TSA finds comic script threatening

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Via his Twitter feed, writer Mark Sable reveals that he was detained for 30 minutes prior to a flight by the TSA after a random search turned up a copy of his script to UNTHINKABLE. In the BOOM! series, a government think tank spends its time thinking up possible terrorist scenarios. Read Twitter backwards! # […]

Media Apocalypse Monday

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We usually start off our day with Media Bistro’s news roundup — as goes advertising and circ, so goes entertainment — and today’s state of the industries leaves nothing but a blasted heath crawling with robot soldiers watching Hulu on their Androids in its wake. Let’s take a look around, shall we? ¶ Perhaps most […]

2009 Doug Wright Award Winners

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Saturday night, the Doug Wright Awards, honoring the best in Canadian comics, were given out and the winners are: Best Book: Skim, by Jillian & Mariko Tamaki (Published by Groundwood Books) Best Emerging Talent: Kate Beaton (History Comics, katebeaton.com) The Pigskin Peters Award: Ojingogo, Matthew Forsythe (Published by Drawn & Quarterly)

TCAF roundup

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Wow, from all the rapturous Tweets and blog posts, it sounds like this weekend’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival was the bomb, the bee’s knees and the cat’s pajamas all rolled into one. Sequential has a great link roundup. Jamie Coville (among many others) has a photo gallery, and it looks like there were about a […]

Bristol Comics Expo wrap-up

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This year’s Bristol Comics Expo was a bit of a stripped down affair, and we couldn’t find much online just yet (or else no one had recovered from their pub time) but Cheryl Morgan has a live blog and some video, and her Twitter stream recaps the weekend. Also, Lee “Budgie” Barnett put up a […]

David Mazzucchelli retrospective

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Michael Fiffe does another one of his historical recaps, this time the career of David Mazzucchelli. We know the above ROM cover is something that no one would like to have remembered, but…he got better. PS: We do have a copy of RUBBER BLANKET #2…somewhere in here.

Tintoretto Tintin?

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Worth1000 is a website that runs Photoshopping contests, and occasionally they run one that’s right in our wheelhouse, like this one, which asks folks to put cartoon characters into famous paintings. Not as clever as some other contests we’ve seen, but pairing Caravaggio’s violent classicism with anime is a perfect fit.

Nerdlebrity corner: Vulcan salute scandal

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This story from the Daily Mail would have you believe that Zack Quinto is one of those people who can’t make the Vulcan salute, and he had to have his fingers glued together when essaying the gesture during filming of the new Star Trek movie. (Quinto plays young Spock — does he ever.) While it’s […]

Kibbles 'n' Bits

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§ First, an Al Feldstein health update. Via his mailing list, Feldstein reports that he underwent open heart surgery on April 17th, and is now home making slow and steady progress toward full recovery. Feldstein is the legendary writer/editor of EC’s horror and crime comics and MAD Magazine. § Scott Edelman posts two of the […]