Coming: Tons of great D&Q-related comics events in New York City this fall

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While we’re sitting overlooking the greenery of the last week of summer there’s already a tinge of fall in the air up here in Maine, and it will soon be time to stowaway the flip flops and dust off the leather jacket.

And not to boast, but if you live in New York City, call is going to be freaking awesome. Here’s an event list for their cartoonists courtesy of Drawn and Quarterly

Lego versions of Road House and the Bible make life worth living

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If you have been around the nerdier sectors of the net in the last decade you have surely seen The Brick Testament, by Brendan Powell Smith a loving recreation of the BIble’s most gruesome, perverted and vengeful moment rendered in Lego brick men and women.

What you may NOT have known is that the whole glorious thing is coming out this month in a paperback from Skyhorse.

More New 52 trailers: STATIC SHOCK

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Continuing the trend of artist-made promotional materials, STATIC SHOCK artist Scott McDaniel has also made a trailer for the book, which goes on sale on 9/7.

Breaking: Nerd guy rejected by total jerk

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In the interests of equal time to our male readers, we’d like to point out this story where a female Gizmodo writer did not feel comfortable dating Magic the Gathering World Champion Jon Finkel after she met him via OK Cupid:

DC New 52: It’s showtime!

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Over at the Source blog, DC’s braintrust shared their hopes for the relaunch hitting tonight. Including
Dan DiDio:

Around the Web — 8/30/11

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Marko Djurdjevic — threat or menace?

How to Save a Graphic Novel Library

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BY JEN VAUGHN – Sunday night, a heroic group of cartoonists clamored their way over rocks, train tracks and rushing waters to evacuate the Schulz Graphic Novel Library.

Nice art: The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross

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Dynamite has just announced an art book covering their popular cover artist Alex Ross, and although they didn’t include the entire interior of the book in their PR mailing, they did include a healthy chunk.

CCS Library saved from hurricane

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This morning Tom Spurgeon had the dramatic story of the CCS Library being threatened by a flood. Seen above in more idyllic times, the Charles Schulz LIbrary is part of the Center for Cartoon Studies campus in White River Junction, VT, and as the name suggests, it is located close to a river, which in the Irene aftermath, flooded its banks.

Reminder: Floating World’s Dylan Williams Benefit Sale

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Just as a reminder, today and tomorrow Floating Worlds in Portland is holding a Dylan Williams Benefit Sale

. The Sparkplug publisher is in the hospital battling cancer — with no health insurance, so he can use all the help from his friends he can get.

Wizard World LA update

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Speaking of LA comic-cons, Wizard World has tweeted an update about its postponed LA show.

New 52: Stormwatch gets a trailer

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Spanish comics enabler David Macho has been doing a great job of promoting the DC relaunch comics his stable of artists is involved with, last week via tons of preview art. This week he’s doing somethign even more ambitious — trailers! And not motion comics trailers, either. Here’s the one for STORMWATCH by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepúlveda.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits – 8/29/11

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Wossy wites; Morrison’s secret Ware-loving past; can LA ever host a good comics show?

DC Digital: The day dawns clear on the middle of the end

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After a hurricane, the sun usually comes out resulting in sparkling skies for the clean-up. As the East Coast attempts to clean up and dry off from a storm that could have been much worse (but was still pretty bad in spots) we wake up to a fairly epochal week in the history of comics. Because the internet wasn’t around, we didn’t know that the 1980 arrival of SUPERBOY SPECTACULAR or DAZZLER #1 — the first comics produced by DC and Marvel that were direct market-only — would mark the beginning of a whole new era for the comics industry, and — despite the protestations of imminent death at every turn — usher in a era of undreamed of creative fertility and energy.

Wednesday at 12:01 am the new era begins. Not the era of the New 52 — despite any declarations to the contrary, that’s really business as usual, just jump started in the manner of a car battery. No, it’s the era of digital comics. While everyone has been transfixed over whether GREEN LANTERN by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy will be better than GREEN LANTERN by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy; or how Tony Daniels’ DETECTIVE COMICS is going to vastly improve on his Batman comics, the real revolution has quietly been dawning on retailers and readers: DC’s decision to go with simultaneous digital and print release of their comics.

Is Robin an idiot?

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Chris Illuminati at TheFW marshals the evidence, and it is quite compelling.

Nice art: the tweets of Rafael Kayanan

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Artist Rafael Kayanan (and one-time Beat UFC color commentator) is probably best known for his work on Conan, but in recent years he’s also drawn the Punisher and Spider-Man. He’s a busy guy outside of strictly comics though– he also produces concept art for movies, and stages fights for stage and screen. Hurricane Irene found him inside and tweeting some drawings to stay busy like this Thark from the John Carter books. Check out his Twitter stream for more sketches.