The history of the Internet via John Hodgman and Bruce Campbell

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This weekend, we caught a Halloween evening screening of MY NAME IS BRUCE. For those not following the saga, this Dark Horse-produced film tells the Galaxy Quest-like story of a town — beset by an ancient Chinese demon — that decides to kidnap B-movie icon Bruce Campbell to fight said demon. Now, as many of […]

Anime is sexy!

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Just a reminder that the manga/anime look is now a complete fashion era. From the Observer’s fashion page: At socialite Allison Sarofim’s annual Halloween party last Saturday, Oct. 25, the theme was Japanese anime. Female dancers in purple wigs and revealing electro-violet garments swayed to the music on pedestals. A young woman wearing skimpy lingerie […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

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§ J.K. Parkin completes his APE report: So yesterday I declared Kramer’s Ergot 7 the book of the show, but after today I may have to rethink that (or, at the very least, call it a tie). The Totoro Forest Project Book, which benefits the Oscar-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s Totoro Forest Foundation, was a big […]

Loeb and Alexander out at Heroes

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Plagued by falling ratings and fan gripes in its third season, Heroes has announced a top-level shakeup with co-exec producers Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander being removed: Both scribe-producers had been with the show since its first season and were known to have led the day-to-day production operation under the direction of creator/exec producer Tim […]

Set aside some time to read these

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¶ Spurge has 30 talking points about comics and the recession — no resolution is reached but it could get gloomy: Recent comic book series from mainstream publishers designed to appeal to older readers haven’t done as well as hoped. Just because we have more folks reading comic books beyond the age of 17 doesn’t […]

Lots and lots of movie news and gossip

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§ Oh boy, Anne Thompson unpacks the snarl of financing the TINTIN movie, and despite Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson being involved, it’s been quite complicated. The uncertain status of Dreamworks was part of the problem, and Universal bowed out. However, now Sony and Paramount are talking about co-financing. However, it’s for only one film. […]

THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY wins International Horror Guild Award!

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Woot! I’m proud to announce that THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY Volume 1 (which I edited) won a 2008 International Horror Guild Award for Best Illustrated Narrative! Congrats to everyone who worked so hard on this book: Stuart Moore, Joe Harris, Colleen Doran, Ben Templesmith, Ted McKeever, Ashley Wood, Lee Loughridge, Chris Chuckry, Comicraft, and our editor-in-chief […]

Spiegelman to deliver keynote at ICv2 conference

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Milton Griepp’s pre-New York Comic Con conferences are always filed with information and schmoozing, and next year’s looks to be good: Pop culture publishing and consulting company ICv2 has announced that Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman will deliver the keynote address at the ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference, held in association with New York […]

Weekend joyous events

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§ Congrats to Laurenn McCubbin and Alex Getchell who were wed in a star-studded Vegas ceremony! (Photo above ganked from Katherine Keller!) § Congrats to Ford Lytle Gilmore and Erin Dolby, who were also wed this weekend! § Congrats to Jim McLauchlin, whose boy Logan Turner McLauchlin was born on Halloween!

To Do: November 3 – 8

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Election Day? What’s that? Comics refuse to be overshadowed by politics this week as both Chris Onstad and Art Spiegelman hit the Eastern tour circuit, and new exhibitions featuring some of the world’s best cartoonists open across America. Plus, Philadelphia hosts one of this fall’s best panels on graphic novels. Monday, November 3 Naperville, IL, […]