Tweet Seriously, can we declare a moratorium on the use of the hype phrase “He’s doing the best work of his career here” by editors, writers, publishers, etc in promotional interviews. In this case it is Mark Millar talking about Steve McNiven and their new Marvel project, NEMESIS. But after you’ve read “Spike’s work on […]
Tweet Here’s a nice Halloween exclusive, courtesy of The Pekar Project Pekar Project artist Rick Parker, fresh off drawing Tales from the Crypt: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid, series “Deaditor” Jeff Newelt and Dr. Harvey Pekar concocted this Halloween treat featuring the Pekar Project artists and other frequent Pekar collaborators and subjects. Click for […]
TweetWhen R. Crumb does a book tour, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thus, his appearance Tuesday with Françoise Mouly in Richmond, VA has gotten lots of online coverage. Here’s Harry Kollatz Jr. at RichmondMagazine.com. Last night, R. Crumb entered with a pratfall that seemed to surprise the University of Richmond’s director of museums, Richard Waller. Waving […]
TweetWednesday past saw MarvelFest NYC 2009 unfold at NYC’s Union Square, traditionally one of the most traversed public spaces of the city. A cold, gloomy rain dried up just in time to make for a cold, brisk night that was just the right mood for a pre-Halloween costume contest. CBR’s Josh Wigler has a report […]
Tweet The NY Times teams up Lizzy Ratner and Seth for some haunting views: Even in this cheek-by-jowl town, the realm of other people’s apartments remains resolutely mysterious. Sure, New Yorkers share walls, overhear fights, inhale the sweet-spiced victories (and, all too often, failures) of sundry kitchen experiments. But the odd, unholy secrets of our […]
Tweet New York’s long schedule of comics conventions has its penultimate outing next weekend November 7-8, with Brooklyn’s King Con. The panel and guest lineup has been announced¸ including Al Jaffee, Harvey Pekar, Peter Kuper, Jonathan Ames, Cliff Chiang, and more. It’s worth the trip just to listen to Al Jaffee.
Tweet Robert Crumb continues his short tour of the states to talk about his adaptation of GENESIS with an appearance at UCLA tonight, where he’ll be joined by Françoise Mouly. Tickets are $60, unless you’re a UCLA student, in which case they’re a bargain at $18. UCLA’s great Hammer Museum also just opened an exhibition […]
TweetICv2 has a full report on an appearance by internationally acclaimed author Salman Rushdie (shown above with his ex, Padma Lakshmi) proclaiming his interest in writing a graphic novel on the Craig Ferguson Show. Rushdie answered, “Yeah, and actually I got asked recently if I’d like to write a graphic novel. I was kind of […]
Tweet Today’s artwork is by the amazing Richard Thompson, author of the wonderful strip Cul de Sac. Click for a larger version. We’ll be having a Halloween blowout over the next few days as we catch up with all the wonderful submissions to stay in the spirit of the season. Enjoy, and thanks for reading!
TweetThe Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has their nominations for their annual great Graphic Novels for Teen list up. The list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18 is prepared yearly. A shorter list of recommended titles will be made later in the year, with a Top Ten list released later […]
TweetStarting with a letter to subscribers which Tom Spurgeon unveiled, today’s it’s being announced that The Comics Journal, which is about to release its gala 300th print edition, is going to change its presentation drastically, with fewer, bigger biannual print editions and an increased online component. Dirk Deppey, has more: The expanded, full-service TCJ.com will […]