The day that comics on iTunes arrived

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TweetThree is a trend, right? First, there was yesterday’s story about Dark Horse going to iTunes. Then, this morning, there was ICv2′s directory of comics published for mobile devices: One of the fastest growing revenue-producing distribution channels for comics is mobile devices. Sold primarily as iPhone and iPod Touch apps, a wide range of comic […]

The matter of the day…again

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TweetAs if psychically answering our call yesterday for solutions instead of salvos, retailer Brian Hibbs confronts the Warlord of Io Situation with a look at every aspect of the comics chain, from publishers on through distributors and why they are unlikely to work. It’s a sensible, real world-based look at the problem, although Hibbs kinda […]

Lee, Quesada headline 2009 Big Apple Con

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Tweet Via PR, the Big Apple Con, newly acquired by Gareb Shamus, has announced its first guests: Gareb Shamus, CEO of New York-based Wizard Entertainment, today announced that Joe Quesada, editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and Jim Lee creator/publisher of DC Comics’ WildStorm Productions, will be co-Guests of Honor at “The 2009 National,” October 16-18, 2009 […]

New Dan Clowes sneak peek

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Tweet Aside from his NY Times serial, Mister Wonderful, Daniel Clowes hasn’t had a book come out since 2005′s ICE HAVEN, so word in The New Yorker of his latest project should be greeted by the slaying of calves and giant bonfires: “I don’t even have a title for it yet,” he told me, but […]

THE IRAQ WAR STORIES ANTHOLOGY

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TweetYow, two great-sounding anthologies in one day? This one will be online, but covers a topic that has been, as yet, little covered by comics (or most of the media.) ACT-I-VATE announces THE IRAQ WAR STORIES ANTHOLOGY, edited by Nick Bertozzi: Sundays on ACT-I-VATE.com starting 5/10/09 “What’s happening over there?” Nick Bertozzi has been teaching […]

The Big Feminist BUT

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Tweet A new anthology dealing with gender issues has been announced, and it’s called The Big Feminist BUT. It’s edited by Suzanne Kleid (The Believer Magazine), Joan Reilly (Deep Six Studio), and Shannon O’Leary (PET NOIR), and includes stories by Jeffrey Brown, Ayun Halliday (BUST Magazine), Julia Wertz and Dean Haspiel. It sounds pretty meaty: […]

RIP Ric Estrada

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Tweet Artist Ric Estrada passed away last week — there’s an obit retelling his remarkable life at the Salt Lake Tribune. His life included going to school with Fidel Castro, help from Ernest Hemingway, as well as many fine comic strips and comics, mostly for DC, where he drew such things as KARATE KID and […]

The National Post's TCAF interview series

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Tweet As part of the festivities leading up to this weekend’s Toronto Comics Arts Festival, the Toronto National Post is running a HUGE series of charming interviews with cartoonists who are attending, with questions involving pen nibs, Rubik’s Cubes, aliens, and other stuff you don’t usually read about on the regular news sites . It’s […]

Hugh Jackman goes to Ghostopolis

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Tweet Hugh Jackman is joining the multi-comic club with a planned starring role in GHOSTOPOLIS, based on a graphic novel by Doug TenNapel. The book is upcoming from Scholastic. The story centers on a man who works for the government’s Supernatural Immigration Task Force. His job is to send ghosts who have escaped into our […]

Dark Horse goes iPhone

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Tweet Dark Horse has joined the stampede of publishers who are trying various ways to get their comics distributed onto iPhones and other mobile devices. To do it, they’re launching an app for TERMINATOR: DEATH VALLEY from 1998. You can read the full PR below the fold, but CBR has an interview with DH’s Mike […]

Keenan joins Abrams

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TweetMore comings and goings, as Sheila Keenan is joining the Abrams ComicArt imprint as Senior Editor: Sheila Keenan will be joining ABRAMS on Wednesday, May 6, as Senior Editor, working on the Abrams ComicArts list. Keenan will report to Charles Kochman, Executive Editor. Sheila has over twenty years of experience as both a writer and […]

Comic News Insider on A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

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TweetYet more podcasting from The Beat! Along with Jimmy and Joe of Comic News Insider, Ben McCool and Lenae McKee, we dissect the various versions of A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE as part of CNI’s VERSUS series. It was a lot of fun and quite an interesting discussion.