Danielle Corsetto on CNN

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Webcomicker Danielle Corsetto wrote to tell us that the above cartoon (all of it) will be featured briefly on CNN’s Situation Room tonight at around 6:57 pm EDT.

2009 Harvey Award nominations announced

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Update: We’ll have more commentary when off deadline but Kevin Melrose and Tom Spurgeon will do for now. Via PR: The 2009 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honor of the late Harvey […]

San Diego convention center expansion: the case AGAINST

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Okay, you Comic-Con Kremlinologists will like this. Don Bauder, a columnist for the San Diego Reader, looks at the proposed $700 mil+ SD con center expansion and cries shenanigans: In other cities, convention centers are financed through taxes on restaurant meals, auto rentals, and airport departures; hotel and sales taxes; special tourist development district taxes, […]

Some stuff

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§ Chris Butcher and his macro lens are having a great time in Japan! § Chris Mautner looks back at the majesty of David Mazzucchelli’s RUBBER BLANKET (above) and wonders why it hasn’t been collected. YEAH, David? WHY HASN’T IT? § Newbies ahoy: here’s A guide to comic books throughout the decades by Brendan Kachel, […]

Where is my mind?

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We had a conflicting deadline so no real posting until later…maybe…except to say that we’ve started drinking coconut water, the new fad drink, and wow, it REALLY WORKS. All that potassium and vitamin C gives us clarity and happy tummy all in one. Last night we muddled up some expensive cherries and threw ‘em in […]

San Diego: CCI news and notes

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It’s becoming increasingly obvious to us that continuing with our week-before-the-show round-up of San Diego news will not only a) kill us but b) be hopelessly out of date. In that spirit, we’ll be posting what will eventually end up being daily roundups of news and notes. § First, a reminder: the con is eBaying, […]

Your guide to Toronto comics conventions

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Following last week’s ownership change of the Toronto Comicon, a lot of people were confused about what shows were what in Toronto. Although we’re not locals, as far as we can make out there are three major shows in Toronto: TCAF: an indie centric, curated show which is generally considered one of the best comics […]

JMS leaves THOR

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Well-reviewed, chart-topping, but irregularly shipping, the J. Michael Straczynski/Olivier Coipel run on THOR was one of the better selling recent character relaunches. However, it had been rumored widely that JMS was leaving the book, and an interview at CBR confirms. The reason given isn’t any big blow-out, but rather that JMS didn’t want to get […]

Achewood’s Michael Jackson Tribute

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Worth a moment.

Long Beach Comic-Con announces more guests

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Via PR: Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC), October 2-4, 2009, at the Long Beach Convention Center in downtown Long Beach, California has confirmed an all-star slate of comic writers, creators and artists as well as a wide array of mass media celebrities to its growing list of previously announced exhibitors. Special guests include television and […]

New Eddie Campbell collection info

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Eddie Campbell previews The Years Have Pants, the upcoming omnibus of Alec, his early autobiographical strip, and shows off some of the 45 pages of new material, including the above strip. For those who haven’t seen Alec, it’s autobiography that probably a lot of people who don’t like autobio comics will like, as, unlike many […]

Is there a Steve Jobs in the comic book industry?

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At Comic Book Bin, Hervé St-Louis asks Is There a Steve Jobs in the Comic Book Industry? In order for a similar persona to exist in the comic book industry, such a person would have to share Jobs’ equal business acumen, draw a legion of supporters and evangelists, be continually spearhead breakthroughs in the comic […]

Michael Jackson dies…and Bluewater is there

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Via PR, the start of what you know is going to be a new comics cottage industry. To millions he was the King of Pop; one of the world’s most cherished entertainers and a celebrated international icon. With his untimely passing, Michael Jackson left an extraordinary and tragic legacy. Bluewater Productions is paying tribute in […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 6/29/09

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§ Frank Santoro digs deeper into the history of comics coloring with an investigation of Pacific Comics and the grayline coloring system. BTW, if you’ve read comics prior to the advent of cheap scanners, they have some pretty strange and sometimes amazing coloring. This piece will give you some idea of the tortuous and inaccurate […]

Wanna buy a pass for San Diego Comic-Con?

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Still want to buy a ticket to the Big Show? Comic_Con, the official Twitter of Comic-Con, is offering one day and four day passes on Ebay at regular prices. Follow and hurry! They are selling quickly.

Ted Raimi’s reverse view

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Via actor Ted Raimi’s Twitter feed, another Green Pants moment: @ Wizard Word convention in Philly. Thousands of fans here.12:01 PM Jun 19th from Tweetie Completely lost at con. Cannot find the green room. I’m screwed.12:03 Waiting to be met by con employee. Hiding behind pillar. One fan asked if I was hiding from him. […]