Tr!ckster and Criterion team for Kurosawa benefit at San Diego Comic-Con

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Since last we reported on Tr!ckster, the creator-driven pop-up/art gallery/store/wine bar that will be running all through Comic-Con, a lot has happened. We’ll be spotlighting some of it in a future post, but right this minute they have just announced a special event for Friday, July 22nd: a benefit for the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund featuring an art gallery tribute to the films of Akira Kurosawa.

Webcomics redux

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Speaking of things that K—B—– hath wrought, in the same post on Fleen that talks about Strong Females, Tyrrell also talks about the print/web divide:

Strong Females are taking over the internet

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At the risk of invoking the name K—B—– again, it should be noted that the characters created by B——, Carly Monardo and Meredith Gran have taken on a like of their own, with a Fan Art tumblr, a Twitter hashtag and a motto:
“With Great Power Comes a Great Pair of Titties.”
Gary Tyrrell at Fleen has the complete rundown on strong females stuff.

VIDEO: Neil Gaiman on Craig Ferguson

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An Englishman and a Scotsman talk about Doctor Who. Of Course.

Games of Thrones: The comic gets Alex Ross covers

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If you were wondering when a Game of Thrones comic book would show up, it’s been in the works for quite a while from Bantam Books and Dynamite The first issue is due in September. Daniel Abraham writes, Tommy Patterson draws, and Alex Ross and Mike S. Miller will provide the covers.

Martin had a previous comics encounter when the Dabel Brothers adapted his Hedge Knight Books.

Center for Cartoon Studies awarded $255,000 community development grant for Inky Solomon Center

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CCS, the much-admired cartooning school that has turned White River Junction, VT into a comics mecca, has been awarded $255,000 in community grant money to develop the Inky Solomon Center. Named for CCS’s “legendary” founder, The Inky Solomon Center will be a modern facility aimed at helping CCS alums create and develop projects.

Darryl Ayo asks: Do you like comics?

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Cartoonist Darryl Ayo reminds us not to get too jaded, and a comics image gallery that would make anyone sit up and take notice.

Adam Sandler wins legal battle against comic book

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A comics writer who sued Adam Sandler, his production company, Judd Apatow and Sony Pictures has had his case dismissed after a judge found that using a hair dryer as a weapon was not infrangible