Shogakukan and Shueisha acquire Euro Japanime companies

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Via PR: The Japanese manga and animation powerhouses Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc. and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co., Ltd. (Shogakukan & Shueisha Group) announced today their joint acquisition of Kaze S.A.S. (Kaze) and Anime Virtual S.A. (Anime Virtual), two of Europe’s leading distributors and licensees of Japanese animation.  With this acquisition, the group positions itself as a […]

This weekend: Fan Expo Canada

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Accounted by some as the third biggest comics/pop culture show in North America and definitely the biggest one in Canada, Fan Expo Canada 2009 kicks off today in Toronto, with a full service slate of celebs, comics folk, and horror and SF peeps. Marvel and DC are exhibiting, along with several other companies, including BOOM!, […]

Pundits examine iPhone comics stampede

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There were a couple more iPhone comics announcement in our inbox this morning, bringing the approximate number of iPhone related comics announcements this week to 5,684 or so. Rather than run them all we’ll refer you to ICv2’s brief overview of the field which notes that the number of companies offering comics on iPhones has […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 8/28/09

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§ATTENTION SCUM BABY HEADS SPANNERS PLAGUE COCKS That’s from TalkLikeWarenEllis.com, hours or minutes of fun: This page randomly generates a Warren Ellis-like greeting based on his tweets. All respect and credit for the words here should be given directly to him, we just thought it would be funny to do this. Please don’t destroy us, […]

Tyler, Neufeld announced as SPX guests

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Via PR: The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce Carol Tyler and Josh Neufield as guests for SPX 2009. Carol Tyler, one of the original “Wimmen” cartoonists, has contributed to Weirdo, Drawn & Quarterly, Zero Zero, along with the […]

Land o’ Links, 8/27/09: Here I Am

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§ The deadline for voting in the Harvey Awards is midnight Friday! Go here to vote. § Brigid Alverson has some basics of webcomic design that are very basic, but still good advice: DON’T hide your comic. This should be obvious, but a lot of webcomics fail this basic test: When I go to the […]

Drawn and Quarterly and Delisle in New York/Brooklyn Book Festival

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Guy Delisle, author of three fantastic graphic novels, will be making his first appearance in New York at the Brooklyn Book Festival September 13th. Drawn & Quarterly will be exhibiting for the third year in a row and they have several exciting events planned, as you can read at their blog. Beside Delisle, D+Q cartoonists […]

Brian Chippendale analyzes DAREDEVIL

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Brian Chippendale is blogging. This Brian Chippendale. But he’s blogging about…DAREDEVIL. Matt Murdock was the second most important character in this mega-issue. Master Izo has shown us his legacy and we are happy he invited us in. finally, why not a drunken kung fu master to brighten the day with mixed up morality. Marvel should […]

James Bond and Wolverine team up for…ANGST

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MAN WATCH: EW has a first look at Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman in the Broadway play ‘A Steady Rain’, which, we’re told, is a heavy duty drama about two Chicago cops. Jackman, who won a Tony in 2004 for hoofing it as 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, plays Denny, a […]

Is Diane Nelson the new overlord at DC?

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Rich Johnston reports the rumor that has been swirling around for the last few weeks from multiple sources: a new boss for DC, namely Diane Nelson currently president of Warners’ direct-to-DVD branch Warner Premiere. DC honcho Paul Levitz had been reporting to Time-Warner president and COO Alan Horn, after a period several years ago where […]

Is Australia killing another DC superhero movie?

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DC fans are still grieving over the way brutal Australian tax laws put the kibosh on George Miller’s JLA movie, claiming the film did not have enough Australian content to justify the tax breaks needed to make such a costly film. Now it seems these Aussie scumbags are endangering the Ryan Reynolds starring GREEN LANTERN […]

PINOCCHIO, VAMPIRE SLAYER contest — Lie to win

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PINOCCHIO, VAMPIRE SLAYER by Van Jensen and Dustin Higgins is coming out this fall from Slave Labor, and the creators are promoting it with a most imaginative contest: Hyphothetical question time. What if you were a magically sentient wooden puppet? And what if whenever you told a lie, your magically sentient wooden nose would grow […]

Scott Pilgrim meets Gem Fighter

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Bryan Lee O’Malley pays tribute to a classic Capcom poster with this Scott Pilgrim image. It will be available at the upcoming PAX show.

Relax, Twilighters getting their OWN conventions

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Creation is launching a 20-date series of TWILIGHT conventions, writes Geoff Boucher at the LA Times: The three-day weekend fan conventions will tour around the country and internationally over the next three years, with 20 stops already announced and one scheduled in the Southland at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel on March 12-14, 2010. […]

Todd McFarlane doodles

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Todd McFarlane has been Twittering ever since Tyrese talked him into doing it. And now we get Todd’s doodles from when he’s in meetings. He writes: Here’s a PARODY drawing of a classic hero. Idle time makes the mind wonder. This was done in the program COREL PAINTER.

Ted Kennedy memories — UPDATE

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Poor Bluewater…bad timing. UPDATE: Bluewater has released a statement: The country is a lesser place with the passing of Senator Kennedy. Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum we could all learn a great deal if we followed his passion for public service.   The timing of our announcement of a biography comic […]