Looking for Calvin and Hobbes

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Just received a galley of this. The fascinating life, work, and legacy of the reclusive creator behind the beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip For ten years, between 1985 and 1995, Calvin and Hobbes was one of the world’s most beloved comic strips. And then, on the last day of 1995, the strip ended. Its […]

The happiest cartoonists of all time

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One can only guess at what the occasion for this LIFE Magazine photo shoot was, but it must have been long remembered in the halls of NCS. Apparently a bunch of strip cartoonists were brought out to draw on the bathing suits of a bunch of comely young models. All that’s missing is a bunch […]

This week, it’s Chicago Comic-Con

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The Chicago Comic-Con, formerly Wizard World Chicago, kicks off this weekend. There are tons of media guests and even a few comics folks, like Mark Millar, George Perez, and Dan Slott. And for a crossover, The Legion of Former Buffy Stars Who Write Comics is expanded by one as Emma Caulfield debuts a webcomic called…CONTROPUSSY. […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 8/7/09

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§ Bromance is dead at Marvel…and Chris Butcher explains why. § Laura Hudson catches up with Geoff Johns CA: Do you think of them as zombies? GJ: No, they’re not zombies. They’re Black Lanterns. They have intelligence; they have personality. There’s much more to them, as you’ll find out in the series. It’s taking the […]

Congrats to the Gertlers!

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About Comics’ Nat Gertler welcomes Benjamin Meyer Gertler Born August 4, at 8:22 AM, 8 lbs., 8 oz.

Penny-pinching senator kiboshes cartoonist hire

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One fewer cartoonist is (potentially) gainfully employed today, after the Senate questioned a Treasury plan to hire a cartoonist. The Treasury’s Bureau of Public Debt hoped that witty cartoons and seminars on humor would cheer up their workers, who are toiling to oversee the nations $1.2 trillion debt. “Our training staff felt that at a […]

Did Comic-Con spat break up Twilight duo?

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Even as Twilight campers were cleaning up after two days in the wilderness, an attempt at a Comic-Con reunion between Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson went awry after Stewart learned of his affair with Emilie de Ravin, tabs are saying. (de Ravin plays the erstwhile Claire on Lost.) The duo had dallied during […]

RIP John Hughes

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Cliff Chiang’s tribute