News: Deitch, English, Little, many more at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

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The response to our call for new books at this weekend’s Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest was incredible and overwhelming, with new work by Kim Deitch, Jason Little, Austin English, Mark Alan Stamaty, and MANY MORE. We’re still sorting through it. Consider this only part 1! Bring a full wallet.

Sample work schedule of a manga artist

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How do they do so many pages? Three hours of spare time a week. And we thought WE had it rough. Via Kwanza Johnson.

Fantagraphics to publish Barnaby collection

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The much-beloved cult strip Barnaby by Crockett Johnson is getting a quality reprint, courtesy of Fantagraphics, The Comics Reporter reports. Eric Reynolds will edit while Dan Clowes supplies the art direction. First volume is due in April 2012. Spurge has all the history and details:

Girl Wonder seeks new board

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Girl-Wonder.org, the mostly superhero-focused organization for female readers and characters is looking for new board members.

Chiarello promoted to VP – Art Direction & Design at DC

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Continuing DC’s rollout of promotions and restructuring, Mark Chiarello, the mastermind behind WEDNESDAY COMICS and many other much-admired projects over the years such as BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE, has been promoted to VP Art Direction & Design. Chiarello had been overseeing most of DC’s art-related output for some time, and the appointment consolidates functions which had been under several positions that were eliminated in the restructuring.

Arsenic-eating bacteria life form in NASA shocker!

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Grant Morrison was right!

Nice Art: Ben Templesmith's BLACK SKY teaser

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“Black Sky” is a new “illustrated film” project by Ben Templesmith from Halo-8 Entertainment, the production company that seems to have a hand in a lot of interesting comics-esque related things, like the Grant Morrison documentary and so on. The first teaser image have just been released:

Coming Attractions: December 2010

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Well here we are, the final month of the year. Most publishers have already launched their big titles last month, so that titles would be on shelves for the pillaging hordes of Black Friday.  This month is a bit quiet, but still has some interesting titles.  Although most Publishers tend to roll up the carpets […]

To do Friday: Mo-Bot High book launch

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Neill Cameron‘s graphic novel Mo-Bot High was released from the DFC Library recently, and it’s having its book launch this Friday in Oxford, England. That’s right, we are having GIANT MO-BOT PARTY! Or “book launch” as it is rather more prosaically known. The Where: Blackwells Bookshop, Broad St, Oxford The When: Friday 3rd December, 7:00-9:30pm […]