Tan, Gaiman get World Fantasy Award noms

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TweetOver at her blog, Delia Sherman has listed the World Fantasy Award nominations and not only is Neil Gaiman up for two (For The Graveyard Book and Odd and the Frost Giants but Shaun Tan was nominated for two — one for Best Artist and one for Tales from Outer Suburbia in the Best Collection […]

Marvel’s publishing sales flat in Q2

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TweetJim Milliot at PW summarizes Marvel’s latest financials, and they back up the idea of a softer 2nd quarter for comics publishing in general: Publishing revenue at Marvel Entertainment was flat in the second quarter, slipping from $31.8 million to $31.7 million. Operating income fell more noticeably, dropping 6.8%, to $10.9 million. Lower level of […]

SD09: The New Invaders

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Tweet Before I get into this, let me state unequivocally that San Diego Comic-Con is a fantastic experience, and despite any kvetching that follows, it’s an incredible, inspiring event and I remain amazed by the organization and efficiency with which it is run. For better or worse, Comic-Con wouldn’t be the mega media event that […]

To Do: August 4 – August 9

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TweetWednesday, August 5 Los Angeles, CA, 6 PM – 10 PM – Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem at Meltdown Comics Actor, singer, comics writer and hype machine Tyrese Gibson and the rest of the creative team of his new comic book, MAYHEM, Mike Le, Will Wilson, and Tone Rodriguez, will make a signing apperance at L.A. retailer […]

Tom Kaczynski and Dash Shaw team up for buddy comic

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Tweet It’s for an upcoming issue of MOME and it looks rich. Kaczynski writes and does layouts, while Shaw finishes.

Marvel/Miracleman plot thickeners

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Tweet Likewise, we haven’t had time to delve into all the various levels of the return of Marvelman, but let’s just say all the players are tuning up for a whang dang doodle of a hootenanny. Rich Johnstongathers up some early reports and message board postings, including Erik Larsen’s declaration that “Neil Gaiman is a […]

Frank Santoro’s The bridge is over

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TweetFrank Santoro has posted an important essay on the end of the direct market as a conduit between comics for art and comics for commerce : The bridge is over. From 1975 to 2005, the Direct Market was the bridge from the old world “Comics-as-ephemera”, returnable periodicals model to the new world “Comics-as-Literature” bookstore model. […]

Studio coffee run: PRIEST, Wimpy, ALIBI

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Tweet § Remember that adaptation of PRIEST, the manga about a priest who fights vampires? A teaser image of star Paul Bettany has been released. § A Wimpy Kid movie? Wow, why didn’t I think of that! More casting news here. Steve Zahn is joining star Zachary Gordon (above) with Thor Freudenthal directing. Zahn and […]

To do August 19th: Quesada, Mazzucchelli, Kidd, Fingeroth, other

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TweetWow, we’d go to this even if we weren’t on it! As part of the Bryant Park Word for Word author series, key figures from the world of comics and graphic novels will speak at “COMICS: FROM EVERY ANGLE,” a freewheeling discussion of the past, present, and future of sequential art. Join moderator DANNY FINGEROTH […]