Contest: Write your own Jack Kirby pitch

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TweetDave Itzkoff at the NY Times uncovers the story of  a vault of 600 pages of unpublished Jack Kirby concept art.  After leaving DC in the ’70s, the King went on to work in animation for Ruby-Spears through the ’80s, designing such things as Thundarr the Barbabian, among others. But so prolific was Kirby’s imagination […]

KICK-ASS gn hits 100,000 copies

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Tweet Publishers who think of comic book movies as multi-million dollar ads for the trade aren’t that far off, as Marvel has announced that the KICK-ASS graphic novel by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. has sold over 100,000 copies, including nearly 40 percent to the direct sales market. “My first inclination is to try […]

Kibbles 'n' Bits — 4/13/10

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TweetAs usual, too many links, not enough time. § The Library of American Comics has launched a website that will fill one with longings for comics strips of the past. § If this Comic Book Cartography blog hasn’t changed your life yet, just give it time. § The winners of the Afrodisiac Art Contest have […]

Reed acquires Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention

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Tweet Reed Exhibitions, owner of this week’s C2E2 show and the New York Comic-Con, has just announced its first foreign partnership: the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention to be held December 10-12. It’s quite an interesting move in many ways; Reed already runs business-to-business trade shows around the world, so the infrastructure is already […]

You know you want it: SDCC exclusive Claire Bobble Head

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Tweet Toy shelf space is at a premium these days, but we have to admit, this Claire Littleton Bobble Head from Bif Bang Pow!, complete with gun and a substitute baby made from animal parts, has that certain je ne sais quoi. (The hair is a little too neat, though.) It’s available as an exclusive […]