Art Alert: Farel Dalrymple's Merv Pumpkinhead

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The OMEGA/POP GUN WAR artist posts a commission. Merv Pumpkinhead is, of course, from SANDMAN, but he’s also a nod to Jack Pumpkinhead, the character drawn by John R. Neill for the Oz books.

Art Alert: Colleen Coover's Clue

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Colleen Coover reimagines the popular board game. Did she do it with a wrench in the conservatory? That’s how we like to do it.

Future sailors like comic

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Speaking of sailors, our attention has been drawn to BRAVO ZULU, part of the “Fulfill Your Destiny” campaign to increase minority enrollment in the US Naval Academy. Created by writer and director Deborah Franco, the campaign has included ad spots, but will now expand into a graphic novel, above. According to a spokesperson for Franco, […]

Celebrate the Season: Fleet Week Salute!

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As everyone gets ready for the long weekend, as always, New York City is abuzz with the excitement of FLEET WEEK! We’re probably going to check out a few ships, and maybe a few sailors, too. Because everyone loves sailors. Click on more for our Memorial Day 2009 Sailor Salute!

UPDATED: Alan Moore and Mike Patton NOT to team

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UPDATE: IT turns out that Patton has only been APPROACHED to collaborate. Sorry about that. But maybe if everybody claps, he’ll do it! According to a story in Billboard, Alan Moore is working on a new work which will include an audiobook and a soundtrack and a collaboration with cult fave rocker Mike Patton: Moore […]

More on KING CITY's move

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Over at CBR, the stupendously talented Brandon Graham (see above) talks more about how KING CITY went from purgatory at Tokyopop to publishing at Image: Graham released “King City” Vol. 1 in 2007 through American manga publisher TOKYOPOP, and gained an Eisner nomination for Best Writer/Artist – Humor in 2008. The company planned to follow […]

Fashions of the capes

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Comics and fashion are crossing over more and more. The NY Times today reports on another Marvel book that will star its rich stable of female characters: On Aug. 26, Marvel will release the first issue of “Models Inc.,” a sartorially minded mini-series that unites some of its fashion-friendly supporting characters and pushes them into […]

WIGU is back

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After a hiatus of a few months, Jeffrey Rowland’s webcomic WIGU, the family/fantasy/comedy, is back with new episodes. Hoorah!

Handley pleads guilty

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As reported yesterday, Christopher Handley, the Iowa man arrested for owning drawn material depicting children engaged in sexual acts, has pleaded guilty to possessing obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children and mailing obscene material. Handley was arrested after Customs intercepted a package from Japan containing the questionable material specifically “Japanese manga drawings […]

Observation

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Well, a day ago, we didn’t have anything to do night times at MoCCA. Now it looks like we’ll be running up a hefty cab bill. More party poop to come! Technorati Tags: Mocca Fest 09

Viz launches new online magaizne

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Hm, what were we just saying about the print/online shift? Even as they cancelled SHOJO BEAT, Viz has announced the launch of a new online seinen (young men’s) manga anthology, Ikki, which you can read right here. Kai-Ming Cha gets the scoop.: In the wake of the cancellation of its print Shojo Beat manga fan […]

Learn about comics Part III — Impact University at SDCC

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And one more! Impact Books is sponsoring a one day intensive on July 21, the day before the San Diego Comic-Con kicks off. Online registration is now open for the new Impact University Pro Comics and Art Workshop, a one-day intensive of comics, graphic novel and art educational programming featuring some of the industry’s top […]

Learn about comics Part II — Madden and Abel at SVA

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Jessica Abel writes to alert us to anther great comics seminar, a pre-MOCCA Summer Intensive Comics Workshop at SVA: Starting the day after Memorial Day, Jessica and I are offering an intensive 2-week class at SVA, the goal of which is to learn how to make comics by writing, drawing, and printing a minicomic in […]

Learn about comics Part I — Peter Sanderson at NYU

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Peter Sanderson, a comics historian of erudite and informed lineage, writes to tell us he’s teaching a course about graphic novels and movies at NYU this summer: I will be teaching “The Graphic Novel and Cinema,” a course that compares movies to the comics in which they are based–including works by Eisner, Lee and Kirby, […]

2009 Russ Manning Award nominees announced

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Via PR, the nominees for this year’s Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, to be presented at this year’s Eisner Awards ceremony: The 2009 nominees are: Gregory Baldwin, writer/artist of Path (published by com.x Ltd) Eleanor Davis, writer/artist of Stinky (published by RAW Junior/Toon Books) Leigh Kellogg, artist of Wayfarer’s Moon (Single Edge Studios) Lukas Ketner, […]

John K.: Good Compositions Take Self Control

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Speaking of N.C. Wyeth, John K., whose blog we don’t link to nearly often enough, compares the illustration great to Yogi Bear in order to demonstrate good composition, and you know what? He’s right! And to prove how right is he, here’s an unrelated, supporting example, by Jock, via Standard Attrition.