IDW launches Suicide Girls comic

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Actress Brea Grant, artist David Hahn and cover artist Cameron Stewart are not a creative team to be taken lightly. The Suicide Girls are an early adapter in the “tattoo’d Goth Girls are sexy” derby, and for a subscription you can look at naked but kind of artful photos of lots of them, and the individual models have more of an empowered air about them than most naked girl sites. Anyway, a comic book.

What's next for what's left of Wizard?

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Join us for a spin around the internet and dig into SEC filings that explain what Wizard’s business plan is now.

Cartoonist Shaun Tan nominated for an Oscar®

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Tweet Although this morning’s Oscar nominations revealed a paucity of comics-themed movies — IRON MAN 2′s SPX nom being the only one for Team Comics Movies — Australian cartoonist Shaun Tan was nominated in the Short Film (Animated) category. There’s a site for the film, THE LOST THING, which Tan directed, here. Tan is an […]

2 down, 48 other Cartoonist Laureates to go

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In light of yesterday’s announcement of James Kochalka being appointed “country’s first ever” Cartoonist Laureate in Vermont, it appears that one other state has previously named a cartoonist laureate, Chad Carpenter. And what state would that be? Alaska. That’s right, the 50th state in terms of population density per square mile named a Cartoonist Laureate before states like Oregon, Washington, California, New York and the ever-burgeoning Vermont. These states are pregnant with cartoonists, illustrators, animators and graphic novelists. When asked about the erroneous credit The Center For Cartoon Studies co-founder, James Sturm, stated, “I should have known. Alaska is the only state in the country that has a longer cartooning season than Vermont.” For those down south, cartooning season lasts as long as there is snow on the ground and whiskey in your mug.

Meanwhile, GeekChicDaily raises $1.5 million

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While the timing, abutting yesterday’s Wizard announcements, would seem to be connected, there’s no mention of Gareb Shamus in today’s news of $1.5 million in capital being raised for GeekChicDaily. Shamus launched the daily newsletter last year along with Peter Levin and $1 million in seed money from producer Peter Guber.

Hillenburg-created SpongeBob comics due from Bongo

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Talk about an undersea no-brainer: SpongeBob SquarePants creator Steve Hillenburg will be creating the first ever standalone US SpongeBob comic, to be distributed by Bongo. Former Nickelodeon Magazine comics editor Chris Duffy, who edited the SpongeBob comics in that magazine, will edit the series.

4th Annual International Manga Award Winners Annonced

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TweetLast week the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the winners of the 4th Annual International Manga Award. The International Manga Award – the “Nobel Prize of manga” was created by Former Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso to recognize the efforts of non-Japanese manga influenced artists worldwide. Here’s the full list of winners: The 4th […]

The Boys of Wizard

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While the industry reacted with equal parts nostalgia and disdain to yesterday’s announcement of the end of Wizard nagazine (see next post), and quite rightly pointed out all the harmful, childish attitudes it enshrined, we’d like to dwell for a moment, if we may, on the magazine’s one very positive legacy: all the great people who worked there.

Mainstream media spoils Fantastic Four death

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An AP story flooded the wires with a total spoiler on the death in this week’s FANTASTIC FOUR #587. We blanked out the name here but click on the link if you MUST know: