That special sensibility

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“An unexpected legacy”

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Steve Bunche got a bunch of old comics collections from a neighbor and found some gems, including several Pogo books and a copy of BACKSTAGE FROM THE STRIPS. Unbelievably, the above strip is from 1970. Bunche explains. But the main reason why I’m happy to have received BACKSTAGE AT THE STRIPS is that it contains […]

Sergio Toppi art exhibit

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Prolific Italian comics legend Sergio Toppi is having an art show of his illustrations. The show opens this Saturday, 9/27, at Rome’s Tricromia gallery (Via di panico 35, Rome). The show is called “Città Sirena” (Mermaid City).

More Kyle Baker mutants

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Mike Fiffe once again reaches into his vault for the conclusion of “Mutant Beach Party” and some Kyle Baker rarities from the DC vaults.

Official Eisner seals

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Gold and silver seals are now available for, respectively, Eisner-winning and -nominated books as a means of drawing attention to worthy books. Publishers should contact Jackie Estrada for more info.

Goldstein joins IDW

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Media veteran Greg Goldstein has joined IDW as Chief Operating Officer, according to a press release excerpted below: “We are thrilled that Greg has joined our growing family,” said IDW CEO Ted Adams. “Greg’s demonstrated leadership capabilities and solid background in consumer entertainment publishing make him the ideal person to help guide us through the […]

Herman Melville, the original Arnold Drake

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Variety announces that WANTED director Timur Bekmambetov will direct a new version of MOBY DICK , which wouldn’t in and of itself, be of that much interest to a comics blog, except that everyone connected with the movie seems to be rushing to tell Variety that this classic tale of man, marine mammal, vengeance, and […]

News and notes: Jason, ComicMix, Moss

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• Flog reports that “Low Moon,” Jason’s comic strip for the NY Times Magazine, will be collected next year. • ICv2 talks to the ComicMix folks about the GNs they are selling at Baltimore, but learns that it is something of an “test printing” and the motives behind and future of the plan are no […]

Yet more on Y and Shia and yadda yadda

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DJ Caruso’s press tour for EAGLE EYE means everyone gets to ask him about his proposed Y: THE LAST MAN movie, and he just keeps talking., This time he tells Geoff Boucher yet again why Shia LeBeouf is perfect and how he will — gasp!! — CHANGE the much-beloved story: “Yes, that’s true, you have […]

Kibbles ‘n’ bits, 9/23

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§ Woot! Secret Chester Brown zombie comic. Marvel zombies, what are you waiting for? § Japan gets a manga-loving PM, but how long will it last? Also who will be in his cabinet? We’re holding out for Umezu, Ken Akamatsu and Moyoco Anno! § Why choose between being a rock star and writing comics when […]

Shameful confession of the day

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I like Moby’s tea.