MySpace — the law of diminishing returns

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As reported widely yesterday, MySpace, the once ascendant social networking site, laid off over 400 people yesterday — a third of its workforce — in the same month that it announced that rival Facebook had surpassed the Fox-owned site in number of users. According to Comics Alliance, the layoffs included the people running MySpace Comics, […]

Jason interview and news

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Reading or conducting an interview with Norwegian comics genius Jason can be kind of frustrating, because he’s just not a fountain of words. But Brian Heater gets him to yap about as much as possible: That multimedia aspect doesn’t interest you? Doing slides and presenting the work? No, I don’t really like to talk about […]

Two from Kirby

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4th Letter one-ups Garfield and gives us DARKSEID MINUS NEW GODS, a bleak, existential drama set in a landscape of nihilism and doubt by Søren Kierkegaard. And the Kirby Project gives us Thor on a Scooter.

Latest Femmenerd snubs

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Charlie Jane Anders (again) rounds up the two most recent clueless dissings of female genre fans. In the first, as Johanna reported, the huge, Fox-owned gaming site IGN ran a contest for a trip to Comic-Con that was originally only open to males who are both legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and […]

Angelina Jolie endorses THE PHOTOGRAPHER

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Jolie, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees when she isn’t making movies, or tabloid headlines, has praised the acclaimed graphic novel by Emmanuel Guibert.

Comic-Con celebrates 40th Anniversary with book, guests

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The San Diego Comic-Con is 40 and fabulous this year, and the show is celebrating in various ways. They are releasing a new retrospective book, Comic-Con: 40 Years of Artists, Writers, Fans, and Friends , a bountifully illustrated history of the con and the first book of its kind. Also, they are bringing back as […]

Commentary by Robert Kirkman

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Robert Kirkman and the Image folks have a little fun with recent comics events with this press release for INVINCIBLE #63, on sale today. In an unprecedented move, writer Robert Kirkman and illustrator Ryan Ottley have made a cryptic, semi-confident promise that INVINCIBLE #63 might be kind of a big deal for reasons they wouldn’t […]

Hours of fun: Government comics archive

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Did you know that The University of Nebraska-Lincoln library archives contain a digital archives of 175 free government comics from around the world? It’s true! Duck and cover! Conserve water! The war against drugs! The price of Freedom! Captain America and Campbell’s Soup fight energy drainers! IT’S ALL HERE. Smokey Bear! And this classic tale […]

VOLLENWEIDER’S CAVE in Vice

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Unstoppable Fort Thunder alum cf is at it again in Vice Magazine with the indescribable VOLLENWEIDER’S CAVE. Warning: Extreme violence! NEWS NOTE: Vice Comics “guru” or something Nick Gazin informs us that a “Vice Guide To Comics” has been put together and will be given away at a large comic book convention that is coming […]

Weing’s SET TO SEA set to rerun

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Over on his LJ, Drew Weing announced that his long lost webcomic, SET TO SEA, will be returning in twice-weekly format.

Studio Coffee Run, June 17, 2009 — UPDATE

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• Another one of those mysterious comics that hasn’t been published yet is optioned to the gills, this time by the shingle run by former New Line heads Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne: Warner Bros. has committed to develop “7th Son,” a drama based on a trio of graphic novels by J.C. Hutchins. Seven strangers, […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 06/17/09

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§ Top Story: Brigid Alverson read comics on an iPod Touch. TRAITOR!!!! It may never replace print, but the iPod Touch is starting to emerge as a pretty good platform for comics, at least in the short term. It has several advantages over the Kindle—it has color, the graphics are nice and sharp, and a […]