SLJ ‘s Best Adult Books for High School Students

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TweetSchool LIbrary Journal has released a list of adult books recommended for younger readers: It was a banner literary year and so SLJ’s Adult Books for High School Students Committee decided on 30 titles, published between September 2007 and November 2008 (with reviews published in 2008), to recognize as the best for high school readers. […]

Comic Foundry ends — UPDATE

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Tweet On the official Comic Foundry blog this morning, publisher and founder Tim Leong announces the fifth issue of the comics magazine will be the last one. When we launched Comic Foundry Magazine it was a breath of fresh air to the industry and introduced a variety of coverage in types of stories never seen […]

Pull Quotes: Remaking the Prez

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Tweet“We have a President-Elect who’s a Spider-Man fan! It’s like I’ve been saying for years, people who grew up reading comics are moving into positions of power in media, in business, and now in the Executive Branch of the federal government. Is that cool or what? I don’t know about you, but I’m very happy […]

Next PILGRIM Final Cover

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Tweet Bryan Lee O’Malley unveils SCOTT PILGRIM #5.

Can Chinese comics sell in France?

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Tweet ComiPress translates a long Chinese brief on The Future of China’s Comics Market in France. As if that topic weren’t interesting enough on its own, the article gives many facts and figures on the French BD industry: Ever since comic books first appeared in France back in the thirties, the market for them has […]

Comic book layoffs: Devils Due, Tokyopop

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TweetWhile the comics industry has thus ar been immune from the massive layoffs hitting the media sector, that could be changins. CBR reports that three staffers have been laid off at Devils Due: CBR News has confirmed that Devil’s Due Publishing, the home of Tim Seeley’s “Hack/Slash” and Milo Ventimiglia’s “Rest,” among other titles, laid […]

Celebrity comics watch: Art Brut

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Tweet News that this or that “famous person” reads comics isn’t exactly a headline-maker (unless you’re running for president, of course). With all the success of comics-based media in the last few years, it’s more newsworthy when some actress or sports figure proclaims they DON’T like comics. However, there are still a few nerdlebrities whose […]

Best book covers of ’08

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Tweet The Book Design Review unveils its choices, and one is Jordan Crane’s design for Michael Chabon’s Maps and Legends. Many more great covers in the link.

2008 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar

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Tweet Brian Cronin has begun the 2008 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar, with a new Christmas-themed political cartoon every day. Up first: Thomas Nast.

Studio coffee run

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Tweet • More pictures of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine! That’s great, because we were starting to get bored. • Oh boy, a new Planet of the Apes film! This one will be based on #4 — CONQUEST, in which we see just how those damned monkeys took over. • Remember what we were saying about […]

Here there be Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

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Tweet § It turns out that Barack Obama and Britney Spears ranked highest on

HobbitWatch: Mignola involved?

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TweetJust to get things straight: We are dedicated to covering the two planned Hobbit movies in brutal detail over the next three years or whatever. Even though it has nothing to do with comics. Why? Because we have a mission. You may not have figured that out yet, but we do. Anyway, Guillermo del Toro […]