John Porcellino on tour — tonight, Desert Island

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Did we post the John Porcellino tour dates before? Twice is better than never. He IS coming to a store near you. Tues. Sept. 29, 2009; 7-9 PM – Brooklyn, NY Desert Island 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 388-5087 www.desertislandbrooklyn.com Weds. Sept. 30, 2009; 7PM – Somerville, MA Hub Comics 19 Bow Street, […]

Great minds think alike

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We’re just stealing this from Tim Hodler at Comics Comics, via a Village Voice interview with French director Alain Resnais because it is three-way cool. “We decided that the light should be emotional rather than realistic,” says [Alain] Resnais, citing a source of inspiration in one of his beloved comic-strip illustrators, Terry and the Pirates […]

They’ll do it every time!

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No sooner has Rich Johnston noted that much-loved and admired Amanda Conner was the first woman to make Wizard Magazine Top 10 artists list—to much huzzahing and rejoicing—than it was noted, via CB Cebulski’s Twitter, that the SAME issue of Wizard contained THIS: Boobs! Did you know that “a boob” means: 1 : a stupid […]

SPX memories…and there are a lot of them

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This is far from a complete link dump, it’s more just things that struck our fancy, ¶ The Critics Panel at SPX was much discussed. You can either read about it, in Johanna Draper Carlson’s precís OR you can LISTEN to it at Sean T. Collins‘ recording! An age of wonders! ¶ Leah’s Stuff has […]

Quote of the day

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The number of Chinese people eating there was a testament to its quality and the number of cartoonists eating there was a testament to its affordability. Ben Towle on the crowd at the Fortune Star Buffet in Rockville, MD, during SPX.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 9/29/09

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§ Oh Shaenon, why can’t I be you? The Patrick Swayze Manga Recommendation Guide. § Robot 6 calls this post “The comic Chris Ware doesn’t want you to see“, and it is pretty hard to improve upon that description. What is the secret of…FLOYD FARLAND??? § Geoff Boucher looks at Jack Kirby, the abandoned hero […]

RIP: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

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The woman that inspired the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” passed away at the age of 46 from Lupus. From the WaPo obit: … Mrs. Vodden’s connection to the Beatles dates to her childhood friendship with schoolmate Julian Lennon, John Lennon’s son. Julian Lennon, then 4 years old, came home from school […]