Tonight to do: Julia Wertz fundraiser

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Luckily, America is not a socialist country, and healthcare is TOTALLY not rationed based on how much money you have or whether you are employed or not. What a ludicrous idea that is. Because healthcare in the US is absolutely not the most expensive of any developed nation, Julia Wertz is having a fundraiser to […]

News bits: DrMaster, McSweeney’s, Avatar

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• Katherine Dacey wonder what’s happening at DrMaster, and the evidence is not encouraging: Over at the ANN forums, site user Facesforce speculates that DrMaster is on the verge of shutting down. He notes that several vendors have been unable to reach the company about overdue shipments, and points out that DrMaster has not released […]

Video of the DAY; 60 Minutes visits MAD Magazine

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Back in the late ’80s, Morley Safer sat down with the MAD crew.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 9/18/09

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§ Marc-Oliver Frisch reviews MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #18 which introduced the Guardians of the Galaxy. I had no idea Arnold Drake created these guys, along with Gene Colan, but I would so buy a cover that looked like that right this minute. The highlight of the piece, in lieu of an engaging plot or compelling characters, […]

Yen mangasizes The Clique

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Another popular book series is being adapted into comics form, this time The Clique, by Lisi Harrison, a #1 New York Times bestselling series in the Gossip Girl-ish vein. Yen Press will publish a manga version illustrated by Yishan Li in July 2010. With nearly 8 million copies sold and a popular feature film from […]

New Souther Salazar store

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Cartoonist/painter/sculptor Souther Salazar has opened a store on Etsy and there you can buy all manner of adorable, lovely things, including mini-comics. Prices are from $3 up. So. Cute.

OSU collection renamed the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library

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The Ohio State University’s archives of comics-related material is one of the greatest collections of comics history and art on the planet. And now it’s getting a name and a renovated home, thanks to a grant from a relative of early 20th century cartoonist Billy Ireland. Read on:
 The Ohio State University Board of Trustees […]

More SPX guests announced

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Peter Kuper, Kevin Huizenga, Kate Beaton and Al Columbia have joined the guest list at SPX. They join Gahan Wilson, Paul Karasik, Carol Tyler, Josh Neufeld, John Porcellino, Willy Linthout Jerry Moriarity, R. Sikoryak and Joshua Cotter, so, all in all, it’s gonna be pretty cool. Peter Kuper is a contributor to Time, Newsweek, The New York […]

Kids discover mysterious new creature, beat it to death

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Hairless corpse believed to be a strange new mutant creature. The mysterious beast crawled feebly from a cave in Panama, so alarming local youths that they were forced to beat it to death. Because that’s what kids with sticks do, by God. Now, we suspect that this thing was not crawling anywhere. It really does […]

Random thoughts

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Over on the Wildstorm blog the other day, they dropped a BOMBSHELL. Gen13 is getting a new artist, a very talented fellow. And his name is Cruddie Torian. How do you just go on after this kind of thing? Why does Austin Trunick get to be the one who writes the blog post called Meet […]