Meet the Elite Beat Squad: Aaron Humphrey

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Meet the Elite Beat Squad winds up this week with Aaron Humphrey, our official intern, who puts together the events chart, posts quotes, and is gradually working on things like updating our sidebar. A masterless ronin who wanders the world while blogging about it, Aaron is currently back in the States looking for permanent work […]

2009 Winter Xeric Winners

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The Xeric Foundation has announced its most recent grant recipients. A total of $25,031 was awarded for six comic book projects. Box Brown – Love is a Peculiar Type of Thing Ed Moorman, editor – Ghost Comics: A Benefit Anthology for RS Eden Annie Murphy – I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist Ethan Rilly […]

Good looking books: SHADRACH STONE

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A new blog devoted to SHADRACH STONE, by Stuart Moore and Jon Proctor.

Cool looking books: MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE #1

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DC previews a new WildStorm miniseries, MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE, by Jeff Parker and Tom Fowler: The solicitation for the issue reads: “Will all patrons please be seated? Tonight you will witness supernatural feats that no mortal mind can comprehend! Your very senses will reel as Mysterius the Great takes the stage after years in absentia! […]

Cool looking books: VIKING!

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Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein collaborate on a crime book for the 9th century. Due in April from Image.

Jay Kennedy Scholarship deadline nears

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Via PR: The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists. Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of top cartoonists and an […]

Jim Woodring and FRANK news

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If anyone is not familiar with the surreal, haunting work of Jim Woodring, they are really missing out on one of the finest cartoonists working. Those who are will be excited to hear that Wooding is working on a new FRANK book, as he reports at his blog: If you are so constituted that you […]

Evan Dorkin’s Prisoner tribute

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See all of The Prisoner Of Second Avenue in the link.

Recession Watch: Imagi Studios

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Forbes reports on how the ASTRO BOY movie is squeaking through the tough times as Imagi Studios, the production company, searches for funding and so on: Their boss, Douglas Glen, Imagi’s chief executive, had just come back from the American Film Market in Los Angeles, which was devastated by the gloom and doom spanning the […]

More about that darned comic

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We know you are sick of that Obama & Spider-Man comic, but not only did the mere announcement of the comic make a lot of news, but news of the comic selling out has also made headlines everywhere. Atlanta: And Oxford Comics, purportedly the only Atlanta retailer to carry the comic, was swamped with comic […]

Kieran Culkin and Aubrey Plaza join SCOTT PILGRIM

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Okay, so we get it: The SCOTT PILGRIM film will spotlight many fresh-faced and talented performers who have many laughs ahead of them. Where’s the fun in that? Anyway, two more casting choices have been named. Kieran Culkin will play Wallace Wells, aka Chris Butcher, Scott’s roommate, and Aubrey Plaza will play ex-girlfriend Julie Powers. […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

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§ A widely distributed profile of millitary cartoonist Master Sgt. Steve Opet. These cartoons may be a bit funnier if you are actually in the Army in Iraq, but local humor always plays big. And for nearly 15 months, he has chronicled all of it in “Opet’s Odyssey” – cartoons that lampoon the sometimes humorous, […]

To do: This weekend in Brazil

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Will you be in São Paulo tomorrow? It is the place to be if you want to see Tara McPherson (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL), Doze Green, Jim Houser (BABEL) and Adam Wallacavage at the opening reception for their exhibition “Americana” at Choque Cultural. We can’t quite figure out what time the reception is, but […]

WATCHMEN suit settled

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White flag! Warring studios Fox and Warners have released a statement: “Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox have resolved their dispute regarding the rights to the upcoming motion picture Watchmen in a confidential settlement. Warner Bros acknowledges that Fox acted in good faith in bringing its claims, which were asserted prior to the start of […]