Things to look out for: STUFFED! by Bertozzi and Eichler

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Over on his blog, award-winning cartoonist Nick Bertozzi teases the new book he’s illustrating for First Second, written by COLBERT REPORT writer Glenn Eichler. Here are a couple of pages from STUFFED!, the graphic novel I just finished for First Second Books. It was written by Glenn Eichler of The Colbert Report renown and drawn […]

Brubaker and Phillips debut INCOGNITO

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Marvel’s ICON line marches on, and so do the dynamic team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, who are taking a five-month break from their acclaimed CRIMINAL to give us INCOGNITO. What if you were an ex-super villain hiding out in Witness Protection… but all you could think about were the days when the rules […]

Things to look out for: SWAMP THING, WINTERMEN

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DC’s December solicitations contained the usual amount of interesting stuff, and the usual amount of “colon spin-offs*” but in addition, two items of more than passing notice. #1, There’s going to be a new hardcover printing of classic Alan Moore SWAMP THING, and this time it will include the never-before-reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING […]

Political comics roundup

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§ Matt Shepherd remixes McCain: The Mavericking Maverick Mavericks More. (In case (like The Beat) you don’t have Frank Miller’s oeuvre memorized, the captions are all from THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS.) § PLUS, the NY Times looks at how cartoonists caricature the veeps, including comments from Drew Friedman. The avuncular Joseph Biden reminds me of […]

Terry and Robyn Moore update

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Via Charles Brownstein, the following message about Abstract Studios has gone out: As you may be aware, the Abstract Studios team, Terry & Robyn Moore, live in Houston where they are set back slightly by Hurricane Ike. They personally are fine, but don’t have any utilities, including electricity and other business necessities. They’re only able […]

Social networking: bigger than porn

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Reuters reports that people are now more interested in potentially hooking up with someone over the internet than in watching impersonal films of people hooking up: Social networking sites are the hottest attraction on the Internet, dethroning pornography and highlighting a major change in how people communicate, according to a web guru.Bill Tancer, a self-described […]

Steve Dillon on tour

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As they did with Kevin O’Neill last year, ComicsPRO, the retailer organization is hosting another tour this year, this time for the legendary PREACHER artist Steve Dillon, with benefits for The Hero Initiative planned for each stop. Acclaimed artist Steve Dillon (Preacher, Wolverine, Punisher) will be hosted by a number of ComicsPRO member stores from […]

Marvel news and notes

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Yesterday, we mentioned Marvel’s alll-new webcomics. Now, Todd Allen suggests that Marvel’s current hiring pattern reveals this initiative is going to get a lot bigger: These positions tell us Marvel is looking at their various sites as an “audience network” and looking to staff network-wide. And the when the custom publishing manager has to have […]

ComicMix to publish on paper

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In news that hasn’t gotten much buzz around the web, it seems that ComicMix, the news and webcomics site that launched last year, is getting into publishing. It’s not exactly a big surprise, but the books– all based on ComicMix webcomics — will initially be available at next week’s Baltimore Comic-Con. The titles include EZ […]

News and notes

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§ Taro Aso, the controversial Japanese pol who is expected to become their next Prime Minister, is getting a lot of support from the nerd contingent down in the Akihabara, Wired reports, with manga, bobbleheads and other cartoonized versions of Aso all the rage: There’s even a shop in Akiba dedicated to Aso, who is […]

Blessed be! SUPER FRIENDS marathon!

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In these gloomy times, we all need something to perk us up, and here’s news that we know will have everyone dancing in the streets: Boomerang will air a Super Friends marathon!: DC Comics’ Justice League superheroes will save the day as episodes from four classic Saturday-morning animated series from the ’70s and early ’80s […]

Heidi sense…Tingling!

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Yesterday, we made some reference to our periodic Heidi sense tingling…a spider-like precognitive power that warns of danger, portentious omens, or the presence of very large cans of Silly String nearby. We’re happy to report that, courtesy of Joe Infurnari, we’ve managed to catch it in action on the page.