Weekend reading: Forest Frolics

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From Michael DeForge at WHAT THINGS DO.

A little more about that guy who says the world is going to end tomorrow, Harold Camping

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Many people probably have only heard of Biblical scholar Harold Camping now that his readings of the Scripture have revealed that the Rapture is coming tomorrow, Saturday May 21st, and we all have only a few hours to say our goodbyes. Since we’ll be somewhere at the Big Apple Con tomorrow when the big event occurs, you can bet we’ll be ready for the end to be nigh.

However, we’ve actually been Camping “fans” for years!

Sailing out to MeCAF

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival is in its third year of providing Portland, Maine – Yes, the other Portland – with a wide array of comics by East Coast cartoonists. Sitting on the beautiful waterfront, attendees and exhibitors will be graced by a fantastic view of the water and the perpetual fog that sleeps atop Portland.

KRAMERS ERGOT is back, normal sized and published by PictureBox

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KRAMERS ERGOT #8: THE TRAILER from Dan Nadel on Vimeo. Great news! Sammy Harkham, editor of the seminal art comix anthology KRAMERS ERGOT, has announced via Vimeo that the eighth issue of the anthology will be out this fall with a new publisher, PictureBox. Kramers Ergot is the premier comics anthology of the 21st century. […]

DC makes it official: Mapping the wartorn world of Flashpoint

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DC is releasing all kinds of FLASHPOINT world information today on the Source blog, and first up is an actual map of the new FLASHPOINT world, with a zombiefied Alaska, and Ape-led Africa (um…) and the Black Adam protectorate of Arabia. It was designed by writer Rex Ogle and artist Freddie E. Williams II, and shows the effect of a world without its greatest superheroes, a war-torn landscape of primal conflicts.

First image of Tom Hardy as Bane is seriously majorly menacing

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The countdown to THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, the highly anticipated third entry in Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, kicked off today with a new new site, which thus far contains ominous chanting. The site was linked to via a Twitter account, @TheFireRises, which sends you to a page where you can upload your Twitter or Facebook avatar to help collate a collage of an image of Tom Hardy as Bane, one of the villains in the movie.

RIP: Macho Man

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The war between cars and wrestlers has claimed another victim. Randall “Randy Savage” Poffo, who thrilled the wrestling world with his hysterical rumblings and grumblings as Macho Man, died in a car crash this morning at age 58. He reportedly suffered a heart attack while behind the wheel, and veered across traffic into a tree. His wife of one year was also in the vehicle but was not seriously injured.