End Times: Gilligan’s Island, The Movie

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Tweet If you were going into the end of the world in 2012, with a cold, empty feeling because Gilligan’s Island had not yet been turned into a feature film, rest easy: you will not be cast into the void unfulfilled. Co-producer Charles Roven previously worked on the GET SMART movie, so you know it […]

So which Marvel character has ‘FALLEN’ this time?

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Tweet PREVIEWS has the exclusive unredacted cover and copy for Marvel’s upcoming FALLEN mini-series, and it seems someone has photoshopped out that shocking death that ends Siege and begins “The Heroic Age.” The SIEGE has ended and taken its toll on both sides of the battle field. The event seven years in the making has […]

Simmons responds: Plagiarism or creativity in the age of borrowing?

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Tweet Cartoonist/reality star Nick Simmons issued a statement yesterday regarding being caught redhanded lifting images from Bleach and other very well known manga: “Like most artists I am inspired by work I admire. There are certain similarities between some of my work and the work of others. This was simply meant as an homage to […]

‘Stan’s Back!’ at BOOM! for the first time

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Tweet Hero Complex confirms that the Stan’s Back viral campaign people have been buzzing about is indeed affiliated with BOOM! Studios. The Marvel legend will lend his name to a new line of three superhero comics, with one to be written by Mark Waid. The deal was done through Pow! Entertainment, Lee’s development company. Just […]

Video Parade: Samsung, Matt Thurber, Lego Runner

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Tweet Johanna Draper Carlson points us to this Samsung ad for a phone that enables a moody cartoonist who looks more like a magician to draw comics. The art looks a bit like Lee Bermejo? A trailer for 1-800-MICE that will set the day off nicely, we believe. And via Topless Robot, a Lego version […]

Lost, Simpsons style

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Tweet Meet our new wallpaper! The core Lost cast Simpsonized right down to the rubble. Found via Vulture, but the source is Springfield Punx, a site which Simpsonizes characters and people from all over the place. Now all we need is a Lego version of a Simpsonized Lost character and you’d have the perfect artifact […]

This ‘n’ That, 3-2-10

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TweetStuff that is so totally random we dare not even call it Kibbles or Bits. § New York’s Strand Bookstore is holding a Tote Bag Design Contest, sponsored by Fantagraphics, D&Q and Toon Books, with judges Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, R. Sikoryak, AND Françoise Mouly and Steven Heller. The winner gets $1000 in books and […]

Poll: Help us rank what is cool!

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Tweet Since moving this blog, we’ve gotten a lot more, well, random information and pr coming in, and it’s becoming harder and harder to figure out what’s cool and what isn’t. There is so much amazing stuff happening every minute, and luckily we have Twitter, Facebook, SquareSpace and LinkedIn to tell us all about it. […]

POLL: Help us rank what is cool!

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TweetSince moving this blog, we’ve gotten a lot more, well, random information and pr coming in, and it’s becoming harder and harder to figure out what’s cool and what isn’t. There is so much amazing stuff happening every minute, and luckily we have Twitter, Facebook, SquareSpace and LinkedIn to tell us all about it. But […]

Top Shelf debuts new website, new books

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TweetThis morning, indie publisher Top Shelf unveiled a new, more user-friendly website, but they’ve also announced a slew of new books for 2011 and beyond listed below — among the highlights, a two-volume BACCHUS omnibus by Eddie Campbell, the return of Petey and Pussy, and promising work by Jess Fink and Will Dinski. Five New […]

2010 MoCCA programming announced

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TweetA panel with Al Jaffee, Jules Feiffer, Arnold Roth and Gahan Wilson may be the highlight — not just of MoCCA but the YEAR — but the rest of the MoCCA Festival’s programming has just been announced at The Daily Crosshatch. In addition to the panels, David Mazzucchelli will be presented with the Klein Award […]

DC lawyering up for Siegel case

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Tweet Over at Blog@ Jeff Trexler decodes some court filings which suggest that DC/Warners MAY expect the Superman case to go to trial. They’ve let go of their previous attorneys (who worked on the Edgar Winter case, among others) and replaced them with Daniel Petrocelli, a very high powered IP lawyer who represented Disney in […]

Evan Dorkin’s monsters

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Tweet A Flickr set of monsters , drawn by Evan Dorkin for his daughter Emily. Above, Mr. Bascomb.

Photo Parade: Oni, Hannigan, Templesmith, etc., etc., etc.

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Tweet[We welcome links for this feature -- please send your photo links to comicsbeat at gmail.com. Thank you!] •Anders Nilsen went to Rothenburg’s Kriminalmuseum and Munich’s Altes Pinakothekand took pictures. Jamie S. Rich and Diana Schutz spoke to Brian M. Bendis’s comics class. Charlie Chu (recently relocated to Portland as an Oni employee) took pictures.

Is “Lost Island” attraction on its way at Disneyland?

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Tweet Some Lost personnel were just at the Paleyfest yakking about their continuing anxiety over upcoming fan reaction to the final season, and they also let this thrilling news drop: Since few fans really expected major secrets to creep off the island during this friendly panel, the most exciting bit of news for series fans […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 3/1/10

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Tweet § Charles M. Hatfield visited the Crumb’s GENESIS art exhibit Evidence of “mistakes” or second-guessing was pretty minimal, though; Crumb’s facility and focus remain mind-blowing. The underdrawing was completely hidden by his tight inks, and the hypnotic textures of the rendering were, well, just that. What I particularly enjoyed was seeing other viewers — […]