Sixteen Days of Halloween: Raina Telgemeier

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Our first Halloween art comes from Raina Telgemeier, artist of the Babysitter’s Club GNs for Scholastic. Even more excitingly, it’s just been announced that her webcomic Smile has been picked up by Scholastic, to be published in full color.

Executive shuffle at DC

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Observers who follow executive moves at the Big Two are buzzing this afternoon over word that James “Ski” Sokolowski is ankling DC for Marvel, where he’ll take the position of COO. He was director of Publishing Operations at DC. Ski is already a well-known industry figure from his first go-round at Marvel, back in the […]

ROCKY online

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Are Scandinavian comics the next big thing? We’re not sure if a big thing is even possible anymore, but they are one of the freshest, funniest new waves of comics out there, and the scene is definitely producing some amazing young artists who will make a mark in the future. However, the cartoonists that are […]

The realities of manga

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Today’s Must Read: Yaoi Press publisher Yamila Abraham explains the reality: 1. OEL manga must sell much better than licensed titles to be successful, because it’s at least 3 times more expensive to publish. It is absolutely cheaper to license manga than to produce OEL works. The idea that companies were making their own graphic […]

Check out Fiffe’s CUBA

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Mike Fiffe’s historical webcomic, CUBA, is heating up at ACT-I-VATE, we’re told.

THE ALCOHOLIC news — signing, review

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Glitter twins Dean Haspiel and Jonathan Ames will be appearing tonight at 7:00 pm at the Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St. (at Greenwich St.), where they will talk and doubtless celebrate their New York Times review: It should be noted, for the faint of heart or easily offended, that “The Alcoholic” is unflinching […]

Movie News: HEADSHOT, Cheadle

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Another Euro comic has been optioned for an American movie, this time, Alexis Nolent and Colin Wilson’s HEADSHOT, or “Du plomb dans la tête,” as it is known in its native France. This is the third of Nolent’s BDs to be optioned by an American company, so he must either be a very hot property […]

Marvel superheroes hit the sack

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Via an ad for mattress giant Sleepy’s, which somehow involves a benefit for the American Cancer Society: If Dr. Bruce Banner gets a bad night’s sleep, he’ll get angry…and you know what happens next. Luckily, a starred-and-striped hero in nightshirt and cap—the whimsical mascot of Sleepy’s, The Mattress Professionals—is there to calm the bad-tempered Hulk […]

Wonder Woman Day III

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Andy Mangels sends us a novel-length press release on Wonder Woman Day, a day of benefits for domestic violence shelters & crisis lines. It will be held in Portland, OR and Flemington, NJ. Adam Hughes, Allison Sohn, Gail Simone, and others will be appearing at the Portland benefit, while Neil Vokes, James Fiorentino, Rob Kramer, […]

On the critic’s role — UPDATE

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We’ve been ranting and raving about quality and so on for the last week or two, and while each reader must make his or her own decision, the role of the critic/trusted source is an important one for some. Noah Berlatsky is a critic/blogger we’ve quoted here many times, and while we don’t always agree […]

DC to publish THE SPIRIT SPECIAL #1; other title change

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§ ICV2 reports that, bowing to retailer pressure, DC will publish a SPIRIT movie tie-in, of sorts: DC Comics is rush soliciting The Spirit Special #1, a 32-page, full color collection of four classic Will Eisner stories intended to introduce modern readers to Eisner’s timeless creation, which is the subject of the Frank Miller movie […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/15

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§ Laura Hudson previews the just out COMIC FOUNDRY #4 with The Quotable Comic Foundry: “I didn’t so much become a Muslim as discover I already was one. There is a passage in the Koran that describes a very personal belief I held growing up, one I had never articulated to anyone, and there it […]

Damn straight!

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From the Corrections & Amplifications page at the Wall Street Journal: Tintin is a Belgian comic-book hero. A page-one article on Monday incorrectly described the nationality as French.

Is there anything going on in the world besides elections? Yes: Huckleberry Hound

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Well, old ENGLISH Huckleberry Hound: The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive reprints some Huck comics from a 1964 British comics weekly. The interesting thing about this piece isn’t so much the quality of the artwork… it’s pretty generic… it’s the quantity of it. I eliminated a few pages of puzzles, games and stories, but the majority of […]