EXCLUSIVE preview: FROM THE ASHES #1

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Is there anyone who doesn’t like post-apocalyptic fiction? Looking back at the past decade in comics, there haven’t been a surplus of successful ongoing comics series. In fact we can think of only a handful. Of that handful, perhaps the two most durable and entertaining are THE WALKING DEAD and Y: THE LAST MAN. (Yes, […]

2009 Eisner voting open!

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Comics professionals, don’t forget to vote!

Tonight: WORLD WAR 3 release party

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The long running political comics anthology magazine, WORLD WAR 3, celebrates its latest issue at MoCCA tonight. Deets: Thursday, April 30, 2009 7-9PM With all this talk about a picture being worth a thousand words and so much chatter in the news, but little being said, we’ve decided to make the next World War 3 […]

Central Park Media files Chapter 7

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A key piece of Manga/Anime history slides into the sunset, as ICv2 reports that Central Park Media has filed Chapter 7. Many will remember CPM as one of the trailblazers of the anime (Patlabor, Uetna, Grave of the Fireflies) and manga fields, with manga titles like Record of Lodoss War and Slayers, as well as […]

Tonight: Carousel

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It’s yet another evening of cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures presented by a “glittering array of artists, performers, graphic novelists, & other characters” and curated by R. Sikoryak. Featuring: Brian Dewan, Dean Haspiel, Tim Kreider, Josh Neufeld, Jim Torok, Kriota Willberg, R.S. and more! Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 8:00 PM (door opens at […]

Miller on the changing shape of the Top 300

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John Jackson Miller has a pretty fascinating analysis of the Top 300’s long tail — complete with charts! (How does he DO it?) With March 2009 presenting, for the first time in a long time, the top selling comic coming in at under 100K, he makes comparisons to March 2003 and March 2006. The main […]

Business briefs

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§ While we’ve covered several book publishers who won’t be at BEA, several have alerted us to the fact that there will still be plenty of graphic novels at the upcoming BookExpo America. Diamond will be there in force with their pavilion of publishers and an array of events. Also, Eric Reynolds writes to tell […]

What if…Wolverine SANG?

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Up until now, Hugh Jackman has been able to keep his love of musical theater and his love of slicing people with his claws separate, but don’t think those of us who share those twin loves haven’t fantasized about WOLVERINE: THE MUSICAL. Now, Erik Beck from Indy Mogul and Mark Douglas, from Barely Political, have […]

Lost: “He sure knew who a boy’s best friend is.”

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HOORAY~! A Faraday Episode. Your running diary of tonight’s episode after the jump.

PictureBox Gallery launches

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Dan Nadel writes to tell us of a new art site, the PictureBox Gallery, that should repay more than a few visits. We are pleased to announce our new online venture, PictureBox Gallery (www.pictureboxgallery.org). On this specially curated site you’ll be able to view and purchase artwork from artists associated with venerable ol’ PictureBox, including […]

Broken Frontier relaunches

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Broken Frontier, the long-running “some news and reviews” site, has officially relaunched with some new ideas for content. You can read the PR below, but the site is a nice looking aggregation of the usual news, some previews, and reviews. Site head honcho Frederik Hautain and the rest of the crew have been at this […]

Tonight: The Greatest Films You Never Saw, Wolverine talk

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Tonight, a very cool event takes place at The Boiler in Williamsburg, NY: THE GREATEST FILMS YOU NEVER SAW with DEWANATRON An evening of vintage silent 16mm entertainment curated by Mark Newgarden Comedies, Cartoons, Vaudeville acts, Scientific curiosities, Erotic dances, Strange people’s home movies, Something for everybody–even YOU! Live musical accompaniment by Dewanatron (Leon Dewan […]

More on BEA

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Jim Milliot and Rachel Deahl have more on this year’s scaled-down BookExpo America: The exhibit floor at this year’s BookExpo America will look different from the hall at the 2008 BEA in Los Angeles and even from 2007, when the event was last held at New York’s Javits Center. That is not necessarily a bad […]

More on Archaia Studios Press

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Following up on what we touched on yesterday, Shaun Manning has much more on the revived Archaia Studios Press at CBR, interviewing Mark Smylie, PJ Bickett and Stephen Christy. “Kunoichi stepped in late last year and since then PJ and I have been working on our publishing schedule for 2009,” Mark Smylie told CBR News. […]

San Diego news and notes

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Hurry, children, hurry. Only a few Thursday and Sunday tickets are left. We thought it would be sold out in April, but it looks like there will be slots available through May. Going for a single day may not be such a bad idea if you’re looking to get a taste of the big show. […]

Studio Coffee Run, 4/29/09

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§ Today’s option: THE FORGOTTEN has been picked up by producers John Wells and Don Murphy. The comic book, by Evan Young and Jareth Grealish, was self-published and concerns a man who gets forgotten five minutes after he does or says anything. While it gives him great power and leeway as far as investigations and […]