RIP: Leo Cullum

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One of The New Yorker’s most iconic cartoonists, Leo Cullum has passed away at age 68. The NY Times obituary has an associated slide show, and proves that some New Yorker cartoons will actually make you laugh out loud.

Must read: Ten Things to Know About the Future of Comics

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Shaenon T. Garrity, as she so often does, sums up all the things we’ve been talking about with a piece called Ten Things to Know About the Future of Comics. A sample:

RIP: Paul the Psychic Octopus

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Paul, the octopus who stunned the world by correctly picking all his games in the 2010 World Cup, has died. It was not unexpected since at 2 1/2 he was up there in octopus years, but it is still sad.

Walking Dead gets app, weekly reprints

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Sunday is not only Halloween, it’s the debut of the Walking Dead TV show, and it looks like we’re going to have tons of Walking Dead-related announcements and content this week. To kick things off, comiXology has announced a standalone WALKING DEAD app. And now Image has announced a series of weekly reprints of the monthly comics starting in January and running ALL YEAR. These Walking dead stories are available in multiple formats, and the original releases have been among the best selling non-Top Two comics for a while now. It will be interesting to see how this pans out. PR below.

31 Days of Halloween: Bill Sienkiewicz's Dexter

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Everyone’s favorite serial killer Dexter has his own “webizodes” in a story called Dark Echoes, which features art by folks like Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack and Kyle Baker. Yes, it’s a motion comic but it kinda…..works. Honest.