis Presleys.” –The Comics Reporter

More 1974 Comic-con memories

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Via Sean Chen, more photos from Eugene Gordon, taken at a comic book convention at the Biltmore in New York, 1974. You know what’s interesting about these photos to us? The number of women who seem to be reading comics at the show, not just sitting there tending tables. At least we *think* they’re women. […]

Shocker: Content king at Time Warner

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Kremlinologists will have a goddam FIELD DAY with this long piece in the New York Times on Time Warner’s new strategy entitled: Holy Cash Cow, Batman! Content Is Back at Time Warner, which details CEO Jeff Bewkes effort to dig TW stock out of the AOL-induced doldrums, an effort to which the success of DARK […]

Got insurance?

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If you’re an self-employed freelancer with no health insurance, you will probably want to read Colleen Doran’s rundown of resources to get insurance: Here’s a great online resource for artists and other self employed people seeking health insurance. Just click on the map of your state, and a comprehensive listing of available organizations and insurance […]

Brief links

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§ John Jakala runs into the kind of people who reflexively defend the superhero genre while observing: The superhero comics that do stand out are generally well-written and have something interesting to say about the human condition other than “Wouldn’t it be cool if we brought back a bunch of old characters no one’s seen […]

Comics superstars aid artist

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George Gene Gustines reports on how Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, and Stan Lee are helping a Holocaust survivor get her artwork back from a Holocaust museum: The men are lending their talents to tell the tale of Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, who survived two years at the Auschwitz concentration camp by painting watercolor portraits for the […]

2008 Doug Wright Award winners

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The Doug Wright Awards for achievements in Canadian comic book artistry were presented this weekend and the winners are: Best Book: The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam by Ann Marie Fleming (Riverhead Books) Best Emerging Talent: Essex County Vol. 1 Tales From The Farm & Vol. 2 Ghost Stories by Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf) […]

2008 Hugo Award Winners

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The Hugo awards were presented at WorldCon this weekend, and here are the winners: Novel: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins; Fourth Estate) Novella: “All Seated on the Ground” by Connie Willis (Asimov’s Dec. 2007; Subterranean Press) Novelette: “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate” by Ted Chiang (Subterranean Press; F&SF Sept. 2007) Short […]

DARK KNIGHT on top for fourth straight week

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The goddam Batman is rewriting the history books, staying on top again with $26 million to beat the stoner action comedy PINEAPPLE EXPRESS‘s $22.4 mil. DARK KNIGHT just passed SHREK 2 to become the third highest domestic grossing film, just behind STAR WARS, which it is expected to pass this week.

RIP Isaac Hayes

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