DC responds to Robinson question

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Okay, you asked, so we did, too. We sent an email to a DC spokesman asking, “Is James Robinson leaving any of his DC titles?” The spokesman responded as follows: “DC Comics does not comment on rumor sites.”We also asked the same of Robinson, and we’ll pass along any of his comments, but don’t hold […]

To do tonight: 3D Comics Night!

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EGAD! HOW MANY COOL THINGS CAN THERE BE IN ONE NIGHT? The long awaited, much anticipated New York Stereoscopic Society 3D Comics Night Wednesday, November 19, 7 pm Haft Auditorium, Fashion Institute of Technology Enter C Building Lobby on 27th street between 7th and 8th Avenues Free and open to the public *3D PROJECTIONS* Michael […]

Just a few more cultural events

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Dame Darcy! SLOAN FINE ART Opening reception 7:00-9:00 pm Gasoline art exhibition of original illustrations from graphic novel and Gasoline painting series by Dame Darcy (Books will also be signed) 128 Rivington st. NYC 10002 (212)477-1140 There’s also a private book party for Sabrina Jones’ ISADORA DUNCAN book, which will feature a dance performance. DECISIONS, […]

Go see: European Comics exhibit

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Last night, we got to head over to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy for a cocktail party celebrating the opening of the European comics art exhibit. It was a swell affair, as you might imagine, and we would urge anyone who has the remotest interest in fine comics to get over there pronto […]

Stan accorded great cultural honor

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As you have probably heard, Stan Lee was recently presented with a 2008 National Medal of Arts at the White House, a prestigious honor also afforded this year to actress Olivia de Havilland (still alive, to the surprise of many), jazz pianist Hank Jones, the sculptor Jesús Moroles, and the songwriters Robert B. Sherman and […]

King Features rolls out digital content/ad engine

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Hearst-owned King Features has just announced Comics Kingdom, which is, as far as we can tell, a new attempt at a game-changing platform for syndication in the digital era. The vehicle? The comics. According to E&P, the new service has signed up three papers, which will essentially add all 60 King Features comic strips — […]

NYCC pro reg deadline extended

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Good news for slackers! Officials at New York Comic Con note that complimentary registration for professional creators has been extended. The new deadline will be December 1st. As previously announced, professional creators are currently welcome to apply for complimentary registration through the New York Comic Con website. These applications will be reviewed and passes issued […]

Awesome photos

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Google announced that they have made LIFE magazine’s photos archives available online. Not only does this mean that regular folks can look at the incredible images of Alfred Eisenstadt and Margaret Bourke-White, and artists can find fabulous references, but you can also find images of Charles Addams working with a model for The Addams Family… […]

Book of New York ‘toonists update

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Photographer Seth Kushner updates news of his book on local artists: On the photography front, I’ve photographed 41 subjects, and have 9 more to go, to bring it to an even 50. At the same time, my co-author, Christopher Irving is conducting interviews. With the help of designer, Rich Fowlks, we have put together sample […]

Sheesh…

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It took you people THREE HOURS to email me about a bad embed code? Seriously lame.

RIP: Guy Peellaert

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Sad news via The Forbidden Planet International Blog: Belgian rock illustrator and cartoonist Guy Peellaert (previously profiled here) passed away on Monday, November 17th after a serious heart failure. He was 74 and still hard at work, creating a series of ten portraits of Belgian rock musicians for the Belgian media weekly Focus Knack. Even […]

October comics sales see mixed effects of recession

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ICv2 has released its October sales estimates, and the bad news is that sales slipped almost everywhere: Sales to comic stores on the top titles in October, the first month since the global economic crisis has been front page news for the full month, appear to have slipped, with only two titles in the top […]

Breaking: Robinson NOT leaving Superman?

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According to the Superman Homepage, editor Matt Idelson says James Robinson has NOT quit the Superman books. So there you go.

World reminded of Dragonball movie’s future existence; world goes back to crossword puzzle

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MovieWeb has some stills from next year’s Dragonball movie. Goku is played by Justin Chatwin, meaning he’s a young white dude. How is that possible? Oh right, colorblind casting. Whew! It’s so progressive to have a movie about one of the world’s most popular Asian characters played by a non-Asian. Unfortunately, we must still get […]

Gossip Girl creator to get mitts on young mutants

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Here is an idea that always works: sexy young teens, with powers that they can’t control, in a hormone-filled, world-in-peril cauldron, who are known as “Young X-Men.” It worked when it was NEW MUTANTS, and it worked when it was GENERATION X and also when it was EXILES, X-MEN FIRST CLASS, and even something with […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

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§ Where does he get those wonderful ideas? The Comics Journal has an interview of a Norwegian legend, Jason. It’s just trying out stuff. Like drawing somebody waiting for the bus, something that you would ordinarily spend one panel on, to drag that out to three pages. It could even have been longer, I think. […]