WonderCon: Radical — #621

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Via PR: Radical Publishing will have at our booth #621: Steve Niles (creator/writer for both 30 Days of Night and Radical’s City of Dust), Sam Sarkar (writer for both the John Woo film version and comic of Caliber: First Canon of Justice) and M. Zachary Sherman (writer for one of Radical’s new 2009 titles, Shrapnel: […]

Who’s where at WonderCon

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Links to stuff people are doing: • ComicsPro • SLG/Slave Labor • Dark Horse • Serina Valentina And more notes people sent to us: § Michael Aushenker writes: Writer Michael Aushenker and artist Rafael Navarro will be at the WildCard Ink (Gumby Comics) booth # 724 promoting the new GUMBY’S GANG series, with issue # […]

Something cute to look at #2

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Via Jonathan Ross’s Twitter Even Bono thinks Clive Owen is hot, evidently.

Something cute to look at #1

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Medicomm’s TRON Mickey. Is there any actual…reason for this? Or is it just someone’s idea of fun? Let’s see REPO MAN Donald and Tod Browning’s FREAKS Goofy while we’re at it.

Business bytes: Gemstone, Viz, Soft Skull, Kodansha, etc.

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There’s lots of economic news floating around this week — most of it bad — but here’s the latest on what’s going around. § Cuts at Gemstone Publishing, which publishes Disney licenses, EC reprints and the Overstreet Price Guide. An email to Publisher Russ Cochran got the following response: We have unfortunately been forced by […]

Rall’s open letter on the Brian Duffy matter

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Editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy was recently let go from his job at the Des Moines Register; after leaving, he discovered that his artwork, which had been left behind, was not going to be returned to him but was planned to be donated to the University of Iowa. Duffy said he was always under the impression […]

Studio coffee run: Jackson is Fury, SUICIDE is in

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Events around town

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We’d just like to point out again that tomorrow, as part of the Festival of New French Writing , Francoise Mouly will interview Chris Ware and Marjane Satrapi. And it’s FREE. The event takes place at the Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). In other non-comics events through the festival, starting tonight, […]

Lost: Which side is the right side?

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I think, given the events of tonight’s show, I have finally found a way to encapsulate the Benjamin Linus vs. Charles Widmore struggle. More after the jump.

BookScan redux

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Okay, just a few after dinner cordials as we close the books on the annual Imbolc rituals: § Peerless Peggy Burns of D&Q has the last word on the indie sales matter, by pointing out that comparing apples to sea scallops makes no sense whatsoever: Bookscan doesn’t provide an accurate report, but it can be […]

Marketing comics by Ken Marcus

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Over at Robot 6, writer Ken Marcus (SUPER HUMAN RESOURCES) has a long list of marketing tips that, in the Post-Benchmark era, will need to be heeded more than ever, as he faces harsh facts: People do not care about you. Not readers, not retailers, not the press and maybe not even your publisher. No […]

Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark

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In all their business news yesterday, a firm opening, title, and other info for the Spider-Man musical was announced. You’ll recall that the musical will be directed by Julie Taymor with music and lyrics by Bono and the Edge, and a book by Taymor and Glen Berger. No casting has been announced, but in red […]

Read COLD HEAT online

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The first four issues of COLD HEAT, the collaboration between Ben Jones (Paper Rad) and Frank Santoro, are now available online. FREE. Future print issues will be available for print on demand. In case you are unfamiliar with the title, the authors describe it as “the story of Castle, an 18 year old girl who […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 2/25/09

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§ Scott McCloud has relaunched scottmccloud.com, and there you can read the Google Comic, THE RIGHT NUMBER, and other early and middle period McCloud experiments in web comics. Above, “The Right Number” ©2003 and TM Scott McCloud. § Papercutz, the line of kids comics that publishes NANCY DREW, BIONICLE, TALES FROM THE CRYPT and so […]

Laugh at the manga

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Both David P. Welsh and John Jakala take a crack at listing their favorite humor manga. Lots of good stuff mentioned — from Sgt. Frog to Slam Dunk to Club 9 Your and My Secret. We’d advise checking out both lists, but we can’t believe no one mentioned Akira Toriyama, (Dr. Slump) but, you know, […]

Eternal Kato of the Spotless Hornet

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And one more tidbit of movie news — occasional cartoonist and oft-times director Michel Gondry is supposedly going to direct that GREEN HORNET movie that stalled out when Stephen Chow bowed out as director. Reportedly, Chow is still on board to play Kato, and the decision to replace him with the formally daring Gondry shows […]