The Road to the Future of the Graphic Novel

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Todd Allen wraps up his overview of the Comics Doomsday scenario with a look at how graphic novels would fare in a world populated only by Charlton Heston and Will Smith: It seems that as DC and Marvel move towards universe-wide story arcs tying in an increasing number of individual titles, they aren’t stopping to […]

Wizard/Big Apple updates

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• ICv2 talks with Wizard CEO Gareb Shamus about his acquisition of the Big Apple Con, announced yesterday. We asked Shamus what plans he had for the Big Apple shows other than the National (the fall show), and he said that “we’re still working that out.” Carbonaro had run as many as three other Big […]

To do tonight: Brooklyn

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Michael Crowley and Dan Goldman sign copies of 08: A GRAPHIC DIARY OF THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL tonight at Brooklyn’s Book Court. According to Goldman, “The talk will include a multimedia presentation about how the book came to be, showing behind-the-scenes design work as the look of the book evolved, and talking about our struggle to […]

Topolino celebrates 60th anniversary

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Topolino, Italy’s long running digest-sized Disney comics mag, has just celebrated its 60th anniversary. The magazine is one of the most popular in Italy, read by both adults and children, and special issues can sell one million copies…in a week. Mama mia! The 60th anniversary is celebrated in this week’s special issue (#2784). Readers can […]

Crabapple’s MoCCA Fest poster unveiled

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Over on her blog, Molly Crabapple has posted her poster for this year’s MoCCA Festival, held June 6-7. Not only does the art feature an octopus — always a favorite here — but it’s the first hint we’ve seen of this year’s guests — David Mazzucchelli, Seth, Adrian Tomine, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth, and many […]

Gaiman, Tatsumi, Guibert and more at PEN Festival

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The PEN World Voices Festival runs from April 27-May 3 in New York (mostly) and features authors from all over the world talking about books and ideas. And — surprise — there are several events featuring graphic novelists and the like, including an afternoon of three sessions. Several events are free, but you’ll need tickets […]

Studio Coffee Run: make it a Venti

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Whew…we have a lot to catch up on….first off, a hot rumor this week was that The Weinstein Company had let their rights to SIN CITY 2 lapse, which IESB was very happy about. But then Weinstein lawyer Bert Fields raced over to say “TWC’s rights to produce sequels to SIN CITY remain intact as […]

Random Universe, Random Links

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§ Darwyn Cooke fills in for Jimmy Palmiotti over at Blog@Newsarama and he proves to be a fine blogger. We’d ask him to do more, but then he wouldn’t make so many great comics. § In his latest comics column at Complex mag, musician/comics writer Percy Carey takes aim at the comics industry: I was […]

Kitties and puppies

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Let’s relax a little today with another page from BEASTS OF BURDEN, the Evan Dorkin/Jill Thompson miniseries coming later this year. And the cover to issue #2 of LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS by Karl Kerschl. Don’t you feel better?